Light up the Holiday Season in Gorgeous Southern Arizona

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Light up the Holiday Season in Gorgeous Southern Arizona

The holidays are made merry and bright by family, friends, and exuberant decorations. No matter what holiday you celebrate, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. While you deck your halls, many places around town are decorating their gardens with magnificent lights.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around town. Is there anything more enchanting than twinkling lights in a garden? Add some sparkle to your holiday season with a stroll around one of these beautiful, festive Tucson institutions. You won’t get a White Christmas in Tucson but while you might miss a winter wonderland, the desert makes up for it with temperate weather and plenty of opportunities to spend festive time with family outdoors. 

  1. OV Festival of Lights and Tree Lighting: This two-day festival celebrates the vibrant Oro Valley community and gives local artists the opportunity to share their creations. The festival includes the tree lighting ceremony on December 3rd and be sure to join in the holiday caroling!

  2. Reid Park Zoo Lights: This holly jolly annual event is truly fun for all ages. With light shows, a visit from Santa, and snow in the Arctic Zone, this festival is sure to be a blast.

  3. Tucson Botanical Gardens: For over 30 years, the Tucson Botanical Gardens has been a traditional holiday destination because of their installation of over 30,000 luminarias. The exhibition is always growing to include, “Six distinct but meticulously connected thematic zones with their own unique color palettes lead visitors  through more than a million lights, custom-built oversized installations, and pieces created by local artisans.”

  4. Tohono Chul: Stroll the illuminated pathways while you enjoy hot chocolate and holiday treats. Tohono Chul Holiday Nights are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the crispy air and get in the holiday spirit.

It’s hard to believe but it’s already time to ring in the new year! Welcome 2023 with a New Year’s Eve Party at Hacienda del Sol. On New Year’s Day, jump start your year with a fun 5k for the whole family!

  1. Hacienda del Sol: Get your tickets for this spectacular event to welcome the new year. Enjoy gourmet food, dancing, and champagne at midnight!

  2. Steam Pump Ranch 5k: Gather the whole family for the ninth annual Cocoa 5k! While the race is professionally timed and prizes will be given to the top finishers, this is an event designed to be fun for everyone. Grab your running shoes and get ready to welcome 2023!

There’s nothing better than having your family home for the holidays in your custom, luxury home. When you build with One Oak, you choose every detail. Find a tree to fit your high ceilings, make Christmas cookies in your restaurant-quality kitchen, or light fires in your indoor and outdoor hearths. It’s all up to you! Start today and View Our Luxury Custom Homes

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