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4 the Weekend: Mayor’s tree lighting ceremony to happen downtown


Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday & Sunday

9 am- 4 pm

Reid Park

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting the annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at Reid Park. The free event has about 150 vendors, like potters, jewelers and more. Visitors are encouraged to the Concert Place entrance from Country Club Road for free parking. If you want more information, visit their website or call 791-4877.


Bear Down Fridays

3-7 pm

Main Gate Square




1:30 pm

Arizona Stadium

The rivalry game against ASU starts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. You can watch the game on FS1.


Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony




This year the Mayor’s Tree Lighting is taking place three weeks earlier than usual and will be held separate from the Parade of Lights & Festival.

“Having the event earlier extends the holiday season for the community and the Downtown merchants. By hosting the ceremony on Black Friday, we’re providing the community three more weeks to enjoy Downtown festivities, patronize the businesses and take in the breathtaking holiday décor.”  stated, Kathleen Eriksen, CEO with the Downtown Tucson Partnership.

The day after the tree lighting is small business Saturday. Downtown Tucson Partnership will be sponsoring free streetcar rides all day on Nov. 24. to support small businesses downtown.

From 11 5 p.m. shoppers will have the opportunity to receive a Golden Ticket inside a participating Downtown local business. The shopper will then take the Golden Ticket to the DTP tent in Jácome Plaza to retrieve a swag bag that may contain a Downtown gift card between $20-$100!

Beret Leone

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