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Downtown Tucson getting ready for the holidays

TUCSON – Downtown Tucson is turning the lights on this holiday season.

The city kicked it off with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 23rd.

The ceremony featured eight youth mariachi groups, ballet folklorico tapatio, and the tree lighting with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.

This year’s lighting was held three weeks earlier than normal to get Tucson in the holiday spirit.

“The message is to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season,” said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. “To be with family, but also to get out in the community and do things to help the community, whatever that might be within your abilities, and to make Tucson a better place and we can all do that.”

Downtown Tucson will be adorned with lights. So, if you head down there for the night, you’re expected to see 60 buildings, 150 trees, and 50 store fronts all lit up.

Mark Schnackenberg

Chief Meteorologist

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