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40 Things to Do With Your Kids Over Winter Vacation in Tucson

40 Things to Do With Your Kids Over Winter Vacation

Winter vacation is officially here!

We've compiled a list of 40 ideas of things to do with your kids over the next few weeks (and beyond!). Be sure to take advantage of the absolutely perfect weather by spending time outdoors - blue skies, crisp air, sparkling sunshine, and mountains in every direction!

As always, don't hesitate to tweet us for additional suggestions at @TucsonTopia.

  1. Hike Seven Falls at Sabino Canyon.
  2. Drive up Mt. Lemmon and play in the snow.
  3. Wander around the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
  4. Visit DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun (FREE admission!).
  5. See a show at The Gaslight Theatre.
  6. Play at one (or all!) of the 5 Best Playgrounds in Tucson.
  7. See the twinkling lights at Winterhaven Festival of Lights.
  8. Or go to Zoo Lights at the Reid Park Zoo!
  9. Sign up for a holiday camp through Reffkin Tennis Center.
  10. Register for classes through the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department.
  11. See a classic holiday film at Fox Tucson Theatre.
  12. Participate in a Holiday Workshop or Kids Day Camp at Creative Juice Art Bar.
  13. Watch one of the holiday shows at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium.
  14. Walk among beautiful trees at the Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead.
  15. Ride the Tucson Streetcar!
  16. Appreciate art at the Tucson Museum of Art.
  17. Catch your breath as you walk up Tumamoc Hill.
  18. Become a Junior Ranger at Saguaro National Park.
  19. See butterflies up close at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
  20. Pick out a new (to you!) book at Bookmans.
  21. Visit your local library.
  22. Marvel at the miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.
  23. Patronize one of Tucson's new(ish) ice cream joints - The Screamery or Cashew Cow.
  24. Sort through your child's clothes and sell them at Little Bird Nesting Co.
  25. Gather a group together for the Chef for a Day program at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona.
  26. Be a part of Family Volunteer Day at Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
  27. Eat breakfast downtown - Maynards Market, 47 Scott, Agustin Kitchen, or Cup Cafe.
  28. Attend a Christmas Eve service as a family.
  29. Plan a neighborhood block party or other get-together.
  30. Enter giveaways on TucsonTopia!
  31. Have a "Wild Wild West" wonderful time at Trail Dust Town.
  32. Take your tiny pilot to the Pima Air & Space Museum.
  33. Let your toddler or preschooler explore at the Children's Museum Tucson.
  34. Pack a picnic to take to one of Tucson's parks.
  35. Run in the Egg Nog Jog on New Year's Day.
  36. Do somersaults at Springs Gymnastics, Trinity Jump For Joy, or Heart & Soul.
  37. Book a staycation at Hilton El Conquistador, Westin La Paloma, The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, or Tanque Verde Ranch.
  38. Get to know the instruments at a Just For Kids performance by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.
  39. Take a tour at Colossal Cave Mountain Park.
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