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Oro Valley Festival of the Arts & Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at Oro Valley Marketplace

December 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The 13th annual Oro Valley Festival of the Arts & Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration is the year's shopping event, celebrating the kickoff to the Holidays in the Oro Valley, AZ community. This highly attended annual juried marketplace draws up to 30,000 attendees and features one-of-a-kind seasonal items, high-quality handcrafted goods and holiday gifts, specialty foods, and the most beloved Holiday entertainment event of the year. 

The festival is the essence of creative placemaking, cultivating the arts as an essential part of Oro Valley's identity. The two-day festival is one of Southern Arizona's largest community arts celebrations, with over 125 artisans, over 150 students, and local performers presenting holiday-themed performances on the event mainstage, family art activities, food trucks, the TUBACHRISTMAS holiday play-along, and free photos with Santa in front of the Golder Ranch Fire Truck. 

Festivities culminate on Saturday with the lighting of the official 35-foot holiday tree, alongside carolers, the official Santa parade, and local culture at the center of it all.  The festival brings the community together, stimulates the local economy, enhances surrounding businesses, and provides opportunities for local artists to promote their work.


Oro Valley Marketplace
12155 N. Oracle Rd
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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