Looking for a place to see the the merry twinkle of lights in Tucson? We’ve curated a list of the best places around town to see holiday light displays in 2021. Featured listings include neighborhoods with outstanding Christmas decor, light-up events at local attractions, and evening parades.
Holiday Nights are full of fun for everyone! Stroll along paths sparkling with over a million twinkling lights and enjoy musicians and entertainers performing throughout the gardens! Free hot chocolate and a cookie are included in your ticket price. Tickets are available online or at the door. Be sure to download Tohono Chul’s free iPhone or Android app to navigate the gardens, locate the performers and vendors, as well as receive notifications when a performance starts!
Enjoy a leisurely stroll among more than 3,000 luminarias, over a dozen stunning Korean lanterns, 200+ elegant poinsettias, a 10’ tall succulent tree, a colorful array of LED lighting, and festive holiday music playing throughout the Gardens!
2021 UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delta variant, and the immense concerns of crowding, the 2021 Parade of Lights & Festival has been canceled.
Tour the lights on a hayride wagon ($), a bus trolley ($), or a pedal-powered group bike ($)! Alternatively, you can also see the lights on foot for free!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at ZooLights: Holiday Magic, presented by Tucson Electric Power! Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the twinkling lights of Tucson’s favorite holiday tradition. Glittering lights illuminate the beautiful Zoo grounds with sounds of the season flowing throughout the Zoo. ZooLights begins with a Members-only night on December 2 and then opens to the public from December 5-23 with Encore Nights December 26-30. Please note that Santa flies home after Christmas and will not be in attendance for Encore Nights.
Throughout the evening, you’ll enjoy:
SEE A FULL LISTING OF PLACES WHERE YOU CAN SEE HOLIDAY LIGHTS BELOW.