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Mayor's tree lighting ceremony kicks off Downtown holiday events

Posted at 10:29 AM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 12:29:28-05

Mark your calendars, holiday events are coming to Tucson, with the Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony to start.

The ceremony will be on Nov. 23 starting at 5 p.m. at Jácome Plaza, with City of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild lighting the tree. The event with feature youth mariachi group performances and Ballet Folklorico dancers. The tree will be on display from Nov. 23 up until the new year.



Shop small, local businesses on Nov. 24 for a chance to win a gift card. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., shoppers will have the opportunity to receive a golden ticket inside a downtown local business. For a map of participating stores, see below. Shoppers can ride the Streetcar for free all day on Small Business Saturday.

Downtown Tucson will be lit up for the 24th Annual Parade of Lights and Festival on Dec. 15. A festival in Jácome Plaza starts at 3 p.m. and the parade starts at 6:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, and be warned - the snow is back bigger than ever thanks to the Tucson Road Runners.

The parade will start at the intersection of Church Avenue and Alameda Street. For a detailed map, click here.

For more information about the holiday events happening in downtown Tucson, click here.