This Weekend: Parade of Lights, Events & Street Closures

December 13, 2011

Downtown’s 17th Annual Parade of Lights, Sat, Dec 17

photo by Jamie Manser

The streets of Downtown light up with over 60 participants for this Tucson tradition! Join us to celebrate the holiday season. Bring a chair and find a great spot anywhere along the route for the best views or get there early and get a bleacher seat at Armory Park. The parade begins at 17th Street & Stone Avenue, winds around Downtown and ends at 13th Street & 6th Avenue.

View the map below. The parade begins at 6:30pm. Street closures start at approximately 4pm.

6th Avenue is closed from 4pm to 9pm between Broadway Blvd. and 17th St. Streets are expected to be open by 9pm at the latest. Please note that side streets along the route will be closed for the duration of the parade. Staging takes place between 5th & 6th Avenues from 13th-17th Street.


Parade of Lights route

Other Great Events Downtown This Weekend

Thu, Dec 15-Sat, Dec 17: The Great Cover Up
Thu, Dec 15-Sun, Dec 18: A Tucson Pastorela @ Leo Rich Theatre
Fri, Dec 16: Music with Art @ Etherton Gallery
Fri, Dec 16: Las Posadas Procession in Barrio Viejo
Fri, Dec 16-Sun, Dec 18: Mercado Holiday Bazaar @ Mercado San Agustin
Sat, Dec 17: Winter Solstice Celebration @ Children’s Musem
Sat, Dec 17: Holiday Express @ the Historic Depot
Sat, Dec 17: Luminaria Festival @ Presidio San Agustin
Sat, Dec 17 & Sun, Dec 18: TSO Pops! Holiday Spectacular
Sun, Dec 18: El Cascanueces/The Nutcracker @ Fox Theatre
Sun, Dec 18: Free Family Day @ Jewish History Museum


Visit the events calendar for everything else happening this week and month!

If your downtown event is not listed on the calendar, please click here to submit it.