Desert Nights Downtown Lights


Desert Nights Downtown Lights is five weeks of festivities in Downtown Tucson beginning with the 25th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival on November 30. These festive activities make Downtown Tucson a must-visit destination for the holiday season, with approximately 60 illuminated buildings, over 150 street trees tightly wrapped with lights, dozens of decorated storefronts and hundreds of events, programs and specials.


25th Annual Parade of Lights

Mister Car Wash presents the 25th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival Saturday, November 30th, 2019. The Downtown Tucson Partnership is proud to welcome the community to celebrate the holiday season with the Mister Car Wash 25th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival! The Parade of Lights & Festival is Downtown Tucson’s premier holiday event […]

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Jácome Lights!

  Visit Tucson presents Jácome Lights! Starting November 30, visit Jácome Plaza Downtown for the ultimate photo op. Thousands of lights adorning the trees in the park, along with a giant lighted ornament you can walk through! In addition, visit the giant community Christmas Tree which has grown five more feet this year thanks to […]

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Friday Food, Fun and Flix

Food and Fun at 5. Flix at 7! Presented by Visit Tucson and Cox starting at 7 p.m. the first three Fridays in December.  Join us in Jácome Plaza for holiday movies outdoors on a giant inflatable screen! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and jackets, and get ready for these FREE family (and pet) friendly […]

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Small Business Saturday

FREE Streetcar All Day! Support small businesses this holiday season in Downtown Tucson! This national retail holiday, sponsored by American Express is similar to Black Friday for big box store and online retailers. Shop and dine small in Downtown Tucson with FREE Sun Link Streetcar rides all day long sponsored by Downtown Tucson Partnership, 4th […]

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Window Decorating Competition

  Downtown Tucson is shimmering in thousands of LED lights this holiday season for Desert Nights Downtown Lights! Downtown businesses are adding to the festive atmosphere by decorating their storefronts for the 10th Annual Downtown Window Decorating Competition. Come downtown to see dozens of storefronts decorated with ornaments, lights, window displays and festive decor starting […]

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Building Illumination Program

  Do you see Downtown Tucson shimmering in the distance? It’s not a mirage. It’s the Downtown Building Illumination Program, back for the third year. Downtown Tucson Partnership coordinates with private property owners to line the tops of their buildings with commercial grade LED lights. The result is an illuminated and striking silhouette of Tucson’s […]

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Coat Drive

  Calling all folks with extra coats! Downtown Tucson Partnership and Tucson Metro Chamber are partnering for a coat drive. If you have any new or gently used coats, please consider sharing the warmth by dropping them off at either of our offices now until December 5. Gospel Rescue Mission will help us distribute to […]

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Free Streetcar

Free Streetcar All Day November 30! Downtown Tucson Partnership is co-sponsoring FREE Sun Link Streetcar rides all-day long on Saturday, November 30 for Small Business Saturday! Park and ride the streetcar to your favorite downtown merchants and support small businesses. Stay downtown for the 25th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival presented by Mister Car […]

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Tree Lighting Ceremony

  Join Mayor Rothschild and Mister Car Wash on November 30 at 5:30 p.m. for lighting of the giant community tree in Jácome Plaza. This year’s tree is five feet taller thanks to the generous sponsorship of Visit Tucson.  

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