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Five Ways to Have Festive Fun

Believe it or not, it’s already December! It may be hard to believe that 2020 is almost over, but that means it's time for the holidays! While this year may be a little different, there are still so many fun and safe ways to get in the spirit. Below is a list of virtual and in-person events around Tucson to celebrate the holidays.

Wanderland at Tucson Botanical Gardens

The beloved Tucson Botanical Garden is introducing a new experience for guests to enjoy this holiday season. From December 3 to January 3, the Botanical Garden will be open every Thursday-Sunday from 5:30-8:30 PM. The grounds have been decorated with over 3,000 lights, lanterns, poinsettias, LED lighting, and classic holiday music to enjoy while wandering the gardens. Santa’s Mailbox will also be collecting letters! This year, the garden is encouraging COVID-19 guidelines by having guests download, print, and write their letters before arrival. Visit their website to learn more and purchase tickets.

Ballet Tucson Virtual Nutcracker

Do you miss live performances? Ballet Tucson is bringing the performance to you in the safety and comfort of your own home. Ballet Tucson invites people of all ages to experience the enchanting story of The Nutcracker, narrated by beloved Ballet Tucson Herr Drosselmeyer Joseph McGrath of The Rogue Theatre, featuring footage from their celebrated stage production. Visit their website to learn more about the event and purchase tickets.

Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo

Local favorite Zoo Lights is back at the Reid Park Zoo. From Friday, December 4 to Wednesday, December 30, the zoo will transform as it is decorated with hundreds of lights, snow, and a North Pole Village with a special guest appearance from Santa himself. To keep guests safe, the zoo is requiring visitors to purchase tickets beforehand and capacity is limited. Following along with COVID-19 guidelines, social distancing will be enforced and masks are required. Visit their website to purchase your tickets.

Mercado Flea

This year, surprise your friends and family with local, unique gifts. The Mercado Flea, located in the lot between Mercado San Agustin and Mercado Annex on Avenida del Convento, is an eclectic vintage market. The Mercado Flea focuses on antiques, collectible items, and vintage items. Abiding by Pima County guidelines, shoppers must practice social distancing and wear a mask. The Mercado Flea is open every second Saturday, which will be Saturday, December 12, from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Learn more about Mercado Flea here!

Instapot Cooking Class

Looking for new, creative ways to use your Instapot? (Or just start using it at all?!) Join us December 20th for Live from La Suprema: An Instapot Cooking Class Fundraiser. This is a live streaming experience from La Suprema's kitchen with instructor Rob Getlan. You'll leave with two new recipes and meals ready in just 90 minutes. Ready for even more good news? It's also a fundraiser for this incredible organization helping our community's most vulnerable. RSVP here.

If you have more ways to bring holiday cheer (safely) comment below. We're wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season, from all of us at La Suprema Works.

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