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ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR SECOND SATURDAY TODAY ARE CANCELLED. ALL INDOOR VENUES OPEN.
SANTA CLAUS, A WINDOW CONTEST AND NEW WINTER HOURS FOR 2ND SATURDAYS ON DECEMBER 13TH
Tucson, AZ, -December 3, 2014-Tucson, AZ-The holidays are in full swing downtown with beautifully decorated holiday windows. There will be a contest to see who has the best. Large windows, small windows, many windows and single windows are all eligible to win 2 round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental US. There are other great prizes to rev up the competitive spirit of the businesses in the downtown area.
Winter hours take effect on December 13th at 2nd Saturdays with the event starting at 2pm and running until 8pm. The 94.9 MIXfm/Scott Street Stage is programmed from 4-7pm with great local entertainment. There is something for everyone to keep you entertained the entire day. As always, the lineup of bands at the 94.9 MIXfm Stage is amazing. 2ndSaturdays is an urban street festival that has food to sample, vendors to check out and the magic of street performers to capture you lining Congress St from Toole Ave. to Church Ave. Some of the downtown businesses also offer specials or their own entertainment. It’s family friendly and fun for all ages. Many of the vendors and sponsors have drawings during the evening. Don’t miss the Downtown scene along Sun Link’s Downtown route. Hop on at any stop along the Sun Link corridor to be part of 2nd Saturdays Dec. 13th.
Santa Claus will be at Hotel Congress for the 2nd Saturdays Merry Christmas Spectacular- there will be live music-an Art Fair-roasted chestnuts, mulled wine & family friendly holiday treats. Come and visit Santa before his big night out. Hours are 3-6pm at the HoCo plaza (Hotel Congress).
The Kids’ Area at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum located at 414 N. Toole has interactive fun for the kids starting at about 4pm and a free movie. The movie Dec 13th is The Polar Express and starts at 5:30pm. Activities also include free rides on a choo-choo, a magician and many other exciting things for your little ones.
Valet Service Downtown: Imperial Valet now provides valet service for the convience of anyone coming to downtown on 2nd Saturdays. Look for them on Congress just before the Stone Ave. intersection. Imperial Valet provides a great way for anyone to leave their car with the attendant and have it parked while they get to take part in all the
2nd Saturdays activities.
The Arizona Historical Society will have a booth on Congress St. during 2nd Saturdays and will be answering any questions about the Historical Society, upcoming events, or what families can do at the museum. Stop by to visit. Downtown Museum hours are Thursday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm. Admission is always free.
West Side Rides Car Club: Look for this great collection of vintage cars on 6th Avenue. Many of the cars present represent other clubs and owners.
94.9 MIXfm Scott Ave. Stage:
6pm-7pm: LeeAnne Savage & Her Curveball Cowboys
Modern Alt-Country Rock with Attitude
FOX THEATRE, 17 W. Congress St., Tucson Girls Chorus Sounds of Winter Concert
7pm, The Tucson Girls Chorus invites the community to a fun and festive celebration of music. This concert is fun for the whole family, featuring seasonal favorites sung by this talented group of young ladies. Tickets Now Available at Tucson Girls Chorus by Calling 520-577-6064 or Online tucsongirlschorus.org
HOTEL CONGRESS, 311 E. Congress St., THE PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP
7:30pm, $20-$50, 21+ Hotel Congress is beyond excited to be teaming up with UA Presents to host four shows in three nights with Afro-Cuban sensation, the Pedrito Martinez Group. Pedrito has been described as “both a cosmopolitan entertainer and an authentic folklorist” (NPR). Come help him get the Club shakin’ at one of these four concerts – tickets are selling fast!
RIALTO THEATRE: 318 W. Congress St., Bebel Gilberto 8pm
2nd Saturdays starts at 2pm and last until 8pm for the winter. Look for more details, parking and the complete schedule at www.2ndsaturdays.com.
Sponsors for 2014 are: AT&T, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, CenturyLink, Click Automotive Team, Crest Insurance, DTP, Elegant Thought, Hotel Congress, Hotel Tucson Center Inn Suites, Imperial Valet, 94.9MIXfm Radio, KOLD-TV Channel 13, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management, QuikPrint, ParkWise, The Herbert, The Pioneer Building, The Rialto Block Project, Scott Stiteler & Rudy Dabdoub and Visit Tucson.