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2nd SATURDAYS SPONSORS DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST FOR MERCHANTS WITH SANTA, THE GRINCH AND EARLIER WINTER HOURS FOR
Tucson, AZ, -Dec. 5, 2013— Earlier winter hours has 2nd Saturdays kicking off at 2pm and going until 8pm on December 14th. Downtown will be decked out for the Holidays as 2ndSaturdays sponsors their 4th Holiday Window Decorating Contest that merchants can participate in. The Grand Prize winner of the Holiday Window Decorating Contest will be given 2 round trip airline tickets anywhere in the continental U.S. paid for by 2nd Saturdays. There will be other prizes to win such as $1,000 free advertising on KXCI Community Radio. The Chicago Store, Hydra, 47 Scott, Hotel Congress and Got all Your Marbles have been past winners of this contest sponsored by 2nd Saturdays. Families can walk and enjoy Downtown starting from the Transportation Museum on Toole Ave. and head west on Congress Street to the Fox Theatre. Santa will be at the MEB Property Management Building at 120 E. Congress from 4pm through 7pm for the kids to tell Santa their wish list so have your cameras handy. Also make sure the kids make it to the FREE movie at the So. Ariz. Transportation Museum, 414 N. Toole (at 5th Ave), at 5:30pm—How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) presented by Cinema La Placita. There will be Interactive activities for all from approx. 4pm. while at the museum.
The outdoor KIIM/KHIT stage will showcase a variety of music styles:
3-4pm: Payphone Mafia(Swampy, New Grass, Fun Soul)
4pm: Belly Dance Tucson
4:15-5:30pm: Tesoro (Flamenco, rock, pop, rumba, cumbia)
5:30pm: Belly Dance Tucson
5:45-7pm: The Long Wait (Folk, pop)
The Transportation Museum located at the Historial Train depot at 414 N. Toole Ave. will partner with Cinema La Placita and 2nd Saturdays to bring kids’ activities, face painting, choo choo rides and a free movie. Admission is free and the fun begins at 4pm with the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” beginning at 5:30pm. (The Museum opens at 10am every Saturday but will run 10am to 8pm in partnership with 2nd Saturdays).
FOX THEATRE, 17 W. CONGRESS ST. tickets start at $13
7:00pm: El Cascanueces: The Nutcracker performed by Dancing in the Streets Arizona (DITSAZ) will present a boldly re-envisioned version of The Nutcracker ballet set to live music provided by the Civic Orchestra of Tucson. Back by popular demand will be Mayor Jonathan & Karen Rothschild, who will perform alongside other community leaders whose identities are still a surprise.
RIALTO THEATRE: 318 W. Congress St., all ages,
doors 2:30pm, show 3:30Tucson Girls Chorus Sounds of Winter
Hotel Congress: 311 E. Congress, all ages FREE on the Plaza
5pm, Tucson Young Musicians Winter Showcase event will highlight the original works of 10 Tucson Young Musicians. Artists range in ages from 8-18. Styles vary but remain folk at heart, singing of love, the oddity of mustaches, and the human experience (as a child might have you think it.) Local musicians will also be participating in the rotation as we celebrate the growth of our city’s young artists, and the Winter holiday season.
It’s easier to get around downtown than ever before. Congress Street is open to automobile traffic. You can easily visit your favorite restaurant or bar. Come join in the activities and fun.
2nd Saturdays Downtown WINTER HOURS run from 2pm to 8pm. Sponsors are: Click Automotive Team, DesertLeaf Magazine, Hotel Congress, Hotel Inn Suites City Center, KHIT/KIIM Radio, KOLD-TV Channel 13, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management, QuikPrint, ParkWise, The Pioneer Building, and the Rialto Block Project. For more details, a full schedule and parking maps and directions go to www.2ndsaturdays.com
For images and information regarding performers, please contact: Program Director, Jamie Manser at 520-270-3213 email@example.com