Holiday Nights

Holiday Nights 2018

A Million Lights! Holiday Nights is a timeless tradition, for children, young couples, whole families, and everyone in between!

December 14 & 15 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tickets available now, scroll down! 

Ticket Info:

$12 for members | $16 for nonmembers | $3 for children 12 & under

Tickets are valid any one of the six nights!

*Please note Guest Passes, American Horticultural Society Gardens Reciprocal Admission Privileges, and ACT ONE Culture Passes are not valid during special events.

Overflowing Parking

Third Church of Christ, Scientist
7355 N Paseo Del Norte
Available ONLY: 12/14, 12/15

St Andrew’s Church
7650 N Paseo Del Norte
Available ONLY: 12/14, 12/15

Handicap Parking – click on map

Holiday Nights is fun for everyone! Stroll along paths garlanded with over a million twinkling lights while musicians and artists perform throughout the Gardens. Who can resist a sing-along or viewing the stars through a telescope? You’re sure to enjoy the many distinct performances located throughout the Gardens while you sip hot chocolate and enjoy tasty treats!

Not finished with your holiday shopping? Peruse the Museum gift shops where you are sure to find a unique gift for that special someone or purchase the gift of a membership to Tohono Chul.

2018 Entertainment Schedule:

December 14 | Arizona Star Tours | U of A Fred Fox Jazz Band Ensemble | Mr. Nature’s Music Garden | Cirque Roots | Santa

December 15 | Dos Sueños | County Line | Gabriel Ayala | Cirque Roots | Santa

2018 Vendor Schedule:

December 14 & 15 | Southern Arizona Alchemists | Don Norris Pewter  | Crystal Canyon Creations  | Robin Chlad Designs  | Sonoran Tasting Tours

Santa’s Coming to Town!

Every Friday & Saturday of Holiday Nights
5:30 – 8pm | Lomaki House | Free with Admission

Get in the holiday spirit with a visit from Santa! Photo opportunities available and a fun event for kids of all ages!

Sponsored by

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange is making sure every child that attends Holiday Nights on Saturday, December 15 gets to take home a book for FREE! Be sure to visit their booth outside of Santa’s Workshop!

Garden Bistro Holiday Concessions


Green Chile Chicken-Corn Chowder | 6
Cheddar Cheese | Cilantro | Green Onion

Winter Squash | 6
Park Micro Greens | Smoked Pepper Pesto

By the Hand

Sonoran Dog | 5
Bacon | Pinto Beans | Caramelized Onions
| Pico | Mayo | Mustard | Jalapeño Sauce

Spring Rolls | 6
Six Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls
Warm Sweet & Sour Sauce

Loaded Sweet Tots | 6
Bacon | Prickly Pear BBQ | Cheddar Cheese | Scallions


Carrot Cake Bars | 3

Warm Cinnamon Roll | 4

Garden Bistro Holiday Buffet Menus

$42.95 per person, $17.50 per child ages 6-12, Children ages 5 and under eat free (tax and gratuity not included) | Seating begins at 5 p.m. | Call 520-742-6455 x501 for reservations

December 14 & 15

Full Menu
    • Salads

    • Greens | Mixed Winter Greens, Spinach, Romaine, Marinated Cucumber & Tomato, Shaved Carrot, Shaved Red Onion, Green Onion

      Fixings | Smoked Egg, Toasted Sunflower Seeds, Seasoned Croutons, Candied Pecans, Smoked Bell Peppers, Park Beets, Gorgonzola, Mexican 3 Cheeses, Sharp Cheddar, Parmesan Crisp, Smoked Bacon, House Smoked Salmon

      Dressings | Ranch, Chipotle Ranch, Jalapeno Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Winter Raspberry Vinaigrette

    • Chef's Board

    • Breads | Local Breads, Croissants, Assorted Crackers

      Meat & Cheese | Dry Salamis, Prosciutto, Swiss, Gouda, Gorgonzola, Fontina, Sharp Cheddar

      Sides | Balsamic Glaze, Honey, Almonds, Candied Pecans, Local Olive Oils & Balsamics, Whipped Butter, Blackberry Preserves, Orange Marmalade, Strawberry Jam, Fresh Fruit & Berries, Dried Fruit, Olives, Honey Almond Ball

    • Main Courses - 12/14 & 12/15

    • - Fennel & Potato Gratin (gf, v)
      - Green Bean, Smoked Peppers, Caramelized Onion (veg, v, df, gf)
      - Roasted Garlic, Broccoli, Cauliflower (veg, v, df, gf)
      - Asparagus & Lemon (veg, v, df, gf)
      - Green Chile Corn Chowder (v)
      - Red Masa, Shredded Pork, Red Sauce, Sour Cream, Cilantro
      - Sweet Tater Hash, Roasted Beef, Spinach, Mushroom, Onion, Havarti Cheese (gf)
      - Spaghetti Squash, Roasted Garlic, Sage, Pomegranate (veg, v, df, gf)
      - Crab Cake, Caramelized Citrus, Warm Bacon Apple Slaw, Crispy Caper Beurre Blanc

      v - vegetarian, vg - vegan, df - dairy free, gf - gluten free

    • Desserts

    • Local and Handmade Warm Bread Puddings, Pies, Cakes, Tarts, & Miniatures

Download our free iPhone or Android App!

Go paperless this Holiday Nights by downloading Tohono Chul’s free iPhone or Android app! It’s a nifty way to navigate the gardens, see performance times, locate restrooms, find performers and vendors, as well as receive notifications when a performance starts! Download today for fast, easy, convenient, and environmentally-friendly event navigation and information!



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