Holiday Nights 2019

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

December 20 & 21 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tickets available now, scroll down!

Ticket Info:

$12 for members* | $16 for nonmembers | $5 for children ages 5-12 | Children under 5 no charge

Tickets are valid any one of the four nights!

*Only one member-priced ticket per member. Member prices are only valid for current members. 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: 12/20, 12/21

Saint Odilia’s
7570 N Paseo Del Norte
Available: 12/20

St Andrew’s Church
7650 N Paseo Del Norte
Available ONLY: 12/20, 12/21

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.

2019 Entertainment Schedule:

December 20 | Arizona Star Tours (mobile observatory) | Desert Melodies (easy listening) | Tucson Jazz Institute (jazz) | Cirque Roots (fire show) | Santa

December 21 Dos Sueños (instrumental) | Gus Woodrow Trio (instrumental) | Gabriel Ayala (guitar) | Cirque Roots (fire show) | Santa

2019 Vendor Schedule:

December 20 | Reflections in Granite | Solaz Designs | Robin Chlad Ceramics| Miriam Otte and Aimee Smythe | Desert Sky Gourds | Jose’s Kettle Corn | Chrystal Canyon Creations

December 21 | Reflections in Granite | Solaz Designs | Robin Chlad Ceramics| Miriam Otte and Aimee Smythe | Desert Sky Gourds | Jose’s Kettle Corn | Chrystal Canyon Creations


Santa’s Coming to Town!

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

Sponsored by


Bookmans Entertainment Exchange is making sure kids that attend Holiday Nights on Saturday, December 21 gets to take home a book for FREE! Be sure to visit their booth outside of Santa’s Workshop! While supplies last.


Garden Bistro Holiday Buffet Menus

$42.95 per person | $17.50 for children ages 6-12 | Children ages 5 and under eat free

*Does not include gratuity or tax.

Reservations are required, call 520-742-6455 x501!

December 20 & 21

Buffet Menu
    • Salads

    • Greens | Mixed Baby Greens | Escarole | Iceberg

      Fixings | Cherry Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Shaved Red Onion | Dried Cranberries | Olives | Toasted Sunflower Seeds | Marinated Artichokes | Carrots | Roasted Red Peppers | Mushrooms | Hard Boiled Egg | Park Beets | Herb Croutons | Gorgonzola | Sharp Cheddar | Mozzarella

      Dressings | Ranch | Roasted Jalapeño Vinaigrette | Barrel-Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette| Winter Raspberry Vinaigrette | Creamy Italian

    • Cheese Board

    • Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Berries | Local Breadsmith Breads | Soft& Crusty Rolls | Whipped Butter | Orange Marmalade | Strawberry Preserves | Local Olive Oils | Balsamic Glaze | Assorted Crackers| Hummus | Cured Meats | Hard Salami | Mozzarella | Feta | Gorgonzola | Parmesan | Brie | Gruyere | Pepperoncini | Roasted Peppers | Fresh Basil | Marinated Artichokes |
      Country Olives

    • Main Courses – 12/20 & 12/21

    • – Chef-Attended Pasta Bar
      – Three Cheese Tortellini | Cavatappi | Fettuccine | Farfalle | Gluten Free Penne
      – Basil Pesto | Classic Alfredo | Bolognese | Mushroom Marsala | Olive Puttanesca
      – Zucchini Provençal *GF,DF
      – Spaghetti Squash + Brown Butter
      – Eggplant + Escarole + Olives *GF,V
      – Wild Mushroom Risotto + Parmesan Cheese *GF
      – Seared Mahi Mahi Piccata
      – Pork Milanese + Preserved Lemon Peel
      – Italian Meatballs Pomodoro
      – Vegan Meatballs Marinara *V
      – Chicken Marsala + Braised Spinach

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

    • Desserts

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

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Garden Bistro Concession Menus

Soups – $5

Turkey & Vegetable – Stuffing Croutons
Vegan Winter Squash –
Chul Greenhouse Micro Greens


Grill –

Sonoran Dog $5 – Bacon | Pinto Beans | Caramelized Onions | Pico de Gallo | Mayo | Mustard | Jalapeño Sauce
Quesadillas $8
– Choice of Carne Asada, Red Chili Chicken or Calabacitas & You Build It Salsa Bar
Vegan Sausage & Peppers $8
– French baguette | Peppers | Onion | Spiced Mustard | Field Roast Italian Sausage

Sweets To Go –

Made To Order Gourmet S’mores $4 – Assorted Ghirardelli Chocolates | Marshmallows & Graham Crackers
Warm Personal Apple Cobbler $5
– Whipped Cream & Cajeta Caramel

Libations –

Prickly Pear Margarita or Jalapeño Prickly Pear Margarita $10
Wine by the Glass $9
Barrio Blonde $6
Barrio Citrazona $6
Kiltlifter $6
Dos Equis Lager $6
Blue Moon $6
Coors Light $5
White Claw Hard Seltzer $6
Prickly Pear Lemonade $5
Hot Apple Cider $4
Assorted Sodas $4


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!


A Special Thank You to our Sponsors


*Only one member-priced ticket per member. Member prices are only valid for current members. Please note Guest Passes, American Horticultural Society Gardens Reciprocal Admission Privileges, and ACT ONE Culture Passes are not valid during special events.

Please Note: Tickets purchased online will be sent via email, NOT mailed.


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