Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Phoenix Family Events Tuesday, December 1 2015

Phoenix Family Events Tuesday, December 1 2015

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Get into 17 family fun attractions in the Phoenix area including the Phoenix Zoo with this pass for only $39.98-
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Family Events in Tucson Tuesday December 1, 2015

 Family Events in Tucson 
December 1,  2015 

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ALL TUCSON Holiday Events HERE

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Tucson Symphony Orchestra Present The Magic of Christmas - Discount Tickets

HO HO HO!! There’s nothing like the Magic of Christmas. This holiday spectacular brings joy to thousands of adults and children alike. Bring the whole family to see and hear the TSO and our special guests play your favorite Christmas carols and holiday masterpieces, sing, dance and tell the story of Christmas and the forecast calls for snow! The snow in the Music Hall is very magical. Plus, Santa is going to make a special visit no matter if you’ve been naughty or nice! The Magic of Christmas will warm your heart.
Michael Hall, conductor
TSO Chorus; Bruce Chamberlain, director 
Featuring UA Dance

Where: Tucson Music Hall 
When: Saturday, December 19, 4pm  AND Sunday, December 20, 2pm
Tickets: CHILDREN RECEIVE 50% DISCOUNT TO THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS AND MESSIAH! CALL OUR BOX OFFICE TO ORDER. Arizona Families will also get an additional discount off all tickets 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Winter Wonderland at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort 12/11-12/13

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 The JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort offers so much for families to enjoy over the holidays. We stayed in a beautiful room last year with views of the golf course and the family of deer (we can pretend reindeer) that roam the gorgeous property on the west side of Tucson. All the activities for the kids really keep them busy and we loved seeing the joy of the season in our kiddos' eyes. 

We kicked off our stay with Santa's nighttime arrival by helicopter. Santa comes to a sleigh near the twinkling Christmas tree and under the fireworks to meet with all the good boys and girls. It was a very special kick-off and felt like a VIP party.
Yep! That is a helicopter left of the tree and Santa is on it!

That night the kids also go their notes to Santa in.

The next day was so packed full of holiday events! We started with story time with the head honcho from the North Pole himself, cookie decorating, ornament crafts, sledding,  ponies, and a train ride! The kids were exhausted but we had to have som Smores by the fire pit before turning-in with a personal tuck-in by the elves.

Our last day, we participated in an ornament hunt and the rubber ducky derby around the lazy river. The kids got a kick out of seeing some elves jump in the water in complete elfin garb and shoes!

Make sure to check all of the details about the weekend away from home or a holiday staycation HERE.
**Must be a Registered Guests to Participate**

December 11-13, 2015
Room Only $159 per night - includes WW actitvities

$189 per night with a daily $50 resort credit
*(2 night minimum)

$209 per night with a daily $100 resort credit
*(2 night minimum)

For reservation click HERE 

Luminaria Nights at Tucson Botanical Gardens - Win Passes!

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Luminaria Nights at the Tucson Botanical Gardens

Enter to win 4 tickets HERE to the night of your choice December 11,12 or 13

A festive Tucson holiday tradition, Luminaria Nights is now in its 29th year!Adults and children alike can gather around Santa Claus to have their wishes heard, wander the garden paths listening to a variety of live holiday music and bask in the glow of thousands of luminarias and twinkling lights. Hot chocolate and holiday treats will be offered and food will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors. This year, guests can also see our Nature Connects LEGO sculptures lit up at night!Luminaria Nights is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and create lasting memories and traditions.

$18 Adults, $9 Children, $10 Member Adults, $5 member Children

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tucsonbotanical.orgTickets are available online,in the gift shop or by calling 326-9686 x 10.

Race to The Gaslight Theatre to Kick Off the Holiday Season

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The Christmastime show, Race to the North Pole is currently at The Gaslight Theatre. It is full of all the audience participation where we can cheer the good guys and boo the bad guys. My family always enjoys the melodrama close-up at the Gaslight Theatre and this time the twinkling Christmas lights made it feel even more nostalgic. The international flair, highlighted by costumes, dance and music were especially fun for all of us as the players travel the globe.

The story follows a Christmas Show in the 1920's. We learn that Fearless Frazier played by Jacob Brown and Scat Sweeney played by Jake Coffin are trying to escape the city and a debt they owe to some tough-talking "lenders".  The gals of the Follies show, Sandy and Dorothy played by Janee Page and Erin Thompson respectively are songstresses that keep spreading the holiday cheer. Their fun and bubbly leader, played by Jacinda Swinehart is ready to get the show on the road. They all take off to travel the world and the "bad guys" follow them. Max Pommade played by Todd Thompson and his right-hand man, Knuckles played by Armen Dirtadian are ready to get their money back by any means possible. Wilhelm - the human cannonball played by Mike Yarema and Hilda his faithful assistant (and fabulous singer) played by Chris Colombo try and stop the Follies from happening because Wilhelm HATES Christmas. Eventually, all the evil-minded, Santa-hating, "scroogy", Christmas-bashing characters join up to ruin Christams at the North Pole but........................

in the true spirit of the season we know they will turn around with some encouragement from the big man in red himself! 

The Olios are good ole country version of Christmas songs with guests like "Dolly Parton" and some very curious, human-like reindeer.

The show runs 11/12-1/3 and all dates and times are listed on my holiday calendar HERE.

Get your tickets today by calling (520) 886-9428

More information on the the Gaslight website HERE or on Facebook HERE.

All photos from Gaslight Facebook page and website.

Scholastic Book Fair Warehouse Sale in Tucson 12/7-12/10, 2015 50-80% Off

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Scholastic Book Fair Warehouse Sale in Tucson. You can pick out some amazing books at 50-80% off for your kids, their teachers and classrooms at the Scholastic Warehouse Sale in Tucson! I got a flyer at school and I am so excited to share with you this opportunity :) We are all volunteers in the classroom.

Additional Warehouse Sale Info

  • *Save 20% on select NEW releases. Discount varies by product. 
  • Great way to refresh school, home, and classroom libraries!
  • Hundreds of items $2.00 or less.
  • Take an extra 50% off permanently reduced red tag items!
  • Maximize Title I funding and purchase order dollars.
  • Preferred payment methods: credit cards, checks, purchase orders, and Scholastic Dollars. Note: Items purchased with Scholastic Dollars do not qualify for further discount pricing and will sell at the full cover price.

Where:The Doubletree, Formerly Embassy Suites
5335 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85711

When: Monday, Dec. 7: 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 8-9: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 10: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.