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    Check out these 5 things to do in Tucson over winter break

    1. Get in the holiday spirit at downtown Tucson’s lights parade

    Join in on the 21st annual downtown parade of lights on Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Armory Park neighborhood. Arrive by 5:45 p.m. to see Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s tree-lighting ceremony before the parade.

    2. New Year’s Eve prohibition ends at last

    Ring in 2016 at Hotel Congress’ Prohibition-themed New Year’s event. A $25 general admission includes dancing, live music, a hookah lounge, an absinthe bar, a whiskey toast at midnight and more.

    3. No need to hike alone

    Anyone 18 or older is invited to participate in a five-mile hike on Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Saguaro National Park East. Cost is $10 and space is limited. Call the visitor center at (520) 733-5153 to reserve a spot.

    4. Go see a Christmas musical

    Beginning Dec. 11 at 8 p.m., go see the sequel to “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” at the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater. It’s showing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 11-Dec. 27. Friday and Saturday shows are at night and Sunday shows are at 3 or 3:30 p.m.

    5. Visit Tucson’s largest arts venue

    The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair will be held from Dec. 11-13 and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The street fair goes from Ninth Street to University Boulevard along Fourth Avenue.

    6. Celebrate the holiday season at Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo

    Get a cute holiday picture taken for your Insta account under the lights at Reid Park Zoo from Dec. 4-23 with encore nights Dec. 26 and 27. Zoo Lights, presented by BMO Harris Bank, will include light displays, animal-themed light sculptures, falling snow, Santa, sparkling bulbs and more every night from 6-8 p.m.

    7. Watch a holiday movie at Fox Tucson Theatre

    Fox Tucson Theatre on Congress Street features both old and new classic holiday films. Go see “The Polar Express” on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. or Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. or see “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 21 at 6:30 or Dec. 22 at 2 p.m.

    8. Arizona Bowl at the Arizona Stadium

    For the first time in Tucson since 1999, a postseason college football game will be hosted at the Arizona Stadium. On Dec. 29 at 7:30 p.m., watch the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl right here at the football stadium.

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