Holidays Come to Tucson's 2nd SATURDAYS

Nov 22, 2011, 08:30 ET from 2nd SATURDAYS Downtown

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Downtown Tucson will transform into a little bit of the North Pole, making the 2nd SATURDAYS on December 10th the most festive ever.  Similar to last year's December 2nd SATURDAYS, the holiday theme will feature a Santa's Workshop, holiday carolers singing up and down Congress Street, the official lighting of the Downtown Christmas tree, a Holiday Window Decorating Contest and holiday music at all the outdoor stages.

2nd SATURDAYS December 10, 2011 Featured Performances:

KHYT/KIIM Radio Scott Avenue Stage:


My Town Music, Student Musician Showcase, spreading the holiday cheer!


Desert Melodies, Tucson's most eclectic vocal cover group, will perform many holiday favorites.


Dance for a Cause, whose mission is to raise funds and provide education to specific groups of people with chronic illness or in life-altering health situations, brings a holiday dance and choir performance to 2nd SATURDAYS!


Lisa Otey w/Diane Van Deurzen – A special holiday event with a dynamic duo, who has a perfect blend of hot jazz, sultry blues and cabaret.

5th & Congress StreetStage:

The smooth Jazz and R &B of Kevin and Tanishia Hamilton's Soul Celebration.

Science Downtown:

CenturyLink presents: Mars and Beyond at 300 E. Congress.  This exhibition is dedicated to offering rotating science-based programs to Tucson and all of Arizona.  2nd SATURDAY hours are 9am-9pm.  Check discounts, other dates and hours at

The Fox Theatre:

Performances by "X".  Show time is 7-9pm.  Check for a range of ticket costs.

Rialto Theatre:

Standup comic Doug Stanhope -$25. Show starts at 8 pm.  This is a benefit for the Human Society

Congress Hotel:

Emily Dickinson's 181st Birthday Bash with birthday cake and an art exhibit – Free.  Show starts at 7 pm.

The Cricket Kids' Area remains super fun for the family.  On hand will be the Cricket Jumping Castle, a FREE G-rated movie, "A Christmas Story," and other things sure to entertain.  The movie begins at approximately 6pm.  The street scene will be hopping with car clubs, musicians, "jukebox" statues and vendors.  Many downtown businesses will offer specials.

2nd SATURDAYS Downtown runs from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.  Sponsors are: Bank of Tucson, Jim Click Automotive Team, Cricket, Carondelet Health Network, KOLD Channel 13, KHYT/KIIM Radio, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management and Providence Service Corp.

For a full schedule and parking info, visit

For images and information on performers, contact: Program Director, Jamie Manser at 520.270.3213