5 Stops To Add to Your Tucson Holiday Shopping List
Whether you're the kind of person to get your holiday shopping done in advance or wait until the last possible minute, you'll definitely want to add these events to your calendar to help you check everything off your list.
1. Super Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 25, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
With Super Small Business Saturday, we want to make it as fun and easy as possible for Tucsonans to support their favorite 4th Avenue businesses. We're partnering up with Historic Fourth Avenue to showcase some amazing holiday gift ideas and remind Tucson about how much our local businesses do for the community throughout the year.
Super Small Business Saturday will feature many activities for all ages as well as great holiday shopping opportunities, including games and prizes, limited edition capes, superhero workshops, superfood snacks, holiday shopping vendors, and much more. Admission is $5, children under age 5 will receive free admission.
2. SunLink Free Ride Day on Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 25, 8:00 AM
Holiday shoppers can take part in Small Business Saturday to support local businesses, and ride the Sun Link streetcar for FREE all day Saturday, November 25th, starting at 8 a.m.
Sun Link connects riders to five of Tucson’s most popular and unique districts along its 3.9-mile route: the University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, 4th Avenue, Downtown and Mercado San Agustin. Twenty-three convenient stops allow riders to visit more than 150 shops and 100 restaurants, and 30 plus bars and clubs for entertainment.
3. MOCAshop Holiday Market
Sunday, November 26, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Featuring local makers, designers, and MOCAshop vendors, the holiday market highlights specialty items and those that are available year-round. MOCA Members can enjoy mimosas and early-bird access to the market from 9am-10am. Shoppers can also enjoy the museum for free all day!
4. Cultivate Tucson Holiday Market
Saturday, December 2, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Shop local and meet Tucson’s independent designers, makers & shops at Cultivate Tucson's annual holiday pop-up market. For one day only, local vendors will take over and reimagine an unused space to fill it with a pop-up market consisting of local goods, a floral shop, a coffee shop, and a community gathering space! 10% of market sales will be donated to local non-profits.
5. Mercado Holiday Bazaar
Over 60+ artists, makers, movers and shakers come together in one pop-up market for three days at the Mercado District to celebrate the holidays and bring you the very best of regional talent. Discover new stores, more food, and lots of shopping with the expansion of the Mercado Annex.
Looking for more local ideas for holiday gifts? Find hundreds of independent businesses in Tucson (and thousands across the state) by searching the Local First Arizona directory.