THINGS TO DO AROUND ARIZONA
Made in Clarkdale Art Show
Head to the show, stay for the region’s vast array of wines. Before you tilt back the first glass, enjoy the works of more than 40 Clarkdale artists at this show. You’ll find paintings, sculptures, fiber art and much more. Enjoy live music as you browse. There also will be workshops, should you want to join in the creation of sale-worthy art.
Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8-9. Clark Memorial Clubhouse, 19 N. Ninth St., Clarkdale. Free. 928-301-9798, www.made inclarkdale.org, annual-art-showcase.madeinclark dale.org.
Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair
Check out Tucson’s funky side when Fourth Avenue shuts down traffic and puts up tents for the this annual fair. The street already boasts some of Tucson’s quirkier bars and boutiques, but the fair brings more than 400 arts and crafts booths, as well as live music and street performers. It’s what happens when a carnival T-bones an art show.
Details: 10 a.m.-dusk Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 8-9. Fourth Avenue between University Boulevard and Eighth Street, Tucson. Free. 520-624-5004, www.fourthavenue.org.
Christmas Twilight Tour
The original 1904 light fixtures with Edison-style bulbs provide a beautiful glow in Riordan Mansion for this special evening tour. This 90-minute guided tour will focus on Christmas traditions and guests will see the Christmas tree and billiards room photo-transparency windows at night.
Details: 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, 409 W. Riordan Road, Flagstaff. For age 12 and older. $15. Space is limited; call for reservations: 928-779-4395. azstateparks.com/ riordan-mansion.
Guided Bird Walk
Join a volunteer guide on the first and second Friday morning of the month to look for birds at Oracle State Park. Oracle is a quiet park at about 4,500 feet elevation, with different habitat than Tucson, offering a chance to see higher-elevation species.
Details: 8:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle. $7 per vehicle. azstateparks.com/oracle.
Wickenburg Christmas Parade of Lights
More than 30 festive floats will head down the streets of Wickenburg during the popular annual parade. Entrants include Miss Kitty the 1937 Chevrolet Van Pelt fire engine, all covered with lights; Classy Classic Cars; and Smokey the Bear and his Weaver Mountain BLM crew.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Along Frontier Street in Wickenburg. Free. wickenburgchamber.com.
Come take a holiday candlelight tour through Fort Verde State Park’s historic homes along Officers Row.
Details: 5-8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 14-15. Fort Verde State Historic Park, 125 E Hollamon St., Camp Verde. $7, $4 for ages 7-13, free for age 6 and younger. azstateparks.com/fort-verde.
Page Christmas Parade of Lights and Christmas in the Park
Page is hosting two holiday events on the same day. Boats, vehicles, RVs, groups, individuals and boat trailers will be part of the Christmas Parade of Lights. And the theme for Christmas in the Park is “Home for the Holidays. The family-friendly night features games, hot cocoa, entertainment, singing Christmas songs and a visit with Santa. An Ugly Sweater Contest for people of all ages will take place at 7 p.m.
Details: Saturday, Dec. 15. Parade of Lights is at 5:30 p.m.; Christmas in the Park starts afterward. Parade is along Lake Powell Boulevard and Christmas in the Park is at John C. Page Memorial Park. Free. 928645-2741, pagechamber.com.
Whiskey and Wine
Kief-Joshua Vineyards and Elgin Distillery will team up for an enjoyable afternoon devoted to whiskey and wine tasting. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, five wine tastes, a shot glass and five distillery tastes.
Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Kief-Joshua Vineyards tasting room, 4923 E. Arzberger Road, Willcox. $20. 520-455-5582, kj-vineyards.com.
Music in the Mountains Concert
KT Klassics will play your favorite classic-rock covers from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Tom Petty, Green Day, Billy Joel and more. Concerts are offered twice monthly from December through April.
Details: 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road, Tucson. $7 per vehicle. azstateparks.com/catalina.
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop
Come to Oracle State Park for a festive activity and a souvenir to bring home with you. Holiday wreaths are a staple of seasonal decorations, and one you create yourself holds special value.
Details: 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle. Call for reservations: 520896-2425. $15 (includes park entrance fee). azstateparks.com/oracle.
Southwestern Folk Music Christmas Concert
Experience the joy of the season with our own Artist-in-Residence Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez in the 1885 Territorial Schoolhouse, sharing the stage with his musical friends: Alvin Blaine and Peter Dalton Ronstadt. Don’t forget to invite visiting friends and neighbors. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Details: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St., Tubac. $25, free for age 14 and younger. Call for reservations: 520-3982252. azstateparks.com/tubac.
Kief-Joshua Vineyards in Elgin is hosting a wine and whiskey afternoon.