Sunday, December 28, 2014

Winterhaven Christmas Lights Tucson, Arizona December 22, 2014

The Winterhaven Festival of Lights is an annual Christmastime tradition in Tucson, Arizona. Every year residents in the Winterhaven neighborhood have decorated their houses with elaborate displays. The community judges the houses and gives awards for different categories.  The festival has run continuously since 1949 with only one off-year during the 1970s. The festival is one of the most important events for the Community Food Bank of Tucson with over 43,000 pounds of food donated in 2013. Admission for walkers is free with a canned food donation. If visitors want to ride the Winterhaven Hayrides or Winterhaven Trolley the cost is $12 per person with a food donation. The festival dates runs every year from December 13-27. Enjoy photos of the event, Some information from

                                Historic fire truck

                                One of my favorite displays; a zoo

                    Another picture of the zoo display

                                  This house had a fountain display set to music

                                       Candy canes

                                    Mickey Mouse