Where to see 'snow' in Tucson this December

KGUN 9 Tucson News
KGUN 9 Tucson News

Dreaming of a White Christmas here in the Old Pueblo? La Encantada is bringing back a years-long local tradition allowing Tucsonans to play in the snow without having to bundle up.

'Enchanted Snowfall' is now happening every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Dec. 23 at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.

Snow starts falling at 6 p.m. each scheduled day, but that's only the beginning of the festivities.

Spokespeople with La Encantada say the annual snowfall event is more than a just a thing to do over the holidays—it will feature performances from local groups, many of them high school musicians, in an effort to bring the community together and support schools' booster programs.

Each snowfall event will also feature free hot chocolate from visitors, courtesy Blanco Cocina + Cantina .

The 'snow' is non-toxic and kid-friendly, say spokespeople from La Encantada. Multiple snow machines ensure full enough coverage in the shopping center's courtyard, ensuring ample powder for snow angles and family holiday photos.

Snow falls twice per day each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. And visitors can expect one very special guest from way up north on the final Enchanted Snowfall day:

  • Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Friday, Dec. 23.
  • Snow falls 6 - 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 - 7 p.m.
  • Santa's scheduled visit: Friday, Dec. 23, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

This is Crest Insurance Group's first year as the Enchanted Snowfall sponsor.

Anne Simmons is a digital content producer for KGUN 9 . Anne got her start in television while still a student at the University of Arizona. Before joining KGUN, she managed multiple public access television stations in the Bay Area and has worked as a video producer in the non-profit sector. Share your story ideas and important issues with Anne by emailing or by connecting on Instagram , Twitter or LinkedIn .

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