Taking the family out to eat during the holidays is becoming more popular every year.
Whether you've been planning to go out to eat all along, or your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner plans have become a disaster, many Tucson restaurants have got you covered this year.
Some are offering their regular menus, while others are serving up something special to keep you warm. Needless to say, you have a variety of dining options this year and the list continues to grow as we get closer to Christmas.
So, go head — pig out.
Agustin Kitchen is throwing a Christmas Eve dinner with a special menu.
While taking in the vibe and enjoying your dinner, Kyklo will be performing throughout the evening from 6 - 8 p.m. The menu has yet to be determined.
For more information, visit agustinkitchen.com.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is offering a buffet that's available three times throughout Christmas Day inside the Baldwin Education Building.
Seats are $59.95 per person and $24.95 for children 10 years old and under, but if you're younger than 3 years old it's free to eat. If you're a member you'll be able to take 10% off the ticket price.
You'll need to make a reservation, too, and can be done by calling (520) 883-3046.
For more information and to view the full menu, visit desertmuseum.org.
Canyon's Burger Bistro is going to be open this Christmas and is offering a special holiday menu — along with the restaurant’s popular dinner menu.
For more information and to make your reservation, visit ritzcarlton.com.
CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar is offering a Christmas Eve dinner from 5 - 9 p.m. and a Christmas Day dinner from 5:30 - 9 p.m.
On Christmas Eve, there's a festive four-course holiday menu alongside the regular dinner menu, and on Christmas Day all guests can choose preferred selections from the à la carte menu.
For more information and to make your reservations, call (520) 572-3401 or visit ritzcarlton.com.
The Coronet will not be open on Christmas Day but the downtown restaurant is still throwing an "Oy Humbug" Christmas Eve dinner.
To accompany the dinner, the Hatpin Duo will be performing live from 6 - 8 p.m. Reservations are not required but you can still reserve your seat by calling (520) 222-9889.
For more information, visit cafecoronet.com.
Cup Cafe will be open both Christmas and Christmas Eve with a special holiday menu to coincide with their regular menu.
For more information, call (520) 798-2628 or visit hotelcongress.com.
DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails is closed on Christmas but is offering a meal that reflects the flavors of Tucson and the best of the season on Christmas Eve.
In addition to the regular menu, a perfect three-course meal will also be available for $42 per person (plus tax and gratuity), and $20 for kids 10 and under.
For more information and to make reservations, visit downtownkitchen.com.
Festa International Buffet, which is inside Casino Del Sol, is offering meals on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Christmas Eve celebration will be from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and will have Prime Rib, Roasted Turkey, Glazed Ham, and more. Seats are $19 per person.
If you're planning to visit on Christmas Day, they'll be open from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. and will be serving Prime Rib, Roasted Turkey, Glazed Ham, and a Chilled Seafood Display with Snow Crab Legs and Shrimp. Seats are $38 per person.
For more information, visit casinodelsol.com or view the Festa Holiday Specials on Facebook.
Celebrate Christmas at the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort with their gourmet buffet.
The meal is $68 per person, $25 for kids 6 - 12 years old, and anyone under 6 years old can eat for free. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (520) 529-3500.
Their full menu can be found on their haciendadelsol.com.
On Christmas Day, take it easy and enjoy some traditional favorites out at the resort.
The buffet will have a carving station, salad bar, and dessert buffet. You can check out their full menu at hiltonelconquistador.com.
The feast is $55 per person, $22 for kids 6 - 12 years old, and anyone younger is free.
For more information and to make your reservations, call (520) 544-1244 or visit hiltonelconquistador.com.
Kingfisher Bar + Grill is serving dinner from the regular menu with some holiday specials from 5 - 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and will be closed on Christmas.
It's also the season of giving at the restaurant. From now until Christmas Eve the purchase of a $100 gift certificate will get you a bonus certificate for $20, or a $50 certificate purchase gets a $10 bonus certificate.
For more information and to make reservations, call (520) 323-7739 or visit kingfishertucson.com.
Celebrate this holiday season at Maynards Market & Kitchen and give your family and friends the gift of fine dining.
Chef Brian Smith and his culinary team are making this Christmas Eve inventive and memorable with their passion for heritage foods. The regular menu will be available as well.
Reservations are suggested for this holiday dinner.
For more information and to make reservations, call (520) 545-0577 or visit maynardstucson.com.
PY Steakhouse won't be open on Christmas Eve, but the scents will be luring you in on Christmas Day.
The regular menu service will be available but the kitchen is offering a couple of holiday specials.
For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.
This Christmas Eve, Tavolino Ristorante Italiano is serving a "Feast of the Seven Fishes" multi-course dinner for $75 per person.
The regular dinner menu will also be offered. It'd be best to make a reservation ahead of time by calling (520) 531-1913.
For more information, visit tavolinoristorante.com.
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is hosting a Christmas Day buffet featuring a Garde Manger Station, Seafood Station, Carving Station, Holiday Accoutrements, and Desserts.
Seats are $56.95 per person, kids 6 - 12 years old are $24.95, and anyone younger than that can eat for free.
For more information, visit westinlapalomaresort.com.
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