Yuletide at Old Tucson: What we reckon you should eat during your visit

"holidays the old west way"

Saddle up, buckaroos. Now until Saturday, December 24, Old Tucson Studios is hosting its very own holiday attraction throughout the month.

(Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

(Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Now, there’s going to be all kinds of fun like various holiday-themed shows and performances, nightly tree lightings, festive decor spread all around, hangout sessions with Santa Claus, and even an appearance by Krampus.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for children, and anyone four years old and younger can come in for free.

But what in tarnation are you goin’ to eat during your visit to Yuletide at Old Tucson? Well, there happen to be quite a few options over yonder at 201 Kinney Rd.

Big Jakes

Wild West Nachos (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Wild West Nachos (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

If you stumble upon this spot during your journey, they’re serving hefty-sized meals — some come with two sides like the Brisket Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sandwich, and the Chicken Leg.

  • Brisket Sandwich
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Chicken Leg
  • Wild West Nachos
  • Potato Wedges
  • Corn in a Cup
  • Chips

Cowboy Café

Cheeseburger (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Cheeseburger (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

More handhelds over here! The only thing on the menu that may require a fork is the Garden Salad, but who are we to tell you how to eat?

  • Cheeseburger
  • Super Dog
  • Garden Salad
  • Pizza Pretzel
  • Soft Dough Pretzel
  • Corn Dog
  • Cookies
  • Chips

Creamery

Ice cream at the Creamery (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Ice cream at the Creamery (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

The name says it all: they’ve got ice cream. Make sure you eat it fast because there’s a lot of dust floatin’ in the air at Old Tucson.

  • Ice Cream – chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Popcorn

The Elixir

Popcorn at Old Tucson (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Popcorn at Old Tucson (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Head over to The Elixir if you’ve got an appetite equivalent to a little ol’ prairie dog’s cravings.

  • Jerky
  • Mixed Nuts – with fruit and chocolate
  • Popcorn
  • Cookies

Grand Palace

Cookies at the Grand Palace (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Cookies at the Grand Palace (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Golly, there’s more mixed nuts over here but the menu gets a little nuttier than that (maybe in the cookie dough).

  • Mixed Nuts
  • Hard Pretzels
  • Pickles – regular or spicy
  • Popcorn
  • Cookies
  • Chips

Rosa’s

Tacos at Old Tucson (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Tacos at Old Tucson (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Nothin’ says “the holidays” like a warm tamale during a cold desert night. Make sure you grab a churro to keep your hands warm while perusing the attractions.

  • Tamales – beef or veggie tamales with beans and rice
  • Taco Plate – beef, chicken, or carnitas tacos with beans and rice
  • Nachos
  • Quesadilla – optiona: add beef, chicken or carnitas
  • Churro

The Grill 

Grilled Corn on the Cob (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Grilled Corn on the Cob (Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Just follow your nose to this smokey spot on Old Tucson’s property. There’s more burgers gettin’ lit up over here but at least there’s a veggie option.

  • Cheeseburger
  • Black Bean Burger
  • Bratwurst
  • Corn on the Cob

As a reminder, this holiday-themed event is happening on select dates from now until Saturday, December 24.

Old Tucson is located at 201 Kinney Rd. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit yuletideaz.com

At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.

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