Miracle on Congress St.: Cocktails, festive ice cream flavors & Santa Claus

Miracle on Congress Street is back to fill downtown Tucson with holiday cheer throughout December. Keep reading to plan out your experience this year — multiple venues will be participating this season.

Photo courtesy of Miracle on Congress Street

Photo courtesy of Miracle on Congress Street

HUB Ice Cream Parlor

245 E. Congress St.

Santa will be setting up shop in his festive Winter Wonderland at HUB Ice Cream Parlor over the next two weekends, wrapping up on Sunday, December 18. Stop by Friday and Saturday from 4 – 6:30 p.m. or Sunday from 12 – 4 p.m. to enjoy free holiday cookies and visits with Santa.

Santa’s Ice Cream Sleigh will also be parked outside dishing out festive flavors like Candy Cane, Red Velvet, Honey Ginger Matcha, Brandied Egg Nog, and Lemon Bar.

Leave an unopened non-perishable food item with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona while you’re there and get 20% off of your ice cream purchase.


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Miracle on Congress Street isn’t just for the kids, though. Adults can jingle on over to Playground Bar & Lounge, HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery, Little Love Burger, or Good Oak Bar to explore some tasty seasonal holiday cocktails.

Playground Bar and Lounge

278 E. Congress St.
  • Pumpkin Spice Martini – Whipped Vodka, Creme de Coco, Pumpkin Spice, Cream
  • Bourbon Poinsetta – Four Rose Bourbon, Orgeat, Cranberry-Pear Shrub, Limonata
  • Candy Apple: Ciroc Apple, Vanilla Brandy, Peach, Cranberry, Brut

Good Oak Bar

316 E. Congress St.
  • St. Nick – Bourbon, Capertiff, Smoke Maple Syrup, Honey Batch, Apple Shrub, Egg White, Cinnamon
St. Nick cocktail at Good Oak Bar (Photo by SWOON Media)

St. Nick cocktail at Good Oak Bar (Photo by SWOON Media)

HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

266 E. Congress St.
  • Mint-Chocolate Creamsicle – Mint-Chocolate ice cream, White Crème de Mint, Vanilla Vodka
  • The Grinch on a Beach – Citrus Vodka, Midori, Peach schnapps, OJ, Pineapple
  • Hot Butterscotch-Cocoa – Hot Cocoa, Butterscotch Schnapps, Marshmallows, Whipped Creme

Little Love Burger

312 E. Congress St.
  • Mocha Bear – Vodka, Cherry Rocher, Amaretto, Crème de La Moka, Half and Half, Cherry garnish
Mocha Bear cocktail at Little Love Burger (Photo by SWOON Media)

Mocha Bear cocktail at Little Love Burger (Photo by SWOON Media)

From visits with Santa to holiday ice cream and specialty cocktails, exploring the city with your family and friends this holiday season just got more fun thanks to Miracle on Congress.

For more information, visit Miracle on Congress Street’s Instagram page.

Sam Jump lives a life fueled by empowering others and bringing visions to life. She’s also a sucker for coffee shops, wordplay, and high fives.