If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit or even do some holiday shopping this weekend, you’re in luck! To name a couple, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair has returned for the winter season, and the Winterhaven Festival of Lights kicking off this weekend as well.
It’d be impossible to round up all of the upcoming events, so don’t forget to check out our Events Directory for a full list of upcoming Foodie events.
GOOD OAK X DEL BAC PRIVATE BARREL RELEASE PARTY
Thursday, December 8 from 4 – 7 p.m.
Good Oak Bar, 316 E. Congress St.
Join Whiskey Del Bac owners, Stephen and Amanda, for the Good Oak x Del Bac Private Barrel Release Party: an evening of tastings and innovative food offerings from the Good Oak kitchen.
Cost: $50 each and they include:
- Flight of Del Bac specialties: Pick 3 from Del Bac’s Good Oak Private Barrel, Del Bac Normandie, Del Bac Dorado, and/or Del Bac Classic
- Full pour of the new Del Bac Good Oak Private Barrel OR (1) Good Oak Specialty Cocktail featuring the Private Barrel
- Food Selection from Good Oak’s menu: your choice of any entree or appetizer from our Good Oak Kitchen
- Exclusive access to purchase one or more bottles of Del Bac’s Good Oak Private Barrel
There are only a few tickets left. Snag yours now!
2022 FOURTH AVENUE WINTER STREET FAIR
Starting on Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m.
Historic Fourth Avenue
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The 53rd annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair is this weekend. This year’s winter fair will have more than 350 artists, local Fourth Avenue merchants, sponsor booths, a tremendous line-up of musicians, Santa Claus, Christmas Carolers from Old Tucson Studio, and beer.
The winter season’s festivities will have plenty of edible items to get your hands on beginning at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, December 9 – Saturday, December 10 and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 11.
Check out our guide on where to eat, “35+ food and beverage vendors at the 2022 Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair.”
LAST WINE & JAZZ HAPPY HOUR OF 2022: ITALIAN FINE WINE
Friday, December 9 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Simon Hazel Cellars, 6960 E. Sunrise Dr. #160
Simon Hazel Cellars is hosting its last “Wine & Jazz Happy Hour” of the year, featuring high-end Italian wines!
They’ll be serving a complimentary wine-tasting tour of Italy, from iconic Italian powerhouse producers to boutique single-vineyard wines. Mingle with friends, family, and neighbors while enjoying complimentary light appetizers and live jazz music.
Cost: Free admission. Limit one tasting of each wine offered, per person. Must be 21+ for wine tasting.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at The Dutch
Saturday, December 10, seatings start at 8:30 a.m.
The Dutch – DAM Good Food, 5340 E. Broadway Blvd.
Enjoy a special holiday breakfast menu at The Dutch, complete with something for everyone. In addition to the regular menu, enjoy all-you-can-eat Poffertjes on their patio. Chat and Dine with Santa Claus himself as he roams the dining room. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos.
Cost: $25 per ticket. Make your reservation here.
FLOWERS & BULLETS: LAST COMMUNITY WORKDAY OF 2022
Saturday, December 10 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Midtown Farm, 3538 E. Ellington Pl.
Hang out at the Midtown farm for their last Community Workday of 2022. They’ll be expanding the southwest end of the farm with irrigation. There will also be a donation-based plant sale and potluck. Feel free to bring a dish or snack to share together (bring your own dishes and utensils).
CHICKEN POOP BINGO!
Saturday, December 10 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Tucson Hop Shop, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd.
Nothing quite says the holidays like chicken poop and a beer, does it?
Join Tucson Village Farm at the Hop Shop for the famous and fabulous Chicken Poop Bingo! Proceeds from this hilarious event go to support TVF’s youth summer camps for 2023. There will be pizza from Ciao Down available from their food truck.
Cost: Admission is free, but bring some cash to lay down for one of the hens who will be doing her thang.
BURLESQUE GAY-LA: LGBT CHAMBER HOLIDAY PARTY & ANNUAL AWARDS
Saturday, December 10 from 5 – 10 p.m.
Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block
The Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce invites Southern Arizona’s LGBTQIA+ Community and Allies to their Burlesque-Themed Holiday Gay-La. Guests will be treated to delicious bites as they float about the room, immersed in the glamour of burlesque performances, live music, and more.
Cost: $100 and includes of all the night’s activities, performances, burlesque-themed photo booth (by Desert Memories), food (by Gallery of Food & Dedicated Gluten Free), and a complimentary beverage.
BEEF, WHEAT & CHILTEPIN: SONORA’S CULINARY HERITAGE WORKSHOP
Sunday, December 11 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, 196 N. Court Ave.
Find out how the confluence of distinct geography, environments, cultures, economics, and religion shaped the culinary culture of the Sonoran Desert in this two-hour seminar with Program and Garden Specialist Alex La Pierre. Presented in Soledad’s Garden from which tastings will be shared. If you ever wondered what makes Sonoran cuisine unique, and what sets it apart in Mexican Gastronomy, this program is for you.
Cost: $25/member, $30/non-member.
Learn more here:
FATBOY SANDOS: CHRISTMAS MOVIE EDITION
Sunday, December 11 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Hem & Her Bridal, 4004 N. Stone Ave.
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If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the deliciousness that is Fatboy Sandos, first of all, check out their schedule (above), and second, check them out on Sunday. They’ll be at their home at Hem and Her Bridal and will be having a bonfire and showing Christmas movies on a projector.
Grab some food and enjoy!
CUTS & SLABS CHARCUTERIE: HOLIDAY-THEMED CHARCUTERIE WORKSHOP
Sunday, December 11 from 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Tap & Bottle North, 7254 N. Oracle Rd.
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Join Cuts & Slabs Charcuterie for a holiday-themed charcuterie workshop. This workshop will feature holiday cheeses perfect for the holiday season. All ingredients will be provided so you can follow along to create your own charcuterie board to take home.
Cost: $65 single, $115 couple. Only 20 tickets are available. Sign up here.
COOKING CLASS: GET THE MÁS OUT OF MASA
Monday, December 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Flying Aprons Tucson, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd.
Join El Taco Rustico Chef/Owner Juan Almanza as you learn to work with masa.
You’ll press tortillas for enchilada en tomatala (tomato sauce), enchilada with red sauce, make sopes (also known as picadita, originating in central and southern Mexico) and gorditas (masa stuffed with meat or other fillings). You’ll also cook three filling options: Chicken with veggies, border-style shredded beef with potatoes, and veggie calabacitas con queso, as well as accompanying salsas and a variety of garnishes.
Cost: $75. Purchase your seat.
To learn more about this month’s Flying Aprons classes, check out our article here.
HOLIDAYS AT THE MARKETS
Wednesday, December 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Green Valley Village, 101 N. La Canada Dr.
Wednesdays are the beginning of the week for the Holidays at the Markets events.
Get your local holiday shopping done and celebrate the holidays with two weeks of holiday shopping and festivities at the farmers markets. There will be something for everyone, including live music, Taste of the Market tastings and recipes, a holiday donation drive, holiday activities, and plenty of local holiday gift ideas.
- Wednesday, December 14th at Green Valley Village, 101 N. La Canada Dr.
- Friday, December 9th & 16th at Udall Park Farmers Market, 7202 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
- Saturday, December 10th & 17th at Oro Valley (Steam Pump Ranch), 10901 N. Oracle Rd.
- Saturday, December 10th & 17th at Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market, 12500 E. Old Spanish Trail
- Sunday, December 11th & 18th at Rillito Park (Food Pavilion), 4502 N. 1st Ave.
Take a look at the calendar event here:
2022 World Cup
What’s that? Another week of fútbol games? You are absolutely correct. With the quarter-finals set to start on Friday, things are about to get spicy! If you’re looking to leave the house to catch a game, head on down to one of these bars that are showing the games.
Check out our guide on, Where to catch 2022 FIFA World Cup parties in Tucson.