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What We Reckon You Should Eat During ‘Yuletide at Old Tucson’


November 21, 2023
By Matt Sterner

Holidays in the Wild, Wild West!

Saddle up, buckaroos. From Friday, November 24 – Sunday, December 24, Old Tucson Studios is hosting its very own holiday attraction throughout the month.

Now, there’s going to be all kinds of fun like various holiday-themed shows and performances, Christmas carolers, S’mores stations, tree lightings, festive decor spread all around, hangout sessions with Santa Claus, and plenty of dust to kick around.

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(Photo courtesy of Old Tucson)

Tickets are $44 for adults, $39 for kids, 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 happens to be quite a few options over yonder at 201 Kinney Rd. if your stomach is grumblin’ louder than a locomotive.

What to Eat during Yuletide

Big Jake’s

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
  • Garden Salad
  • Wild West Nachos
  • Potato Wedges
  • 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
  • Cookies

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 vegan 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

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

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

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