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YULETIDE is a new, immersive holiday event running Nov. 25 to Dec. 24 at Old Tucson in Tucson, AZ. This family-friendly experience combines the adventure of the Old West with the magic of traditional Christmas festivals throughout Europe and the United States. This is an interactive event where each actor has a story to tell and guests help restore the spirit of Christmas in Old Tucson.

The Plot

1882, Old Tucson: Electricity is the new wave of the future. On the East Coast, gas lights are being replaced at a rapid rate for the supposedly safer electric lamp. The ability to light the night and buildings is being called a revolution!

In Tucson, however, electricity is still an experiment. Royal A. Johnson has put together a new company that he hopes will power the town. Johnson made his name as a supposed land grant fraud while he was Surveyor-General to the United States. Now, he hopes to add the creation of the first electrical company in Tucson to his credits. His proof will be a ceremony during the holidays where the tree in town square will be lit for the first time as the prelude to lighting the entire town with electricity.

For this occasion, Old Tucson has created a celebration throughout the town. Everywhere folk go, this will be a Yuletide to remember!

We strive to make YULETIDE a fun, festive, and safe experience for all of our guests. To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, the following rules must be followed at all times when at YULETIDE:

  • No Bags or Purses (Clear Bags Only, See Following FAQ)

  • No Outside Food or Beverage

  • No Smoking (Including Cannabis and Vaping)

  • No Animals (Including Emotional Support Animals)

  • No Weapons (Including Guns, Knives, etc)

  • No Abusive Language

  • No Refunds | No Rainchecks | No Re-Entry

Please click on the image below to view our high-resolution map of 2022 YULETIDE attractions.


For the safety of our guests and staff, Old Tucson has instituted a clear bag policy. The policy limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the park. The following is a list of bags that will be accepted for entry:

  • Bags that are clear plastic or vinyl and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, after being searched
  • Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection, including but not limited to oxygen tanks, diabetes kits, allergy pens, etc.


Prohibited bags may not be placed in a clear bag in order to gain entry. Personal items may be enclosed in a small clutch bag, approximately the size of a hand. These small bags will be searched.

No. At this time, neither face coverings nor proof of vaccination are required to attend YULETIDE at Old Tucson. Those who choose to wear medical masks are welcome to do so and we ask other guests to respect their choice.

2022 Standard Pricing Dates (Nov. 27, Dec. 2, 4, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18)

$35 Adult (Ages 12+) │ $30 Child (Ages 5-11) │ Free Child (Ages 0-4)

Additional ticketing service fee and local tax will apply. A $5 parking pass is required for each vehicle.

2022 Premium Pricing Dates (Nov. 25, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24)

$45 Adult (Ages 12+) │ $40 Child (Ages 5-11) │ Free Child (Ages 0-4)

Additional ticketing service fee and local tax will apply. A $5 parking pass is required for each vehicle.

In order to provide a better experience and manage the number of guests in the park, timed-entry bookings are required for YULETIDE. Tickets can be booked easily here on our website. Some walk-up tickets may be available on the day of the event, however, we do not guarantee entrance if you have not booked in advance. We expect high-demand dates and times will sell out, so please book early to secure your spot.

The entry time listed in your confirmation email represents your official start time and the beginning of the experience. We recommend that guests arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to their listed entry time. This allows time to park and pass through security. Tickets are valid only for the date listed and you may enter the park up to two hours after your listed entry time. Once admitted inside the park, guests are welcome to enjoy exploring YULETIDE until closing each evening at 10:00pm. Please note re-entry is not permitted. 

The only differences between Standard and Premium tickets are the dates and/or times of admission. Lower demand dates/times are priced lower to offer those on a budget options and higher demand dates/times are priced accordingly. The event functions exactly the same for all admissions and guests enjoy the same experience.

It is recommended that tickets are purchased as soon as your group knows which date and time you would like to attend. Popular entry times are expected to sell out quickly for this busy event.

For the most efficient purchase experience, we recommend booking tickets here on our website as our phone lines are extremely busy during periods of high demand. Once tickets have been released, booking agents can be reached using the form on our Contact Us page or by calling 520-640-0010 during the following hours:

Monday-Friday: 6:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm

All times are Arizona Standard Time.

Please leave a callback number as instructed if prompted by our phone system. An agent will return your call as soon as possible and the return call may come from an unfamiliar number or area code. Please only leave a callback number once. Leaving the same callback number again bumps you to the end of the queue.

YULETIDE is located at Old Tucson, 201 Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735. Parking is available in our on-site lots for $5 per vehicle (charged at the time of booking).

We require that groups of 50+ book tickets over the phone at 520-640-0010. Corporate groups or other large parties interested in booking entire dates please contact Old Tucson staff at info@oldtucson.com.

Active-duty military members and first responders with the appropriate ID card are eligible for a $5 discount on each ticket (up to 10 tickets). To check out, please enter promo code HERO5 and select the applicable discount ticket product. Please note, the active-duty individual or first responder must be a member of the attending party and must present their valid service ID card for verification when checking in at the event. If the appropriate identification cannot be presented by this individual, you will be charged the difference in ticket price before being allowed entry.

Much of the property at Old Tucson is accessible by those using mobility devices. Please note that the property is unpaved and has areas with uneven surfaces. There are some buildings and attractions that feature steps and planks that are not accessible. We apologize that due to tight spaces and uneven surfaces, some attractions are not accessible to those using mobility devices.

Like sporting events, concerts, and other live events, tickets for YULETIDE are not refundable.

If event dates are canceled for reasons including (but not limited to) weather or COVID-19 restrictions, all guests on affected dates/times will receive an option to attend on a later date (based on space availability) or a full refund.

Changes to the date and time of a reservation can be requested but are subject to availability and pricing differences. If entry slots are available on another date/time, our reservation agents will do their best to accommodate your request. However, no guarantees can be made that your reservation can be changed. Please use the form on our Contact Us page or call 520-640-0010 to initiate a date or time change request.

The purchaser must change the entire order to a single date and time. The purchaser may not split off a portion of the order for a different date or time.

YULETIDE will continue to operate in various weather conditions including rain. Some attractions may be temporarily unavailable due to inclement weather.

If conditions such as lighting or flash flooding occur, YULETIDE may be delayed or temporarily closed. If event dates are canceled due to weather, all guests on affected dates/times will receive an option to attend on a later date (based on space availability) or a full refund.

No. For the comfort and safety of all guests, pets and emotional support animals are not permitted at YULETIDE. Only trained service animals with identification cards are permitted in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Arizona law.

Yes, a number of restrooms are available for guests throughout the property. Please ask a staff member to direct you to the nearest location. 

Yes! Old Tucson is returning bigger and better than ever and we need talented individuals to join our team. Please click HERE to view open positions and apply today. Please note that auditions for YULETIDE 2022 have concluded and actors have already been cast.

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