Parade of Lights Tomorrow

The 24th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival, presented by Carondelet Health Network, will take place tomorrow, Dec. 15. The festival in Jácome Plaza begins at 3 p.m. and features a family fair, 35 tons of snow and a sledding hill, multi-cultural entertainment, and local food vendors.

The parade itself will start at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Find the parade route and complete festival schedule at the above link.

Tucson Water Customer Service Open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Tucson Water customer service staff will be available on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Telephone hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and lobby hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wait times may be longer, so customers are asked to be patient. When possible, use online options to manage accounts, service, and payments. Inquiries emailed to will be responded to as quickly as possible.

Limited Service at Public Works Building During the Holidays

The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) and other City departments in the Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave., will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25, for Christmas and Tuesday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. The Public Works Building will have limited staff and customer services available on the first and third floors during the week of Christmas and the first week of 2019.

TreeCycle After Christmas

The City of Tucson once again is sponsoring the TreeCycle collection event. After you take down your cut Christmas tree and remove all the lights and ornaments, you can bring it to one of eight locations citywide for recycling.

TreeCycle runs from Dec. 26 through Jan. 14. Collection sites will be open during daylight hours unless noted otherwise. 

Happy Holidays from NewsNet

Today is the last regular edition of NewsNet in 2018. We'll return next week with some special year-end editions to recap the great things that happened in our community this year. We'll be back in the usual format in early 2019. Have a great holiday season, and be sure to follow us at the social media links above!

Brush and Bulky Door Hanger Notices No Longer Will Be Delivered Next Year

Beginning in 2019, single-family residential customers inside the city limits will no longer receive door hanger notifications for Brush and Bulky service from the City of Tucson's Environmental & General Services Department.

Visit the Brush and Bulky website to find collection dates and a map of Tucson’s 26 residential service areas. City crews collect from each area twice a year.

Zoo Lights 2018 Continues This Week

Zoo Lights, presented by Tucson Electric Power, continues at Reid Park Zoo. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through thousands of twinkling lights and lighted animal displays that illuminate the grounds of Reid Park Zoo. There also will be falling snow in the winter wonderland, pictures with Santa, and live music on the weekends. S’mores, sweet treats, and food will be available for purchase.

Sign Up Now for Free Series for Landscape Professionals

Become a landscape professional with certification from the Pima County SmartScape Program. Registration is underway for the SmartScape Series for Landscape Professionals, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 8. The series consists of eight classes over four weeks, followed by an exam, all taught by University of Arizona faculty and local business professionals.