Streetcar to Become Polar Express

The Sun Link streetcar will transform into the Polar Express (or the Pueblo Express) tomorrow. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus along with their jolly elves to sing some classic Christmas carols.

Ring in the holiday season starting at 5 p.m. at the Mercado stop on Avenida del Convento, where kids and parents can make paper snowflakes to decorate the inside of the streetcar. The Polar Express will be leaving the station at 6 p.m. sharp with limited space available.

Finish Your Last Minute Holiday Shopping with Live Mariachi Music and Food Specials

Visit El Rio Golf Course tomorrow for live Mariachi music, as well as food and drink specials in the El Rio Grill. The free party runs from 4-7 p.m. The golf shop will be open late to accommodate last minute shopping for that special golfer in your life.

For more information, please visit Tucson City Golf.

Downtown Parade of Lights This Weekend

The 21st annual Downtown Parade of Lights will take place this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and will last about two hours. The parade is expected to have approximately 75 different entries with 1,500 participants.

Before the parade begins, people can enjoy a festival with games, music, food, live entertainment, and more at Armory Park at 4 p.m. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will light the Christmas tree at 5:45.

Zoo Lights Celebration Continues

Reid Park Zoo's annual display of Christmas lights will help put you in the holiday spirit, with jingle bells, twinkling lights, falling snow, and Santa. Light displays, animal-themed light sculptures, and thousands of sparkling bulbs are part of the Zoo Lights holiday tradition.

Camel and carousel rides are open during the event for an additional fee. Free cookies are provided each night, and hot cocoa is available for $1.

Recycling Tips for a Green Holiday

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate 25 percent more trash than other times of the year.

Many items used during the holidays can be recycled, including greeting cards, wrapping paper, cardboard, glass and metal food containers, and some packing materials. Exceptions include tissue paper, tinsel, ornaments, styrofoam blocks or peanuts, paper towels, napkins, plates, cups, and anything with food residue.