Real Snow in Tucson

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Here's a chance to see snow without driving up Mount Lemmon. And there will be fireworks, a Christmas tree and Santa, too:

Starr Pass’ Winter Wonderland weekend kicks off on Friday, December 16 with Santa Claus and his elves arriving by helicopter on the resort’s Tash Lawn. After Santa’s spectacular entrance, children can enjoy a bedtime story — Twas the Night Before Christmas — read by Mrs. Claus in the lobby.

The festive fun will continue throughout the weekend. Kids and kids at heart can enjoy the real snow specially brought in each year for the Winter Wonderland event with sledding down snowy Starr Circle Hill, located at the resort’s main entrance. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available, and on Saturday kids can create Christmas gifts at Santa’s workshop and get tucked into bed by the elves*. Families can also have their portrait taken with Santa on Saturday morning to capture the holiday memories*. The event will wrap up with a dazzling firework finale lighting up the winter sky.

*Some events require reservations or a nominal fee. There is also a special winter rate associated with the Family Fling & Swing Winter Package, starting at $219 per night.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort is located at 3800 W. Starr Blvd. Check out their website here.

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