Bisbee, Arizona is the place to be Thanksgiving weekend! On Friday and Saturday, families can enjoy live entertainment, unique shopping experiences, and even visit with Santa Claus. With many time-honored traditions, such as the Festival of Lights, Small Town Holiday, the Bisbee Home Tour, and the Art Chairs Auction, the city is filled with its unique brand of charm.
Friday & Saturday
The 29th Annual Festival of Lights is an all-day celebration the day after Thanksgiving held in City Park. Beginning at noon on Friday, November 24, 2017, you can find wonderful gifts from vendors at the Craft and Food Fair. Join in the fun with a free Ornament-Making Workshop for kids of all ages from noon until 2 pm. Live music and dance performances, games, contests with prizes, and even a visit from Santa Claus are part of the festivities. The Festival of Lights ends at 8 pm with the ceremonial lighting of the trees in the park. For more information about Festival of Lights, contact Lorena Valdez at Public Works at 520-432-6002.
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, Old Bisbee merchants decorate their windows and stay open late until 8 pm to celebrate A Small Town Holiday. The historic district is well-known for its eclectic mix of unique shops, antique stores, boutiques, and art galleries where you can find creative, one-of-a-kind, handmade and vintage gifts. Bring the kids to see Santa on Main Street in front of Mule Mountain from 2 to 4 pm. Enjoy live performances on the streets throughout Old Bisbee between 3 and 6 pm. Be sure to vote for the "Best Decorated Window" to be entered in a raffle to win great prizes! Cast your ballots at Finders Keepers Antiques between 10 am and 6 pm at 81 Main. The contest is sponsored by Nancy Parana, REALTOR/GREEN, Homesmart Elite Group. Catch the magical windows lit at night from 6 to 8 pm with a free tour of the Christmas windows by the Bisbee Tour Company. Meet them in the Convention City Parking lot! For more information about Small Town Holiday, please call Kathy Sowden at 520-432-2900.
While in Bisbee, take in the 35th Annual Bisbee Home Tour Friday and Saturday. This tour is the annual fundraiser for the Bisbee Woman's Club. This year's theme is "New Places/New Spaces" with homes in San Jose Estates, Naco, and Bisbee Junction. These homes are not to be missed! Buy tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bisbee-home-tour-2017-tickets-39042760949 and pick them up at the Turquoise Valley Golf Course Club House in Naco where the tour will begin. Tickets are $15 each and children under 12 are free.
While at Turquoise Valley, bid on one-of-a-kind furniture at the16th Annual Art Chairs Auction. The auction starts at 10 am on Friday and closes at 5 pm Saturday evening. Local artists donate their time and incredible talents to create a variety of unique pieces.