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Christmas in the Canyon Nov 29 - Dec 23




Come celebrate Christmas at Tuacahn this holiday season! With over 250,000 twinkling lights, synthetic ice skating, a live nativity show, train rides, and a visit with Santa Claus, you don’t want to miss Tuacahn’s Christmas in the Canyon event! Please see our Calendar for dates and times.

Live Nativity -This 20-minute telling of the birth of the Christ child is sure to become a family tradition. Updated with new music and narration, live animals, and acting by volunteer groups, there is no better reminder of the true meaning of Christmas! Presented in our outdoor amphitheatre at 7:00pm and 8:00pm. $3 per person, $20 per family (up to 10 people).

Skating - Glide along our state-of-the-art synthetic ice rink at the base of the towering red rock canyon! To save even more time for skating, please fill out this mandatory waiver Skating Waiver in advance. Skating rentals are $7 per person. Open 5pm-9pm.

Old Salty Train - Take a train ride through the majestic red rocks of Padre Canyon on the Old Salty Train, provided by Ruby’s Inn. $2 per person. There is no admission charge to visit Tuacahn and enjoy Christmas in the Canyon. Open 6:00pm-8:30pm.

Santa Claus -Come visit and take a photo with Santa on our plaza! 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Admission is free to visit Tuacahn and enjoy the lights, music, and ambiance of the holiday season during Christmas in the Canyon! It's Tuacahn's way of saying "thank you" to the community for its support and to remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas. Chef Hog's Cafe will be open for dinner and treats!

Don't forget to visit the Gift Gallery and get a 20% discount on all christmas decor and gifts!

For exciting sponsorship opportunities for our  skating rink please click here. To read more about our skating rink please click here.


Christmas In The Canyon - Festival of Lights Festival of Lights Festival of Lights
Christmas in the Canyon

  • All Christmas decor and gifts are 20% off at the Tuacahn Gift Gallery.
  • Christmas Lights & Holiday music on the plaza
  • Chef Hog's Cafe is open for dinner.
  • Hot chocolate & other delicious treats at concessions.
Live Nativity

  • Presented in the amphitheatre at 7:00 and 8:00 pm.
  • $3.00 per person
  • $20.00 per family(up to 10 people)
  • The Live Nativity has all new music and narration. 
  • Volunteer groups provide the on-stage talent each night.  The Live Nativity includes live camels and other animals.
Activities for the Entire Family

  • Live Nativity 7 & 8 p.m.
  • Skating from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
  • Holiday train ride on the Old Salty Train provided by Ruby's Inn from 6:00 to 8:30pm.
  • Santa Claus from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 
  • Open fire
Christmas in the Canyon and the Live Nativity are not open on Tuesdays and Sundays.

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