Winterhaven Rides in Tucson

December 8th thru 26th 2018

3235 N. Country Club Tucson AZ 85716

How to Reserve?

Do you like Christmas Lights? Helping the Tucson Food Bank?  Green Energy? This is the event for you! Winterhaven Rides in Tucson. Wagon rides thru the  Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Join us for some of the best holiday family entertainment!  


RESERVATIONS?  ​Not required but strongly suggested.  To reserve, call us at 520-825-0208 between 9am and 5pm. Most days you can reserve right up to just hours before the event starts so call for availablility.  Check out our Dates, Times and Prices page for details and then give us a call to reserve. Prices range from $10-$16 per person and vary by date/time/age. 


Our phones get VERY busy as it gets closer to the Festival so reserve early.  If you get our message that means we are booking on the other line, give us a few minutes and call again.  Text/Information line 520-730-7676

NO RESERVATIONS?  Of course!  Arrive 30 minutes prior to time you would like... seating is first come first serve and is not guaranteed without a reservation, however, we usually are able to accommodate you as we underbook our wagons to make sure our reservations are good then fill the seats with walk ups...   All walk up seating $10 per seat regardless of the night you come as a courtesy to you for trying , we appreciate it!


PAYMENT:  Payment accepted in the form of credit card (4.0% convenience fee), money order or cash (no fee for cash or money order).  All reservations must be made with a credit card or mail a check/money order in advance to hold your spot: 

Address for checks:  Winterhaven Rides,  895 w. Running Bird Lane, Benson Arizona, 85602.  Please put your reservation name,  date and time on the memo.  Check must be received 1 week prior to the event.  


RAIN CHECKS? no rain checks, in the event of rain we will cover the wagons and waiting.  Please dress for the weather.  If you are not able to come due to rain, we will reschedule you in a future time slot.  Please inform your party of this!  


REFUNDS?  No refunds given out for any reason without adequate cancellation notice 


CANCELLATION: For a refund, we require 3 days notice to cancel parties of 10 or less.  We require 1 week notice for parties of 11 or more people to cancel.  If you are a same day reservation, you will be given a time to cancel by that same day.  If you show up at our site without all your people, you are still responsible for full payment of these missing people so plan carefully.  You may not sell your  missing seats from our lot. If we see you do this you will forfiet your seats and payment for the ride in full.  All cancellations will accrue a $10 filing fee


How to see it?

You can take a 40 minute tour of the lights on a wagon pulled by propane powered historic jeeps.  


The cost is between $10 to $16 per person.  Little ones 2 years of age and younger are free on the lap.  Additionally, there are child rates available most of the nights. There are discounts available so see our "Dates,Times and Prices" page for details! 


Rides depart at 6, 7, 8 and 9pm EVERY NIGHT INCLUDING CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS NIGHT!   We recommend reservations as it gets busy.  To Reserve, give us a call at 520-825-0208.  Have a Credit Card ready for payment in advance.  


Bring your food donations!


Other ways to view the event is to walk through or take your car through on the car night only which is December 27th from 5:30 to 10:00pm


What is it?

Tucsons Winterhaven Festival of Lights is one of the most amazing displays of Christmas Lights in the Unitesd States. This community has been decorating during the Christmas Holiday every year since 1949! This Festival of Lights has been in the hearts of Tucsonans since then! In 1986 the Winterhaven Festival of Lights joined up with the Tucson Community Food Bank to further spread the magic of the Season. This neighborhood is called Winterhaven...Thus, the Winterhavn Festival of Lights has been built and maintained each year by the creative and inspiring efforts of the residents of the Winterhaven Community. They decorate tirelessly and each year it is better than the last. These amazing people go as far as building huge displays and paying for all the materials and electric during the event to keep their houses lit. This incredible effort should not be overlooked and the real heros of this amazing event are the residents. Without them, not only would this unique and uncommon example of holiday spirit they embody would be lost, so too would be the huge effort the festival brings for the Tucson Food Bank. So if you meet any of them, thank them sincerely. The simple beauty of this event creates the essence of the nostalgic Holiday Season and should remind us all to slow down, experience the holiday, and try to give back to our community as this community does each year. The Residents of the Winterhaven Community maintain a certain character they want to continue and that is to provide "a festival presented to the people of Southern Arizona and operated by the volunteer efforts of Winterhaven's residents." During the many years of the Festival, Winterhaven has become world renown and we meet visitors from all over the globe who are here to see this event exclusively! Simply put, it is the best example of what we should all strive for... Our hats off to you... all the residents of Winterhaven!

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Looking for an Awesome Holiday Event?

Simply one of the most amazing Holiday Light events in the United States.  Great for family get togethers, corporate events or a small family outing.  We are happy to help!  

Winterhaven Rides

3235 North Country Club Road, Tucson, Arizona 85716, United States

(520) 825-0208

We are open every day during the festival including weekends and holidays from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the desired ride time.