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The Village Jazz Series presents free public concerts featuring nationally known and regional artists as well as student groups. All events are in the Village Area of Yuma Palms Regional Center, in front of Harkins Theaters. Attendees should bring their own seating. Food and drinks are available from handy eateries. Details are available at YumaJazz.com. This Thursday, Yuma Jazz Company welcomes the Yuma Catholic High School Choir and the spirit only they can add to this to festive, pre-village holiday concert. Details are available at YumaJazz.com.
to 9:00 PM
to 11:00 PM
Arizona State University (ASU) El Diablito Alumni Chapter and the City of Somerton will sponsor the 13th Annual Somerton Tamale Festival in Downtown Somerton. The memory of preparing and enjoying tamales during the holiday season is a cultural tradition. Using that same tradition and unique family recipes, the El Diablito Alumni Club has organized the festival for the past 13 years to showcase Yuma County’s best and finest tamales. This all-day event features music, cultural dances, and a variety of tamales which have attracted a range of people including local families, senior citizens, teenagers, and out-of-state travelers.
to 8:30 PM
Make this very special concert a family tradition as you “Experience it Live” with a beautiful selection of Christmas music played for you by the Yuma Civic Orchestra at the Historic Yuma Theatre. There are many different ideas about what the Spirit of Christmas is and perhaps that phrase makes your mind immediately travel to the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Wherever your mind travels, be sure to know that this concert is an annual Christmas favorite so prepare your heart and mind for the real reason for the season and the greatest gift of all. Purchase tickets here. Bring your tickets to Prison Hill Brewing Company before or after the concert to receive 10% off your total bill.
Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Please call 928-487-1344 for more information.
to 9:00 PM
Christmas is coming, come on down to Riverside Park just below the Historical Prison for a train ride. The ride will travel pass Stone Cabin, the New Grain Elevator in Well Town, pass the Texaco Station in Gila Bend and down through the Baby Grand Canyon of Yuma by the Gold Mine and around again over the 40' bridge. It is a fun way to spend part of your day. A lot of our volunteers love to tell stories about railroads and running a railroad. You will be educated on the history of railroads.
A $2 donation per rider will be greatly appreciated to help cover the cost of running the trains.
All Aboard, the train is leaving. Call 480-540-6267 for more information.
to 9:00 PM
If you're looking for a fun, family-friendly and safe place to celebrate New Year's Eve, head over the the Yuma Civic Center because this is it. Wear your favorite costume and enter a contest for a chance to win some prizes. Games, pinãtas, video games, music, food and plenty of giveaways. $1 gets you in the door and kids under 3 are free. Call 928-373-5040 for more information.