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Yuma's visitor center closed on Christmas Day


Yuma's visitor center closed on Christmas Day
Unique gifts available thru 2 p.m. Christmas Eve

YUMA, ARIZONA - Everyone is welcome at the Yuma Visitor Bureau's Visitor Information Center - with the exception of Christmas Day.

"We will be closed on Dec. 25 so our staff can enjoy the holiday with their families and friends," said Ben Velasquez, manager of the visitor center. "But we're open until 2 p.m. Christmas Eve for last-minute shopping* and will reopen Dec. 26."

The visitor information center (201 N. 4th Ave.) will observe its regular operating hours - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week - throughout the rest of the holiday season, including New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park will follow the same schedule, closing on Christmas Day only.

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park also will be closed on Christmas Day, and also will close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve if you need prison gift gear. The prison will observe its regular operating hours - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (cell block closes at 4:30 p.m.) for the rest of the holiday season, including New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

YVB's administrative office (180 W. 1st St.) will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Year's Day.

* Searching for a gift for the person who has everything? In addition to a wide variety of unique items in our Yuman Interest gift shop, you can wrap up an "only in Yuma" experience with our Field to Feast or Savor Yuma tours. More info at 783-0071, or stop by 201 N. 4th Ave. or get tickets online at


The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.

Visit Yuma team can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment.  We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."

You can download background and "anytime" materials below; dated press releases appear "most recent first" at left. Call or email us for photos and B-roll video.

YVB periodically hosts group and individual press trips, and is glad to partner with other Arizona or California DMOs to coordinate a visit to several regions.

For more information, contact Linda Morgan at 928-376-0100 (office), email Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.

'Anytime' releases:

Around & about - a quick Yuma overview

Brilliant! Yuma wears 'sunniest' label with pride

Last link in river restoration under way


Background info:

Fast Facts About YVB

 Fast Facts About Yuma 

Yuma history - narrative

Yuma historic timeline


Research and statistics

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018 Executive Summary

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