Final details are set for the Oro Valley Holiday Celebration, a two-day event this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, at historic Steam Pump Ranch off Oracle Road.
The event is free and open to the public.
On Friday, Miss Pima County Kathryn Bulkley serves as master of ceremonies.
Non-perishable foods and unwrapped gifts are being accepted for the town's Adopt-A-Family Giving Tree, which is being lighted Friday.
A fire pit with s'mores is being sponsored by the Golder Ranch Fire District.
And there is a chili-tasting competition to benefit Adopt-A-Family.
Jonas Hunter of the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance is master of ceremonies at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Saturday events run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa arrives on a Wells Fargo stage coach, escorted by Golder Ranch Fire Department and the Oro Valley Police Department. Students provide entertainment. Crafts and cookie decoration keep the kids busy. A non-profit expo is also planned.
OV Holiday Celebration
6:05 p.m. – Flag ceremony by Boy Scouts Troop 270.
6:10 – National anthem, by Ranee Thurber.
6:15 – Mayor and council welcome, lighting of the Oro Valley Giving Tree.
6:20 — Adopt-a-Family, Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp.
6:25-8:40 — Entertainment, by the Cross Middle School Choir, singer Ranee Thurber, the Cross Middle School Band, the Ironwood Ridge Jazz Band and Orchestra ensembles, the Canyon Del Oro Jazz Band, the Tucson Dance Academy, Miss Pima County Kathryn Bulkley and the Ironwood Ridge Marching Band.
9:05 a.m. — Flag ceremony, Boy Scouts Troop 250.
9:10 a.m. — National anthem, Flowing Wells High School Junior ROTC instructor Sgt. Major Billy Seamans.
9:15 — Entertainment, by the Wilson Elementary School Choir, the Wilson Middle School Choir, Sgt. Major Billy Seamans.
10 a.m. – Mayor and council welcome.
10:05 a.m. — Santa arrives.
10:10 a.m. — Entertainment, by the Wilson Middle School Chamber Ensemble, singer Danee Dorame, Catalina's Choristers mixed children's choir, Casas Christian School Choir, singer Paige Raksanaves, Painted Sky Elementary School Choir, Copper Creek Elementary School Choir, singer Lory Warren, the CORO professional choral ensemble.
1 p.m. — TubaChristmas