Old Tucson kicks off new season with old favorites and new musicals
CREATED Sep. 30, 2012
Web Producer: Taylor Avey
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Old Tucson opens the 2012-2013 season with new holiday features and historical gun fights.
People can once again take their families to enjoy all of the seasonal festivities that take place at Old Tucson starting this Friday, October 5. Operating hours will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during October, and then extend to 5:00 p.m. in November.
Throughout the summer, Old Tucson operators worked to update the facilities and add improvements.
According to Old Tucson's General Manager and CEO, Pete Mangelsdorf, "Over the past two years, Old Tucson has made great strides in providing an experience that delivers the spirit of the Old West circa 1880's. Building on that success, this season the saloon musical will celebrate Tucson's Western and Mexican roots and dramatic gunfights will be based on stories from local Southern Arizona history."
And that's not all Old Tucson has in store for visitors this year. The new season offers a variety of special events starting with Nightfall that runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 28.
Nightfall will be followed by the Heritage & Harvest Festival, which will run from Nov. 23 to Nov.25. Finally, the new season will feature an all-new Christmas musical debuting the same weekend and running through the end of the year.
For more on what you can expect to see at Old Tucson this season, check out the site's revamped website or Facebook page.