Hailey Cheek, Marketing & Communications Manager  


Tucson, AZ (Dec. 13, 2023) – This holiday season, Tohono Chul introduces its inaugural Merry Market, a thoughtfully curated shopping experience designed to support local businesses while offering a stress-free holiday shopping experience for members and visitors. Running until December 23rd, Tohono Chul's indoor Garden Pavilion transforms into a dynamic marketplace, showcasing artisanal crafts, gourmet treats, educational kids' gifts, Sonoran Desert/Tucson-themed pieces, and unique finds for everyone.

According to Tohono Chul’s Executive Director, Jamie Maslyn Larson, "Tohono Chul’s shops have always been Northwest Tucson’s best-kept secret for unique, locally sourced gifts. Merry Market is an extension of our museum shops— it’s a way of providing a stress-free shopping experience to our community; stroll through the gardens while checking everyone off your gift list! Plus, every dollar you spend supports Tohono Chul’s gardens and educational programs.”

Merry Market operates from 10 am to 3 pm through December 18th and extends its offerings from 10 am to 7 pm from December 19th through December 23rd. Visitors who attend during the extended hours will receive complimentary admission from 5 pm to 7 pm, allowing them to bask in the twinkling lights that adorn the Gardens—a hallmark of Tohono Chul's Holiday Nights event.

Merry Market Hours:
Through December 18th: 10 am to 3 pm
December 19th – 23rd: 10 am to 7 pm with free admission from 5 pm to 7 pm

Location: Tohono Chul's Garden Pavilion
Address: 7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Contact: 520-742-6455 / 
Admission: Price of daily admission during regular business hours. FREE from 5 pm to 7 pm, December 19th-23rd 

Tohono Chul is a nonprofit organization that enriches lives by connecting people with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert region, inspiring wise stewardship of the natural world. For more information on Tohono Chul, visit or call 520-742-6455.