Empire Ranch Foundation
Christmas at the Empire Ranch

On the second Saturday in December we enjoy welcoming guests to the festively decorated Empire Ranch House for a bit of holiday cheer and some fun shopping. Over 400 excited visitors attended 2023 Christmas at the Empire Ranch festivitiesWe welcome participation at Christmas at the Empire Ranch by vendors and non-profit organizations.  Use the links on the menu to the left to register.

2024 Christmas at the Empire Ranch

Saturday, December 14, 2024

10 am to 2 pm

See below for the schedule of events in 2023. 

Music & Entertainment

Enjoy the cowboy tunes of the Mountain Saddle Band.

The Saguaro Strutters, a Tucson line dance team, will perform at 11 am and 12:30 pm.

All Day Activities

  • Share your wish list with Santa
  • Meet The Grinch
  • Docent Tours at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30– Visitor Contact Station Front Porch
  • Bucket Raffle
  • Make and Take Ornaments
  • Enjoy cookies and candies provided by ERF Board members and volunteers, coffee and other seasonal beverages

Non Profit Organizations and Vendors

  • All American Food LLC (Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, fries, soda)
  • The Avid Baker (Delicious baked goods)
  • AZ D&D Creations (Candles and lip balm made out of bees wax)
  • Buckland Abbey L.L.C. (Author Doug Hocking, Western history and historical fiction)
  • DJs Creations and Gifts (Hand crafted items, vintage jewelry and trinket boxes to modern jewelry)
  • Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association (Western wooden crafts, roping dummy and barrel cones for barrel racing)
  • Kvasnicka’s Horseshoe and Woodworking (Homemade horseshoe and wood projects
  • Lewis Kirts Westerns (Western historical fiction)
  • Raising Four Arrows (Coconut wax candles and handcrafted polymer clay jewelry)
  • Renewal by Andersen (custom built energy efficient windows and doors)
  • Sahuarita Community 4-H Club
  • Sierra Sweets LLC (Freeze Dried Candy)
  • Sonoita Rodeo Royalty
  • Susan’s Miniatures (Western themed ornaments, regional specific ornaments, regional specific onesies)
  • Timothy Holmes (Paintings)
  • Western Creations (Native art, railroad spike and horseshoe art)

2023 Christmas at the Empire Ranch Photos

Courtesy of Devon Christie