Patronato’s Christmas at San Xavier

Linda Ronstadt headlined the first concert at the Mission more than 22 years ago, starting a beloved tradition that now marks the beginning of Tucson’s holiday season. This signature series of concerts raises funds for Patronato, a nonprofit organization devoted to restoring and preserving Mission San Xavier for future generations. 2019 Christmas Concert dates: December 9, 10, 11 and 12.

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Please note that, because of the reflective nature of the concerts, guests are discouraged from bringing children under the age of 8.

A Round of Applause for Our 2018 Sponsors

A big thank you to these businesses and individuals for helping to ensure the success of our Christmas Concert series.

Snell & Wilmer
Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment
Long Realty Cares Foundation
Tucson Electric Power

Family Underwriters
Arch and Laura Brown
Fred and Mary Frelinghuysen
Kathy and Michael Hard
Margaret and Ken McNealy
Hank and Barb Peck
Chuck and Pat Pettis


23rd Annual

Patronato’s Christmas at San Xavier

December 9 – 12, 2019

Friends of Patronato Presale

Tickets are currently only available for purchase if you are a current Friend of Patronato Donor.

One of the benefits of being a Friend of Patronato is receiving early access to Concert tickets.

Songs of the Nave: A Christmas Tradition at Mission San Xavier

By Richard Fenwick

There is plenty to boast about in Southern Arizona, but perhaps the best of our boasts comes whenever the subject of the season makes its way into the conversation. We like to remind our out-of-town friends and families how summer monsoons bring us respite from the heat, or how verdant and alive the Sonoran Desert becomes each spring. But we invariably return to winter, so gloriously mild that visitors arrive from out-of-state each year by the thousands from northern climes to share in the boast, and to gather with Patronato San Xavier for Southern Arizona’s most enduring winter tradition: Patronato Christmas at San Xavier.

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