Community Outreach at Carondelet

Inspiring Health in Our Community

From free screenings to health fairs, Carondelet offers numerous classes, events, support groups and health education sessions to the local communities we serve. In addition, we partner with local organizations that join us in our mission to improve the health of Southern Arizonans. We strive to provide compassionate care in all its forms and hope you take advantage of all Carondelet’s unique programs and services that fit your needs and lifestyle.

2016 Tucson Parade of Lights

The Downtown Parade of Lights and Festival has been a beloved tradition for Tucson residents for over 20 years.  Thousands congregate to the streets of Downtown each holiday season to enjoy live musical performances, holiday floats and groups, children’s activities, and much more.  This year promises to be the largest event yet, with over 1,500 unique Parade entries.

Carondelet St. Mary’s has supported the Parade for years, and will be the Title Sponsor for this year’s event.  Generous support is also provided by several other Tucson-based organizations to make the Parade of Lights and Festival possible.

“We are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor for the Downtown Parade of Lights and excited for the opportunity we have to give back,” said Dr. Amy Beiter, CEO of Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital. “The Parade gives all of us a chance to come together, and we are committed to supporting our community.”

In honor of this commitment, Carondelet St. Mary’s will be hosting a Wellness Area at the Downtown Holiday Festival, where people can learn about the many health and wellness resources available year-round from St. Mary’s, as well as other local health partners throughout Tucson.  Whether it is caring for those who are suffering, or providing education for living a healthier lifestyle, St. Mary’s is devoted to the community it serves. 

The Parade of Lights begins in the historic Armory Park neighborhood at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 17th.  All groups and organizations are welcome, and cash prizes will be awarded for various categories such as best historical/cultural theme, best use of lights, best overall, best musical group, and more.

This event isn’t just an evening of lights, but a day full of activities, food, and shopping.  Stop by Johnny Gibson’s Market at 9 a.m. for Snowflake Making Workshops, or visit the Historic Train Depot at noon for a photo with Santa.  The Downtown Holiday Festival at Armory Park begins at 4 p.m. and will feature live entertainment, local food vendors, children’s activities, and the St. Mary’s Wellness Area.  The annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. 

For more information, click below to download the Parade of Lights Flyer.