Evelyn Datri, left, gets in a bit of summer Christmas shopping as she looks over tree ornaments with sales manager Laura Brauneis in Diana's Christmas Collection at Madaras Gallery, 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Datri shopped at the gallery on Tuesday.
A Santa on a motorcycle and one of Diana Madaras' paintings, "Kitty Humbug," are some of the items for sale at her gallery.
It may be 90-plus degrees outside, but it's a winter wonderland inside Tucson artist Diana Madaras' Foothills gallery.
Jane Belotte, right, shows handmade necklaces to Christine Sena, left, as Judy McBride watches in the background at the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association's "Christmas in July" summer show on Saturday at the Hilton Tucson East. Despite triple-digit temperatures outside, Christmas trees and h…
Sue Taylor examines coffee mugs at the arts and crafts show last weekend.
Leigh Ann Swaim admires hand-carved wooden birdhouse ornaments made by Dennis Kranz, left, at the Tucson Arts and Crafts Association's "Christmas in July" show. The group's next show is in September.
The North Pole Experience is a visit to Santa's Workshop, an 8,500-square-foot, multiroom space that has an impressively authentic feel and a four-part adventure that ends with meeting Santa.
Youngsters gather around a table in Mrs. Claus' bakery for sugar cookies and "snowman soup" (hot chocolate).
Groups of elves lead kids and families after arriving at the North Pole.
The North Pole Experience features a collection of letters Santa has received from children all over the world.
Christmas sweaters. Mall Santas. Icicle lights.
Christmas in July is being held at the Hilton East Hotel, 7600 E. Broadway, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
New flavors include Eggnog and Wildflower Honey.