The Cochise County Master Gardeners Invite You to "Cocoa in the Gardens with Santa"

With all the hustle and bustle of the season, it's good to stop and smell the roses. And enjoy some cookies and cocoa! Bring your family to the University of Arizona Sierra Vista Campus and take a break in the beautiful Discovery Gardens. The Cochise County Master Gardeners invite you to this free event.

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This free event features cocoa and cookies, music, and Santa. // Canva
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Cocoa in the Gardens with Santa returns Thursday, December 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30,

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Relax and enjoy the beauty of the season as the Cochise County Master Gardeners bring you cookies and cocoa, plus a chance for photos and a chat with Santa Claus.

The event happens in the Discovery Gardens located on the University of Arizona Sierra Vista Campus, located at 1140 Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista, right behind the Sierra Vista campus of Cochise College. Follow either entrance to the bottom of the ‘U’; you can’t miss the beautifully lit Discovery Gardens.

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Santa at the Cochise County Master Gardener's Cocoa in the Gardens with Santa // Val Davidson/TSM
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The Cochise County Master Gardeners

The Cochise County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program has been an active part of the University of Arizona Sierra Vista Campus and the Cochise County community for decades, with Jan Groth at the helm.

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Earthpicks at the Cochise County Master Gardener's Cocoa in the Gardens with Santa // Val Davidson/TSM
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Sip Hot Cocoa and Sing Along with Earthpicks

If you’re out shopping or running errands on Thursday, December 7th, be sure to stop by the Discovery Gardens any time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Enjoy a cup of hot Cocoa with all the fixins, plus cookies and treats, provided free by the CCMGA.

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Kids can drop of letters, cards, and have a chat with Santa. // Canva
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Kids are invited to chat with Santa. Enjoy holiday tunes with the band Earthpicks, and be sure to stroll through the beautiful Discovery Gardens. The garden's soft illumination is a real treat!

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Cookies at the Cochise County Master Gardener's Cocoa in the Gardens with Santa // Val Davidson/TSM
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See the Night Skies at the Patterson Observatory

Patterson Observatory, just behind the Discovery Gardens, will be open. The knowledgeable volunteers from the Huachuca Astronomy Club will have telescopes set up and you can even get a glimpse through the large telescope if weather and clear skies permit.

Bring your celestial questions – the members of HAC will point out interesting objects in our beautiful night skies.

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Flyer courtesy of the Cochise County Master Gardeners. Used with permission.
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More Information

If you’ve got questions, check out the Cochise County Master Gardeners Facebook page, where they’ll keep you updated with all the latest information.

  • A Free Family & Friends Event
  • When: Thursday, December 7th
  • Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Where: Arizona Sierra Vista Discovery Gardens at 1140 N Colombo, Sierra Vista

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