Chocolate at the Mission

molinillos and chocolate rounds

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News Release Date: November 28, 2016

Contact: Anita Badertscher, 520-377-5063

Chocolate, favored beverage of priests across the Spanish empire, will be celebrated at the ruins of the mission church at Tumacácori National Historical Park between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th.

Visitors can join friends and neighbors in sampling various sustainably sourced flavored chocolates, practice whipping hot chocolate with a traditional molinillo, learn about the role chocolate played in mission life, and sip a cup of traditional Mexican hot chocolate while touring the mission grounds.

The evening tops off Tubac and Tumacácori’s weeklong “Dipped in Tubac” chocolate festival, celebrating the art and history of chocolate from December 5th through the 10th. For more information about related events in Tubac, consult the Tubac Calendar. ( Visitors are encouraged to bring layered clothing, flashlights, and cameras.

Admission to the park is $5.00 per adult, free for federal pass holders and children under age 16. For more information, call the visitor center at (520) 377-5060, or visit the park website at

Last updated: November 26, 2016

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Tumacacori, AZ 85640


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