The Miracle Bus                                                                                                                                                   Ramon Gonzales (Founder)                               

Founded 1970
Location Tucson, Arizona
Event Overview

Celebrating Our 44TH Year of Bringing Joy to Children

When: Sunday December 21st - Gates Open 9:30am

Where: AVA Theatre At Casino Del Sol

Location: 6 Miles West of I-19 On Valencia

“Miracle on 31st Street is a Christmas Celebration for children who live in Tucson’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods."




It started 44 years ago with Ramon Gonzales, a retired sheet metal worker, took $125 from his own pocket to host a Christmas Eve party for the neighborhood children on his street. The party was held at his house on 31st Street in South Tucson.

(Hence the name, “Miracle on 31st Street”.)

Gonzales lives in a small stucco home, and initially he cooked hot dogs in the backyard, but today he gets a little help from his friends. While Ramon and his wife Carmen still are the driving force, in the true spirit of giving, other community volunteers (more than 100 community members), join in to help. 

A few years ago “Miracle” became is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, with no paid staff. The Board and the more than 100 people who come together every year are all volunteers.

This year,
The Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council has generously donated the use of the Casino Del Sol's AVA Outdoor Theatre for the more than 10,000 children we are expecting to attend the event.


The Board of Directors are grateful for all the community support including:

The Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council and Casino Del Sol

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The Silver Saddle Steak House, For the 30th year of providing the hotdogs & drinks for the kids. 

Carondelet Health Network for their services and helicopter to transport St. Nick in to meet with the children.

Citibank of Tucson for donating manpower to help prepare for the program.

Gloria Bonillas & Local  Business "Looks Skin Boutique" for being the proud sponsor of this Website.

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild & The City of Tucson

Kathryn Stevenson & Western International Aviation

Tony Terry & Little Anthony's Diner

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson  In Conjunction with The Walgreens Stores In Southern Arizona

 Canyon Vista R/C 

Chris & The High End Tight Barber Shop


Local Mariachi Groups that come by to play for the children.

DJ's that provide additional music

Thanks to the countless community members who make cash donations

We can’t even begin to Thank everyone who joins in to help with whatever they are able to give – We do it for our kids - 


General Information

This year we are expecting more than 10,000 children .

Every Toy You Donate - Goes Directly to a Child .

Toys can be dropped off at the following locations in Tucson:


The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

823 E. Speedway Blvd (Speedway & Euclid) Tucson, AZ 85719


Old Pueblo Healthcare

5981 East Grant Road #115  Tucson, AZ 85712


Little Anthony's Diner

7010 East Broadway Boulevard  Tucson, AZ 85710

(Donate a toy and receive a free Jr. Sundae compliments of owner Tony Terry!)


The Home of Ramon Gonzales (Founder)

2019 West Ajo Way Tucson, Az. 85713


*We need Volunteers to entertain the kids such as balloon animal makers, Face Painters,  & Clowns*

(If you, or someone you know, can donate services in these fields please contact Ramon in advance)


Every Dollar You Donate - Goes Directly Towards Hosting The Event. 

Please email or call Ramon for making donations, volunteering,  or any other information.

(520) 288-8340  Ramon Gonzales



Miracle on 31st Street is a Christmas Celebration for children who live in some of Tucson’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.


Purpose To bring Joy to the children
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