Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade




December 12, 2015 | 6PM
Tempe Beach Park,  Tempe Town Lake

Free Admission for Spectators


Light up the night and be dazzled at the Valley’s most unique holiday event---the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade Presented by SRP at Tempe Town Lake. Begun in 1999, the Boat Parade will feature as many as 50 festively lighted boats of all sizes. After dark, more than a thousand luminaria will illuminate the sidewalks and paths of Tempe Beach Park, a special display provided by Tempe South Rotary.

Fireworks Fireworks will light up the night, too. The Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade fireworks finale will conclude the light-filled night following the end of the boat parade.

Selfies with Santa Special guest, Santa Claus, will hear children’s gift requests in Tempe Beach Park. Bring your camera! Families are encouraged to bring their own camera for free Selfies with Santa.

Event Amenities Food and beverage concessions, public restrooms, and ATMs will be on site for spectator convenience. 



Public Viewing

The official spectator viewing area for the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is located on the southern bank of Tempe Town Lake in Tempe Beach Park. The Beach Park will open to the public at 5pm with the boat parade beginning at 6pm.

VIP Viewing

Want to enjoy the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade presented by SRP in style? Enjoy exclusive seating in a private viewing area, a full meal catered by Q-Up BBQ Food Truck, and complimentary hot cocoa.

Tickets cost just $15*.

Thank you for your interest in VIP Viewing. Unfortunately, VIP Area tickets are sold out at this time. 

Parking & Transportation

Click HERE for parking info.

Boaters Info

Click HERE for the 2015 Parade Manual