Saturday, December 8, 2018
Everyone loves a parade, right? A parade that floats…even better! We invite the community to take part in holiday cheer by gathering on the shores of Tempe Town Lake to watch a procession of festively decorated boats of all shapes and sizes at the 19th Annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade Presented by Domino's on Saturday, December 8th, 2018.
Light up the night and be dazzled by the Valley's most unique holiday event. While you are there, grab a bite from the on-site food vendors, get your holiday shopping done at the Holiday Market, take a selfie with Santa Claus, enjoy beer or wine while watching live entertainment and behold as the waters of Tempe Town Lake glisten from the crafted parade unit lights.
Make Downtown Tempe your Home for the Holidays this season!
Tis' the Season to Give
You can make a difference in the lives of hungry, low-income families and individuals who turn to United Food Bank for help this holiday season by collecting jars of peanut butter and donating them at the parade. Help us reach our goal of donating 500+ lbs of peanut butter. Designated drop off areas can be found near the main entertainment stage.
Bag checks will be conducted at all entrances this year. Clear bags are highly recommended. Please read all of our Event Rules before arriving.
Live entertainment will begin at 4pm and the parade will kick off promptly at 7 pm. Starting at Tempe Town Lake Marina, the U-shaped parade route travels west and turns right at the light rail bridge, where they begin to make their way back east on Tempe Town Lake along the north shore. To get to the parade, check out Tempe Beach Park's location, know where to park or explore public transit options.