Everyone loves a parade, right? A parade that floats…even better! In Tempe, 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.
Every year on Saturday following the Tempe Festival of the Arts weekend, Santa Claus arrives in Tempe Beach Park by way of boat along with other festive floats.
The 19th Annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade takes place on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. The parade is once again sponsored by SRP.
The floating units enter Tempe Town Lake at the Tempe Town Lake Marina and make their way to the north shore. The U-shaped parade route travels west to the buoys east of Tempe Center for the Arts, 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.
Make Downtown Tempe your Home for the Holidays this season!