Saturday, December 12, 2020
Everyone loves a parade, right? A reverse parade that floats…even better! Each year, we invite the community to take part in holiday cheer by joining us at Tempe Town Lake to observe the festively decorated boats of all shapes and sizes. The 21st Annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, December 12th, 2020.
The Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade will look a little different but will still offer a fun time for everyone! Our plan is to hold a "reverse" parade. This year, all parade units will be staged along the Southside of the lake between the Mill Avenue bridge and the Rural bridge from 6 PM - 8 PM. Boats will anchor and stay stationary during this time while the attendees walk a one-way loop to observe the holiday-themed parade units.
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, enjoy beer or wine, and behold as the waters of Tempe Town Lake glisten from the crafted parade unit lights.
Make Downtown Tempe your Home for the Holidays!
Bag checks will be conducted at all entrances this year. Clear bags are highly recommended. Please read all of our Event Rules before arriving.
Tempe Beach Park will open at 4 PM and viewing of the parade units will take place from 6 PM - 8 PM. To get to the parade, check out Tempe Beach Park's location, know where to park, or explore public transit options.
Thank you to our 2019 sponsors and supporters...