November 23, 2018 | 4pm

The Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade and Boat Parade have become family traditions in Downtown Tempe.

For over 24 years the Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade kicks off the holiday season in downtown Tempe. This festive event brings over 35,000 people to downtown to enjoy the parade, tree lighting ceremony, holiday shopping and a visit with Santa.

Mark your calendars for November 23, 2018. Parade begins at 6pm!


December 8 2018 | 4pm

The 20th Annual Tempe Boat Parade is set to launch on December 8, 2018!  This year we have an exciting line up for you.  Live music, food, photos with Santa, a holiday market and what parade wouldn't be complete, without a colorful fireworks display!  

This is the ONLY time that motorized boats are allowed on Tempe Town Lake, so you won't want to miss the action.  


Opening Night Parade

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Boat Parade

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