Fantasy of Lights Returns in 2021

Be Part of the Magic! 

The Fantasy of Lights events are some of the most cherished community events in the Valley of the Sun. These events will once again delight Arizona residents and visitors with two parades, one that floats and the other marching down Mill Ave, plus plenty of holiday eats & treats, family-friendly entertainment and special visits from the one-and-only Santa Claus. These events are just not possible without the talents and support from the community- so we invite you to join us in making these events the best ones yet! 

Street Parade + Tree Lighting Event

Friday, November 26, 2021
The Street Parade and Tree Lighting event kicks off the holiday season in downtown Tempe. The event includes a street parade down Mill Avenue, a holiday market, jolly eats & treats, and a tree lighting ceremony with a special visitor from the North Pole. 

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Be a Parade Unit

You can be part of the magic and create lasting memories for thousands of families and kids. Parade units include vehicles, floats, interactive performances, dances, and more. Apply today and let's make this parade the BEST. PARADE. EVER!

We've extended the Earlybird discount through November 15, 2021. Secure your space today!

2021 Entry Fees:

  • Individual or Community Units: $35
  • Downtown Tempe Merchant/Business Units: $165
  • Commercial Units:: $200

*Before applying, please read the Parade Manual

Apply to be a Street Parade Unit


Be Holiday Market Vendor

Calling all purveyors, crafters, makers, and artists! Are you interested in having your products showcased to over 30,000+ parade-goers? Join the festivities by hosting a booth at the Fantasy of Lights Holiday Markets

Apply to be a Holiday Market Vendor

Volunteer at the event

Volunteers make the magic happen behind the scenes. We need volunteers to help create a safe, fun, and memorable experience for all attendees. We have various jobs and shifts available. Sign up today! 



Boat Parade + Fireworks Show

Saturday, December 11, 2021
This event is one of the most unique events in the valley. Head to Tempe Town Lake to watch 20+ boat cruise, lit up in festive lights, cruise the lake. Enjoy a fireworks show, local shopping from a holiday market, live music, and holiday eats + drinks. 

We Need Boat Parade Units!
You can be part of the magic and create lasting memories for thousands of families and kids. The Boat Parade includes boats of all shapes and sizes. Apply today and let's make this boat parade the BEST. PARADE. EVER!

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Apply to be a Boat Parade Unit

Apply to be a Holiday Market Vendor




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