Nothing says the holidays like a parade! Kick off your holiday season right and join us in #DowntownTempe for the 24th Annual Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade presented by Wells Fargo on Friday, November 23rd, 2018.
Enjoy live entertainment, get a head start on your holiday shopping by sifting through hundreds of handcrafted goods at the Holiday Market and be dazzled as the streets of Downtown Tempe light up with festive décor. The event will start with live entertainment at Centerpoint Plaza at 4pm, and the parade will step-off at Mill Avenue and 3rd Street at 6pm with our Parade Grand Marshal, Sarah Sellers.
But the festivities don't stop there... stick around after the parade for our Tree Lighting Ceremony, take a selfie with Santa Claus and meet the one and only Sarah Sellers, 2nd place finisher of the Boston Marathon.
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. Look for the roaming donation collectors and/or drop off your items at the main entertainment stage located at Centerpoint Plaza.
The event will start with live entertainment at Centerpoint Plaza at 4pm. Then at 6pm, the parade will step off near Mill Avenue at 3rd Street, the U-shaped parade route travels south to 7th Street, west on 7th through Centerpoint Plaza and north on Maple back to 5th Street. To get to the parade on time, know where to park and explore public transit options.