The 2016 Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade kicks off the season of holiday events in downtown Tempe. This event typically hosts around 85 parade units, attracts 30,000 people, and also includes the traditional tree lighting ceremony. At the close of the parade, Santa is on hand for photos and the giant tree is also a great backdrop for holiday pictures.
Of course, we suggest you take the light rail to the Parade. Less parking challenges, for sure.
Happy Holidays to all!