After the Fantasy of Lights Parade on Mill Avenue and the Phoenix Electric Light Parade, we move to the Tempe Town lake for the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade.
The annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade will feature “as many as 50” festively-lighted boats of all sizes for the 2017 parade.
This unique annual boat parade on Tempe Town Lake showcases dozens of entries where thousands of people gather to enjoy the festivities. The boat parade begins at approximately 7pm but people begin to gather near the shores of Tempe Town Lake at approximately 4:00pm. A beautiful fireworks display will light up the sky at the conclusion of the Tempe Boat Parade.
Light up the night and be dazzled at the Valley’s most unique holiday event—the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade Presented by SRP at Tempe Town Lake. Begun in 1999, the Boat Parade will feature as many as 50 festively lighted boats of all sizes.
Fireworks Fireworks will light up the night, too. The Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade fireworks finale will conclude the light-filled night following the end of the boat parade.
Selfies with Santa Special guest, Santa Claus, will hear children’s gift requests in Tempe Beach Park. Bring your camera! Families are encouraged to bring their own camera for free Selfies with Santa.
Saturday, December 9th, 2017
4:00 p.m. Pre-parade entertainment
The event kicks off at 4:00 pm with live music live music from local artists, Cesar Chavez Choir, Trevor Browne Dance Team, Joey Unami, and 76th Street!
Give Back – Bring an unopened jar of peanut butter to donate to the United Food Bank’s Peanut Butter Drive – just drop your jar off at one of the donation receptacles in Tempe Beach Park!
Holiday Shopping – Eat, drink and shop local handmade goods from various 6th Street Market vendors!
Come out early, get your spot, a bite to eat and listen to some great music while making new friends with your neighbors.
Parade Begins at 7:00pm –
The parade launches off at 7 pm but there’s a LOT of other things happening at the lake
Beginning at approximately 8:00pm and celebrate the holiday season with a fireworks show on the shores of Tempe Town Lake!
Santa Claus – You can also bring your cameras and snap your holiday pics in Santa’s tent! There will also be more entertainment from local artists, 2Tone Lizard Kings!
Of course, you are welcome to continue to eat, drink and shop local handmade goods from various 6th Street Market vendors Saturday night, as well. This is a magical time of year in Downtown Tempe with all of the lights on the lake and along Mill Avenue!
Free Admission for Spectators at the Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade!
More Info: Downtown Tempe Community 480-355-6060
The Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is the only event of year where motorized boats are allowed on the lake.
The night is also a great opportunity to see the Tempe light rail bridge show off it’s beautiful LED display.
The light rail bridge is gorgeous at night:
Getting to the Tempe Boat Parade is quick, easy and convenient if you take the METRO to Mill Avenue. Just exit at Mill and walk north to the lake.
I’ll see you there!
Tempe has MANY awesome events at the lake and at Tempe Beach Park. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about living close to the action, check out the information about homes in the 85281 zip code or contact Tempe REALTOR Nick Bastian at 602-803-6425 for more information.