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. After dark, more than a thousand luminaria will illuminate the sidewalks and paths of Tempe Beach Park, a special display provided by Tempe South Rotary. Special guest, Santa Claus, will hear children’s gift requests in Tempe Beach Park. Bring your camera! Radio Disney presents a main stage filled with live entertainment for families and kids. Downtown Tempe Community, Inc. will offer free Santa photos for families, which will be posted online for download.
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. Spectator admission is free to the public. No viewing will be allowed from Mill Avenue bridges.
5:00 p.m. Event Opens
6:00 p.m. Arrival of Santa Clause to Tempe Beach Park
7:00 p.m. Boat Parade Begins
Free Admission for Spectators