Tempe events: Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

Author: Nancy

Posted on: December 6, 2016
Last updated on: September 14th, 2018 at 10:19 am


Tempe events include a Tempe home town holiday favorite, the annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade at Tempe Town Lake on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Tempe Town Lake will be all aglow with as many as 50 aquatic floats all decked out in a dazzling array of colored lights. You’ll see everything from great big boats to little single seat kayaks, all looking so fancy and festive.  I’m always impressed at how creative people are when it comes to decorating their boats.

The festivities start at 4:30 p.m. with live music, selfies with Santa, food trucks, face painters and more! After dark, a special display provided by Tempe South Rotary will feature more than a thousand luminaria that will illuminate the sidewalks and paths of Tempe Beach Park. The parade begins at 7 pm and ends with a colorful fireworks display.

You won’t find anything else like the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade in our area and it’s a wonderful way to spend a beautiful balmy December evening. Admission is free for spectators.

Tempe’s calendar is full of exciting events this week. See what’s happening below and view a complete listing of Tempe events, or call (480) 894-8158.  

December 6-10: ASU Art Museum Stores Holiday Sale
ASU Art Museum & ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center & Brickyard Gallery 

December 6-11: MAMA MIA!
ASU Gammage

December 7-10: Stray Cat Theatre: Anything You Hear and Only Half of What You See
Tempe Center for the Arts 

December 7-17: 3-D Astronomy Shows
ASU Marston Exploration Theater

December 7-January 8: ZooLights
Phoenix Zoo

December 8: Beyond the Bricks: Thursday Night Live: Stanley Serrano Trio
Hayden Square Amphitheater

December 8: Jason Griffith: From Me to We
Changing Hands Bookstore

December 8-11: Comedian Jamie Kennedy
Tempe Improv

December 9: Barefoot
The Marquee

December 9: Art After Work: Paint What You WantTempe Center for the Arts

December 9: Kelli Donley: Basket Baby
Changing Hands Bookstore 

December 9: Dueling Pianos with Nick Garza and Company
Tempe Marketplace District Stage

December 9: hello Friday 
Tempe Center for the Arts

December 9-31: Las Noches de las Luminarias
Desert Botanical Garden

December 10: Santa Soiree
Tempe Marketplace District Stage

December 10: Azure Family Concerts
Tempe History Museum

December 10: Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade
Tempe Town Lake

December 10: Darkness Dear Boy
Tempe Marketplace District Stage

December 10: The Sounds
The Marquee

December 10-11: Christmas Classics with Kimberly Marshall and the ASU Organ Studio
ASU Organ Hall

December 10-18: Danish Christmas at the Petersen House
Petersen House

December 10-24: Childsplay presents A Very Hairy Javelina Holiday
Tempe Center for the Arts

December 11: Zorá Quartet
Tempe Center for the Arts

December 11: Jim James
The Marquee

December 11: 6th Street Market
6th Street Park


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