Light up the night and be dazzled at the Valley’s most unique holiday event, the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade at Tempe Town Lake. Each year, we invite the community to take part in holiday cheer by gathering on the shores of Tempe Town Lake to watch a procession of festively decorated boats of all shapes and sizes. The 20th Annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, December 14th, 2019.
While you are there, grab a bite from the on-site food vendors, get your holiday shopping done at the Holiday Market, take a selfie with Santa Claus, enjoy beer or wine while watching live entertainment and behold as the waters of Tempe Town Lake glisten from the crafted parade unit lights.
- Bag checks will be conducted at all entrances this year. Clear bags are highly recommended.
- Live entertainment will begin at 4pm and the parade will kick off promptly at 7 pm.
- Starting at Tempe Town Lake Marina, the U-shaped parade route travels west and turns right at the light rail bridge, where they begin to make their way back east on Tempe Town Lake along the north shore. To get to the parade, check out Tempe Beach Park's location, know where to park or explore public transit options.