Everyone loves a parade, right? A parade that floats…even better! every year the community takes part in the celebration by gathering on the shores of Tempe Town Lake to watch the beautiful festively decorated boats. The 20th Annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, December 14th, 2019.
It’s truly the most unique valley event. Don’t forget to grab a bite from the on-site food vendors, get your holiday shopping done at the Holiday Market, take some pictures 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.
Make Downtown Tempe your favorite stop of the Holidays
Peanut Butter Drive
During the Boat Parade, unopened jars of peanut butter will be collected on behalf of the Tempe Community Action Agency to support their mission of helping hungry individuals and families this holiday season. Donations will be accepted near the main entertainment stage. Help us reach our goal of donating 500 pounds of peanut butter!
Bag checks will be conducted at all entrances this year. Clear bags are highly recommended. Please read all of our Event Rules before arriving.
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.