Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade returns to Tempe Beach Park

December, 2017

9Dec4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tempe Beach ParkEvents Categories:Experience

Event Details

Everyone loves a parade, right? A parade that floats…even better! The Tempe Arizona Tourism Office invites 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.

Every year on the Saturday following the Tempe Festival of the Arts weekend, Santa Claus arrives in Tempe Beach Park by way of boat along with other festive floats.

The 19th Annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade takes place on Saturday, December 9th. The parade is once again sponsored by Salt River Project.

The floating units enter Tempe Town Lake at the Tempe Town Lake Marina and make their way to the north shore. The U-shaped parade route travels west to the buoys east of Tempe Center for the Arts, 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.

Make Downtown Tempe your Home for the Holidays this season! For more information, visit the Downtown Tempe website.


(Saturday) 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Tempe Beach Park

80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281