Yikes on how crazy busy everyone has become and especially at the Holiday time. There are two things you can do to ensure your family enjoys one of the greatest gifts of all – the spirit of togetherness. One, plan – I mean write down on a calendar the events and activities that you will attend. Two, go.
Here are two of our top picks. Stay tuned for more great holiday destinations as we continue our series on #holidaytogetherness.
Fantasy of Light Boat Parade
December 10, 2016 | Tempe Beach Park | Tempe Town Lake
The event kicks off at 4:30 pm with live music, selfies with Santa, food trucks, face painter, caricature artists, Four Peaks Beer truck, wine and more! Come out early, get your spot, a bite to eat and listen to some great music while making new friends with your neighbors. The parade launches off at 7 pm and complete with a colorful display of fireworks at 8:45 pm. Come early, stay late!
Free Admission for Spectators
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.
Fireworks 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.
Selfies with Santa Special guest, Santa Claus, will hear children’s gift requests in Tempe Beach Park. Bring your camera! Families are encouraged to bring their own camera for free Selfies with Santa.
Event Amenities Food and beverage concessions,live music, public restrooms, and ATMs will be on site for spectator convenience.
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Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo
Join the Phoenix Zoo at the Valley’s brightest holiday tradition: ZooLights presented by SRP! Celebrating 25 years, ZooLights shines with millions of lights, a three-story-high holiday tree, hundreds of glimmering light displays and lakeside music-in-motion shows.
ZooLights is open to the public Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, January 8, 2017.
- Millions of lights
- Hundreds of sparkling displays
- Jengo the Talking Giraffe returns with his pal Tortuga the talking tortoise
Make ZooLights a family tradition and enjoy one of the largest holiday light shows in the country!