The APS Electric Light Parade returns to the streets of central Phoenix. The 2012 parade theme is Toys, Treasures and Traditions.
APS Light Electric Light ParadeThe Electric Light Parade will again feature holiday lights on everything from elaborate floats to marching bands. The Electric Light Parade is expected to attract thousands of spectators. In addition to the floats, performance groups and bands also will take part.
The Electric Light Parade travels along Central Avenue from Montebello to Camelback, east on Camelback to 7th Street, 7th Street south to Indian School Road. For more information about the parade, call 602-534-FEST.
In 2012: Saturday, December 1 at 7 p.m.
What Else Should I Know About the Electric Light Parade?The parade is a rain or shine event. Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Coolers are permitted, but alcohol and glass containers are not allowed. Viewing spots along the parade route are first-come-first-served. Spectators often start arriving hours before parade time to reserve spots. Parking is on street and also is on a first-come-first-served basis. Private lots near the parade area often offer parking for a fee. You can access the parade route via METRO Light Rail at the Central and Camelback station.
The Arizona Department of Transportation usually provides detailed motorist information, including any travel or road restrictions, for this event. Call 5-1-1, then *7. The call is free.
Parade lovers also can come out during parade judging on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the event staging area at North Phoenix Baptist Church to see all motorized entries lit up for official review. Students from Arizona State University’s College of Public Programs will be on hand that night with free kids activities, and children also can visit with Santa. Visitors to the judging can enter the staging area at the church parking lot entrance on Montebello Road just east of Central Avenue.
Are There Other City of Phoenix Events?Yes, there are many holiday events and activities in Phoenix, including the popular annual Holiday Open House, and Cookies & Cocoa with Santa. Check the holiday events calendar and the holiday concerts and shows calendar for dates and details.
What if I have more questions?Visit the City of Phoenix online or call 602-534-FEST.
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All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.