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Tempe Holiday Boat Parade 2013

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade at Tempe Town Lake

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Tempe Holiday Boat Parade
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The Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is one of several annual winter holiday events hosted by the Mill Avenue District in downtown Tempe.

Enjoy these photos of the Tempe Festival of Lights and Tempe Festival of Lights Boat Parade.

Where is it?

The Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade takes place on Tempe Town Lake in Downtown Tempe. Here is a map to the Tempe Town Lake/Tempe Beach Park area, including instructions for access by METRO Light Rail.

When is it?

The Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade and associated activities take place on Saturday, December 14, 2013 starting at 5 p.m. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. and the Boat Parade starts at 7 p.m. The Boat Parade is a rain or shine event.

What kind of festivities will there be at the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade?

About 50 lighted and decorated watercraft will parade in front of the shores of Tempe Town Lake for the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade. The METRO Light Rail LED installation on the Tempe Town Lake Bridge will provide a special display. About one hour prior to the start of the boat parade, Santa Claus will make his appearance at Tempe Beach Park. Radio Disney presents live entertainment for families and kids. The fireworks finale will take place following the end of the boat parade. No viewing will be allowed from Mill Avenue bridges.

How much will it cost to get in?

Nothing! Spectators at the Tempe Holiday Boat Parade are admitted free.

Where should I park?

You'll find the most convenient parking at:
- Hayden Ferry Lakeside Parking Garage – Rio Salado, just east of Mill Avenue
- Hayden Square Garage - 3rd Street between Ash Street & Mill Avenue; located under Hayden Square Condominiums
- City Hall Garage - 5th Street between Mill Avenue and Myrtle
- Centerpoint Surface Lot -5th Street between Ash and Maple

Don't want to pay for parking? Try METRO Light Rail.

What else should I know?

Don't forget that the Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts will take over the streets of downtown Tempe December 6-8, 2013. What a great place to do your holiday shopping! See the video!

What if I have more questions?

Visit Downtown Tempe online, or for event information call 480-355-6063.

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Tree lightings, holiday lights, festivals, holiday music and entertainment, gift guides and holiday travel tips -- find them all in the Christmas Holidays Guide for Greater Phoenix.

All dates, times, prices, and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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