Photos courtesy of city of Tempe

Tempe Town Lake is set to shine brightly on Saturday, Dec. 9, as it hosts the much-anticipated Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade, a unique holiday extravaganza in the Valley. This free, family-friendly event promises an evening filled with holiday cheer from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Attendees can indulge in holiday shopping and savor festive eats and treats while enjoying a vibrant entertainment lineup. The schedule includes performances by Emmanuel Lutheran School from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by Solh Music from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., concluding with a final musical performance by Gal Drimmer from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., leading up to the highlight of the evening – a dazzling boat parade featuring a variety of beautifully decorated boats, commencing at 7 p.m.

The night will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks display at 8:15 pm, alongside opportunities for Santa photos and letter writing to Santa.

The event is more than just a parade; it’s a celebration of community spirit and the joy of the holiday season, promising an unforgettable experience for all who attend. For more information, visit