Photos courtesy of city of Tempe

The festive spirit is set to descend upon Downtown Tempe and Mill Avenue in a brilliant display of lights and merriment.

On Friday, Nov. 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., residents and visitors are invited to usher in the holiday season with the Fantasy of Lights Street Parade & Tree Lighting.

This vibrant event promises a magical start to the holiday festivities. As dusk settles, Mill Avenue will come alive with a dazzling street parade, spreading joy, warmth, and the enchantment of the season. Following the parade, attendees will gather for the eagerly awaited tree lighting ceremony, turning Downtown Tempe into a radiant beacon of holiday spirit.

But the luminosity of the event isn’t just in the lights. Faces, especially the little ones, are sure to light up with a chance to get up close and personal with Santa! Capture the moment with photos and ensure those Christmas wishes are heard by penning letters to Santa.

The festivities don’t stop there. Live entertainment will keep the atmosphere buoyant, and numerous other attractions are bound to keep everyone engaged and filled with yuletide spirit.

So, mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and make your way to Mill Avenue for an evening that promises to be the highlight of this festive season. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, this is one Tempe tradition you won’t want to miss!

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