Tempe This Week – Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

Author: Nancy

Posted on: December 2, 2012
Last updated on: September 29th, 2014 at 4:44 pm


If the holiday spirit hasn’t seized you yet, this week Tempe offers plenty of events that will help you toward attaining some degree of holiday bliss. One of my favorites, the Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade takes place this Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Tempe Town Lake.  Companies, organizations, families and individuals float down Tempe Town lake in boats all decked out in a dazzling array of colored lights. You’ll see everything from great big boats to little single seat kayaks, all looking so fancy and festive.  I’m always impressed at how creative people are when it comes to decorating their boats.  The boats float along at a leisurely pace, allowing everyone plenty of time to take it all in. Then, after the boat parade comes to an end, the sky lights up with a beautiful fireworks show.  I love it!

The festivities start at 5 p.m. with pre-parade entertainment, Santa Claus arrives at Tempe Beach Park at 6 p.m. and the boat parade begins at 7 p.m. You won’t find anything else like it in our area and it’s a wonderful way to spend a beautiful balmy December evening.

The boat parade is just one of a many terrific events that will help put you in the holiday mood. View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.


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