The Festival of Lights Kick-Off Party draws over 20,000 people and starts the holiday season with a holiday party to celebrate the season. From Thanksgiving weekend until the New Year, Chandler Boulevard from 24th Street to Desert Foothills Parkway is illuminated with more than a million white lights.
When is the Festival of Lights?
- Opening Day Celebration: Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Lights Along Chandler Blvd: through January 1, 2017, every evening until 11 p.m.
Where is it?
The Opening Day Celebration will take place at Desert Foothills Park in Ahwatukee. Parking at the park is limited. The beautiful Ahwatukee lights can be seen on Chandler Boulevard from 24th Street to Desert Foothills Blvd..
How do I get tickets and how much are they?
There are no tickets to the Kick-Off Party. Admission is free. Viewing the lights in Ahwatukee is also free.
What else should I know?
At the opening day Kick-Off Party the live entertainment will include a full line-up of local group performances on two stages. There will be carnival fun, community performances, Marketplace Street Fair and a lighted Harley Davidson Parade of 100+ riders. All-day wristbands and individual tickets will be sold for rides/inflatables. For the adults, there will be a beer/wine garden.
The Holiday Kick Off Party will include a pet parade and costume contest at 2:30 p.m. You can find the registration form online.
What if I have more questions?
For more information, contact the Festival Of Lights at 480-270-4365 or visit Festival of Lights online.
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