APS Electric Light Parade


2020 Parade Update

The 2020 APS Electric Light Parade will feature a reimagined format and ​be presented as a television and video stream-only ​experience. ​

Despite this temporary change, this year's event will still include all the excitement and cherished traditions.

ABC15 Arizona​ will air a 60-minute special presentation on Sunday, December 6 at 4 p.m. The program will re-air on ABC15 Arizona, CW61 Arizona and PHXTV (Ch. 11)​ throughout the month of December. Follow this page for updates about airtimes.​​

Read more about this year's modified event



Watch a replay of the 2019 parade:


For more than three decades, the APS Electric Light Parade has been an event where families, neighborhood groups and businesses from across the city come together to celebrate the joy of the holiday season. 


Volunteer Information:

Help us bring this family tradition to life! Volunteering is a great way to help spread holiday cheer and provides a unique parade viewing experience.

For more information contact elp@phoenix.gov


Vendor Notice:

VENDING IS NOT PERMITTED in the APS Electric Light Parade staging or destaging areas, and along parade route streets and sidewalks per Phoenix City Code, Street Vending, Article II, Section 31-24, Item 6. Phoenix.gov/Lic​enseServices


​Parade Entrants:

Information Guide

Parade Sponsors:​​

​Become a Sponsor


2019 Parade Award Winners

Best Non-Profit Entry Award
Twirling in a Desert Wonderland: Arizona Twirling Athletes

Best Non-Profit Entry Award Runner-up
Arizona Bus Club

Best Community Entry Award
The Williams Family

Best Community Entry Award Runner-up
The Dolan Family

Best Small Commercial Entry Award
Landscaping Contractors CRG LLC​

Best Large Commercial Entry Award
Mardian Transport

Best Government Entry Award
Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson

Best Use of Light Award
The Dolan Family

Best Presentation of Theme Award
Landscaping Contractors CRG LLC​

Best Marching Band Award
Pride of Tolleson Marching Band

Best Performance Entry Award
Ballet Folklorico de Santa Maria

Best Use of Lights Award 
Ballet Folklorico de Santa Maria


Event Partners:

APS Community Programs North Phoenix Baptist Church

Arizona Cardinals Arizona Diamondbacks Phoenix Suns

Palo Verde Generation Station IBEW 387 Michael Pollack Real Estate Investments


Fiesta Bowl Fiesta Bowl ​White Mountain Apache Tribe