APS Electric Light Parade

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The theme of the 2023 APS Electric Light Parade is "It's Electric!" This year is all about neon! 

Registration to join the parade is OPEN! ​​

The 2023 APS Electric Light Parade is almost happening Saturday, December 2, 2023!

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Parade date:
Saturday, December 2, 2023

Parade starting location:
Central Ave. and Montebello Ave.
Parade Starts at 7 p.m.

Parade ending location:
7th St​​. and Indian School Rd. 
Parade run-time varies​

Day of Parade Road Closures - 5 to 11 p.m.:
Central Ave: Camelback Rd. to Bethany Home Rd.
7th St.: Indian School Rd. to Osborn Rd. 
Camelback Rd.: 1st Ave. to 7th St.


​Helpful tips for those planning to attend this year's parade:

  • Consider taking Valley Metro Light Rail to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Ave., just south of Camelback Rd.

  • The parade is a rain or shine event. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.

  • Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating.

  • Crowds for this event have grown large in recent years and viewing spots along the parade route are first-come, first-served. Spectators often start arriving hours prior to parade time to reserve a spot.

  • Parking is available on city streets around the parade route and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Private lots near the parade area often offer parking for a fee.

  • Spectators should try to minimize and gather any trash and litter generated during the parade to ease post-event cleanup.

  • Coolers are permitted, but alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.​​​​​​​​

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. 



Vendor Notice:

VENDING IS NOT PERMITTED in the APS Electric Light Parade staging or destaging areas, and along parade route streets and sidewalks on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 per Phoenix City Code, Street Vending, Article II, Section 31-24, Item 6. Phoenix.gov/Lic​enseServices


​Parade Entrants:

​2022 APS Electric Light Parade Awards
2023 Registration Viewable Now! ​2023 Participation Guidelines​

Become a Sponsor:

Help Support this Holiday Tradition!



​2023 Safety Guidelines (PDF)
Questions? Contact us at elp@phoenix.govEvent and Street Closure Information (PDF)

​Watch the Parade Broadcast on ABC15:

Dates TBD

​ABC15 Arizona​​​

PHXTV Web Stream

Daily through December 25

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

PHXTV Website​



2022 Event Partners:

APS Community Programs  North Phoenix Baptist Church

Arizona Cardinals  Arizona Diamondbacks  Phoenix Suns

Palo Verde Generation Station  IBEW 387  

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White Mountain Apache Tribe