APS Electric Light Parade

APS Electric Light Parade



​Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
Parade Start:
Central Ave. and Montebello Ave. at 7 p.m.
Parade End:
7th St​​. and Indian School Rd. *Parade run-time varies
Event Road Closure Information

Attendee​ Reso​urces:

​Downloadable Parade Map

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. 

Float Judging and
Pre-Parade Activities:

Dec. 1, 2017

5:30 to 8 p.m.

North Phoenix Baptist Church
5757 N. Central Ave.

Float Viewing & Judging:

Attendees are able to get an up close and personal view of many of the parade floats. This is your chance to admire the detail and hard work that goes into making these floats come alive.

Free Kids Event :

Santa's Village

A free family event that includes face painting, arts and crafts, small games and a photo with Santa. Each activity area will highlight a different holiday tradition from around the world.

Hosted by the students of Arizona State University's Recreation Management program.

APS Electric Light Parade


Parade Sponsor Information:​​

​Become a Parade Sponsor

​Parade Entry Information:

*Parade entry registration has concluded.

Parade Entry Information Guide

If you have questions about the APS Electric Light Parade, please contact us at elp@phoenix.gov.

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 Luz Pardo at luz.pardo@phoenix.gov​


Vendor Notice:

VENDING IS NOT PERMITTED in the APS Electric Light Parade staging area, destaging area, or along parade route streets and sidewalks on December 1 and December 2, 2017 per Phoenix City Code, Street Vending, Article II, Section 31-24, Item 6. phoenix.gov/licenseservices


Helpful tips for those planning to attend the APS Electric Light Parade:

  • Consider taking Valley Metro Light Rail to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs right next to the Light Rail stop at Central Avenue, just south of Camelback Road.

  • 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 three or more 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. View event road closure information.

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

  • Coolers are permitted, however, alcohol and glass containers are prohibited.

Sponsors & Partners:

 APS Community Programs North Phoenix Baptist Church

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