APS Electric Light Parade

APS Electric Light Parade


Saturday, D​​ec. 4, 2021

Parade starts at 7 p.m.

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.


Important COVID Note:
To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, multiple COVID-19 mitigation strategies have been implemented this year which includes reduced entries, reduced entry occupants, and the elimination of the pre-parade viewing event traditionally held the evening before the parade.  Additionally, it is strongly encouraged to social distance when possible, and wear masks.  If you or a loved one is feeling sick, please stay home and consider enjoying the parade telecast from the comfort of your home.​​

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. 


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 on Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 per Phoenix City Code, Street Vending, Article II, Section 31-24, Item 6. Phoenix.gov/Lic​enseServices


​Parade Entrants:

Register Is now closed. Thank You!Parade Entry Guidelines


​Become a Sponsor:

Help Support this Holiday Tradition!



Questions? Contact us at elp@phoenix.gov

​Watch the Parade Broadcast:

Wednesday, December 25

6 a.m. – 7 a.m.


PHXTV Web Stream

Daily through December 25

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

PHXTV Website​

(dates/times above subject to change)​


2021 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

KNXV-TV ABC15   KEZ 99.9 FM Fiesta Bowl  

White Mountain Apache Tribe