Since 1999. The event kicks off at 4:30 pm with live music, selfies with Santa, food trucks, face painters and more! Come out early, get your spot, a bite to eat and listen to some great music while making new friends with your neighbors. The parade launches off at 7 pm and complete with a colorful display of fireworks at the conclusion of parade. Come early, stay late! Light up the night and be dazzled at the Valley's most unique holiday event-the Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade. Featuring as many as 50 festively lighted boats of all sizes and a top notch firework show, this is one holiday parade you don't want to miss. Fireworks will light up the night, too. The Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade fireworks finale will conclude the light-filled night following the end of the boat parade. Selfies with Santa Special guest, Santa Claus, will hear children’s gift requests in Tempe Beach Park. Bring your camera! Families are encouraged to bring their own camera for free Selfies with Santa. Event Amenities Food and beverage concessions, public restrooms, and ATMs will be on site for spectator convenience.