Every December, the Electric Light Parade brings holiday magic to families, neighbourhoods and local businesses. The parade has been held in Phoenix since the 1980s. More than 100,000 spectators gather every year to watch magnificently illuminated floats, greet Santa and welcome Christmas into the city. The parade starts on Central Avenue and Montebello Avenue. It ends at 7th Street and Indian School Road. Hundreds of musicians, marching bands and performances pass through the downtown area on festive floats to the joy of children and adults. The best float in the parade gets an award.
After the Phoenix Electric Light Parade is over, Santa's Village for kids is ready to be explored. Children can take a picture with Santa, participate in workshops and other fun holiday activities.