Fill Up on Holiday Cheer with APS at Parades and Light Displays Across Arizona
PHOENIX – Whether you’re traveling across the state or staying in town this winter season, holiday-themed parades will be rolling through communities all over Arizona. Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) is partnering with local communities across the state to brighten up this special time of year with local holiday events, including the timeless Valley tradition – the APS Electric Light Parade – back for its 35th year in central Phoenix.
“The holidays are about giving back and making moments joyful for others,” said Stacy Derstine, APS Vice President of External Affairs. “For 35 years, we’ve partnered with the City of Phoenix to put on the APS Electric Light Parade. It’s a chance for schools, businesses and organizations to come together with their neighbors. APS employees from across the state are also volunteering in their local parades. We’re grateful to take part in these unique traditions that bring our communities closer.”
APS Electric Light Parade
The APS Electric Light Parade starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The family-friendly, free event begins its 2.3 mile route at Central Ave. and Montebello Ave., travels south to Central Ave. and Camelback Rd., heads east along Camelback Rd. to 7th St., and continues south along 7th St. to Indian School Rd.
Stunning light displays, colorful holiday balloons and floats representing local businesses and organizations will showcase the theme ‘Light Up the Night’.
For information about the parade and helpful tips for attending this popular event, visit phoenix.gov/parks/elp.
Holiday Parades Across Arizona
This holiday season, employees throughout APS’s service territory will volunteer with local organizations and events, including the following parades:
- Nov. 18: Ash Fork Community Lighting and Parade
- Nov. 19: Winslow Christmas Parade
- Nov. 26: Prescott Holiday Parade
- Nov. 26: Williams Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade
- Dec. 3: Holbrook Light Parade
- Dec. 3: Payson Light Parade
- Dec. 3: Show Low Light Parade
- Dec. 10: Flagstaff Holiday Parade of Lights
- Dec. 3: APS Electric Light Parade
- Dec. 9: Wickenburg Holiday Parade
- Dec. 7: Gila Bend All-A-Glow Holiday Light Parade
- Dec. 10: Litchfield Christmas in the Park
- Dec. 10: Buckeye Glow on Monroe Electric Light Parade
- Dec. 10: Superior Light Parade
- Dec. 11: Globe Electric Light Parade
- Dec. 12: Gila Bend Parade
To learn about other ways APS is making an impact in Arizona, visit aps.com/community.
- Nov. 26: Douglas Christmas Parade
- Dec. 4: Casa Grande Electric Light Parade
- Dec. 10: Coolidge Holiday Parade
- Dec. 10: Yuma Christmas Parade
- Dec. 11: Christmas in Eloy