2022 Holiday Parades: Places to Celebrate with Family and Friends

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:

Northern Arizona

  • 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

Central Arizona

  • 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

Southern Arizona

  • 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
To learn about other ways APS is making an impact in Arizona, visit aps.com/community.

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APS serves more than 1.3 million homes and businesses in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is a leader in delivering affordable, clean and reliable energy in the Southwest. The company is committed to serving customers with 100% clean power by 2050. As owner and operator of Palo Verde Generating Station, the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free electricity, and with one of the country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios, APS’s current energy mix is 50% clean. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).

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