Join with your friends and neighbors to enjoy a cool nighttime parade where every entry is beautifully decorated with colorful holiday lights. After the parade, enjoy the official lighting of the annual Tumbleweed Tree!
Parade of Lights
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 7 p.m.
Historic Downtown Chandler
Families, local school groups, marching bands, civic organizations, neighborhoods, dance troupes, and businesses are all welcome to participate in the parade (see the entry categories below) and add to the pageantry of the Tumbleweed Tree Lighting Ceremony. This event helps to bring our community together to kick-off the holidays.
NEW THIS YEAR - the parade will start at the corner of Arizona Avenue and Frye Road!
The remaining portion of the route will remain the same - north to Buffalo Street, east to Arizona Place and south to Boston Street
Guests attending the event are strongly encouraged to arrive early to find parking. There are several locations to park at throughout the Downtown area. Please visit the parking map and suggested routes to access each parking site.
Event Parking Map (pdf.)
Road closures will take place for this event. Please make sure to plan accordingly and how to move around the area.
Streets to be Closed - Beginning at 6:00am
San Marcos Place at Buffalo St
San Marcos Place on the south side of Commonwealth Ave
Commonwealth Ave on the east side of the Alley (west of San Marcos Place)
Arizona Place at Buffalo St
Arizona Place at Boston St.
No Street Parking along Arizona Ave from Chandler Blvd. to Frye Rd.
Streets to be Closed - Beginning at 3:30pm
Arizona Ave at Chandler Blvd. to Frye Rd.
Buffalo St & Washington St west side
Boston St & west of First Credit Union Parking Structure Entrance (Closest to the Senior Center)
Washington St & Frye Rd. north side
Chicago St & Wall St east side
Chicago St & Delaware St west side
Boston St & Arizona Ave west side
Buffalo St & Oregon St east side (hotel entrance open)
Streets to be Closed - Beginning at 6:30pm
Delaware St. at Frye Rd west side
Washington St. at Elgin north side
Colorado St. at Elgin
Frye Rd. at Arizona Ave west side with a single right turn lane only
Arizona Ave at Frye Rd. south side
Arizona Ave. northbound traffic detour at Elgin for east or west bound traffic to Frye Rd.
Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2012 Parade of Lights. The deadline to enter has past and entries are no longer being accepted. Please come back in July 2013 to enter for the 2013 Parade of Lights.
Parade Entry Categories
All entries have the option of being judged before the parade begins. Please review the categories carefully and choose only one that best suits your entry. All entries will be automatically considered for Judge’s Choice and a new category this year -- Pride of Chandler: All-America City!
Best Lit Musical or Dance Group
Best Lit Community Group
Best Lit Automotive Group
Best Lit Business Entry
Best Lit Animal Entry
Best Lit Mascot
Biggest and Brightest
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