Next KOP Planning Meeting: 10/8 6:45p YMCA

Volunteers! We need you! You, you and you! Young and old!

All our work is through volunteers like you, from local schools, organizations and individuals. Please join us.

Right now we have four needs:

1. Participate in the committee working on The Kick Off Party from now through November. Urgent!

2. Outdoor fun work in the Park on Friday 11/28 and Saturday 11/29. We need 300 plus people including you!
3. Removing lights along Chandler Boulevard on January 3, 2105.
4. Participation in the long term planning of the 2015 Wine and Beer Festival.

Hoping everyone will be able to attend the next planning meeting for the 19th Annual Holiday Kick Off Party this year scheduled for Saturday, November 29th. We plan to get together Wednesday, October 8th at the YMCA beginning at 6:45 pm.

It goes without saying that we need all of you and more to become involved and accomplish all the tasks required. Please clear your calendars and plan to join us for this very important meeting. Sponsors, entertainers and crafters, we need you, you and you!


Thank you for all you have done in the past and for once again making the committment to "Brighten the Foothills".

Festival of Lights

Holiday Kickoff Party Committee Chair

Judy Lewisohn

Gerry Thorning

Susan Anderton

Marketplace Street Fair Vendor Info

We begin to sell vending spaces in August. Vendors from the previous year have the first rights to reserve space, then it is opened up to new vendors on September 1, 2014. The fee is $100 prior to October 31, and $125 November 1 and later. Generally, space is sold out by mid-November, with sales absolutely closing on November 15. Click here to see more FAQs.


We are no longer accepting applications for:

Derma Health

Edward Jones

Ellie Brook Designs

Flavored vinegars

Gold Canyon Candles

Makeup Eraser

Origami Owl

Pampered Chef


Stella & Dot

Thirty One Gifts


Click here for an application for Marketplace Street Fair.

Kick-Off Party Sponsorships


The Festival of Lights activities enrich our community and bring neighbors together but they can only happen with the support of local businesses and organizations such as yours. We invite you to join us at the upcoming Holiday Kick Off Party where 15,000+ residents come out to enjoy local entertainment on two stages, rides and inflatables for the family, 100+ craft booths on Marketplace Street Fair, The Tavern Beer and Wine Garden, 10 food vendors, a volleyball tournament and more. The attached sponsorship packages are a sample of how you can be involved in this popular community event but we are always open to new ideas on how we can work together to promote your business and our event.


We look forward to your partnership in this event as we light up our community.

bullet More on Event Package Sponsorships - $750+

bullet More on Activity/Game Sponsorships - $200-$600


Click here for Sponsorship Application

Open Entertainment Casting Call

We've added a second stage to accommodate all the talented groups in our community! We welcome applications from local private and school-based groups that would like to perform during the day. We have limited time slots available, so get your application in now!


Click here for the application form.

  • The Festival Stage will be located on the basketball court with a large stage, full sound system and plenty of seating in front. Bands, choral groups and small performance groups will be featured here from 11am – 5pm.
  • The Candy Lane Pavilion will be located in the fenced tennis courts next to Santa’s Village with ample seating and provides a perfect area for dance, theatre, acrobatics and larger groups to perform from 11am – 5pm.


All performances will be scheduled in 30-minute blocks, allowing for 20 performing minutes, with 5 minutes on either side for changeover.


Click here for the application form.


Please contact Joann McCarty at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any entertainment questions.