Holiday Lights Installation Coming
Do not fear the annual holiday light display will continue this year. We are working closely with the city and are expecting to start installation in the coming weeks. The city is expected to be completed with their work on Chandler shortly and then the Foothills landscape crew needs to attend to the medians with the fall trimming and cleanup before we can begin wrapping the trees and cacti with the holiday lights.
Kick-Off Party Set for Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 - 11am-7pm

santa picDon't make any out of town plans for Thanksgiving this year! With our great November weather, make them come to you! Mark your calendar for the 19th Annual Festival of Lights Kick-Off Party on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Carnival rides, community entertainment, Beer Garden, Marketplace Street Fair and the Harley Parade will keep you and your out of town guests busy all day! And besides....who really wants to leave Phoenix in the winter???

  • Admission is FREE
  • Rides/inflatables from 11a-7p, $20 all-day wristbands (indiv. tickets avail. for .50)
Kick-Off Party Sponsorships


Get your business in front of 15,000 Ahwatukee residents! Join us at the 16th Annual Holiday Kick Off Party where Ahwatukee comes out to play. Enjoy local entertainment, rides and inflatables for the family, 100+ craft booths on Marketplace Street Fair, The Tavern Beer/Wine Garden, 10 food vendors, a volleyball tournament and more. Check out the many ways you can be involved in this popular community event. We are always open to new ideas on how we can work together to promote your business and our event, so contact us today!


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.

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.


Click here for an application for Marketplace Street Fair, or click here for the current list of vendors.