Ahwatukee Festival of Lights

Bringing Ahwatukee Together Since 1995

Spring Wine and Beer Tasting Event

Our super popular Festival Of Lights 2023 Beer and Wine Spring Event is BACK! Join us 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟭𝘀𝘁! Unlimited wine and beer, Casino, Wine Pull, Prize Drawings, Live Entertainment and more.


Sponsorship opportunities are available now including: CASINO, MAIN STAGE, TASTING GLASSES, PHOTO BOOTH, WINE PULL and MORE! 

If you/your company would like to sponsor any of the available sponsorships, please reach out to us via social media and our sponsorship team will be in touch!
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About The Festival of Lights

The Ahwatukee Foothills Festival of Lights (FOL) was founded in 1995 as an Ahwatukee community initiative after the developer of the Foothills, Del Webb, discontinued promotional festive-season lighting along the Chandler Blvd medians.

Three women, residents of Ahwatukee, felt that the lights were a beautiful landmark and should be present each festive season. They established the FoL as a 501C3 charity to implement substantial community events to raise money and fund the annual lighting. A substantial network of energetic and dedicated volunteers has sustained the effort every year since then.

As of 2020, The Festival of the Lights has morphed more into a charitable organization with a broader purpose as the committee is no longer responsible for setting up the Christmas lights along medians of Chandler Boulevard between Desert Foothills Parkway and 24th Street. That job now falls to the Foothills Community Association, however the FOL Committee is still raising money to help the HOA raise money for the lights as well as other charitable activities in Ahwatukee.

2023 Charity Applications

now available

The Festival of Lights Committee invites you to apply to be a partner charity for the Festival of Lights Kick Off Party in November. For over 22 years this 501c3 organization has raised funds to “Light Up Ahwatukee” with the Million White Lights Display along Chandler Boulevard during the holiday season.

Each year, additional monies raised are donated back to the community to our partner charities. In previous years, Kyrene Foundation, Kiwanis, Girls Rule Foundation, The Mellonhead Foundation, Y OPAS, Lights, Camera, Discover, Armer Foundation and many more have been recipients.

Holiday Kick-Off Party in November

Desert Foothills Park, 1010 E Marketplace SE, Phoenix, AZ 85048

The Festival of Lights Holiday Kick-Off Party is a premier family-fun event for the Ahwatukee community that raises funds for the lighting of the medians over the holidays on Chandler Boulevard

Inflatables, a Marketplace Street Fair, the Tavern/beer garden, food trucks throughout the park, visits with Santa, entertainment for the family, live music and other fun activities. Up to 15,000 attend the day long festival.

We hope that you will join us in 2023. 

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Ahwatukee Foothills News – Beer and Wine Festival is BACK this April

Ahwatukee Foothills News – Beer and Wine Festival is BACK this April

𝗘𝗫𝗧𝗥𝗔, 𝗘𝗫𝗧𝗥𝗔! The latest edition of The Ahwatukee Foothills News is out and features The Festival of Lights Beer and Wine festival happening in ONE month! Tickets are on sale now for 10% off until March 27th! http://bit.ly/42mowQc Tickets include beer/wine, food, $100...

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Volunteers needed for Beer and Wine Festival

Volunteers needed for Beer and Wine Festival

Volunteers are needed for this year’s Festival of Lights Beer & Wine Festival on Friday, April 21st. Our annual Wine, Beer & Culinary Festival wouldn’t be possible without a community of support…and supporters! There are many ways to get involved and help!...

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Festival of Lights Association

4435 E. Chandler Blvd. #200
Phoenix, AZ. 85048

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