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Marketplace Street Fair at the Kick-off Party
We welcome a variety of local businesses as vendors to showcase their holiday- or gift-themed products and services at the Marketplace Street Fair. The event draws more than 10,000 people throughout the day, most of whom find their way to the Marketplace. We have limited spaces available and slots fill up fast—If you are interested, sign up now!
NEW THIS YEAR: Each accepted vendor will donate an item valued at $25 or more from their collection. These donations will be used in our silent auction. Proceeds benefit our chosen charity.
This year’s event takes place on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 11 am to 10 pm at Desert Foothills Park. The Marketplace will be open from 11 AM to 5:30 PM but you are welcome to stay longer if business is booming!
Food Truck Trail
Local food is a staple at the annual Festival of Lights Kick-Off Party! Check out all the local vendors joining us for this years Festival of Lights party below.
The Festival of Lights Holiday Kick-Off Party is a premier family event for the Ahwatukee community that raises funds for the lighting of the medians over the holidays on Chandler Boulevard and provides a fun event for the community.
We have inflatables, Marketplace Street Fair, The Tavern/beer garden, restaurants throughout the park, visits with Santa, entertainment for the family, and other fun activities. Up to 15,000 attend the daylong festival.
The Festival Stage will be set up on the west side of the park with a large stage, full sound system and plenty of seating in front.
COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES – 11AM-1:30PM
Welcome to Festival of Lights
Mariachi Estrella de Cobre (Copper Star)
Phoenix Cooperative Dance
Classic Image Dance
Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre
LITTLE DEBBIE BAND 3:30-6:30PM
CALICO — 7-10PM