Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) November 24, 2008
Visitors to Tempe (http://www.tempecvb.com) will have a variety of holiday events in Arizona to choose from throughout the winter season. Events include the APS Fantasy of Lights Opening Night, the 40th Annual Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts and the APS Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade.
The APS Fantasy of Lights launches the holiday season with its Opening Night Parade and Holiday Tree Lighting on November 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. The glittering lights of the parade can be viewed on Mill Avenue from 3rd Street to the Centerpoint Plaza. The night's festivities will also include Clifford the Big Red Dog as the Grand Marshall, street entertainers, a special appearance from Santa Claus and a spectacular fireworks finale to complete the evening.
The 40th Annual Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts runs from December 5 - 7, open from 10 a.m. to dusk each day. Held in the Mill Avenue District, 450 juried artists will be representing 18 visual art categories ranging from digital photography to woodworking to jewelry to painting. This three-day festival offers visitors a chance to shop for the holidays while enjoying live music, the Arizona Wine Festival, a cottage edibles section and hands-on activities for children.
The APS Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade on December 13 brings decorated watercrafts that light up the night on Tempe Town Lake. Evening festivities take place from 4 to 9 p.m. with the parade beginning at 7 p.m. Visitors will enjoy free admission, special exhibits, musical entertainment, kids' activities, and a fireworks finale in Tempe Beach Park. Fifty tons of snow adds to the seasonal atmosphere for kids' enjoyment.
For more information about Tempe and the holiday events in Arizona please call 480-355-6075 or visit http://www.TempeCVB.com.
About Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau:
The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau's mission is to also provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe hotels, restaurants, entertainment and local points of interest. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit us at http://www.tempecvb.com.