The 35th Annual APS Electric Light Parade takes to the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Residents and attendees should plan ahead for scheduled street closures and vehicle restrictions in the area surrounding the parade route. Parade details and know-before-you-go event information is available at Phoenix.gov/ELP.
The 2.3-mile parade route starts at Central Avenue and Montebello Avenue, travels south to Central Avenue and Camelback Road, heads east along Camelback Road to 7th Street, and continues south along 7th Street to its end point at Indian School Road.
Street closures and Restrictions:
Public Parking: There is no assigned parking for the public during this event. Consider taking Valley Metro Light Rail to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Avenue, just south of Camelback Road.
Phoenix VA Hospital: Remains open; access is available from Osborn Road northbound on 3rd Street.
Central Avenue: Curb lanes restricted from Camelback Road to Bethany Home Road from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Georgia Avenue: Restrictions from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
All major streets, local streets and driveways will be closed. The following street closures and restrictions will be in effect beginning at 3 p.m., and continue in phases leading up to the parade start time at 7 p.m. Streets will reopen in phases following the event, as parade completion and cleanup allow, until approximately 11 p.m.
7th Street: Curb lanes restricted from Osborn Road to Indian School Road from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Central Avenue: Closure from Bethany Home Road to Mariposa Street; limited to local access at Indian School Road for northbound traffic up to Mariposa Street.
Camelback Road: Closure from 3rd Avenue to 8th Place; limited to local access at 7th Avenue for eastbound traffic up to 1st Avenue; limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic up to 8th Street.
Missouri Avenue: Closure from 3rd Avenue to 4th Street; limited to local access at 7th Avenue for eastbound traffic up to Central Avenue; limited to local access at 7th Street for westbound traffic to Central Avenue.
7th Street: Closure from Colter Street to Osborn Road; limited to local access at Bethany Home Road for southbound traffic up to 300 feet north of Camelback Road.
Highland Avenue: Limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic to 8th Street.
Indian School Road: Lane restrictions in place early. Closure from 9th Street to Central Avenue starting at 6 p.m. to approximately 11 p.m.; limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic to 9th Street.
4th Street: Indian School Road to Clarendon Avenue; no parking from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.