Holiday Program & Light Parade

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Join the City of Apache Junction Parks & Recreation on Saturday, December 5th for this award winning, FREE downtown event!  The event will take place between Idaho Rd. and Phelps Dr. on Old West Highway in front of the Fry’s Shopping Center. There will be lots of activities throughout the day for the whole family!  Event Flyer
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Non-profits will kick off the day, walking for their favorite cause to win cash prizes, donated by Lost Dutchman Marathon, Inc. The Winter Walk-A-Thon will be held from 12-2pm with winners being announced at 2:30pm. Pre-Registration is required. 
 Non-Profit Walk-a-thon Entry Form Due: 11/19

LET IT SNOW! We will have 30 tons of snow, Santa, inflatable games, live Music, vendor booths and more for the whole family from 3:00pm-6:00pm.
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Finally, enjoy an Apache Junction Main Street tradition - the 19th Annual Holiday Light Parade will take place on Apache Trail between Phelps and Thunderbird.  Parade begins at 7:00pm. 
Light Parade Entry Form  Due: Thursday 11/19
Holiday Booth Space
Promote your local business or  non-profit agency during our activities geared for the whole family!  This is a great time to kick off  holiday deals and give out samples/coupons! There is no charge for business located in the City limits. Booths outside the City limits will need to pay a $25/space booth fee and any fees associated with the required  event licensing.  
 Vendor Booth Entry Form Due: Thursday, November 19th
Food Drive
Help us collect non-perishable food for our neighbors in need. Please donate 1 non-perishable food item in lieu of admission fee. All items will be donated to the Apache Junction Food Bank and will be put to good use immediately in feeding the hungry in our area.
The Apache Junction Food Bank is in need of the following items:

• Canned meats – tuna, ham, turkey, chicken, and beef
• Peanut butter and jelly (plastic jars)
• Soups
• Cereal
• Vegetables and fruit – canned
• Beans – dried or canned
• Macaroni and Cheese
• Boxed Meals

**Important Road Closure Information: Old West Highway will be shut down between Phelps Drive and Idaho Road from 5am-10:30pm for the overall event. Apache Trail (Old West Highway) will be shut down from 5:30pm-8:30pm between Phelps Drive and Ironwood Road for the Light Parade.
Thank you to our supporting agencies that have contributed funds and volunteers to make this event possible!