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Holiday Program & Light Parade
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 Join the City of Apache Junction Parks & Recreation on Saturday, December 6th for this award winning, FREE downtown event!  The event will take place in the Downtown area East of Phelps Road and West of Idaho 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!
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Thank you to our supporting agencies that have contributed funds and volunteers to make this event possible!

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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 20th


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 Non-profits will kick off the day, walking for their favorite cause for $3000 in cash prizes, donated by Lost Dutchman Marathon, Inc. The Lost Dutchman Marathon Winter Walk-A-Thon will be held from 12-2pm with winners being announced from 2-2:30pm. Pre-Registration is Required.
Non-Profit Walk-a-thon Entry Form Due: Thursday, November 20th

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After that, LET IT SNOW! We will have 20 tons of snow, santa, inflatable games, live Music, vendor booths and more for the whole family.
 Light Parade Header color- website.png Finally, enjoy an Apache Junction Main Street tradition - the 18th Annual Holiday Light Parade will take place on Apache Trail between Phelps and Thunderbird.
Light Parade Entry Form  Due: Thursday, November 20th
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We are very excited to announce that the 
Talon Grey Toy Drive will be taking over the entertianment stage this year! Please bring an unwrapped toy and listen to some great tunes!

12-12:45pm                 Filly's Idol Contestants
1-1:45pm                      The Southwest Surfers
2-2:45pm                     Debbie & the Double Eagle Band
3-3:45pm                     Donny Grubbs
4-4:45pm                     Flipside Blues Band
5-6:15pm                      Tiffany Lorraine

For more information on the entertainers and the toy drive please click here.  

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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
• Pasta and Pasta Sauce
• Rice
• Fruit Juice
• Sugar and Flour
• Coffee, Tea or Drink Mix 

**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.