9/10 KOP Planning Meeting

Volunteers! We need you! You, you and you! Young and old!

All our work is through volunteers like you, from local schools, organizations and individuals. Please join us.

Right now we have four needs:

1. Participate in the committee working on The Kick Off Party from now through November. Urgent!

2. Outdoor fun work in the Park on Friday 11/28 and Saturday 11/29. We need 300 plus people including you!
3. Removing lights along Chandler Boulevard on January 3, 2105.
4. Participation in the long term planning of the 2015 Wine and Beer Festival.

Hoping everyone will be able to attend the next planning meeting for the 19th Annual Holiday Kick Off Party this year scheduled for Saturday, November 29th. We plan to get together Wednesday, September 10th at the YMCA beginning at 6:45 pm.

It goes without saying that we need all of you and more to become involved and accomplish all the tasks required. Please clear your calendars and plan to join us for this very important meeting. Sponsors, entertainers and crafters, we need you, you and you!


Thank you for all you have done in the past and for once again making the committment to "Brighten the Foothills".

Festival of Lights

Holiday Kickoff Party Committee Chair

Judy Lewisohn

Gerry Thorning

Susan Anderton

Marketplace Street Fair Vendor Info

We begin to sell vending spaces in August. Vendors from the previous year have the first rights to reserve space, then it is opened up to new vendors on September 1, 2014. The fee is $100 prior to October 31, and $125 November 1 and later. Generally, space is sold out by mid-November, with sales absolutely closing on November 15. Click here to see more FAQs.


We are no longer accepting applications for:

Edward Jones

Flavored vinegars

Origami Owl

Pampered Chef


Thirty One Gifts


Click here for an application for Marketplace Street Fair.



Community Entertainment

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, rides and games for the children, Marketplace Street Fair, a beer garden, restaurants throughout the park, visits with Santa, entertainment for the family, and other fun activities. Up to 15,000 attend the day-long festival.


This year we will have two entertainment areas:


  • The Festival Stage will be located on the basketball court with a large stage, full sound system and plenty of seating in front. Bands, choral groups and small performance groups will enjoy this setting. Performances 11am – 5pm.
  • The Candy Lane Pavilion will be located in the fenced tennis courts next to Santa’s Village with ample seating and provides a perfect area for dance, theatre, acrobatics and large groups to perform. Performances 11am – 5pm


We welcome applications from local groups that would like to perform during the day.  We have limited time slots available and if you are not successful in your application this year we hope that you will apply again next year.


Click here for the application form.


Please contact Joann McCarty, Festival of Lights at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any entertainment questions!


If you are interested in performing please complete the application form


email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


or print and mail to

Festival of Lights

ATTN: Entertainment

3961 E Chandler Blvd. #111-363

Phoenix, AZ 85048