Holiday Lights

All A Glow Holiday Light Parade

Sponsored in part by Arizona Public Service, the Town of Gila Bend's Holiday Light parade is comprised of floats and vehicles decked out in a dazzling display of lights, each float with a different theme. Parade entries include school clubs, local businesses, residents, community groups, the Gila Bend Fire Department, and of course, APS.

Our All A Glow Holiday Light Parade is on Monday, December 3rd at 6PM. The parade route will be along our main boulevard, Pima Street. It will end outside of Community Center Park where spectators can enjoy a close-up look at the floats.

Be part of the parade!

If you would like to participate in the parade, please complete the Parade Entry Form and drop it off at Town Hall or email it to Deadline to enter the parade is November 27th by 3PM.

Traffic Detour Information

Please expect traffic to be delayed around Gila Bend on the day of the parade. There is also a detour in effect beginning around 6:00 PM and will last until about 7:00 PM. Pima Road will be closed between Stout Rd. and Gila Blvd.

The detour will impact traffic traveling from Hwy 85 or Maricopa Rd needing to access Pima Street and its collector streets throughout the neighborhoods. It will also impact traffic traveling from Interstate 8 needing to access Pima Street and its collector streets.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Town puts on a beautiful tree lighting ceremony around the first week of December to kick off the holiday season in Gila Bend. Santa arrives to help us light up the park and most of the trees in Community Center Park become a glowing spectacle of holiday spirit. Spectators can enjoy free hot chocolate and treats! The holiday lights continue in the park through the first week of January.

This year, the tree lighting will be held on Monday, Dec. 3rd, 2018, at 7:00 PM.