Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or even Chrismukkah and Festivus, Lake Havasu City can light up your holidays. Assuming youâ€™re not dreaming of a white Christmas (which, admittedly, is not our thing), a trip to Lake Havasu City during this very special time of year will create family memories to last a lifetime. Some of our favorite December holiday events are:
- 35th Annual Boat Parade of Lights, December 1-2, 2017
“Light the Way” is the theme for this year’s Annual Boat Parade of Lights on Bridgewater Channel, presented by the London Bridge Yacht Club.
Up to 50 boats brightly decorated in their holiday best will delight children and adults alike. The Boat Parade starts at approximately 6:30 p.m. each night.
There will be great viewing at The Nautical Beachfront Resort (the starting point of the Parade of Lights), Rotary Beach, throughout the Channel on both sides between Rotary Beach and Windsor Beach, the English Village, across the London Bridge, and at any of the restaurants along the Channel.
Lake Havasu Cityâ€™s Boat Parade of Lights has been repeatedly selected as one of the top 100 events in the U.S. by the American Bus Association. Come join us to see why.
Boat parade participants and sponsors invite you to visit the docks in front of the London Bridge Resort where parade floats will be lit up nightly beginning at dusk.
Read more about the Boat Parade here: https://golakehavasu.com/event/lake-havasu-boat-parade-of-lights/
- Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce Desert Bash & Off-road Poker Run, Dec. 8-10, 2017
If you’re planning a pre-holiday outing, “Desert Bash” is a weekend of camping, an off-road poker run, and a vendor area where you can select a perfect holiday gift. The event will take place at Standard Wash on Highway 95, right outside the Lake Havasu City limits. There’s music, a beer garden, and various food vendors. Polaris test rides will be available, along with other family-friendly activities. Learn more at: https://golakehavasu.com/event/chamber-of-commerce-desert-bash/
- 22nd Annual Festival of Lights, Nov. 24 to Jan. 1, 2018
Stroll or boat through Bridgewater Channel and become awestruck by 500,000 lights setting the water aglow. There’s plenty of free parking adjacent to the London Bridge in the English Village, or at the London Bridge Resort and Convention Center. Lights go out at 10 p.m. nightly. Learn more at: https://golakehavasu.com/event/lake-havasu-festival-of-lights/
- Ice Skating at the London Bridge, Nov. 24, 2017, to Jan. 8, 2018
Dust off your spins, double jumps, and lutzes. Enjoy real ice skating under twinkle lights and a backdrop of pine trees on the London Bridge Resort’s 25- by 65-foot rink. Complimentary ice skate rentals are provided with paid admission, and there’s a warming hut with snacks and beverages. For more information call 928-855-0888 x4776 or view: https://golakehavasu.com/event/ice-skating-at-the-london-bridge/
- Party Among the Trees at Lake Havasu Museum of History, Nov. 28, 2017, to Jan. 2, 2018
The 16th Annual Christmas Tree Festival at the Lake Havasu Museum of History begins Nov. 28, 2017, and will continue until Jan. 2, 2018. The Christmas Tree Party Among the Trees is on Dec. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. Hot wassail (mulled cider), punch and cookies will be served, and Christmas carolers will set the tone. One lucky guest will win a special tree to take home that night. Learn more at: www.havasumuseum.com