Lake Havasu City to Kick Off The Holiday Season With the 27th Annual Festival of Lights
Christmas decorations have been up in the stores since September. But we still have Thanksgiving to get through before the Christmas season officially begins. And in Havasu, we kick it off with the Festival of Lights.
- What: Lake Havasu Festival of Lights 2022
- Where: English Village & London Bridge Resort - Maps & Directions
- When: November 25th to January 8th, dusk to 10 pm
Entertaining out-of-town guests on Thanksgiving weekend? Looking for a fun way to show them Lake Havasu City? Bring them down to the English Village and London Bridge Resort the day after Thanksgiving for our annual Festival of Lights. Better yet, hop in your boat and see just how spectacular these lights look from the water.
Free parking is available at the English Village, London Bridge Resort, and the Convention Center. Lights go on at dusk and get turned off at 10 pm every single night. It's also free to see. So, after a bite out, a cocktail with friends, or doing a bit of Christmas shopping, take a stroll around the English Village to see it lit up in thousands of sparkling Christmas lights.
To start off the Lake Havasu Festival of Lights, the London Bridge Resort holds a race. Swimmers race across the Bridgewater Channel. The first one to the other side wins the right to flip the switch that turns on the lights and starts our Christmas season off right this year. Anyone interested in competing must register at the Heat Hotel by 5 pm on Friday, November 25th. Organizers allow both residents and visitors to participate.
If you are the adventurous kind that loves to swim, this would be a fun way to work off some of that Thanksgiving dinner from the night before. Plus, you might be the one that gets to kick off our beloved Festival of Lights this year. Happy holidays!
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