Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade

Spark your lead-up to Christmas with a night-time parade! This is one event that really unites the Yuma community and visitors in the holiday spirit! The second Saturday night in December, Downtown is taken over by illuminated marching bands, dazzling floats, twinkling dancers and animals. As floats wind their way through the streets, spectators can pick a sidewalk spot along the 1.5-mile parade route to watch and cheer from their chairs, blanket, or even from the bed of their pickup truck! This year the parade will be held on December 10, 2022. 

The 2022 Parade Theme is: Neon 80's

Radical! It is time for you to pull up your legwarmers, pull out the neon shirts and plan your entry for the parade! The totally tubular theme is “80s Neon” celebrating the lights, the colors and the spirit of the bright days of the 80s.

ELP Neon 80s Logo 2022

Submit Application and Entry Fee by mail or in person to: Visit Yuma, 264 S. Main St. Yuma, AZ 85364 or email to:


Arizona's Best Historic Main Street Community

Downtown Yuma has been named Arizona's Best Historic Main Street Community in 2017 by Official Best Of — a travel show which spotlights top attractions and activities across the United States!

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