Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar & Parade of Lights

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation reminds every one of our annual Christmas Craft Bazaar and Parade of Lights Saturday, December 14th. Register now for your entry in the parade for its 19th year. The parade kicks off at 6:00 pm along Main Street in Downtown and registration is free. Floats should be decorated with plenty of lights for this night time parade to make a bright spectacle for our parade watchers. There is no theme for the parade, just a fun time for all and a chance to use your imagination to decorate. Get your community group, business or friends together and schedule a fun night. Past entries include ATVs, firetrucks, big commercial trucks and construction equipment as well as, of course, horses and wagons. Free registration forms are available through then click on events. The parade also includes the official arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in their sleigh followed by time with Santa afterwards.

The Christmas Craft bazaar is held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Community Center Gym at 51 E. Hollamon Street with 45 vendors from the Verde Valley and beyond. Come browse the large selection of Christmas decorations and unique handmade gifts for family and friends in our warm indoor facility, plus a few outside. This is a great chance to find special gifts for Christmas and maybe something for yourself.

After the parade come to the Community Center Gym for your chance to talk to Santa and take your own pictures. There is no admission charge for the Craft Bazaar and no registration fee for the Parade of Lights. Contact Camp Verde Parks & Recreation to register or with questions 395 S. Main St. Camp Verde or (928)554-0820 and press 3 or go to