I hope last weekend's Sand, Water, and RV Expo got you pumped for springtime fun. It's never too early to start planning your next outdoor adventure! But first, Thanksgiving. If you are entertaining out-of-town guests, take them to the Lake Havasu Festival of Lights. Now in its 27th year, the Festival of Lights is a time-honored tradition to ring in the start of the Christmas holiday here in the desert.
Lake Havasu Festival of Lights 2022
Beginning at dusk on Friday, November 25th, the Old English Village, the London Bridge Resort, the Bridgewater Channel, and even the London Bridge herself shine with twinkling lights. Other cities hold simple tree-lighting ceremonies. Someone steps up, flips a switch, and the lights go on. In Havasu, we do things differently. We hold a swimming competition across the Channel. The winner of this race receives the privilege of flipping the switch that brings up more than one million lights that make up Havasu's Festival of Lights. If you want to watch or participate in the race, be at the Heat Hotel on November 25th. Registration begins at 5 pm. The race starts at 6 pm. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. The first three finishers of the race receive $50 to $250.
Park for free at either the Old English Village or London Bridge Resort. Then stroll through the grounds to see various light displays all over. The lights go on promptly at dusk and shut off at 10 pm. You have until January 8th, 2023 to enjoy this year's dazzling display.
Planning on going out on your boat for the holidays? Sure, the water may not feel like a warm bath. But our weather still feels great (if a bit chilly) for a nice boat ride through the channel. This also offers a spectacular opportunity to see the Festival of Lights from a new perspective. Make sure you make your way through the Bridgewater Channel so you get both sides of the London Bridge in all her Christmas-y glory.
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