Event Day


To protect the health of all participants, please be sure to follow social distancing guidelines while at the event. Masks are not required, but they are strongly encouraged.


  • Saturday, December 11, 2021 (Rain or Shine)


  • North High School 1101 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016


  • 3:00pm - Festival
  • 3:30pm - Thomas Road street closure begins
  • 5:30pm - Walk starts
  • 6:10pm - Holiday carolers program
  • 6:35pm - Self-guided return walk to North High School


All registered walkers will receive a battery-operated candle.

*Items available to registered walkers 4 years of age and older.


The Ignite Hope festival is back in person and will once again take place at North High School. Limited parking is available on campus through the entrance on Dayton Street, and additional parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. We ask that all Ignite Hope participants be respectful of the residents and the community. 

Ignite Hope Parking Map
Click for Parking Map PDF

City Street Closure

Plan your route accordingly. All Thomas Road eastbound lanes will be closed starting from 7th Street to Children's Way near Phoenix Children’s beginning at 3:30pm and will remain closed until after walkers have returned. Westbound Thomas Road lanes will be reduced to 1 lane.

Virtual Participants

Shine your light. Display your candles and/or luminaria to Ignite Hope for patients battling illnesses and injury during the holiday season. Be a part of the tradition – from home.

Whether you participate in person or virtually, you can be proud that all of your fundraising efforts are helping Phoenix Children’s provide lifesaving care to kids in our community.


When registering, be sure to order a 10 pack of luminarias for $20. Set them up around your home and SHINE YOUR LIGHT.

Need to purchase more or already registered? GET ADDITIONAL LUMINARIAS HERE