Get Ready to Shine Your Light

We’re reigniting the Toy Drive Drop-Off with Amazon at Ignite Hope. We encourage you to bring a new, unwrapped toy in its original packaging and take it to the Toy Drive Drop-Off tent hosted by Amazon. All donated toys will go to in-patient families at the Hospital this December. Not sure what to get? View the Amazon Toy Registry.

We look forward to having you join us for Ignite Hope 2023. Here’s some important information to help you prepare for the event.  


Saturday, December 9, 2023 (rain or shine)

Festival & Walk Start:

North High School Baseball Fields
1101 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85014


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



The Ignite Hope festival takes place at North High School’s baseball fields. Limited parking is available on campus through the entrance on Dayton Street. 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 2023 Parking Map

Click for Parking Map PDF


City Street Closure

Plan your route accordingly. All Thomas Road eastbound lanes will be closed starting from Seventh Street to Children's Way near Phoenix Children’s beginning at 3:30 p.m. They will remain closed until after walkers have returned. Westbound Thomas Road will be reduced to one lane.

Virtual Participants

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 your fundraising efforts are helping Phoenix Children’s provide lifesaving care to children in our community.


When you register, be sure to order a 10-pack of luminarias for $20. Set them up around your home and shine your light.

If you’d like to get more or if you’ve already registered, you can purchase additional luminarias.