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Glendale Glitters Holiday Lights

Nov. 29, 2019-Jan. 11, 2020

Nightly from 5 to 10 p.m.  


Glendale Glitters is Arizona’s beloved family tradition, as charming Downtown Glendale is illuminated by more than 1.6 million LED lights across 16 blocks. The lights are on nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 11, 2020.

Enjoy the pedestrian friendly Old Towne and Catlin Court Districts, each with their own unique holiday light displays. Find your perfect holiday gifts at the locally owned boutiques, antique and specialty stores and savor the flavors of the award-winning eateries throughout the Downtown. Additional activities during the evenings include horse drawn carriage rides. Visit with Santa Claus on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Santa's Village is located at 58th Drive and Palmaire. 

Catlin Court Character Nights will be held Friday and Saturday evenings from 6- 8p.m., Dec. 6-21. See all your favorite holiday characters! Click Here for the Event Flyer...

Glendale Glitters concludes on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 with the popular Glitter & Glow event featuring dozens of hot air balloons lining the streets of the Historic Downtown. Click Here for the Event Flyer...

Old Towne & Catlin Court Districts


Discover Historic Downtown Glendale which has been named as one of the country’s ten best places for shopping and has received national accolades for dining. 

Historic Downtown Glendale's Entertainment District is actually two distinct neighborhoods!

Old Towne's brick-trimmed sidewalks and glowing gaslights lead the way to the famous eateries, antique shops and specialty stores.

Historic Catlin Court features a wonderful collection of unique boutiques and one-of-a-kind eateries.  Located in mid-century bungalows, the area is surrounded by picket fences and mature shade trees. 

The pedestrian friendly area spans 10 square blocks. Free covered parking is available at the Palmaire Parking Structure located at 5835 W. Palmaire Ave. 

Our Treasured History

Historic Downtown Glendale (1910)

Cowboys, farmers and ranchers wove the fabric that is the Glendale of today. Visitors have a number of ways to catch a glimpse of these pioneers at the many culture and heritage attractions within the city. Journey Glendale’s past with public art, historic ranches, National Register neighborhoods, museums & exhibits.

Historical photos courtesy of Glendale AZ Historical Society. 

To learn more about the Glendale AZ Historical Society, visit www.glendalearizonahistoricalsociety.org.

Click HERE for a walking tour brochure of historic sites throughout Glendale.

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