Shop - Eat - Experience - Repeat
This year, the city’s holiday light display, Murphy Park LiGHTS! include a 20′ walkthrough Snowman and a large 30′ tree that lights to music all in Downtown Glendale at Murphy Park. The lights will be on every night from 5-10 p.m. starting Friday, November 19, 2021 until January 9, 2022.
There is plenty of free parking throughout the pedestrian friendly Downtown.
Visit with Santa Claus every Friday and Saturday night November 26 through December 18 from 6-8 p.m. Santa's Village is located at 5836 W. Palmaire Ave. Bring your camera or printed photos are available for only $5 each.
Join us for the Inaugural Christmas in Catlin Court Friday and Saturday nights December 3-18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a hometown holiday experience throughout the century-old National Register District which will feature thousands of twinkling holiday lights. Walk along the tree-lined streets and enjoy dozens of beautiful historic buildings which are home to locally owned shops and restaurants.
Themed weekend activities include visits with Santa Claus at the North Pole Village, a life-sized Gingerbread House, arts and crafts, carolers and choirs, The Spicery’s Traditional Christmas Dinners (reservations required), artisan demonstrations and holiday characters roaming the area. You can also view the annual Patriotic Community Tree which honors our Military. (Some activities are scheduled for select evenings.)
Christmas in Catlin Court is also the perfect opportunity to check off your holiday gift list at the locally owned boutiques and specialty shops. Many of the shops feature items by local makers and artisans. Your holiday dining appetite will be filled at the area’s award-winning iconic eateries. Admission and parking are free. Start your Christmas in Catlin Court journey at the Arizona Information Center located at 5836 W. Palmaire Ave. to pick up the walking map.
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.
We are a must see when visiting the Phoenix area. We look forward to seeing you soon in Historic Downtown Glendale - A Real Hometown Happening!
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.
Enjoy a wide variety of recipes from our Downtown Business Owners, Treasured Customers and Fans of Downtown Glendale!
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