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25th Annual Glendale Glitters Opening Weekend - Nov. 23-24

   

Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley
and Arizona. The stunning display of 1.6 million LED lights illuminates sixteen blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona.
This year the Glendale Glitters celebration kicks off on Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24., celebrating 25 years of lights in downtown Glendale. The Countdown to Glendale Glitters Show starts at 5:30 on Friday, Nov. 23 and at 6:00 p.m. Glendale’s Mayor and Councilmembers light up the downtown for the first time this season…all 16 blocks, and 1.6 million lights! 

The glittering magic of Glendale’s holiday light display remains lit nightly through Jan. 12, 2018, from 5 – 11 p.m. each evening. Historic Downtown Glendale is located at 58th and Glendale avenues. For more information on additional holiday festivals, call the Special Event Hotline at 623-930-2299.


PARKING: For Glendale Glitters Spectacular and the Holiday weekends is available throughout the downtown area. Event attendees will have the option and convenience of paying for preferred parking in the two downtown garages, located at City Hall, at 59th and Glenn Drive and Bank of America Building, at 58th and Glenn Drives. 

For Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend only (November 23-24, 2018), a FREE shuttle service is offered from Glendale Community College. 

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 is actually two distinct neighborhoods. 

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

Historic Catlin Court features a wonderful collection of specialty shops 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. shopping dining

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. 


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



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