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23rd Annual Holiday Open House: A Christmas Village in Historic Downtown Glendale

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Noon to 8 p.m. 


Old Towne and Catlin Court will be transformed into a Christmas Village on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from Noon - 8 p.m. as we celebrate the annual Holiday Open House in Historic Downtown Glendale. Festive fun for all ages, you can also enjoy early bird shopping from 10 a.m. to noon. 


Start checking off your holiday gif and enjoy complimentary gift wrapping at many of the locally owned shops.  Find delicious treats at the wide variety of restaurants and view the dazzling holiday shop window displays throughout the area.  Returning this year, follow the 'Tree Trail ' featuring festive retro-themed trees in front of many of the shops and eateries and delight in a sneak peek at the glittering storefront holiday lighting to kick off the season. Activities include make and take crafts for all ages, holiday music and ornament-making for the Patriotic Community Tree. 


Start at the Arizona Information Center located at Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures (5836 W. Palmaire Ave.) to pick up the activity list and event map. Admission is free, some-make-and-take crafts have a nominal fee. 


The Holiday Open House is presented by the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association and the Downtown Business Community. For additional information, call 623-299-2060. Click HERE for the Event Poster...

 

Old Towne & Catlin Court Districts

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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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