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Upcoming Events

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Glendale Glitters Opening Weekend

Friday & Saturday, November 29-30, 2019

5 to 10 p.m. 

  

Glendale’s holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley and state, and this year the celebration kicks off on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30, from 5 - 10 p.m. each evening. Glendale Glitters offers free admission and free parking shuttles. Visitors will find their traditional festival favorites, including holiday entertainment, food, seasonal gifts, a children’s snowfield, holiday storytelling, a Home Depot Kids Workshop and, the big guy himself, Santa Claus. The Countdown to Glendale Glitters stage show begins on Friday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. 

Free parking shuttles are available for opening weekend from Glendale Community College, located at 59th and Olive avenues in the north parking lots. Access is from 59th Avenue, north of Olive Avenue. Downtown Glendale remains lit nightly through Jan. 11. For more information, call the special events hotline at 623-930-2299. 

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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