Holiday lights will remain on every night from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. through January 12th.
Glow, baby, glow! Glendale Glitters holiday light display concludes with a rockin’ block party, Glendale Glitter and Glow, on Jan. 12, from 4-10 p.m. with fun for the whole family! This will be the last night to see the lights until next season.
Take in the stunning 1.5 million lights along with more than 20 hot air balloons glowing brightly amidst the trees throughout 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale. A highlight for visitors will be specially-shaped balloons, as well as mass glows, in which the balloon pilots will fire the balloons all at once to create an illuminating spectacle.
The dazzling scene of vibrant glowing colors and twinkling lights, combined with musical performances and delicious food and beverages, will be a feast for the senses. Thousands of people are expected to stroll along the closed downtown streets and watch tethered balloons, enjoying ten different bands performing rock, blues, reggae, country and jazz music as well as vibrant street performers for a climactic finale to a festive season.
The following bands will be performing between 4-10 p.m.:
Urban Country (country)
Peppermint James (rock and blues)
The Joshua Stone Band (variety : banjo, bass, guitar)
Glendale Glitter & Glow is produced by Glendale’s Office of Special Events, and sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, The Arizona Republic, ABC15, Monster Energy Drink, KOOL, KMLE, JAMZ , Buick-GMC, Sedona Pines, Diamond Resorts, Glendale Community College, the Phoenix Coyotes and Camelback-Ranch Glendale.
Those who can’t wait for the event can check out a special preview video of the Glitter & Glow Block Party on YouTube:
For more information, call the Special Events Hotline at 623-930-2299.
Plan on taking pictures out at the event? Use these tips from a pro!
Nighttime photo taking tips from professional photographer Mark Lipczynski.
Find a focal point or one interesting point of interest to photograph. This will minimize distractions in the picture and give your eye a place to "rest" when reading the photo.
Use the rule of thirds. Imagine your view finder is divided into thirds horizontally and vertically. Place your subject(s) in an area where the imaginary lines converge to make less static pictures.
Using a tripod will help you get sharp and clear pictures. If a tripod is not available, set your camera on a stable surface like a park bench, a low wall or the ground.
Experiment by taking lots of pictures. Digital photographs are practically free. You've already spent the cash on the gear, use it.
Use the self-timer to make sure the camera doesn't shake from pushing the button when taking a picture.