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Glendale Glitters - Celebrating 20 Years!

Glendale Glitters 20th Anniversary Logo Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley and state, and this year marks the city’s 20th year of this joyous holiday celebration.

The stunning display of 1.5 million lights illuminates 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona.

Free admission makes Glendale Glitters one of the best-loved festivals for Arizona families year after year. In fact, the event was named’s Critics’ Choice for the Best Kid Event in the state in 2012.

The glittering magic of Glendale’s holiday display remains lit nightly through Jan. 11, from 4-10 p.m. each evening. Historic Downtown Glendale is located at 58th and Glendale avenues. For more information, call the Special Event Hotline at 623-930-2299.

Info About Horse & carriage rides in historic downtown Glendale: Rides will run nightly during our non event nights, December 1 through January 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. (depending on weather and demand). The carriage ride line forms at 58th Avenue & Glenn. Rides cost $25 per carriage (up to 6 people) and take you through six blocks of historic downtown. Carriage rides will not be available during our event nights. Glendale Glitters map icon

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Find out all there is to see and do - plus, make sure you check out our mobile page at and click on the Glitters icon at the top to view the map while you're at the event! Check out the map now before you go - click here.

Enter the Glendale Glitters Giveaway!

Follow our tweets, use the #Glitters20 and #GlendaleGlitters hashtags and post, pin and like us throughout the event season. And don't forget to enter our Glendale Glitters Social Media Giveaway! See details below:

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Glendale Glitter & Glow ~ Jan. 11, 2014 ~ 4-10 p.m.

Glendale Glitters holiday light display concludes with a rockin' block party, Glendale Glitter and Glow, on Jan. 11, from 4-10 p.m. with fun for the whole family! 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.


Bands will play 30-45 minute sets each hour in their designated locations for the duration of the event*.

*Band locations and performers subject to change.

Event hours are 4-10 p.m.

Nolan McKelvey

Peppermint James

J Powers Band

Shri Blues Band

In2ition Band

Urban Country


Midnight Mojo

Trotters Wake Irish Band

James Reid, Juggler

Videos & Promos
Glendale Named Top Holiday Light Display image Glendale Named One of the Nations Best for Holiday Lights
Glendale’s award-winning festival, Glendale Glitters, has been recognized by as one of the top five holiday light displays in the country. The event, now in its twentieth year, is Arizona’s largest free holiday light display and attracts tens of thousands of people each year.
Click here to read story now. Read the press release - click here.
Glendale Glitters Spectacular image from opening night to go along with story on video playlist.

Countdown to Glendale Glitters 20th Anniversary Celebration
Join the City of Glendale for the Countdown to Glendale Glitters stage show as Coyotes Captain Shane Doan joins the Glendale Mayor & Council to flip the switch and turn on 1.5 million lights, kicking off the holiday season and celebrating the annual event's 20th anniversary. Click here to watch now!

Plus: Relive the magic of Glendale Glitters Spectacular opening night with our exclusive playlist of stories - to watch videos, click here.
Glendale Glitters Stage Shows video snapshot

Glendale Glitters 20th Anniversary Stage Performances
Check out the great performances taking center stage at Glendale Glitters. Watch playlist of performances here

Glendale Glitters promo video - spoof on Geico commercial Check Out the 'Geico' Video Spoof Counting Down to Glendale Glitters
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Glendale Glitters 20th Anniversary Promo Video image Latest Video Promo
Get ready for 1.5 million twinkling lights - watch video promo here
Glendale, AZ - Glitters Light Install Light Installation
You have to start pretty early to hang 1.5 million lights for Glendale Glitters Spectacular. Check out the install here!
Glitters photo History of Glendale Glitters
Walk through the memories of Glendale Glitters past, present and future with this exclusive video. Click to watch now
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