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Glendale Glitters Kicks off Friday Nov. 25th

This award-winning festival is one of the best-loved events for Arizona families year after year! Visitors of all ages will delight in holiday entertainment, delectable food, hand-crafted holiday gifts, a children’s snow field and petting zoo, shopping and, of course, visits with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick.

Glendale Glitters 2014Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley
and Arizona.

The stunning display of 1.5 million LED lights will illuminate sixteen blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona.

Glendale Glitters Holiday Tree

This award-winning festival is one of the best-loved events for Arizona families year after year! Visitors of all ages will delight in holiday entertainment, delectable food, hand-crafted holiday gifts, a children’s snow field and petting zoo, shopping and, of course, visits with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. This year the Glendale Glitters celebration kicks off on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26.

The Countdown to Glendale Glitters Show starts at 5:30 on Friday, Nov. 25th and at 6:00 p.m. Glendale’s Mayor and Councilmembers light up the lights for the first time this season…all 1.5 million!

WATCH: Glendale Glitters Spectacular 2016

The glittering magic of Glendale’s holiday light display remains lit nightly through Jan. 7, from 5 – 11 p.m. GlendaleGlitterseach 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, or visit

PARKING: For December weekends (Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17) free parking 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Handicapped parking is available at no charge in the two parking garages, with either handicapped placard or license plate. Shuttle service is not available during the December Weekend events.

Spectacular Weekend
Glendale Glitters celebration kicks off on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26!

Friday, Nov. 25
6:30pm - Brelby Theatre Company
7:15pm - Spotlight Youth Theatre's Confetti
8:15pm - On Stage Dance Academy
9:15pm - Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company

Saturday, Nov. 26
5:00pm - Oasis Dance Company
6:00pm - Ethington Dance Ensemble
7:00pm - Marilyn's Academy of Dance
8:00 pm - Purely Dance Performance Team
9:00 pm - Cactus High School Performance Dance

Glendale Glitters Events Continue Through December 17th

The holiday magic continues in downtown Glendale Friday and Saturday evenings, Dec. 2 – 17 from 6 – 10 p.m. each night, with 1.5 million dazzling lights, free admission and fun for the whole family.

Every weekend includes  the following  entertainment and activities listed below and each weekend has special attractions based on their themes.

Scrumptious Festival Food * Petting Zoo * Shopping in Historic Downtown & Catlin Court * Gift & Craft Booths * Kids Inflatable Rides * Rock Wall * Bungee Ride * Mini Pony Carriage Rides * Pony Rides * Face Painting * Visits with Santa

Performances take place in Downtown Glendale, at the E Lowell Rogers Amphitheatre at City Hall.  The cross streets are 59th Ave and Glendale Ave. The address is 5850 W Glendale Ave.

Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 – 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2
6:00pm - Jack Squeakers
7:00pm - Michaela's Dance Magic
8:00pm - Danzarte Danza Folklorica
9:00 pm - Raymond S. Kellis High School Dance Company

Saturday, Dec. 3
6:00pm - Copper King Honor's Choir
7:00pm - Bling Tour
8:00pm - Heart and Sole Performing Arts
9:00 pm - Jataba Dance Troupe

Winter Wonderland Weekend

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 – 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 9
6:00pm - Innerlight Dance Center LIL' Lights Group
7:00pm - Cannedy Performing Arts Centre
8:00pm - The Dance Shoppe
9:00 pm - Arizona Twirling Athletes

Saturday, Dec. 10
6:00pm - Paula Carr Dance Academy
7:00pm - Spotlight Entertainment Fine Arts Academy
8:00pm - Center Stage Stars
9:00 pm - Aloha Hapa Hula Dance Production

Spirit of Giving Weekend

Friday and Saturday Dec. 16-17 from 6 – 10 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 16
6:00pm - Prestige Dance Academy
7:00pm - Dance GALLERIE
8:00pm - Glendale Union High School District Vocal Ensembles

Saturday, Dec. 17
6:00pm - Arizona Dance Artistry
7:00pm - Lori Ford's Vocal Studio
8:00pm - Creative Edge Dance Studio
9:00 pm - Trevor G. Browne Dance Company

On Glendale Glitters Non-Event Nights, Lights, Family Fun & Holiday Spirit Always On

Glendale Glitters’ lights are on every evening, even though programmed events are only happening on Friday and Saturday evenings through Dec. 17th. The non-event nights, Sundays through Thursdays 6-10 p.m., are a perfect time to enjoy a more serene experience and take in the 1.5 million lights.
  • The beauty and joy of 1.5 million lights, covering 16 blocks with the Historic Downtown setting is worth the trip alone!

  • Horse-drawn carriage rides are the perfect opportunity to spend time with loved ones, with a much-loved holiday tradition. The ride is a unique way to enjoy the light display. Carriage rides are available Sunday through Thursday evening, between Nov. 27 and Jan. 5, 6 to 9 p.m. (depending on weather and demand). The carriage ride line forms at 58th Avenue and Glenn Dr. Rides cost $25 per carriage (up to 6 people) and take you through six blocks of historic downtown. 

  • When gathering with the family, a meal is usually involved. Enjoy dinner and/or coffee and dessert at one of many restaurants and shops in the downtown area. Many critically-acclaimed restaurants include ethnic offerings like Italian, Polish, German and Vietnamese, and mom-and-pop establishments offer everything from authentic Mexican recipes to an old-fashioned ice cream parlor.

  • Still looking for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list? Downtown Glendale is home to some of the coolest boutiques and collectible stores, including one-of-a-kind items ranging from comic books to astrology to handmade jewelry and much more.

  • Enjoy holiday décor and more. Many shops have special holiday displays, such as the shop Bears & More, which is decorated to look like a real gingerbread house, and many indoor displays, as well. 

  • Take your family holiday photo! What could be a better spot than Glendale Glitters? With a 30-foot Christmas tree, plus blocks and blocks of lights all around, there’s sure to be a perfect photo opportunity – no sitting fee or appointment required!

  • Did you know many marriage proposals have happened at Glendale Glitters? It’s the perfect place to pop the question with the horse-drawn carriage rides and quaint historic locations to create a picturesque and memorable setting.

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Glendale Glitters 2014

Videos & Promos
Glendale Named Top Holiday Light Display image Glendale named in Top 5 list of 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.
Read all about it: CBSNews Story about Glendale's honor.
Press Release:  Glendale Glitters makes list of Top 5 holiday light displays.
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