Getting into the holiday mood can be somewhat difficult in a place where the sun always shines and the temperatures rarely fall below 50 degrees. What makes you realize that it is indeed the holiday season is the stunning display of 1.5 million lights that illuminate 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale.
Free admission and free shuttles makes Glendale Glitters one of the best-loved festivals in Arizona year after year. In fact, the event has been named the Best Festival in the Valley by the Arizona Republic. The celebration includes entertainment, food, holiday gifts, a kids’ winter wonderland, petting zoo, horse-drawn carriage rides, and visits with Santa Claus.
To commemorate the state’s centennial, Governor Jan Brewer will be the city’s guest of honor for the opening night on Friday, Nov. 25. She will join Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs for the countdown to Glendale Glitters Show beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Hailed as Arizona’s largest free holiday light display, Glendale’s holiday display remains lit nightly through Jan. 14, from 5-10 p.m. Historic Downtown Glendale is located at 58th and Glendale avenues.
Glendale Glitters Spectacular Entertainment – Main Stage
Friday, November 25
Countdown Glendale Glitters
Marilyn’s Academy of Dance
Phoenix Conservatory of Music Youth Choir
On Stage Dance Academy
Saturday, November 26
Holiday Flutes & Brass
Maschino School of Highland Dance
Spotlight Youth Theatre : SYT Glee
Oasis Dance & Gymnastics
Music Box Dance Center
The fun doesn’t end there. There are scheduled celebrations through the holidays that will spark your holiday spirit. Here’s more details.
November 25 & 26
58th and Glendale Avenues
Special Event Hotline at 623-930-2299