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Signature Festivals
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  • Glitters Spectacular Weekend
    Friday, November 25, 2016
    November 26, 2016
    5 – 10 p.m.
  • Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights
    Friday, December 2, 2016
    Saturday, December 3, 2016
    6 – 10 p.m.
  • Winter Wonderland Weekend 
    Friday, December 9, 2016
    Saturday, December 10, 2016
    6 – 10 p.m.
  • Spirit of Giving Weekend
    Friday, December 16, 2016
    December 17, 2016
    6 – 10 p.m.
  • Glitter & Glow Block Party
    Saturday, January 7, 2017
    4 – 10 p.m.
  • Chocolate Affaire
    Friday, February 3, 2017                      
    5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Saturday, February 4, 2017               
    10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Sunday, February 5, 2017              
    12 noon – 5 p.m.
*Events, dates and times are subject to change

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If you love the magic of holiday lights, then mark your calendar for Glendale’s award-winning holiday festival, which has become a family tradition for so many across the Valley and state. This year the celebration kicks off on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, from 5-10 p.m. each evening, and the festivities will be as spectacular as ever!

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. Free admission and free shuttles make this award-winning event family friendly. During opening weekend only, free shuttle transportation is provided from Glendale Community College (north parking lots.)

Visitors of all ages will delight in holiday entertainment, delectable food, hand-crafted holiday gifts, a children’s winter wonderland and petting zoo, shopping and, of course, visits with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. The festive stage show will feature special honored guests to help flip on the lights, as it counts down to the lighting ceremony on Friday evening, Nov. 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The holiday lights and entertainment continue with more events in downtown Glendale, each Friday and Saturday through Dec. 17, from 6-10 p.m. each evening:

  • Dec. 2-3: Glendale’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights
  • Dec. 9-10: Glendale’s Winter Wonderland Weekend
  • Dec. 16-17: Glendale’s Spirit of Giving Weekend

The glittering magic of Glendale’s holiday display remains lit nightly through Jan. 7, from 5-11 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, or visit
Glendale Glitters is sponsored by APS, Cerreta Candy Company, Arizona Republic, KMLE, KOOL, Live 101.5, Kalil Bottling and Nationwide Insurance. Free Shuttles sponsored by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona*
*An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association


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Everyone’s talking about the events in Glendale!
Even the critics. Did you know that Glendale Glitters won the’s Best award for the Valley’s best festival? Read about Glendale’s numerous awards for its outstanding special events! Read more

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Glendale, AZ - Events Wondering about how to plan your day at one of our festivals?
Read our handy-dandy tips to enjoy our events. You know, like, don’t forget the sunscreen for the glorious Arizona sunshine! Read more
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Glendale, AZ - Vendor So you want to sell your wares at a Glendale event?
Everyone wants a piece of the action! Food vendors as well as craft artisans and other product vendors - here’s the low-down on requirements, fees and all the forms you’ll need to complete. Read more
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