Looking for some fun and free to do this weekend? Then I suggest you venture over to Glendale, Arizona and check out Glendale Glitters!
What is synonymous with holiday fun on Thanksgiving weekend in the Valley of the Sun?
Glendale Glitters! The stunning display of 1.5 million lights will illuminate 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona, and it all kicks off Nov. 25-26 from 5-10 p.m. each evening. Free admission and free shuttles makes Glendale Glitters one of the best-loved festivals in Arizona year after year. In fact, the event was named azcentral.com’s Critics’ Choice for the Best Festival in the Valley in 2008.
Event Hours/Free Admission/Free Shuttles
Event hours for Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend are 5-10 p.m. Admission is free. Free shuttles will run to the event site from Glendale Community College’s north lots from 4:30 – 10:30 both evenings of Glendale Glitters. The entrance to those lots is north of 59th Avenue and Olive at Via Gaucho. Preferred parking is available in the two downtown Glendale parking garages, as well.
Visitors of all ages will delight in holiday entertainment, delectable food, hand-crafted holiday gifts, a children’s winter wonderland and petting zoo, horse-drawn carriage rides, shopping and, of course, visits with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. The always-entertaining stage show counts down to the lighting ceremony on Friday evening, Nov. 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m.