Events at Haus Murphys
Glendale Glitters 2016 - Free Admisson!
Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley and Arizona.
The stunning display of 1.5 million lights will illuminate sixteen blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona.
Free admission makes this award-winning festival, now in its 23rd year, one of the best-loved events for Arizona families year after year. In fact, the event was named azcentral.com’s Critics’ Choice for the Best Kid Event in the state in 2012. 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 23rd annual celebration kicked off on Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28. View photos from the opening weekend here.
Special guests Kurt and Brenda Warner helped light up the city during the Countdown to Glendale Glitters Show on Nov. 27. This year, the event’s theme is ‘a few of my favorite holiday things,’ and following an entertaining stage show, the Warners helped the Mayor and City Council flip the switch on 1.5 million lights throughout downtown Glendale.
The glittering magic of Glendale’s holiday display remains lit nightly through Jan. 9, from 5-11 p.m. each 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 www.glendaleaz.com/events.
PARKING: For December weekends (Dec. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19) free parking is available throughout the downtown area. Event attendees will also have the option of paying for preferred parking in the two downtown garages, located at City Hall, at 59th and Glendale avenues and the Bank of America Building, at 58th Avenue and Glenn Drive. Both garages should be accessed from 59th Avenue, heading east on Glenn Drive.