City of Glendale

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City of Glendale

Spend a day in Glendale and its surrounding West Valley cities and you may feel as though you’ve discovered a playground build to suit your every whim, dream and desire. Spend an evening watching the last ray of sunlight paint our serene landscapes with magnificent purples, oranges and pinks and you’ll begin to believe in magic.

Perfect moments come to be in perfect locations. Feel the buzz of our sleek, contemporary urban meccas. Escape and unwind in our pristine desert sanctuaries. And ramp up your energy while you celebrate camaraderie and competitive spirit at our many professional sports facilities.  

We are high-end dining on the terrace after a day of unique Southwestern-style spa treatments and a perfect par out on the links. We are the pages of your scrapbook and your adventure-craving plans for outdoor exploration. We welcome you to discover Glendale and the West Valley.

Start your journey at the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau– 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140 in Historic Downtown Glendale.Call 623-930-4500, or visit

Calendar of Events


Explore an array of family fun events available through November
Glendale, Ariz. –– Have you started thinking about Thanksgiving dinner yet? Want to impress your guests with cute and fun desserts? Glendale’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Division is featuring a fun Thanksgiving cupcakes class to teach exciting and unusual ways to decorate for the holiday using fondant. Learn a combination of art and pastry recipes sure to impress family and friends on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center.

Through the month of November, there are classes, events and fun for the entire family. A six-week guitar class series begins on Nov. 10, at the Gallery Glendale at Westgate. Players from little hands to the adult can find a class to hone their musical skills. View a list of the guitar classes and other featured events beginning in November.
If the fall weather makes outdoor activities more attractive, check out the organic gardening classes, softball and golf classes. Review a full schedule of things-to-do through November with the Glendale’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Division.


GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley and state, and this year the celebration kicks off on Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 29, from 5-10 p.m. each evening. 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.
This year’s Glendale Glitters is presented by Sears Vacations. Free admission and free shuttles make this award-winning festival one of the best-loved events for Arizona families year after year. In fact, the event was named’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 winter wonderland and petting zoo, shopping and, of course, visits with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. The always-entertaining 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. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The holiday magic continues with more events in downtown Glendale, each Friday and Saturday through Dec. 20, from 6-10 p.m. each evening:

·   Dec. 5-6 : Glendale’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights
·   Dec. 12-13 : Glendale’s Winter Wonderland Weekend
·   Dec.19-20: Glendale’s Spirit of Giving Weekend

           The glittering magic of Glendale’s holiday display remains lit nightly through Jan. 10, 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<>.
         Glendale Glitters is presented by Sears Vacations, and sponsored by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona*, Valley Buick-GMC Dealers, Cerreta Candy Company, ABC-15 KNXV, KMLE, KOOL, Live 101.5, The Arizona Republic and the Arizona Coyotes.