Christmas In July 2010


This Was...


Kittanna O'Connor, Santa and Trinae O'Connor prepare for a chat! 
Santa was hosted by The Open Door in Catlin Court 5836 W. Palmaire Ave.


Christmas in July - The Day in Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court

Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet -  photos credited and banner  courtesy City of Glendale

Downtown Glendale celebrated a fun-filled day of early holiday shopping and dining on Saturday, July 17 .  This tradition started in 2007 when  the city of Glendale participated in  a tradition  started by a couple of merchants. More merchants joined  .and  things became... "bigger and better every year!" said Lorraine Pino, manager for the Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Visitors to the area found it's never too early to start shopping for the holidays and on July 17; With only 160 days left before Christmas, this was the perfect kick off to the holiday shopping experience. The event also marks the beginning of the installation of the 1.5 million holiday lights for Glendale Glitters. Shoppers reveled in  the joy of the season early, strolled though the area and  and enjoyed  a fun-filled day of holiday crafts, sweet treats and exclusive deals in Historic Downtown Glendale.


Participants started out at the Glendale Visitor Center  picked up a map and discount coupons and  headed out to explore.   Great gift ideas abounded throughout Old Towne and Catlin Court. Holiday music, entertainment, treats and make-and-take arts and crafts will  put everyone in the Christmas spirit! 


The City of Glendale Public Relations Office garnered impressive media coverage for the event including channels 3, 5, 10 and 12. "CVB is thrilled to continue this vital partnership with the Historic Downtown Business Community which showcases the unique qualities of the downtown," said Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau  Manager Lorraine Pino.

To satisfy everyone's  inner charitable spirit, Glendale Visitor Center and many downtown shops hosted a Back to School Supply Drive to benefit local elementary schools. Many items were collected for those less fortunate.  It is important for all children to start school with the proper tools. Last year over 12,000 items were collected.




 A few shots around Downtown  and Catlin Court
Send in more Photos  folks and we will add them! in july 2010/country-madien-1.jpg  

Cheryl inside Country Maiden trimming the tree hanging the wreath and getting ready to see you!


Linda at Papa Ed's Ice Cream Santa Sundae sign at the entry!  Nothing was better on that hot day than a Great cone of Ice Cream! in july 2010/wpe4.jpg 

Carol & Heather inside Cottage Garden II ready to help shoppers find that perfect  gift! in july 2010/wpe7.jpg

Connie tended the store at Cottage Garden I



Here was a  small list of the activities that took  place Saturday - 


Christmas in July
Discounts, Offers & Activities

Live Entertainment at the Glendale Visitor Center
5800 W. Glenn Drive, #140
10 a.m. to Noon
Featuring Juan Oskar and his “Christmas is for Grownups Too” CD.
Juan was born and raised in Glendale and has been a working musician since the age of 17 and has played many styles and many venues. Whether it was performing with the Glendale Community Summer Concert Band, or the jazz Extreme Decibel Big Band, or performing at The Sun Dome, Chandler Center of the Arts, or doing rock, Latino, or country music at any of the resorts and night clubs in Arizona, he has always felt right at home.

A Shot of Java
7003 N. 58th Avenue
(Centerline Walkway behind Old Roma Pizza)
Activity: Live guitar music, Christmas beverage special-Peppermint Patties (hot, iced or blended). Primitive Christmas décor on sale.

The Apple Tree
5811 W. Glendale Ave.
Discount: 20% off storewide and 40% off Christmas Décor (excludes Paquette Folk-art)
Activity: Valley Folk Artist Donna Paquette in the shop 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to personalize her hand painted holiday ornaments.

The Bead Museum
5754 W. Glenn Drive
Discount: All holiday beads 20% off

Bears & More
7146 N. 58th Drive
Activity: Music & Christmas cookies

Cerreta Candy Company
5345 W. Glendale Ave.
Activity: Decorate a Chocolate Christmas Tree- $7

The Clock Makers
7158 N. 57th Drive
Offer: Free bookmark, brownies and coffee

Collectible Corral
7015-B. N. 58th Avenue (in the Centerline Walkway)
Offer: Free Fresh Baked Christmas Cookies

The Cottage Garden I & II
7142 & 7162 N. 58th Ave.
Offer: Dip in the Cookie Jar for a discount up to 20% off purchase.

The Country Maiden & Memories Into Motion
7146 N. 58th Ave.
Offer: Never before discounted…McCall’s Country Candles – Buy One Get One Free

The Creative Quest
7146 N. 57th Drive
Activity: Make-and-Take a Holiday Greeting Card - $2

Girlfriends Boutique
7163 N. 58th Drive
Offer: 20% off any purchase

Glass Creations Gifts & Collectibles
7011 N. 58th Ave.
Offer: 20% off Fenton Christmas

The Glendale Shoe Company
5750 W. Glendale Ave.
Offer: 15% off total purchase
Activity: Christmas music and lights

Kimberly Ann’s Victorian Tea Room and Café
7153 N. 59th Ave.
Offer: Free ice cream cone with a lunch of $5.99 & up. 20% off merchandise, scone mixes reg. $12.50 on sale for $10 each. 10% off cookbooks.

Lois Loveables
5807 W. Glendale Ave.
Offer: Everything in store 10% off. All Christmas in store, 20% off

Pink House
7009 N. 58th Ave.
Offer: Free gift with purchase over $30. Free snow cone with purchase over $10.

Ragazza Boutique
5847 W. Myrtle Ave.
Offer: 20% off any purchase

Shelley’s Specialty Desserts/Oven Mitt Kids
5845 W. Palmaire Ave.
Activity: Decorate a Gingerbread Man Cookie - $2

Santa Claus
Visit Santa Claus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Open Door
5836 W. Palmaire Ave.

Special thanks to our Christmas in July Prize Wheel Sponsors:

A Shot of Java
7003 N. 58th Avenue
(Centerline Walkway behind Old Roma Pizza)

The Apple Tree
5811 W. Glendale Ave.

Bears & More
7146 N. 58th Drive

Collectible Corral
7015-B. N. 58th Avenue (in the Centerline Walkway)

The Country Maiden/Memories Into Motion
7146 N. 58th Ave.

Girlfriends & Ragazza Boutiques
7163 N. 58th Drive/5847 W. Myrtle Ave.






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