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Glendale Glitters - Celebrating 20 Years!

Glendale Glitters 20th Anniversary LogoGlendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley and state, and this year will mark the city’s 20th year of this joyous holiday celebration.

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. 29 and 30 from 5-10 p.m. each evening.

Free admission and free shuttles make Glendale Glitters one of the best-loved festivals 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.

Glendale, AZ - EventsVisitors 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 a tribute to special moments and guests from the past 20 years, as it counts down to the lighting ceremony on Friday evening, Nov. 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Coyotes Captain Shane Doan Special Guest!!!

Coyotes Captain Shane Doan will join Glendale Mayor and Council on stage on Friday, Nov. 29, to flip the switch for Glendale Glitters’ 1.5 million lights, kicking off the holiday season and celebrating the annual event’s 20th anniversary.

Twenty years ago, Glendale debuted its hometown holiday light display in historic Murphy Park, expanding on a traditional tree-lighting event that took place in the early days of Glendale’s history. Today, the event has grown to become a beloved holiday tradition that draws more than 200,000 people annually over a several week period. The first event was attended by about 10,000 people. Today, the event is attended by 75,000 people during opening weekend. The first year, there were 25,000 lights in the park. Today, there are 1.5 million lights spanning sixteen blocks.

For the special celebration on opening night on Friday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m., the ‘Countdown to Glendale Glitters’ stage show will feature a video tribute to 20 years of the holiday event in which past special guests were invited to participate, including Hall of Fame broadcaster and Voice of the Phoenix Suns Al McCoy, who participated in the inaugural year’s festivities in 1994, and Governor Jan Brewer, who appeared for the event during Arizona’s Centennial year. Both McCoy and Brewer are residents of Glendale. In addition, the show will feature a performance by The Dancing Dads, a group that performed in 1994, among other entertainers. The program culminates with special celebrity guest, Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes. He will join Glendale Mayor and councilmembers to turn on the switch to 1.5 million lights.

Team captain \ for the past nine seasons, Doan also has the longest tenure of any current player on the team and has played 17 seasons in the NHL. Highlights of his career include being named an NHL All Star in 2004 and 2009, and playing for Team Canada in the 2006 Olympics. In addition, Doan is a respected community member off the ice, winning the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2012. This award, selected by the former hockey legend, is awarded to an NHL player who has demonstrated superior leadership within their sport, and who leads by positive example through on-ice performance, motivation of team members and a dedication to community activities and charitable causes.

The entertainment lineup for Glendale Glitters Spectacular includes:

Friday, Nov. 29
5:30     ‘Countdown to Glendale Glitters’
7:15     Marilyn Burns Dancers
8:15     Spotlight Youth Theatre
9:15     On Stage Dance
Saturday, Nov. 30
5:00     Aloha Hapa Hula
6:00     Grand Canyon University, Dance Education Organization
7:00     Creative Cheer
8:00     Copper King Honors Choir
9:00     Leap of Faith Dance +

The holiday magic continues with more events in downtown Glendale, each Friday and Saturday through Dec. 21, from 6-10 p.m. each evening.

  • Dec. 6-7 : Glendale’s Spirit of Giving Weekend
  • Dec. 13-14 : Glendale’s Winter Wonderland Weekend
  • Dec. 20-21: Glendale’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights

The glittering magic of Glendale’s holiday display remains lit nightly through Jan. 11, from 4-10 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.

Info About Horse & carriage rides in historic downtown Glendale will run nightly during our non event nights, December 1 through January 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. (depending on weather and demand). The carriage ride line forms at 58th Avenue & Glenn. Rides cost $25 per carriage (up to 6 people) and take you through six blocks of historic downtown. Carriage rides will not be available during our event nights.






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Jack's Trains in Downtown Glendale Arizona

Welcome to Jack's Trains, a model train store and repair shop in beautiful historic downtown Glendale, Arizona. We are the only model train store in the West Valley. We specialize in HO scale but have some of the other gauges like N, S, O, and G. We have new and used items from Engines, rolling stock, to accessories. We buy, sell, and repair all gauges except N,Z gauge. Call for Jack the train doctor for all your train needs. Please click HERE to see some of the product inventory online we have currently. Jack is a NMRA member and of the Scottsdale model RR club. We are a Walthers dealer. Give us a call at 623-930-5596, we can ship items nationwide. 

Main website and inventory online  HERE

Have a question, feel free to call, email, or stop by anytime during our normal business hours.

Jacks Trains of Arizona


7021 N 57 DR


TUES - SAT - 10 AM - 5PM





Archivist brings teletype back to PD

An interest in teletype machines and a friend at the Glendale Police Museum started Ed Sharpe on an interesting quest.

Ed Sharpe Archivist for The SMECC and 
Dan Kallberg Curator Glendale Police Museum
stand  with the  Model 28 ASR Teletype ...


Below is the article in the Glendale Star.

A Version also appeared in the Leakey Texas "HILL COUNTRY HERALD"

see the master file at SMECC communications museum on this
story and trace police teletype back to use of the Lindburg Baby Kidnapping! http://smecc.org/glendale_arizona_police_teletype.htm


Learn about the Glendale Police Museum






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5830 W Palmaire
Glendale, Arizona 85301




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 Shelley’s Specialty Desserts

Every item is made to order, made from scratch and all the designs are edible. In the busy world of today, Shelley takes pride in bringing only the best quality and service without compromise.




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Healthy Baby Happy Earth

Their focus is on products that are:

Beverly and Kim Swayman






Papa Ed’s Ice Cream
Ice Cream Parlor
7146 N. 58th Ave.

(623) 915-4438

Visit the Papa Ed Page Here!



La Piazza Al Forno 
Gourmet Brick Oven Pizzeria
and Italian Kitchen

Lunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 
Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 
Lunch and dinner, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

5803 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale


Delfina Salon and Day Spa
7146 N 57th Drive, Glendale, AZ 85301 
Call 623.847.3745 to schedule your appointment today!

Welcome to Delfina Salon & Day Spa.

We are a full-service salon located in The Historic Catlin Court section of downtown Glendale and offer an array of convenient, professional color, cut, perm and relaxer services customized to fit our customers lifestyle. We offer the latest trends in cuts, coloring, texture and finishing services.

We provide services for the whole family, including basic cuts, intricate styles, coloring as well as maintenance services and products.

We also offer a full menu of high-quality spa services, promoting wellness and beauty. Services include body polish, skin treatments, manicures, pedicures and waxing in a convenient location in beautiful historic downtown Glendale. Click here for for our full website.






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Aunt Pittypat's Kitchen
is Closed. This is a memorial...


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The Clockmakers




Engineering, Communications and Computation 
all under one roof!
Devoted to Technology and Science!
HGN hosted Site!

CouryGraph Productions

Matilda’s Vintage Closet

Matilda's Vintage Closet
6960 N 57th Dr
Glendale, AZ 85301


We specialize in 1930’s to 1950’s after-five or 
cocktail attire, accessories and jewelry



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