9th Annual Christmas in July ~ Historic Downtown Glendale July 18, 2015

Historic Downtown Glendale is creating a holiday vibe on Saturday, July 18 to celebrate the city’s 9th annual Christmas in July celebration.
Visitors will enjoy a fun-filled day of holiday crafts, sweet treats and exclusive deals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Towne and Catlin Court, a visit with Santa Claus, as well as an opportunity to donate to a summer water drive.

▲Get your shopping for gifts and decorations completed early and avoid the rush! Christmas cheer begins at the Glendale
Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Drive, suite 140, where you’ll pick up a holiday gift bag with downtown discounts, an event map and a holiday themed gift item for the first 250 visitors.

▲Ollie the Trolley will provide free rides around the area, including stops at Cerreta Candy Company where you can make and take a taffy Christmas tree ($12.50 per person).
In addition, one of the day’s fun activities will be compiling a holiday cookbook.
Participating merchants will give each visitor to their business a recipe ending at 2Share Gifts
where visitors can assemble all the recipes into a cookbook.

▲Christmas in July also kicks off the start of installing 1.5 million lights for the city’s annual holiday light display. The installation of the holiday lights takes more than four months and 5,000 labor hours to complete in order to be ready for Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend on Nov. 26-27.

▲The event also features a bottled water donation drive. Visitors are encouraged to bring a donation of bottled water to the event, or to any Glendale fire stations. The water donations benefit Maricopa Association of Government’s Heat Relief Regional Network and the city's Operation Safe Summer.

▲Admission and parking are free. Shoppers are encouraged to utilize the free covered parking located in the Palmaire Parking Garage located at 58th Drive and Palmaire. For more information, contact the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau at 623-930-4500. You can also follow Glendale on  and The Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau is located at 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140.