On Jan. 12, set your imagination aloft for the Glendale Glitter & Glow festival. Each year, more than 80,000 people flock to Historic Downtown Glendale for this popular event, taking in the spectacle of 1.6 million LED lights and a variety of glowing hot air balloons. It’s a real feast for the eyes, as they fill up and glow amid the holiday light display, through the historic area.
Practice your “ooh’s” and “aah’s” for the mass glows, in which pilots fire up the balloons all at once to create an illuminating panoply of vibrant, glowing colors and twinkling lights.
This family-friendly festival also features music from several bands and delicious food and beverages served up by local vendors. The Glendale Glitter & Glow festival is truly an abundant cornucopia for the senses. Your family and friends will be talking about the breathtaking collection of sights and sounds for days and weeks to come!
Make plans now to take in this stunning event on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Historic Downtown Glendale. Parking and admission are free, and complimentary shuttles are available from Glendale Community College at 59th and Olive Avenues. Shuttles will pick up from the northeast parking lots of the college, accessing from 59th Avenue and Vogel. The last shuttle will leave downtown Glendale at 10:15 p.m. and there will also be street parking in and around downtown, but these spots fill up quickly. You also have the option of paying for preferred parking in the two downtown garages, both of which are accessible from 59th Avenue and Glenn Drive.
This will be your final opportunity of the season to see the Glitters holiday light display, and welcome in 2019 with a cascade of lights and sounds. Glendale Glitter & Glow is produced by Glendale’s Special Events Division and sponsored by SRP, KTVK- TV 3 and KPHO-TV 5, Cerreta Candy Company, Arizona Republic, Hensley Beverage Company, the Glendale Ambassadors, Swire Coca Cola and Diamond Resorts. Free shuttles sponsored by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona, which is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. To learn more about the Glendale Glitter & Glow festival, visit our website. Don’t miss the 2019 Glendale Glitter & Glow festival!