Start the year off right at Glendale Glitter & Glow

Lifestyle | 30 Dec, 2018 |

Let’s get glowing in 2019! Start your new year off right in downtown Glendale with glowing balloons, dazzling lights and bands cranking out great music! Mark your calendar now to attend Glendale Glitter & Glow on Saturday, Jan. 12, 4-10 p.m.

This will be your last opportunity to see the Glitters holiday light display, and the city likes to send out the holiday season with a bang! Take in the stunning 1.6 million LED lights, along with hot air balloons glowing throughout 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale. A highlight for visitors will be mass glows, in which the balloon pilots will fire the balloons all at once to create an illuminating spectacle. The vibrant glowing colors and twinkling lights, combined with musical performances and delicious food and beverages, will be a feast for the senses!

Entertainment is always a highlight at this festival, and this year’s lineup includes music from the following groups: Westhills Brothers – acoustic guitar; Zero Gravity Fighters – upbeat covers; Cheap Hotels – classic rock; DJ Dangerous – DJ spinning a variety of music; 76th Street – indie pop; Randy Altergott – rock and country covers; Pandy and Rick Duo – country; and Soul Power – Motown/R&B. 

In addition, the city of Glendale Arts & Culture Division will presents a stage of music for the evening with performances by The Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM). Entertainment will include performances by students from PCM’s National Award-Winning College Prep Program, as well as professional artists:  Keith Johnson, Afro Caribbean; performers from the Arizona Songwriters Association; PCM’s Teaching Artists Band with Jazz/Blues and Latin Jazz, featuring Josie Perez Hernandez, and Rockabilly with Tom Mein. This concert stage is made possible through a grant from the city through its Centerline District Arts & Cultural Initiative.     

Admission is free and free shuttles are available from Glendale Community College, at 59th and Olive avenues. Shuttles pick up from the northeast parking lots of the college, accessing from 59th Avenue and Vogel, and the last shuttle will leave downtown Glendale at 10:15. In addition, street parking in and around the downtown is free, but event attendees will have the option of paying for preferred parking in the two downtown garages, both of which are accessible from 59th  Avenue and Glenn Drive.

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.*
(*An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association)

For more information, call the Special Events Hotline at 623-930-2299 or visit  www.visitglendaleaz.com.

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