Glendale Glitters

Glendale Glitters
Posted on 11/02/2022


Historic Downtown Glendale sparkles with an array of holiday entertainment options

Glendale Glitters is ready to sparkle in Historic Downtown Glendale this holiday season with a spectacular light display that will be illuminated each evening from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., as well as many festive and free holiday events. The six-week celebration begins on Monday, November 21 at 6 p.m. when the lights will turn on for the first time and will remain lit through January 7, 2023.

“This year marks the 29th anniversary of Glendale Glitters and the entire experience is truly magical,” said Glendale Vice Mayor Jamie Aldama from the Ocotillo District. “This annual gathering provides such a great opportunity for families to come together and kick off their holiday season."

Glendale Glitters is a display of lights around Murphy Park in downtown Glendale and so much more! This year’s celebration includes the annual Hometown Christmas Parade, various performances at the Murphy Park Amphitheatre, our Movies by Moonlight series and LIBCON West at the Velma Teague Library.

For the first time in the event’s history, Glendale will offer a pair of ‘Light the World’ Giving Machines in Murphy Park. You will have the opportunity to provide a special Christmas for some families that may not otherwise have anything under their tree. This innovative and fun international initiative uses vending machines to provide people an opportunity to donate to carefully selected local and global charities.

“We are very excited to incorporate the ‘Light the World’ Giving Machines this year during Glendale Glitters,” said Glendale Special Events Administrator Heidi Barriga. “The city’s Public Affairs team has worked with the Mayor’s Office and various departments across the city on making this dream become a reality.”

The machines will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily beginning November 22 through January 7.

Each Friday and Saturday in December, local acts will take to the stage for free holiday performances. Murphy Park will come to life with The Sacred G’s. This eclectic group of professional dancers are illuminated in LED lights from head to toe, as they dance to seasonal music on Fridays December 2, 9 and 16.

LIBCON West returns to the Velma Teague Library on Saturday, December 3 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. This event features comic book artists, cosplay groups, dozens of vendors, live performances, games, prizes and crafts for kids. To view a full list of programming and vendors at this year’s event, please visit

The Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 10 supports Hope for Hunger, a Glendale-based food bank. A donation box will be in the first-floor lobby of City Hall. For more information on the parade and how to donate, visit

Looking for a free night out with the family? We’ve got you covered on Friday, December 16 with the Illumination version of ‘Dr. Suess’ The Grinch’. Food trucks will be on-site at 5 p.m. with the movie beginning at 6:30 p.m.

You can find a full calendar of events by visiting We look forward to seeing you in Historic Downtown Glendale this holiday season.