hot-air-balloon-at-night Glow, baby, glow! Glendale Glitters holiday light display says farewell for the season today with a rockin’ block party, Glendale Glitter and Glow, Saturday, Jan. 11, from 4-10 p.m. with fun for the whole family! Take in the stunning 1.5 million lights for the final time along with more than 20 hot air balloons glowing brightly amidst the trees throughout 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale.  A highlight for visitors will be special shaped balloons, like a giant Beaver balloon making a special visit, as well as mass glows, in which the balloon pilots will fire the balloons all at once to create an illuminating spectacle. Glow-buskerThe dazzling scene of vibrant glowing colors and twinkling lights, combined with musical performances and delicious food and beverages, will be a feast for the senses. Thousands of people are expected to stroll along the closed downtown streets and watch tethered balloons, enjoying nearly a dozen bands performing rock, blues, reggae, country and jazz music as well as vibrant street performers for a climactic finale to a festive season. The bands performing include: Nolan McKelvey, Peppermint James, the J Powers Band, the Shri Blues Band, the In2ition Band, Urban Country, Zimis, Midnight Mojo and Trotters Wake Irish Band. Glendale Glitter & Glow is produced by Glendale’s Office of Special Events, and sponsored by Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Arizona, SRP, Valley Buick-GMC, Sears Vacations, Century Link, the Arizona Republic, Monster Energy Drinks, ABC-15, KOOL, KMLE, JAMZ, Camelback Ranch-Glendale and the Phoenix Coyotes.  For more information, call the Special Events Hotline at 623-930-2299 or visit the Glendale Glitters Festival Page.