Glendale, Arizona continues to be a premier destination during the holidays for locals and visitors. We invite you to experience our holiday events as we come together to celebrate the coming of a new year.

Downtown in December Holiday Light Display

Every Evening until January 9, 2021 from 5pm to 10pm

Historic Downtown Glendale – Along Glendale Avenue between 43rd Avenue to 59th Avenue

Glendale gets lit, with an annual light display that’s been a tradition for the past 27 years.  This year, 1.7 million dazzling lights illuminate 16 blocks in Historic Downtown Glendale nightly from 5 pm to 10 pm until January 9th.  This year the city is exited to showcase innovative, new lighting designs and features that will add extra magic to your holiday season.  Our local downtown merchants and restaurants will be open and ready for business as you stroll through the tree lined streets decked with sparkling lights.

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World of Illumination

Open Nightly until January 3, 2021 from 6pm to 10pm

6797 N. 93rd Ave. Glendale, AZ

Online Tickets Only. Learn more at
Turn up the holiday spirit with World of Illumination’s Rockin’ Christmas at Westgate Entertainment District. Life-sized musical notes, retro Santa, and many other magical lights are on display at this mile-long symphony of sight and sound.  Your family will be mesmerized as you rock along to holiday tunes and nearly 2 million lights at the world’s largest drive-through light show.

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Winter Night lights

WaterDance Plaza at Westgate Entertainment District

Select Nights until January 3, 2021 from 6pm to 10pm

Witness wonder and delight at Westgate Entertainment District’s newest holiday light show! An illuminated Christmas tree canvas will mesmerize viewers through precise choreographed sequences creating an audio-visual narrative of light and sound. The light show will occur every 30 minutes from 6pm to 10pm on select nights and is free and open to the public.  After the show, be sure to snap an Instagram worthy photo at the holiday tree located in Westgate’s Fountain Park.

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Snap a shot of your favorite Glendale holiday light display and share on social media with the hashtag #GlendaleAZlights. Happy Holidays!

Written by: Sarah Brunson