Downtown Glendale transforms into a charming winter wonderland during this six-week celebration. Glendale Glitters launches on Thanksgiving weekend with a special appearance by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who will help Glendale officials turn on the 1.5 million lights that illuminate 16 blocks. The lights are on every night, and each weekend through the holiday season will have a different theme, featuring arts and crafts, live music, horse-drawn carriage rides and visits with Santa. The series culminates with the Glitter & Glow Block Party on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 30-Jan. 1; Dec. 7-8 and 14-15; 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Downtown Glendale, Glendale and 58th avenues. Free. 623-930-2000, glendaleaz.com.