It’s That Time of Year Again!

Karissa Jimenez, Staff Writer

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With the holidays right around the corner, it’s a time for laughter and joy. Don’t stress about getting those holiday cards sent out or trying to remember what Timmy wanted for Christmas. Why not take some time out of your busy schedule to visit some local holiday events with your loved ones?

Glendale Glitters Holiday Weekends

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Location: Downtown Glendale

Date: Friday and Saturday evenings Dec 1- Dec 16

Time: 6-10p.m. each night

Admission: FREE!!


December 1-2: Local favorite bands will perform; including Peppermint James (Friday) and Zimis (Saturday)

December 8-9:  Snowfield! Just $2 to make a snowman, throw snowballs at your older siblings or make snow angels. Don’t forget your mittens!

December 15-16: Glendale firefighters charities will be onsite to raise money for their holiday toy/food drive, running a 50/50 raffle both Friday and Saturday evenings.

Other than the amazing events that will take place every weekend for the first three weeks of December, downtown Glendale will be lit up all the way until Jan. 6 with over 1.6 million ravishing lights!

Skate Westgate                         

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Location: Westgate Entertainment District

Date: Nov 21- Jan 7 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day)

Time: Times vary depending on the day

Admission: Adults/Children: $15 (includes skate rentals) $11 (bring your own skates)

Toddlers: $11 (includes double-blade ice skate rental)

Military: $11 (with proper ID)

Seasonal Pass: $99 (includes admission + skate rental)

Socks: $3

Private lessons, Parties, or groups: call (623) 877-8690

“Kids and adults are invited to partake in a timeless holiday tradition, outdoor ice skating on our real ice rink! Make magical memories with your loved ones as you glide through an unforgettable winter wonderland.”

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Holiday Resilience

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Location: Foothills Branch Library

19055 North 57th Avenue


Glendale, AZ 85308

Date: Tuesday December 19, 2017

Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm

Admission: FREE!!

The holiday times can sometimes be the hardest times. Gifts to wrap, cards to mail, endless family gatherings, etc. This social gathering is for those who need a little help releasing some stress. We’ll share tips to “self-generate” positive emotions and transform emotions that lead to exhaustion. Especially for those who have lost loved ones and can’t be with us around this time anymore. What’s a better gift to yourself than a better version of yourself?

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It’s That Time of Year Again!