The Citizens of Glendale are proud to announce the second annual Hometown Christmas Parade taking place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM in Historic Downtown Glendale. This parade highlights all the magic and wonder of Christmas in a parade.  Last year’s parade was a huge success with 97 parade entries and over 8,000 people in attendance. The response was overwhelmingly positive!

The Hometown Christmas Parade is an old-fashioned community event for the whole family—to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and all its glory. We are inviting churches, businesses and other community groups from all over the Valley to join us for this very special parade.

There are many ways to be involved: parade entry (float, singing group, etc.), volunteer, committee member, and Community Champion. Please visit the Parade Entry or Support the Parade section of this web site for more details on how to become involved.  

The Hometown Christmas Parade is produced by the non-profit organization Glendale Christmas Parade, which is made up of community members who share a passion for letting the true star of Christmas shine.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Fink 602.301.6193 or Julie Peterson at 602-460-4472. 

Do you like to sing?  

Help us break a record with the largest group of Christmas Carolers!  We are looking for outgoing, fun singers of all skill levels to be a part of the Hometown Christmas Carolers!  The Hometown Christmas Carolers will be the grand finally entry walking in the Hometown Christmas Parade. We’ll share the joy of the Christmas season with all through music.  Music Director, Matt Deller, from Sounds of The Southwest will host 3 information/practice meetings on October 11th, November 16th and December 8th at Community Church of Joy, 21000 N 75th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308.  

Click here to SIGN UP TODAY!  For more information email soundsofthesouthwestsingers@cox.net or call 623-703-5861  

Informational Meetings / Rehearsals: 

November 16 - 3pm - 5pm - Community Church of Joy, (Worship Center) - 21000 N. 75th Avenue

December 8 - 7pm - 9pm - Community Church of Joy, (Worship Center) - 21000 N. 75th Avenue

 

Dig out those ugly sweaters!

Come on down to the first annual Hop Stop Diner Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest!  Contest entrance is free but we will be taking donations for Hope For Hunger.  Winners will receive prizes and a featured spot riding in a classic truck in our Hometown Christmas Parade.  ALL participants will be guaranteed a spot walking in the parade.  Registration for contest will begin at 8:30 am at The Hop Stop Diner in Olde Towne Glendale (7013 N 58th Avenue) with judging kicking off at 9am.   Glendale’s own Mayor Weiers will be making an appearance modeling his own Ugly Sweater.  Judging will conclude and winners will be announced at 10:45am before the Parade starts at 11.  Come show off your Christmas spirit wearing your ugly sweater or just cheering on those who do. 

 

 


Parade Route



STREET CLOSURES:

9:30a -1:30p Glendale Avenue between
51st Ave & 59th Drive

7a - 2:00 p 58th Drive South of Glendale Ave
58th Ave south of Glendale Ave
Lamar between 58th Ave & 57th Dr

7a - 12:30 p 52nd ave between Glendale Ave & Lamar Rd
Lamar Rd between 53rd Ave &
51st Ave