The hustle and bustle of a busy holiday season is upon us, and Visit Glendale wants to put a bit more 'happy' into your holiday, by coordinating special deals, promotions, freebies and more, between now and Christmas Eve.
There's no partridge in a pear tree, but there is bound to be something delightful for everyone on our "12 Days of Christmas" lineup of goodies, running Tuesday, Dec. 13 through Saturday, Dec. 24:
Day 1 Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10 A.M.-5 p.m.
Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140
Pick up a free Glendale Glitters postcard pack and a Shop Glendale discount card, one pack per person. Mention the "12 Days of Christmas Special."
Day 2 Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Arizona Broadway Theatre Performance
Free Admission! Presented by the City of Glendale Public Art Program
Day 3 Thursday, Dec. 15, Noon - 6 p.m.
Papa Ed's Ice Cream, 7146-B N. 58th Avenue
Peppermint Papa's complimentary sampler cup size ice cream cone - one free promo per person. Mention the "12 Days of Christmas Special."
Day 4 Friday, Dec. 16, 6-10 p.m.
Historic Downtown Glendale
Spirit of Giving Holiday Weekend: enjoy 1.5 million lights and a multitude of festivities, and while you're there you can support one of many non-profit groups in attendance, including Glendale Firefighter Charities, who are conducting a toy and clothing drive.
Day 5 Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m.- noon
Glendale Farmers Market, 58th and Palmaire avenues
Enjoy browsing locally-grown produce, handmade goods, plus a visit from Santa Claus and holiday music performances, all with free admission!
Day 6 Sunday, Dec. 18, 5-11 p.m.
Ice Skating At Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd.
Try your hand (er, ankles) at gliding across the ice trying to look graceful at Westgate's ice rink, and bring the whole family! Visit Glendale is giving away a family 4-pack at www.Facebook.Com/Visitglendale <http://www.Facebook.Com/Visitglendale - enter to win beginning Dec. 16!
Day 7 Monday, Dec. 19, facility opens at 5:30 a.m.
Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Drive
Free Day Pass to the first 20 people that come in to the center and mention the "12 Days Of Christmas Special." A day pass includes access to the fitness center, basketball gym, racquetball, pickle ball, an indoor walking/jogging track, lap swimming and more, and is valued at $6/$8 (resident/non-resident rates.) For more information, visit <http://www.glendaleaz.com/foothillscenter/index.cfm.
Day 8 Tuesday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Glass Creations Boutique, 7011 N. 58th Ave.
View the 13th annual upside down Christmas tree decorated in clear, purple and white ornaments! Glass Creations is a great place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for many on your list, while you're there.
Day 9 Wednesday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cerreta Candy Company, 5345 W. Glendale Ave.
Stop by the chocolate factory to receive a free chocolate almond bar, one per person, by mentioning the "12 Days of Christmas Special." Cerreta Candy Company is a one-stop shop for holiday sweets and treats!
Day 10 Thursday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Astrology Store, 5735 W. Glendale Ave.
Enjoy a relaxing massage for just $1 per minute, with a five minute minimum; simply mention the "12 Days of Christmas Special."
Arrowhead Towne Center, 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center
Save time and help a great cause by having your gifts professionally wrapped by the Salvation Army. Gift wrapping is available during mall hours on the lower level near Sears. All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army's Glendale Chapter.
Day 12 Saturday, Dec. 24, 6-10 p.m.
Historic Downtown Glendale, 58th and Glenn Drive
Horse-drawn carriage rides at Glendale Glitters: enjoy the 16-block display of 1.5 million lights from a different viewpoint - a serene carriage ride! Make a memory you won't forget with friends or family with this charming tradition.