GLENDALE, Ariz. – Join us for a holly and jolly merry-filled day at the 13th Annual
Christmas in July in Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court on Saturday, July 13, 2019
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Start your day at the Portable Information Booth (fondly nicknamed Mrs.
PIB) located at 5836 W. Palmaire Ave. to pick up the event activity list and the map for the free
Ollie the Trolley event shuttle.
Get your shopping for gifts and decorations completed early and avoid the rush! “Many
of the renowned boutique stores, specialty shops and iconic eateries will feature festive treats,
holiday gift ideas and merry make-and take-crafts,” said Sue Mensi, event chairperson and
owner of Glendale Flowers and Gifts. Cheryl Kappes, owner of The Country Maiden is this
year’s event co-chair.
Additional activities include a new Cookie Crawl experience. Inspired by a Hallmark
Channel holiday movie, enjoy a Cookie Crawl where participating businesses will share their
favorite holiday cookies in bite-sized portions (while supplies last.) Enjoy photos with Santa
Claus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glendale Flowers and Gifts located at 7163 N. 58th Drive. The
Historic Downtown Glendale Charm Trail will feature a new holiday-themed charm and you can
also paint a rock for the Downtown Glendale Kindness Rocks program.
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You can start the day early with Breakfast with Santa at The Spicery in Our 1895 Home from
8:30-10:30 a.m. Reservations for breakfast are required by calling 623-937-6534.
The holiday spirit continues with a bottled water drive to benefit the Maricopa County
Heat Relief Network. The Heat Relief Network is a regional partnership of the Maricopa
Association of Governments (MAG). Each year, MAG coordinates the mapping of the Heat
Relief Network, a network of partners providing hydration stations, refuge locations and water
donation sites throughout the Valley with the goal of preventing heat-related and heat caused
deaths among vulnerable populations and people experiencing homelessness. Please bring your
donations of bottled water to the Portable Information Booth (Mrs. PIB). For more information
about the Heat Relief Network, visit https://azmag.gov/Programs/Homelessness/Heat-Relief-
Christmas in July is presented by the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants
Association, Glendale Flowers and Gifts, The Country Maiden and the Downtown Business
Community. For more information, visit www.VisitDowntownGlendale.com or call 623-299-