Glendale celebrates Christmas in July Saturday

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- "Step Back in Time" as Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas on Saturday, July 19 for the city's 8th annual Christmas in July celebration. 

Visitors will enjoy a fun-filled day of holiday crafts, sweet treats and exclusive deals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Towne and Catlin Court, as well as an opportunity to donate to a summer food drive.  Get your shopping for gifts and decorations completed early and avoid the rush! Christmas cheer begins at the Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Drive, #140, where you'll pick up a holiday map, coupons and savings pack.

3TV's Heidi Goitia gave us a preview of the event.

Christmas in July also kicks off the start of installing 1.5 million lights for the city's annual holiday light display. The installation of the holiday lights takes more than four months and 5,000 labor hours to complete in order to be ready for Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend on Nov. 28-29.