A new holiday tradition begins in downtown Glendale Dec. 1

The KJZZ Holiday StoryFest & Authors Showcase, taking place from 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive, is an old-fashioned celebration of the season through spoken and written word.

The KJZZ StoryFest has something for all ages. At the Children’s Stage, KJZZ partner, Studio 8’s Rally Crew, will treat little ones to interactive, family-friendly entertainment, including stories, crafts, games, prizes and special character appearances. The Studio 8 crew is dedicated to creating fun and unforgettable memories perfect for posting @yourkjzz #kjzzstoryfest. 

Before entering the event, visitors can record holiday memories at KJZZ’s mobile production studio, Soundbite, to share with family and/or friends. (Available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

On the Main Stage, KJZZ and partners, South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute and Arizona Storytellers Project, will host a lineup of storytellers and on-air hosts who will regale the audience with tales of food, family, home and holidays past.

The Author’s Showcase & Stage, hosted by KJZZ partner, ASU’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, will be a treat for those who enjoy a good book. It’s a unique opportunity to meet Arizona’s talented writers in person, buy the books you love on the spot and get them signed by the author.

For many years, Arizonans have enjoyed Glendale Glitters, the award-winning lights event in the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale. This year, the entire family can kick off holiday festivities with StoryFest and then make their way through 16 blocks of 1.6 million lights. Plus, a Holiday StoryFest wristband will get visitors special discounts at the KJZZ Glendale Hotspots.

Tickets are on sale now for KJZZ Holiday StoryFest & Authors Showcase. Admission is free for children 12 and younger. General Admission tickets are $10 per person. Become a KJZZ or K-BACH member and enjoy a special ticket discount. Proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona. For tickets, go to kjzzstoryfest.org.

KJZZ’s Holiday Storyfest & Author’s Showcase is in partnership with the South Mountain Community College’s Storytelling Institute, Arizona Storytellers Project, azcentral, The Arizona Republic and ASU Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. More at https://storyfest.kjzz.org/.

Parking for Holiday StoryFest is available at the city of Glendale parking garage and a lot east of Glendale Civic Center or throughout the downtown area. Event attendees can also choose to pay for parking in the two downtown garages, City Hall, 59th Avenue and Glenn Drive, and Bank of America Building, 58th and Glenn drives.

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