Saturday is the final night of 2012’s Glendale Glitters display, but 2013 may be left in the dark.
Outgoing Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs said last year that the city’s approval of a $320 million arena lease agreement with the Phoenix Coyotes means the city may not be able to afford Glendale Glitters and an annual Chocolate festival.
It’ll be up to the new mayor and city council to find money in the budget to keep the popular festival going. Glendale Public Information Officer Kim Larson said they could take up the issue when a budget is presented in March.
“Once they are in office and get to know the city a little bit more and the operations and what’s going on, they’ll have the opportunity, as we start our budget process, to have input on it,” she said. “We’ll see what happens.”
As of right now, Larson said it’s business as usual.
“Right now, we are proceeding with planning next year’s lineup of festivals including Glendale Glitters and the Chocolate Affair,” she said. “As we speak, that’s the plan. I can’t tell what will happen in the future.”
Larson said the city is hosting a Glitter and Glow Block Party on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. to mark the closing of Glendale Glitter 2012.
The annual event features 1.5 million holiday lights in downtown Glendale.
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