Glendale shopping districts to honor women friendships with Galentine’s Day event

Mark A. Carlson

PHOENIX — Fans of the hit television show “Parks and Recreation” know about the unique holiday of Galentine’s Day, and women can celebrate it in Glendale two days before Valentine’s Day.

Galentine’s Day honors the friendship women share and first appeared in 2010 on an episode of the series that ran from 2009 to 2015 on NBC.

Locally-owned businesses in Glendale’s Catlin Court and Old Towne shopping districts are observing the holiday on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with various activities.

“There will be fun things to do along the way including make and take activities, fun photo ops, lovely gift ideas at the unique boutiques and specialty shops and sweet treats to satisfy your sweet tooth at the iconic eateries,” Valerie Burner, Galentine’s Day chairperson and owner of Bears & More, said in a press release.

“You can also follow the Historic Downtown Glendale Charm Trail to fill a bracelet with beautiful charms including a special Galentine’s Day charm.”

Burner added a new feature this year is the Galentine’s Tree Trail, where shade trees throughout Catlin Court will be decorated with heart garlands.

People can start their Galentine’s Day celebration by grabbing an activity list and walking map of the 12-block shopping districts that is available at the Arizona Information Center located at Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures.

The Galentine’s Day celebration is presented by the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association.

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