Holiday in the Park This Friday Night

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Join Magnolia Park in kicking off the holiday season with their annual Holiday in the Park event.  It’s the biggest event in Burbank each year and is a way that the community and merchants come together for a night of festive fun for the whole family.

The Magnolia Park Merchants Association which consists of around 80 Magnolia Park stores, restaurants and service shops bands together each year to keep the Holiday in the Park tradition alive.  Stores stay open late offering hot chocolate, candy canes, and other fun activities and entertainment.

Parking lots along the boulevard are blocked off and filled with different attractions.  The UMe Credit Union parking lot will have 5 tons of snow blowed in, free photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus and kids obstacle course.

The Blast from the Past parking lot will feature photo opportunities with the Grinch, Anna, Elsa, Olaf and many more.  Bank of America which is deemed the community lot for the night will hold table booths from local organizations including the Burbank Police, Fire Corps, Stough Canyon Nature Center, Burbank Library, Burbank Boys and Girls Club, Burbank Relay for Life, and Luther Cheer.

Food trucks can be found at the Chase Bank parking lot, a classic car show will be held at Rite Aid and the Worship Walk patio will host a stage featuring performances, classes and demos from Garri Dance Studio and other local fitness businesses.

Carolers, live bands, DJs and school quartets and choirs will be placed sporadically along the boulevard bringing the festive sound of the holidays to Magnolia Park.  Henna artists, face painters, balloon twisters, book signings, holiday boutiques, ornament painting, and live window models are just a few more of the exciting things that will be taking place from 5-9pm this Friday.

The Magnolia Park table which will be located at the Blast from the Past lot will be giving away 300 tote bags to families attending the event, each filled with goodies and coupons from local Magnolia Park merchants and at 7pm Vice Mayor Talamantes along with Magnolia Park Merchants Association President and Founder, Ashley Erikson, will be awarding the three winners of the Holiday Storefront Decorating Contest.

The event is also a way that Magnolia Park gives back to the community.  Participating stores will be collecting canned/dry food and unopened toys for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center to help needy families over the holidays.

The association also encourages visitors that live in the area to bike to the event rather than drive.  This will not only help the environment but help with parking congestion.  Walk Bike Burbank will be providing free bike valet at the UMe Credit Union parking lot.

For a more detailed list of participating merchants, parking lot activities, and entertainment, visit their website at


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