Magnolia Park Brings In Snow And Santa For Holiday In The Park

By On November 19, 2014

Magnolia Park elves are checking their lists twice as the merchants of Burbank’s eclectic shopping district prepare for their annual Holiday In The Park event Friday, November 21. The holiday ivy and wreaths have been hung over Magnolia Boulevard for several blocks east and west of Hollywood Way, adding a festive air.

New this year will be five tons of snow for kid-friendly play, located in the recently opened parking lot at 3911 W. Magnolia Boulevard, between Kenwood and Maple Streets.

Many of the regular Holiday In The Park participants from recent years will be in attendance, including Santa at the UMe Credit Union, Krampus the holiday devil at Dark Delicacies and Tim Conway Jr. with his mobile talk radio show broadcasting from the Bank Of America parking lot.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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Holiday in the Park also features live music, entertainment, workshops and demonstrations and additional photo opportunities, including Queen Elsa at the Snow Lot, a superhero at Blast From The Past and animals from the Wildlife Learning Center at Encore Nouveau.

Burbank Mayor Dr. David Gordon will announce the winner of the annual decorating contest Friday evening.

(Photo By Ross A. Benson)

(Photo By Ross A. Benson)

In addition to the festivities, a hand-painted ornament from each member of the Magnolia Park Merchant’s Association go to the highest bidder during the evening’s silent auction.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Magnolia Park United Methodist Church will also hold their Holiday Boutique from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.

All visitors attending the Holiday In The Park celebration are urged to bring non-perishable food items to donate. Collection bins will be located at several stores and spots throughout the several blocks-long event.

Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy judges Playtime Clothes one of this years entries into the  Magnolia Park's Holiday In The Park decorating contest. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy judges Playtime Clothes one of the entries into the Magnolia Park’s 2014 Holiday In The Park decorating contest. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Donations will be delivered to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center. A list of suggested items can be found here.

Holiday In The Park runs from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. along Magnolia Boulevard in the heart of Magnolia Park. The streets will not be closed for this event, so attendees are encouraged to be cautious when crossing the street.