Burbank City Hall’s Christmas tree was put into place Wednesday morning and decorated by Park, Recreation and Community Services employees from the Forestry Division.
Hundreds of lights and ornaments adorne the tree. This year some new ornaments have been put into place.
The event gets underway starting at 6 p.m. Saturday evening, when Santa will make his big arrival. He will help Burbank citizens light up this year’s tree, and kick off his 25 days of Christmas Cheer in Downtown Burbank.
Here are events planned by the City of Burbank for December:
Thursday, December 6
HOLLEY TROLLEY TOURS
Corner of AMC Walkway and San Fernando Boulevard
See the best of Burbank’s holiday decorations from an open-top, double-decker bus. Tours leave at 5:45 and 7:15 pm. Reservations required! Please call (818) 238-5180 (repeats December 13 and 20).
Friday, December 7
JINGLE BELLS JAMMIE FEST
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
731 N San Fernando Boulevard
Celebrate the season with a beloved holiday tale, ideal for children ages 4 to 8. Kids are invited to wear their pjs while listening to a reading of The Polar Express at 7:00 pm, followed by cookies, cocoa and a fun holiday craft. 818-558-1383.
Saturday, December 8
TWO MILK MINIMUM
Flappers Comedy Club
102 E Magnolia Boulevard
Take in the Two Milk Minimum Family Comedy Show featuring a rotation of outlandish, zany and outright amazing comedy magicians, jugglers, improv artists, puppeteers and novelty acts. Doors open at 4:00 for a 4:30 pm show. Free admission (a $10 value).
Saturday, December 8 (through December 15)
MENORAH LIGHTING AT THE MALL
Burbank Town Center — level 3, Burlington Wing
201 E Magnolia Boulevard
Temple Beth Emet will celebrate Hanukkah nightly on the 3rd floor!
Sunday, December 9
METROLINK HOLIDAY TOY EXPRESS
Downtown Burbank Station
201 N Front Street
Join thousands of cheering families as they welcome the 450-ton Holiday Toy Express and enjoy free entertainment, hot chocolate and cookies from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Bring new, unwrapped toys and sporting equipment for the ABC 7 Spark of Love Toy Drive in cooperation with the Burbank Fire Department. Toys go to Burbank kids in need.
Thursday, December 13
BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS
Holiday Inn Downtown Burbank
150 E Angeleno Avenue
Revel in an evening of old fashion fun with caroling by the Van Bloem Singers and introducing Harmony, directed by Sharon Mathu. Includes visits with Santa, hot cocoa and cookies from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Saturday, December 15
OUTDOOR MENORAH LIGHTING
On the AMC Walkway at San Fernando Boulevard
Marvel at the 10 foot menorah and enjoy fresh hot latkes, music and a children’s choir. Festivities begin at 8:00 pm.
Wednesday, December 19
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK HOLIDAY PARTY
112 E Palm Avenue
Drop in for retro fun, paper hats and candy canes on your way to see the new Monsters Inc. 3D!