Time to Deck the (City) Hall, It’s Christmas Time

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City employees from Parks Rec. and Community Services Forestry Division gets ready for Santa's arrival Saturday evening. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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.

Vickie Cusumano from Parks Rec. and Community Services checks outs some of the new ornaments that will go on this years Christmas tree located in front of City Hall. The tree arrived early Wednesday morning just in time for Saturday nights lighting.  (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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:

 

Milano
Burbank Chamber
Stop Outdoor Watering

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

City employees from Parks Rec. and Community Services Forestry Division gets ready for Santa’s arrival Saturday evening. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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).

 

City employees from Parks Rec. and Community Services Forestry Division gets ready for Santa’s arrival Saturday evening. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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.

 

Vickie Cusumano from Parks Rec. and Community Services checks outs some of the new ornaments that will go on this years Christmas tree located in front of City Hall. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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.

 

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Wednesday, December 19

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK HOLIDAY PARTY

Johnny Rockets

112 E Palm Avenue

Drop in for retro fun, paper hats and candy canes on your way to see the new Monsters Inc. 3D!