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Holiday In The Park Plans For Bigger Better Event November 17th

Save the date Holiday in the Park just a week and a half away.

Holiday in the Park 2017 plans have been getting worked on by the Magnolia Park Merchants Association who is hard at work to bring the biggest community event in Burbank to life.

The event which is always planned on Friday before Thanksgiving will land on Friday, November 17th from 5-9pm.  Holiday in the Park stretches down Magnolia Blvd from Hollywood Way to Florence St with an estimation of 20,000 people in attendance this year.  The street will be closed as the previous year’s event, creating an open and safe environment for kids and families. 

You’ll be able to find all of your favorite things from last year including live music and dance shows, character photo ops, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as Food Trucks, community booths, a kid zone, classic car show and more.

The neighborhoods surrounding Magnolia Park should expect plenty of cars parking in front of their houses and traffic on the east/west corridors to be packed with vehicles. 

As a reminder, Magnolia Blvd. will be closed down from 2 pm to close to 11 pm so please use alternate routes.  

For more information you can Follow Magnolia Park on Facebook here:
www.facebook.com/ MagnoliaParkBurbank/  or visit www.holidayintheparkburbank. com for more updates

Magnolia Park’s Holiday In the Park Tops Recent Years

Magnolia Blvd was closed and blocked to traffic this year, and the crowd was estimated to be close to Fifteen Thousand people.Holiday in the Park 2016  (© Ross A. Benson)

The new way the Magnolia Park Merchants Association put on this years Holiday In the Park was quite well received by everyone in attendance.

Holiday in the Park 2016  (© Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank City Councilman Bob Frutos who was Mayor last year suggested the City step in and assist the association in closing off Magnolia for safety reasons he was joined by two other Councilmembers. This year the people got to walk in the street, with strollers, pets and had plenty of room to enjoy themselves.

There were events for everyone and 9 blocks filled with displays, Carolers, even a kids zone for the young ones in the family.

Myburbank.com captured several pictures of the festive event.



Holiday In The Park Tonight will be Bigger & Better

Deagon & Magnolia No Parking (© Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Holiday in the Park is coming and it’s bigger and better than ever before!

This Friday, Magnolia Blvd will be closed down for 9 blocks from Hollywood Way to Florence Street and down the side streets to the allies.

The event which has been put on by the Magnolia Park Merchants Association, a non-profit run by Magnolia Park store owners, for the last few years is excited to have been able to close the street down and create a more enjoyable and safe event for the community.

President and Founder of the Magnolia Park Merchants Association, Ashley Erikson, gave us 10 reasons why this year is going to be better than ever!

1. The street will be closed!  The community is free to roam the street as they please allowing dogs, children, strollers, and families to feel safe and have fun during the event.

2. Food! The association encourages you to dine at all of the Magnolia Park restaurants like Romancing the Bean, The New Deal, Portos Bakery, Monte Carlo Deli, Yummy Cupcakes, and MeneSweet, but if you can’t get a seat there, you can dine at your choice of 14 food trucks that will be placed down the side streets of the event.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson File Photo)

3. Snow!  The Brad Korb Real Estate Group is sponsoring the snow play area at Ume Credit Union with even more snow then ever before!

4. Kid Zone! South Hills Burbank is sponsoring a whole block of family fun including bounce houses, a craft area, parent resting area, and bubbles!

5. Character Photo Ops! Stop by the Blast in the Past parking lot for tons of character meet and greets including the Grinch, Rocketeer, Anna and Elsa! Ume Credit Union will have free photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, Dark Delicacies will have Krampus and It’s a Wrap will have Frosty the Snowman.

6. Live Performances! Every block will be filled with music or dancing.  Stores will have live musicians in front of their stores, while Worship Walk will be hosting dance performances by Garri Dance studio all night long!  The Bank of America lot will also have a stage sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank with performances all night from local musicians and a live band will be out front of the Magnolia Park United Methodist Church.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson File Photo)

7.  It’s all about the community!  In the middle of the street you’ll find Magnolia Park merchant tables, non profit organizations and City of Burbank organizations.  Hop from table to table to learn more about the Burbank Recycling Center, the Burbank Public Library, local schools, the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter, and more!

8. Car Show! The entire block between California and Fairview will host a unique car show.

9. FREE Magnolia Park Bags!  Some volunteers will be walking around passing out Magnolia Park reusable tote bags sponsored by local Magnolia Park stores.

10. Burbank Police, Fire and SWAT will be on the block between Cordova and Avon with their vehicles on display for kids to take pictures with.  Stop by and say hello and give a thank you to all the men and women who keep Burbank safe.

For more information visit www.holidayintheparkburbank.com

Magnolia Park Merchants Plan Fall Events

Magnolia Park is having an exciting 2016 with new stores, new eateries and all your favorite events.  The Magnolia Park Merchants Association launched their third year as an organization with the City Council approving funding to close Magnolia Blvd. for the annual Holiday in the Park event.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Holiday in the Park has been taking place for over 30 years, but 2016 marks the fourth year the association has run the event.  Holiday in the Park has tripled in size, requiring the street to be closed for pedestrian safety.  The association’s President, Ashley Erikson, and other Board Members, attended a city council meeting earlier this year and asked for financial help from the city.  With the street closure for 2016, the association feels confident that the event will be more enjoyable and absolutely more safe.  Some highlights of the event are photo ops with Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, Krampus and other fun characters.  Other popular attractions include a snow play area, food trucks, a dance performance, live music, bounce houses, a car show, carolers, community booths.

Another favorite event, the Magnolia Park Outdoor Movie Night, is back for the third consectuive year.  A sponsorship from YP Los Angeles provided an inflatable screen and pre show entertainment. Classic movies such as Disney/Pixar’s Cars, Back to the Future, and E.T.  are slated to be screened.

The first movie night launches at 7pm on August 19th at the Ume Credit Union parking lot with the CVT Soft Serve Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, and The Cousins Maine Lobster Truck.  burbankmom.com will be there helping kids turn cardboard boxes into race cars and Garri Dance studio will be doing a themed dance performance at 7:30pm.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Along with their events, the association had their last Merchant Mixer of the year recently, hosted and sponsored by the Burbank Federal Credit Union.  Councilman Bob Frutos made an appearance and mingled with guests, while the new Magnolia Park tote bags were revealed.

Customers will be able to purchase a bag for $3 at local Magnolia Park stores and their Ladies and Gents Night Out event which occurs on the last Friday of the month.  Money from the bags will help fund Holiday in the Park.  If you would also like to make a straight donation to Holiday in the Park you can visit www.gofundme.com/holidayinthepark.

Magnolia Park is growing and becoming the hot spot to be in Burbank.  For a list of cool stores and events visit their website www.visitmagnoliapark.com

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)


Magnolia Park’s Holiday in the Park Attracts Thousands

This past Friday evening dozens of merchants in Magnolia Park opened their doors to thousands of guests and visitors kicking off the holiday season with its annual “Holiday In The Park,” sponsored by the Magnolia Park Merchants Association.

Kids and adults enjoyed five tons of snow in the UMe Credit Union parking lot along with bounce houses and several community groups with displays and hand-outs. There were princesses and additional community displays in the ‘Blast from the Past’ parking lot.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Carolers and performers were walking up and down Magnolia Blvd. singing  and performing while stores were offering popcorn, candy canes, and other foods. Members of Garri Dance Studio performed several shows in the Worship Walk courtyard. Food trucks were on hand in the Chase parking lot for people who had a taste for dinner.

Burbank Vice Mayor Jess Talamantes stopped by Playtime Cloths, Mia and the Dragonfly, and Bell Cottage to present certificates to the winners of the Storefront Decorating Contest.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Located in the Rite Aid parking lot was a vintage car show, with dancers from Red Chair Dance Studio. Across the street Porto’s Bakery was offering free samples of goodies and fresh Pumpkin Latte Coffee.

Santa and Mrs. Claus were located inside UMe Credit Union where families could snap a picture with Santa and crew, while guests could leave with a carmel candy apple from UMe employees.

Here are some additional pictures from the evening from our Chief Photographer Ross A. Benson.