It’s that special time of year when Downtown Burbank sparkles with holiday cheer and festive greetings fill the chilled Burbank air. This season, map your way to the Downtown Burbank streets to celebrate with shoppers and diners as excitement builds in preparation for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and NYE festivities! From annual celebrations and tree lighting ceremonies to special holiday shopping and dining options, Downtown Burbank – literally – shines bright and merry all season long.
Whether you’re a Burbank local or just planning a day in Downtown Burbank, you’ll feel right at home this season with our decked-out holiday decorations and 36-foot walk-through Christmas tree!
With the holidays in full bloom, the calendar is jampacked with family fun and nostalgic merriment.
Keeping up with Downtown Burbank tradition, the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony is set to light up your season! On December 2, 2023, at City Hall from 6:00-6:30pm, enjoy the highly anticipated annual event where patrons come together to celebrate with the Los Angeles community, snap pics with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Clause, and sing along to holiday classics.
Just in time for the giving season, the Jackalope Arts Fair is a holiday shopping dream on San Fernando Blvd. On December 9 & 10 from 11:00am-5:00pm daily, you can browse this free event with over 180 local artists selling indie goods, unique décor, jewelry, art, photography and so much more!
Join in a festive morning of holiday fun at the City of Burbank’s annual Breakfast with Santa event! On December 9, 2023, from 8:30-10:30am at the Burbank Town Center (201 E. Magnolia Blvd.), get ready to be filled with excitement as we celebrate the magic of the season with music, activities, crafts, and a very special guest. Tickets are required, click here for more info.
Fridays and Saturdays are for the market! Downtown Burbank’s Cultural Market takes over the AMC Walkway, at the corner of San Fernando Blvd and Palm Ave, every Friday and Saturday from 5:00–9:30pm. Stroll the seasonally-spirited streets of Downtown and take in decked-out festive decorations. With culturally diverse gifts, a variety of food, handmade crafts, and unique fashions, the Downtown Burbank Cultural Market promises to have something for everyone on your list!
Want to give back to the community? The Downtown Burbank Cultural Market is accepting toys every week for Home Again LA! Head over to https://www.homeagainla.org/ for more info on how to give back to our Burbank community!
During November and December, Downtown Burbank transforms into a winter wonderland with holiday lights illuminating the evening air and lifting the spirits of shoppers, diners, and merrymakers. There is a Christmas tree you can walk through, selfie spotlight installations, and starburst lights on all the trees. Everything is within walking distance, which makes it the perfect addition to a Downtown Burbank holiday date night or a merry little family outing! Be sure to check out our murals while you explore the lights, find our mural map here.
There’s nothing more magical (and tastier!) than dining out during the holiday months. Check-in to these neighborhood favorites for good food, great drinks, sweet treats, and a dreamy holiday vibe.
Celebrate yuletide yumminess the French way! Artelice Patisserie aims to impress all the senses, not just your taste buds. Colorful macarons, enticing eclairs and flaky croissants are standouts here – especially during the merry months.
It’s easy to be jolly when the treats are this good. Made with the season in mind, Cookie Dough Dreams sweetness shines extra bright during the holidays. From Snickerdoodle Dough to Vegan Cookie Dough Milkshakes, you’ll get your sugar high just as the holiday high kicks in.
Blend your holiday spirit with some actual spirits. Enjoy the seasonally crafted cocktails and wine selection as you dine on gourmet deliciousness set to a warm holiday atmosphere and Hollywood energy.
Mix and mingle holiday feels with game day excitement! Known to standout during Holiday Happy Hours, patrons can enjoy a lively game and uplifting environment all season long.
Downtown Burbank offers premier holiday shopping from trendy retailers to unique boutiques; plus, the jovial energy blankets the streets with lit up décor and holiday cheer everywhere!
If you need something for everyone on your list, this is a good place to start. Enjoy world-class shopping from a wide selection of retailers, where you can browse big names like Bath and Body Works, H&M, Forever 21, Macy’s, Old Navy, and Cost Plus World Market.
This is the one-stop-shop for that special and unique somebody. Blending community, art and creative gifts, Lusanet Collective is a creative hub and rare boutique perfect for holiday browsing and community connection.
Trendy and modern styles come together at Urban Outfitters! Find the perfect mix of chic and cheerful offerings to gift your loved ones or to elevate your own seasonal style.
The largest IKEA in Northern America is right here in Downtown Burbank! You’ll be sure to find all your gifts and holiday decorations with one stop shopping here.
Check-in to the biggest (walk-in) retail bookstore and stock up on some of the most notable titles for your book-loving family and friends.
If you’re looking for more fun Holiday things to do, start with a meal or drinks in Downtown Burbank before heading to one of Burbank’s entertainment studios: Universal Studios Hollywood or Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood to experience the magical merriment taking over the parks.
Whether you’re looking for a staycation or have friends and family visiting for the holidays, Downtown Burbank has four hotels to fit your needs:
The hotel features spacious guest rooms with modern décor and wood floors, free Wi-Fi access in every guest room and public space to stay connected throughout your stay, outdoor pool, whirlpool, onsite restaurant, a complimentary 24-hour business center, and state-of-the-art fitness room.
Hotel Burbank offers spacious rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy a heated pool, fitness center, and outdoor waterfall and koi pond. Highlights include free shuttle to and from Hollywood Burbank Airport, a five-minute drive to Disney and Warner Bros. Studios, food, and drink options aplenty and a fully equipped business center.
Guests will enjoy exclusive amenities including complimentary food and beverage for both breakfast and dinner. Plus, with suites that feature amenities like a complimentary gym and refreshing pool, you’re sure to enjoy some active relaxation.
Spacious suites feature top-notch amenities including luxurious bedding and spa-like bathrooms. Hotel perks include free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast in the lobby, full-service bar and lounge, an outdoor area with a firepit, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and outdoor pool.
Tis’ the season to give back to the Burbank community! During the holidays it’s important to celebrate the season of giving. Check out these local charities and learn how you can donate your time, money, or gifts to support various causes during this special time of year.
Burbank Temporary Aid Center – https://burbanktemporaryaidcenter.org/
Burbank Housing Corporation – https://www.burbankhousingcorp.org/
Burbank Arts and Education Foundation – https://burbankartsanded.org/
Home Again LA – https://www.homeagainla.org/
This season, get out and enjoy the many festive offerings of Downtown Burbank and experience the incredible magic of this merry time of year!
If you’re looking for the best shopping in Los Angeles, look no further than Downtown Burbank. With everything from small, unique boutiques to large, well-known retail stores, there’s something for everyone. Below are some of our favorite spots for shopping that locals love and visitors shouldn’t miss.
Urban Outfitters: A favorite among young adults and teens, Urban Outfitters is a must-visit for those who love the intersection of vintage, bohemian, and modern trends. This popular retailer offers a wide range of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor, and even vinyl records. Urban Outfitters perfectly encapsulates the hip, vibrant, and artistic vibe that’s associated with Downtown Burbank, making it a great addition to your shopping itinerary.
Lusanet Collective: A one-of-a-kind boutique in the heart of Downtown Burbank, Lusanet Collective is not only a retail shop but a creative hub for local entrepreneurs. Featuring art, jewelry, clothing, home goods, and more, you’re sure to find the perfect statement piece. Be sure to check their event calendar for monthly pop-ups and curated events.
Burbank Town Center: An epicenter of shopping, dining, and entertainment, the Burbank Town Center stands as a beacon for retail lovers. With over 150 stores, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy a day at this bustling shopping center with top retailers like: Forever 21, H&M, Carter’s, Barnes & Noble, and more!
Unique Vintage: Unique Vintage is a haven for those in love with fashion from every era. The store offers a range of unique, high-quality vintage-inspired clothing, shoes, and accessories. Whether you’re dressing up for a themed party or simply want to incorporate vintage-inspired pieces into your everyday style, Unique Vintage is the place to go.
Ikea: The world-renowned Swedish furniture store needs no introduction. Ikea Burbank, the largest Ikea in the United States, is a home decorator’s paradise. Offering a vast selection of affordable and stylish home furnishings and decor, you’ll find sustainable solutions for your everyday life.
Cost Plus World Market: From unique, value-priced home decor, international foods, wines, to unique holiday items and more, the Cost Plus World Market in Burbank is an adventure in shopping. It’s the perfect place to find those extraordinary items that add a special touch to your home or a thoughtful gift for a friend.
MUD Cosmetics: A haven for makeup aficionados, MUDshop offers top-tier cosmetic products suitable for both professional makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts alike. Their top-of-the-line products, along with expert advice from their staff, will ensure you find the perfect shades to enhance your natural beauty.
Gap Factory Factory: A staple in American fashion retail, the Gap Factory Store in Downtown Burbank presents a clean, organized space filled with classic pieces that carry the brand’s signature timeless style. Perfect for everyone in the family!
Whether you’re a local or just visiting, Downtown Burbank offers an abundance of shopping options that cater to all tastes and budgets. Its pedestrian-friendly streets, welcoming ambiance, and diverse range of stores make it a great place to spend a day indulging in retail therapy. So why wait? Get ready to explore the incredible shopping opportunities in Downtown Burbank, where delightful surprises await at every corner!
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The Downtown Burbank Cultural Market is up and running! This unique and exciting outdoor market takes place every Friday and Saturday from 5 – 9:30pm at the corner of Palm Avenue and San Fernando Blvd. on the AMC walkway in Downtown Burbank.
The market features more than 25 local, rotating vendors selling jewelry, toys, soaps, bath bombs, candles, cakes, hot sauces, and so much more. Many of the products are actually handmade by local artisans!
The Downtown Burbank Cultural Market is also a philanthropic event and each week vendors donate a portion of their sales to Home Again Los Angeles, serving the Burbank and Glendale communities to develop comprehensive, holistic solutions for families facing homelessness!
There is tons of free parking in Downtown Burbank, and you can enjoy dinner and drinks at one of Downtown’s many eateries before or after exploring the market!
The cultural market is hosted and organized by Hyenoor, with a mission to “create a weekly farmers market that serves the local community with fresh produce, artisanal snacks, and handmade goods.”
The Downtown Burbank Cultural Market is always accepting applications for produce growers, pre-packaged food sellers, and craft vendors! APPLY HERE.
When it comes to picturesque southern California downtowns, no one does it quite like Burbank. With so much to do on any given day, Downtown Burbank offers world-class shopping and unique boutiques, celebrated eateries and coffee shops, and a variety of top-notch entertainment. If you’ve got a weekend in the neighborhood, we’ve compiled the perfect list of things to complete your well-rounded Burbank itinerary. With proximity to Hollywood and Los Angeles, when you visit the Media Capital of the World endless entertainment is at your fingertips, but you won’t need to venture far to make the most of your Downtown Burbank stay.
As your Southern California days slip into star-lit nights, the Downtown Burbank bars come alive and a good time ensues. With a variety of entertainment, neighborhood pubs, relaxing lounges and live music, revelers stay busy perusing the walkable streets of Downtown. No matter what your evening hankering might be, the bars in Downtown Burbank offer vibes fit for a fun-filled-dive-bar-kind-of-night or a relaxing and tasteful evening among friends.
Start (or end) the night at local favorite, Story Tavern where they offer a great craft beer selection, a variety of games and a neighborhood atmosphere where guests feel welcomed. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant loves keeping a fresh and rotating tap of top beers and is all about pairing their awarding winning brews with fresh menu offerings. The Yard House complements their 130 tapped beers with a lively atmosphere and delicious American cuisine; while BJ’s Restaurant has an extensive handcrafted micro-brewed selection of beers, a high-energy atmosphere and consistently-delicious cuisine. When it’s game time, Barney’s Beanery and Finney’s Crafthouse know how to host fans. With large TVs mounted to make you feel like you are at the big game, the atmosphere is rich with energy and good drinks. Perfect for sports lovers with distinguished taste, Over Under Public House blends the thrill of game time with a timeless Hollywood feel.
Looking to lounge and sip in a classy setting? Downtown Burbank bars have ample options. If you want a bit of a fairytale evening, stroll to Urban Press Winery, a boutique winery that awes with brick walls, velvet touches of décor, sparkling chandeliers and an impressive wine list. Representing the modern flair of Hollywood, Nineteen26 Bar and Lounge, lends its sophistication to its patrons through its fare and libation offerings. With a daily happy hour from 5 to 7 pm, this is a great spot to begin your downtown revelry. The Terrace combines an assortment of fun and style into a single establishment. With a full-bar, celebrated Mediterranean cuisine, a dance floor and hookah offerings, the Terrace stands out for those looking for a bit of everything (including class) on their night out. Gitana is a Middle EasternEaster fusion cuisine restaurant and bar that doubles as a hookah lounge. It’s the perfect place to find laughter surrounded by friends, great food and a tasty hookah. The Chained Rabbit has perfected the casual romantic ambiance and craft cocktail scene. With elevated bar food and a variety of craft beers, the local favorite is always a good choice.
Is there a better way to start your night than with endless belly laughs? Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant is a classic entertainment venue, hosting national comedic headliners while serving notable food and distinct cocktails. Round1 Bowling and Amusement keeps the party going with a host of playful options such as bowling, billiards, ping pong and karaoke. Fun times downtown are common at Fantasia Billiards; with 20 pool tables, foosball and darts, this Burbank favorite serves craft beer and good food in an uplifting sports bar environment.
Mixing dive bar vibes with the flair of the 1950’s, the Blue Room is a late-night hotspot that is always bustling and always friendly. Although featured in many films, such as Memento, the energy is low-key, old-school and local. Tuesday nights feature live music but every other night the jukebox keeps the crowd lively. When it comes to unique and entertaining establishments to spend an evening out, Café O Hookah Lounge is at the top of the list. The setting is idyllic for an unusual night out, with the extensive list of quality hookah flavors and belly dancers performing to Arabic hits while diners soak up the exotic ambiance. Sometimes a night out on the town starts with a good flick. AMC Theatre 16 is consistently ranked in the top three in the nation due to its large range of amenities such as IMAX with laser, luxury recliners, tasty dining options and an onsite pub, MacGuffin’s Bar. If you’re still craving entertainment after catching a click, you can catch a performance at The Stage. Enjoy the eclectic shows featuring movie screenings, plays and artist exhibits while you sip and savor the delectable menu.
Nightlife in Downtown Burbank is always spirited making it easy for locals and visitors to find their happy place under the Burbank stars.
Home to some of the best breakfast in Los Angeles, Downtown Burbank takes the most important meal of your day very seriously. Whether you’re in search of coffee shop vibes, brunch spots, popular chain restaurants, a standout deli or an easy on-the-go meal, you’ll find the top breakfasts in Burbank at these noteworthy eateries.
As a hometown staple, Lily’s Café is known for its charming environment and scrumptious menu. The restaurant offers organic steel cut oatmeal, jello berry parfait and a large variety of breakfast pastries including muffins, scones, and breads. To get the most out of your morning outing, you’ll likely want to pair your breakfast treat with Lily’s house tea or an espresso-based coffee drink.
The location is more than a deli and cafe, it hosts a range of amenities including an upscale market featuring dry and canned goods, non-food essential items, and a selection of French, Italian, Brazilian, and Armenian specialty items. The cafe features fresh baked bread and desserts, a hot and cold bar, breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, coffee and tea, and a juice and smoothie bar. Make sure to check out this deli when you’re in search of a top breakfast place in Downtown Burbank!
The location is more than a deli and cafe, it hosts a range of amenities including an upscale market featuring dry and canned goods, Artelice has perfected the idea of “where art becomes delicious”. This high-end french pastry shop adds a modern twist to all of their indulgent desserts, making these sweets look just as exquisite as they taste. Pastries so beautiful and delicious they have catered for the Grammys. If you’re looking to pair your pastry with something warm, explore their coffee and tea selection.
Not only is San Marco Coffee Roasting House a quirky coffee shop to sit and sip on an easy morning, but they also roast and sell their own beans. Their gourmet coffee is flavorful and reliable making it worthy of becoming a part of your regular morning routine. For a refreshing and delightful caffeinated treat, try their flavorful iced lattes or their assortment of coffee and tea to kickstart your morning.
Not exclusively a breakfast spot, The Great Grill is still a great choice for breakfast lovers. Known to use simple yet fresh ingredients, every morning plate is easy on the eyes and tasty in the belly. From waffles and french toast to a selection of grilled breakfast burritos (including a vegetarian option), the menu offers diners plenty of meal options to start their day.
Smashed Burgers offers more than just delicious burgers, they serve deliciously impressive breakfast burritos, too. From 7 to 11 am, you can customize your burrito with a variety of tortillas and a base filling of potatoes, American cheese and eggs with the option to add your favorite breakfast meat. The simple menu is simply perfect for those looking to indulge in a hearty morning meal.
Don’t let the name fool you, at Panini Kabob Grill you can find an enticing breakfast spread catering to all cravings. Seemingly created for those with a fondness for avocado, the menu offers both avocado toast with a whole avocado and a Scottish smoked salmon avocado toast. For more traditional options, French toast and custom scrabbles (using only organic eggs) are top choices for morning diners.
Although the breakfast burritos at Apollo Burger are locally famous, it’s not the only notable breakfast item you’ll find on the menu. The American inspired fare offers additional classic breakfast options such as thick pancake stacks and breakfast sandwiches. With simple ingredients and inexpensive prices, this joint is ideal for quick and tasty on-the-go or dine-in options.
If you’re a late riser and prefer more of a brunch menu than breakfast, Don Cuco’s is your spot. Proclaimed by many as the best Mexican food in L.A., Don Cuco’s is a great brunch option for those looking for an authentic Mexican experience. Only minutes from Hollywood, guests can enjoy reasonable prices on standouts items like Huevos Rancheros and Machaca con Huevos, guests are known to return time and time again.
This is a great option for breakfast in Burbank when you’re seeking good food and a cozy ambiance. Set in the Downtown Hilton Garden Inn, the restaurant is popular among locals and visitors serving up classic breakfast options such as brioche french toast and chicken and waffles. The American-inspired dishes are big on local ingredients adding a bit of California flavor into every creation and providing coffee and tea selections for a morning dose of caffeine. For all the early birds, breakfast opens at 6 a.m. so you can start your day as the sun rises.
As one of the busiest and best breakfasts in Burbank, Another Broken Egg Cafe is consistently delicious providing an upscale menu and memorable experience. Serving up American cuisine, guests can enjoy vegetarian, gluten-free breakfast and brunch options as well as their deliciously crafted brunch cocktails. Possibly even more enticing, Another Broken Egg Cafe has a pet-friendly patio so you can dine with your best pal by your side.
When it comes to all-natural and all-appetizing, Cheebo’s breakfast menu takes the (pan)cake. With a large breakfast offering, flapjacks, breakfast bowls, burritos, sandwiches and French toast are your usual suspects when it comes to ordering here. When it’s time to wash it all down, you’ll have endless opportunities with their bottomless mimosas topped with fresh-squeezed orange, pineapple or white grapefruit juice.For some of the best breakfast and brunch in Los Angeles., choose downtown Burbank where the first meal of the day is celebrated with good food, a welcoming atmosphere and a passion for great service.
The Seven-And-A-Half-Foot Tall Bronze Sculpture of the Dark Knight is Now in the AMC Walkway in Downtown Burbank
The World’s Greatest Detective has arrived in Burbank in the form of a colossal Batman statue based on the critically acclaimed Batman: Hush character design by world-renowned artist, publisher, and chief creative officer of DC, Jim Lee.
Brought to life by Visit Burbank in partnership with DC, Lee’s celebrated design from his 2002 Batman run was reimagined in 3D form by digital sculptor, Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra, and expertly crafted in bronze by the skilled artisans at Burbank’s American Fine Arts Foundry and Fabrication. The final statue measures seven-and-a-half feet tall and weighs 600 pounds.
Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, and has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery, and justice to generations of fans for over 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, and apparel and lifestyle products, as well as blockbuster animated and live-action films. Batman continues to be one of the most popular superheroes ever created—and, now, he is being commemorated in statue form by Visit Burbank.
The newly installed Batman statue can be viewed in the AMC Walkway of Downtown Burbank. Visitors are strongly advised to practice social distancing and wear a face mask. #BurbankBatman