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.
Mayor’s Tree Lighting
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.
Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair
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!
Breakfast with Santa
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.
Downtown Burbank Cultural Market
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!
Downtown Burbank Sparkles with Holiday Decorations
Holiday Lights Display
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.
Holiday Dining at Restaurants
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.
Cookie Dough Dreams LA
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!
Burbank Town Center
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.
Barnes & Noble
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.
Beyond Downtown Burbank
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.
Book a Holiday Getaway to Downtown Burbank
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:
Hilton Garden Inn Burbank Downtown
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.
Residence Inn Burbank Downtown
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.
Springhill Suites Los Angeles Downtown/Burbank
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.
Make A Donation This Season
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!