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The 12 Days of Holiday Cheer in Burbank

If you’ll be in Burbank this December, there are plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit. Downtown Burbank will be celebrating the holiday season with 12 Days of Holiday Cheer. Each event will offer fun for the whole family and help you get into the holiday spirit even with the warm weather. On December 1 at 6pm, 12 Days of Holiday Cheer kicks off with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall. After, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will join carolers and guests for a stroll down San Fernando Boulevard to Santa’s Downtown Wonderland. Here, kids can take photos with St. Nick, face-paint, and explore the 35 foot walk-through Christmas tree. What a great way to start the season!

On Saturday, December 11, Burbank will welcome the Metrolink Holiday Toy Express at 5pm, celebrating its 15th anniversary. Santa’s glittering train travels from city to city in Southern California to entertain families and collect toys for children in need. This year, the 450 pound train will travel through San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. With it, the train brings holiday displays, musical performances, 500,000 twinkling lights, and Santa himself! Families are encouraged to bring their children and new unwrapped toys to donate. Local firefighters have collected more than 100,000 toys for the ABC7/Spark of Love Toy Drive in just one night.

Barnes and Noble will also be hosting the Polar Express Pajama Party for reading of holiday stories. The Burbank YMCA will hold the Reindeer Run, a mini-marathon for kids 4-12 at 8am. Antlers, jingle bells and red noses are available and required to participate! There will also be Breakfast with Santa and a Snow Day with 15 tons of snow for a city that hardly experiences the magical white flakes. Snacks, music and an ice sculptor will also be available for holiday season enjoyment.

Event Details

Date: December 1-12, 2011

Times: Various times

Location: Various locations

Downtown Burbank

Burbank, California 91505

For more information on 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, please visit www.downtown-burbank.org.