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Burbank area events: Annual tree-lighting ceremony at City Hall on Saturday

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Members of the RC Kickettes welcome Santa to the 2015 annual tree lighting ceremony at Burbank City Hall. This year’s ceremony will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.
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Tree-lighting ceremony slated at Burbank City Hall

A tree-lighting ceremony will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Burbank City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave., Burbank.

The event is free.

For more information, call (818) 238-5397 or visit

Church to hold annual holiday concert

Burbank Chorale’s annual holiday concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the American Lutheran Church, 755 N. Whitnall Highway, Burbank.


The concert, titled “Glorious Celebration,” will feature Vivaldi’s “Gloris” as well as other holiday songs.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 until Dec. 6. After that, general admission tickets will cost $20. Both seniors and children under 12 years old will be admitted for $15.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (818) 759-9177, emailing or visiting

For more information, visit

Organization to host talk about Burbank

The Burbank Historical Society will host a free discussion called “The Best of Burbankia” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Gordon R. Howard Museum, 115 N. Lomita St., Burbank.


Authors Wes Clark and Mike McDaniel will talk about “Burbankia,” a website dedicated to Burbank’s history, lore, images and personal stories.

For more information, call (818) 841-6333 or visit

Santa’s Fix-it Clinic to help participants fix items

An event called ”Santa’s Fixit Clinic” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Burbank Recycle Center, 500 S. Flower St., Burbank.

Those participating in the event will be shown how to disassemble and repair items that are brought. Participants can register at

For more information, visit

City to open outdoor ice skating rink

An ice-skating rink will be open from Dec. 12 to Jan. 5, 2020, in downtown Burbank, 150 N. Third St., Burbank.

Along with ice skating, this event will feature curling and skating lessons on certain days.

For more information, visit Visit to learn more about the events that will occur at the rink.

Nativity event to be held at area church

A drive-through nativity event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Community Christian Church of the Foothills, 10193 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga.

While driving through the site, attendees will see various scenes from the nativity story.

For more information, visit or call (818) 353-8080.

Theater to present Christmas performance

“The Merry Little Christmas Show” will be presented at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., between Cyprus Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.


The performance will also feature special guest Kurtis Simmons.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (866) 811-4111. The tickets cost $35.

For more information, visit

Recreation Center to host pool event

An event called “Polar Plunge” will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Verdugo Recreation Center, 3201 W. Verdugo Ave., Burbank.

Along with swimming, there will be arts and crafts. The event is free. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call (818) 238-5391 or visit

Nature Center to host “Noon Year’s Eve” party

A “Noon Year’s Eve” party will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 E. Walnut Ave., Burbank.

This kids-only event will include arts and crafts and a countdown celebration to noon. Registration for the event is required, and the cost is $15 per child.

For more information, call (818) 238-5440. To register for the event, visit

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