MEDIA CITY CENTER -- When you're a child living in Burbank, snow
falling in front of the Media City Center -- 15 tons of it -- is a big
So is Santa Claus flying in on a helicopter and stepping onto Magnolia
Boulevard, complete with a white beard, rosy cheeks and a bag full of
For parent and event coordinator Katy Mason, the annual holiday show
at the Media City Center is a magical day for Burbank families.
"Watching the looks on the children's faces as Santa approaches, and
waving at him in the sky, is magical," Mason said. "The kids are so
enchanted and engrossed by his stories, and they love the snow."
In addition to listening to Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman -- who
greeted Santa as he stepped out of the helicopter -- tell holiday
stories, Burbank children made snowmen and snow angels with the 15 tons
of snow made possible by a snow machine.
Hundreds of area residents attended Friday's third annual holiday show
at the Media City Center, which included performances by John Burroughs
High School's Edwardian Choir, local children's choirs and Frosty the
Snowman's "Magic in the Making" performance, which included magic tricks.
Children who attended were treated to live broadcasts from Radio
Disney -- a family radio station that plays popular music and music from
Disney films -- and received giveaways including stickers and movie