Spend Electric Nights at LA Zoo Lights

Take in a mild California winter evening among a dazzling, sparkling, glowing, and glittering display of holiday lights. LA Zoo Lights is where you’ll find it.

See Santa Claus at the Los Angeles Zoo and More

An anticipated event in the area for the holiday season, the lights show is hosted by Los Angeles Zoo and is a feast for the eyes.

LA Zoo LightsTake in a wide array of light displays that range from wild and wonderful to elegant and enchanting. There will also be “golden touches” scattered throughout the zoo in honor of their 50th anniversary. Don’t forget that you will be able to visit Santa Claus at the Los Angeles Zoo on select dates, not to mention see some real, live reindeer, including two babies.

Wander among the glow of the lights and munch on holiday treats, and tell Santa what you want for Christmas.

The event opens on November 18, and will run nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The lights will be on display until January 8, 2017.

Happy Holiday Hour for the Adults

Holiday Happy Hour is aimed at adults and gives them a unique night out. Join in for Ugly Sweater Night on December 8, or ‘60s Cocktail Night on December 15 at an exclusive lounge where holiday cocktails, beer, wine, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets for these events must be purchased separately.

Have fun at the zoo and other attractions when you book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel for your getaway this holiday season.

Go Green for Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood

The whimsical, wacky, and wonderful world of Dr. Seuss’s Grinch comes to Universal Studios Hollywood for Grinchmas each holiday season.

Join the Grinch, the Whos from down in Who-ville, and other Seuss characters for this event that transforms the park’s Seuss Landing into a winter wonderland.

Seasonal Events with Holiday Spice at Universal Studios Hollywood

Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood features fun from the film version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Starting in early December and lasting until early January, it’s a unique way to enjoy the holidays.

A few events are part of this Grinch-themed fest:

GrinchmasThe Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular - The Grinch’s tale is retold live, with accompanying music by Mannheim Steamroller. Watch it on stage, and then meet the Whos from Dr. Seuss’ Who-ville wandering throughout Seuss Landing. Catch the show on select dates throughout December.

Meet the Grinch - Meet the green guy himself! Get a picture and an autograph to commemorate the moment. If you’re lucky, he might just crack a sneer.

The Grinch and Friends Character Breakfast - Enjoy a delectable breakfast buffet and meet your favorite Seuss characters from “The Grinch.” Get a Green Eggs and Ham Platter, some fluffy pancakes, sausage, bacon, croissants, and more. You’ll also get a digital photo with the Grinch as well as a chance to meet-and-greet with other Seuss characters.

Grinchmas is sure to be a ball. Join in for this event, and lots of other holiday fun, and book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Holiday in the Park Promises Festive Fun for Everyone

Thrill rides and family fun get a Christmas twist at Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Ride a rollercoaster or five and get in the seasonal spirit at the same time!

Enjoy the Merriest Time of Year at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Holiday in the Park will be held on select dates between November 19, 2016, and January 1, 2017 at Six Flags Magic Mountain, north of Los Angeles in Valencia.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Holiday in the ParkVisit the park during this event to see it transformed into a magical winter wonderland. There will be many holiday displays with thousands of twinkling colored lights, carolers filling the air with holiday songs, and the scent of warm spices and sweet treats to entrance your senses.  Goodies to try will include hot chocolate and steaming cider, funnel cakes in a variety of holiday flavors, fanciful fudge, and other traditional treats.

Enjoy all the rides, coasters, kids’ rides, and classic family rides with a special seasonal flair. All of your favorites will be ready and raring to go, including Goliath, Apocalypse, Ninja, and Tatsu.

Not to mention, holiday-themed entertainment and shows will rule the day and night and put you in a joyful mood. Plus, visit Santa and his helpers, get a picture, and tell him what you hope he’ll bring you this year.

Stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel this holiday season and enjoy festive events like the one at Six Flags Magic Mountain, plus lots of other area attractions filled with seasonal spice.

The Holiday Season Returns with The Rink in Downtown Burbank

Celebrate the return of the holiday season and enjoy a festive, fun outing when you head to The Rink in Downtown Burbank.

This merry tradition of outdoor ice skating in Burbank arrives on December 15 and lasts through January 8. The Rink is surrounded by great shops and restaurants geared up for the season, so you can shop ‘til you drop and then whirl and glide over the ice.

Not to mention, there are plenty of events happening at this special venue.

Downtown Burbank Events Happening at The Rink

Thursday, December 15 is Opening Day. Come and enjoy unlimited skating for $10, plus free skate rentals for Burbank residents.

The Rink in Downtown BurbankThe Burbank Community YMCA Day of Fundraising happens on Saturday, December 17. Ticket sales will benefit the YMCA. Entertainment will include performances by School of Rock and special guests, a Santa Skate Hour, and more.

On Sunday, December 18, Learn to Curl! Hollywood Curling will teach you this Olympic winter sport for a $10 admission. The 50-minute session starts at 9 a.m., and no experience is necessary.

Every single Saturday while The Rink is open, Learn to Skate sessions will be taught by Pickwick Ice instructors. A session for kids ages 5 to 15 happens at 9 a.m., and an adult session (16 years and older) will happen at 9:25 a.m.

Come to Downtown Burbank and take part in holiday fun for all ages. While you’re in the area enjoying yourself, book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Be Ready Bright and Early for the Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot

Engage in a holiday tradition that’s both fun and healthy. The Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot is a run, walk, jog, or stroll along the streets of downtown Burbank. Participate in the 5K or the 10K in whichever way you choose. 

Make it a family affair and enter the Trot for a good cause! Proceeds go to the Burbank Community YMCA.

Give Thanks and Give Back at the YMCA Turkey Trot

The race will be held on Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving morning! – bright and early at 7:30 a.m. The race will start by the community YMCA and head through downtown.

Burbank Community YMCA Turkey TrotAbsolutely everyone is encouraged to attend, whether you’re running, walking, or pushing a stroller. Families are welcomed, and kids should come to try out the free Kids Fun Zone as well as do their best in the Kiddie Run at 9 a.m. (for ages 9 and under).

All participants will get a t-shirt and medal. Kids who participate in the Kiddie Run will get a prize and a t-shirt. For those who are planning to be competitive, the race will be chip timed.

Register before the race at 6:30 a.m. that day. The pre-race expo also opens at 6:30. The competitive run for the 5K/10K starts at 7:30 a.m. The fun run/walk starts at 7:35.

The YMCA Turkey Trot is a fun way to get out on Thanksgiving morning for a good cause. Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner and give back at the same time. Remember to book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel while you’re in the area for the race and the holiday!

Get a Move On at the Griffith Park Trail 10K

If you’re up for a challenge, you might be ready to run.

The Griffith Park Trail 10K is a race in the historic Los Angeles park in Hollywood. The winding race route takes you through rugged trails and along Spring Canyon, and even serious hikers can join in for the length of the route.

Griffith Park is the Place to Be November 13th

The run starts and ends near the merry-go-round in Griffith Park.  From there, the course veers right on Fern Canyon Nature Trail, and eventually heads left on East Trail (or Old Zoo Trail). From East Trail the course follows Mineral Well Trail until the turnaround point. It loops back through the Old Zoo grounds.

Griffith Park Trail 10KThe race is the second of two races in the Hollywood Trail Rock Star series. The other race is the half marathon, held that same weekend. Complete both races to be a Rock Star and receive a medal!

The 10K race begins at 7 a.m. on November 13 with registration at 6 a.m. Both runners and walkers will get three hours to complete the course, without exception.

All participants will receive a finisher’s medal and a t-shirt.

The day of the race, runners and volunteers can enjoy a free breakfast at 8 a.m. at the race start/finish. When the race is over, you can also join in for a lunch and cold drinks.

If you’ll be running or hiking/walking in the race, stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

The CTN animation eXpo: One Stop for Art and Animation Professionals and Enthusiasts

Traditional and digital animated film creators converge at this event that celebrates the craft.

Event presenters from some of the most successful animated films, panels, exhibits, symposiums, workshops, and networking opportunities are just some of what you’ll find at the CTN animation eXpo at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Mingle with Film Animation Creatives and Learn from the Pros

Here are some examples of the biggest events going on at the expo, which runs from November 18-20, 2016, at the Burbank Convention Center at our hotel.

CTN animation eXpoSessions

“Breakfast with the Pros” lets you get one-on-one with some of the best talent in the animation industry. You’ll enjoy a casual and relaxed breakfast buffet while you get your chance to network. This session will be held periodically throughout the expo and is limited to 60 attendees per session.


Disney opens the show with a screening that previews some of their upcoming work, including films and series like Moana, the newest feature-length animated film, and Inner Workings, the newest short film.

The Creative Talent Network will also premiere a screening of Long Way North, the newest film from the same production company that brought you The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea.


Exhibitors featured in the CTN Village run the gamut from artists and industry professionals in film animation, creative talent, technology suppliers, and studios like DreamWorks and Walt Disney.

See exhibits from storyboard artists, character designers, cartoonists, illustrators, directors, animation and art schools, vendors, and more.

Book your stay at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and get ready for the expo!

Fans: Get Fired Up for the Supernatural Convention

Supernatural fans! Get ready.  The Supernatural Convention is coming to the Los Angeles area!  This is your chance to attend exclusive fan events, see the actors live, and hear great live music. Join the party on November 11-13, 2016 at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

It’s a Fan’s Dream at the Convention Hosted by Creation Entertainment

Contests, performances, actor meet-and-greets and signings, vendor booths, and more are what await you when you head to the convention. Just a few fun events include:

Supernatural ConventionSupernatural Costume Contest - Dress up like your favorite character from the show, or make up your own costume. Audience applause will determine the winner for each category. Prizes are a given!

Music Video Contest - Fan music video tributes to the show and its characters will be screened at the convention. Judges will pick the best entries, who will win $1,000 gift certificates good for Creation Entertainment’s merchandise.

Live Performances - Live performances will include a free Karaoke Kings Party, where fans can belt out their favorite songs with the group plus cast member Rob Benedict. You’re encouraged to dress up in costume, though it’s not required. The group’s costume theme for this year is “Game of Tones.”

Rob Benedict will also be performing a “Saturday Night Special” with his band, Louden Swain. Celebrity Supernatural performers will be joining them onstage, and you never know who may show up (like series stars Jensen Ackles or Jared Padalecki)!

Make sure to book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport .  We offer luxurious accommodations and spectacular amenities, such as our outdoor heated pool, sure to help you delight both the body and soul. 

We hope to see you there!

Get into the Swing of Things at the US Open Swing Dance Championships

The US Open Swing Dance Championships is the premier competition in the world and will be held at our hotel. It’s also an opportunity for swing fans from all over to come and see some exciting dancing and meet up with other swing enthusiasts and dancers.  The championships will take place November 23-27, 2016 and will be broadcast live on GlobalDance.tv!

The Open: Swing Dance’s Biggest Event

The coveted Opus Trophy goes to the champions of the event, and is a career-changing award.  All genres of swing will be represented in the competition. There are 29 divisions you can choose to compete in, such as Classic, Young Adult, Teams, Strictly Swing, Jack and Jill Swing, and a lot more.

US Open Swing Dance ChampionshipsProfessional swing dancers will hold workshops all weekend long. Learn from some of the best, including Myles and Tessa Monroe, Markus Smith and Tren Veal, and Diego Borges and Jessica Pacheo.

Immediately following The Open is the US Open Swing Congress, a three-day event featuring social dances, learning opportunities, lectures, workshops, presentations, and judging. Meet up with other swing dancers, learn some new skills, and have fun. Both competitive dancers and dancers of all levels who are serious about their craft are welcome.

Stay at Swing Dance Central

Come and book your stay with us at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel to be right where all the action is for this swinging weekend of dance.  Located directly across the street from the Bob Hope Airport, we offer luxury accommodations perfect for relaxing.  After a day of supercharged dancing, come relax and enjoy a meal at our on-site restaurant, Daily Grill.  Sample the fare of our American cuisines and top it off with one of our decadent desserts.

The Write Event for Bookworms: Attend the InD'Sribe Conference

If you love to read and write, attend a conference tailored for experiences with books and authors.  Held on October 6-9, 2016, at our hotel, the InD’Scribe Conference is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in the world of books, reading, and publishing. There will be everything from author meet and greets, interactive panels, writing workshops, and book parties, plus lots of free books.

Writer and Reader Events: The RONE Awards, Author Talks, and More

InD’Scribe ConferenceKeynote Speakers

The keynote speakers at the conference are great examples of success in the self-publishing/small publishing world.   On Friday, October 7 at 9 a.m., author Jennifer Probst will give the opening keynote speech – her talk, “The Write Path,” will cover finding a unique road for your own original skills as a writer, including networking, publishing options, and craft.

Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m., author Jennifer Ashley will start the morning off with her keynote talk, “How Indie Publishing Saved My Life: My Journey from the Skids to Success.” This New York Times bestselling author has a lot of industry wisdom to impart about writing and publishing. Those serious about writing shouldn’t miss this event.

Awards Gala

The RONE Awards are InD’tale Magazine’s way of honoring the best of the best within the indie and self-publishing worlds. Authors and their works from a wide array of genres are selected as the best in their class for the year.

Pitch to a Publisher

Conference attendees have the chance to make an appointment with a book publisher and pitch their work! Dragonblade Publishing will be taking pitches.

Stay with us and make sure you’re in the thick of book conference central at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.