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October 2015

Celebrate the Season with a Thanksgiving Getaway to Burbank

Bring the whole family to spend Thanksgiving weekend in Burbank CA.

No California holiday vacation would be complete without a trip to Burbank. It's a great place to visit anytime of the year, but Thanksgiving is especially magical. Besides the picture-perfect weather, Burbank is synonymous with entertainment destinations for the entire family, like Warner Brothers Studio, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios for the young and the young-at-heart, and even the Ellen Show.

Thanksgiving Getaway to BurbankIf you're looking for discount hotel packages in Burbank CA, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel is the perfect place to make your home base as you explore the area. A recent $25 million makeover has turned our property into a chic and elegant hotel that blends the casual style of Southern California with the sophistication of Hollywood.

You can book early and save money to put toward seeing all the sights that the area has to offer. If you book five days or more in advance of your Thanksgiving getaway to Burbank, the discounted rate for you will start at just $119 with promotional code "ADV." If you're traveling with the family, save even more by asking about the Family Savings Package, which is good through December 31, 2015. With the promotional code "FML," you'll be getting the following benefits on your Thanksgiving Getaway to Burbank:

• Deluxe accommodations
• A free Sunday night stay when staying Friday and Saturday nights
• Free high-speed Internet
• Two complimentary breakfasts in the Daily Grill Restaurant
• Free meals for kids under the age of 12
• Free self-parking
• Package rates starting at $179

We wish you a great Thanksgiving and happy holidays! Browse our website for ideas about fun things to do in the Burbank area this holiday season.

The CNT Expo Celebrates the World of Animation

Be a part of Animation Week in Burbank CA with artist interviews, exhibits and critiques.

The CNT Expo is the place to be for animators whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out in this exciting field. This one-of-a-kind expo is sponsored by the Creative Talent Network and includes interviews, exhibits and critiques from the best minds in the industry. It will take place on Nov. 20-22, 2015, at the Burbank Convention Center in the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

CNT ExpoThe CNT Expo started seven years ago. Since then, it has become one of the top animation expos in Burbank CA, drawing more than 6,000 industry professionals from around the world, including artists from DreamWorks Animation and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The expo even has grown to include an animation week that takes place throughout the Burbank community.

Once you've purchased your tickets for the CNT Expo, you'll enjoy a weekend of world-class education, entertainment and networking. You can soak in the knowledge from animation innovators with interviews and panel discussions featuring artists and industry leaders in the Convention Center's state-of-the-art ballroom. The expo also features interactive exhibits from many animation companies, including 2D and 3D demonstrations and one-on-one critiques of your work. The expo is ideal if you are looking for a job in the animation industry. There will be several opportunities for networking, including recruiting mixers.

The expo is taking place at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, located just minutes away from many major studios and tourist attractions. You can relax in our casual, contemporary accommodations after a long day at the expo or grab a hearty meal of American classics at our Daily Grill restaurant. Visit our website for more information. 

Join Burbank YMCA Turkey Trot Family Fun for Thanksgiving

The Burbank Turkey Trot 5K/10K Run is a healthy and fun-filled way to start your Thanksgiving weekend.

Whether you're an experienced runner or a casual novice, you and your family will have a great time at the Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 26, 2015. This is your chance to create a new family tradition for Thanksgiving morning on a 5K or 10K course through downtown Burbank. Bring the stroller, bring grandma and grandpa, bring the family dog and bring your desire to work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner with this fun and healthy family event.

Burbank Community YMCA Turkey TrotCompetitive runners will have a chance to exhibit their skills in the 10K run, so those who are looking for a pre-dinner accomplishment can enjoy the cool November morning in beautiful Burbank while getting their workout. There's also a 5K course for less experienced runners and children over 9 years old. Children under 9 years old are encouraged to join a special Kiddie Run that starts at 9 a.m., allowing for plenty of time to finish the 5K and 10K runs so that family members can watch and cheer for the younger participants. There's also a free kids fun zone at Burbank YMCA Turkey Trot, so there will be plenty to keep everyone occupied and engaged throughout the morning. All registered runners receive a free finish line photo, T-shirt and medal.

The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel wishes all participants of this great Thanksgiving Day event the best of luck! After your race, relax in our comfortable hotel and let our courteous, professional staff help you and your family unwind. You can treat the family to a meal in our Daily Grill restaurant or stop in for a drink after you finish the race. Spend Thanksgiving weekend with us and enjoy the fantastic Southern California weather.

US Open Swing Dance Championships on Thanksgiving Weekend

Burbank is set to host elite dancers participating in the national swing dance competitions.

November 25 to 29, 2015, swing fans can take in the action at the US Open Swing Dance Championships. In its 34th year, it's the oldest swing competition in the world and the place where America's top talent gathers to square off.

US Open Swing Dance ChampionshipsAll swing genres are featured at this annual event, which is held on Thanksgiving weekend in Burbank. There will be 6,000 square feet of dance floor, and guests can watch all of the jumps, kicks and tricks from the terraced seating in the venue. Both reserved and open seating tickets are available.

If you feel yourself tapping along with the competitors, you can jump in and take part! West Coast Swing workshops will be held by enthusiastic professional instructors ready to share some tips with you, and a secondary ballroom will be open all weekend for special dances, workshops and practices.

Over $50,000 will be awarded in cash and prizes throughout the competition, and winning the Opus Trophy is something that many of these dedicated performers have been dreaming of since they were kids. You can come to these dynamic dance competitions to see them fight for their spots at the top of this select group. If you've never seen anything like this before, you won't believe how fast and athletic these dancers are. Make this event an annual tradition and check out the newest talent ready to take over the swing world.

The US Open Swing Dance Championships at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel are sure to provide any spectator with a great way to enjoy their holiday weekend. Visit the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel website to learn more about the event and about our special room rates. The swing dance room block is available until October 30, so reserve your room prior to this date to receive a special discount.