Burbank: A Better Way to Stay for the 2023 Rose Bowl Weekend

Every Year on New Year’s Day millions of people tune in to watch one of the most iconic parades in the world, The Tournament of Roses Parade. Following the Rose Parade is the Rose Bowl, the big game featuring a traditional matchup of teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12. Though not on New Year’s Day this year because the holiday falls on a Sunday, The Parade and big game will begin at 8.00 AM on Monday, January 2, 2023, in Pasadena, CA just a 15-minute drive from Burbank. If you’re coming to LA to enjoy the parade and big game, Burbank is the palace to stay! With 18 incredible hotels, 100s of delicious restaurants, and quintessential iconic LA landmarks, you’ll love staying in Burbank!

Start your trip with ease by flying directly into Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) with flights from 28 top U.S. destinations. Eight of Burbank’s hotels offer complimentary hotel shuttle services for guests to and from BUR, as well as to Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and Universal Studios Hollywood. Pacific Surfliner/Amtrak services the airport with a rail stop, as does Metrolink. The Consolidated Car Rental facility and Transit Center, home to ten rental car brands and more than 1,000 rental cars, is adjacent to the airport and served daily by METRO and BurbankBus.

While you’re visiting there is no shortage of fun to be had in Burbank! Enjoy a live TV taping or studio tour at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. Looking for something a little more adventurous? Spend the day at Universal Studios Hollywood and enjoy rides like Jurassic World or Revenge of the Mummy The Ride, or watch the absolute classic, WaterWorld! Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Look no further than The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter™ which will be decorated to resemble Hogwarts and Diagon Alley at Christmas time.

Custom car fans will marvel at the behind-the-scenes tours at the World Famous West Coast Customs, where Will.i.am, Justin Bieber, and many other celebrities are regular customers.

You’ll also enjoy great dining and shopping in Burbank. Experience magical sunsets while sipping on cocktails at the Castaway restaurant, or sample delicious pastries and Cuban-inspired cuisine at the #1 place to eat in America as voted by Yelp – Porto’s Bakery. Spend a day shopping at Burbank Town Center, or perusing quirky boutiques, antique shops, vintage clothing, and chic eateries in Magnolia Park. 

Plus, just beyond Burbank is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Los Angeles Zoo, and Downtown Los Angeles. Check out cool day trips you can make from Burbank here. All in all, a stay in Burbank is a better way to visit the Rose Parade!

DON’T MISS THESE AMAZING EVENTS HAPPENING IN AND AROUND BURBANK!

THE ROSE PARADE & 109TH ROSE BOWL

January 2, 2023

From 8 AM – 12 PM, the Rose Parade travels 5 ½ miles down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, CA, and features floral-decorated floats, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries. This year the theme is “Dream. Believe. Achieve”, which celebrates the influence of education’s ability to open doors, open minds, and change lives. The game will feature a traditional matchup of teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12. Come early and enjoy pre-game activities including tailgates, Rose Queen and Royal Court appearances, and more.

For more information, visit https://tournamentofroses.com/

To purchase tickets to the game, please visit www.primesport.com

 

EQUESTFEST

December 30, 2022 

Each year, the Rose Parade’s equestrian units showcase their breeds and demonstrate their talent with performances at Equestfest. Held in Burbank at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, this family-friendly event includes an exciting equestrian show, musical performances, and a food and vendor court. The equestrian show features both a variety of horse breeds, as well as a variety of riding disciplines.

Attendees are invited to stroll through the stables, meet equestrian participants, and participate in educational and interactive exhibits. To purchase tickets, https://visitburbank.com/events/equestfest/

 

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR HOLLYWOOD

December 22, 2022 – January 1, 2022 

Holidays Made Here returns as a unique feature included as part of all Studio Tours for a limited time from December 22, 2022, through January 1, 2023 (closed December 25). A Gilmore Girls fans dream, the Midwest Street backlot is transformed into a holiday dream with photo opportunities available, including in front of the iconic gazebo, the official Stars Hollow town sign, Luke’s Diner, Lorelai’s house, Mrs. Kim’s Antiques, the Bjork Snowman, and Doose’s Market.  Take time to sip on hot coffee and Pop-Tarts® and other delectable treats available for purchase throughout Stars Hollow. There will also be holiday themed trivia, behind the scene stories from holiday movies like Gremlins and Elf! 

For tickets, visit https://www.wbstudiotour.com/news/holidays-made-here/

 

HOLIDAYS AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

November 22, 2022 – January 21, 2023

The Awesomest Celebration of the Season. Anyone can “Ho-ho-ho” and “Fa-la-la” for the holidays. But if you’re ready to be filled with thrills and laugh your jingle bells off, you’ve got to awesome up your holiday at Universal Studios Hollywood, where we do the holidays big time. It’s the biggest, loudest, awesomest holiday celebration of the season. Enjoy Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ where you can see Hogsmeade™ transformed with enchanting spirit, festive décor, and holiday-themed food, beverages, and entertainment. Spread the cheer and join in on the fun of Who-tacular festivities with The Grinch™, Max, and Who-ville with the return of Grinchmas™. Then end your day at Universal CityWalk, where you can enjoy our spectacular Christmas tree, sumptuous outdoor dining, and fun holiday shopping.

For tickets, visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com

 

L.A. ZOO LIGHTS

November 18, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Explore an immersive landscape filled with spectacular lantern sculptures of animals among blooming flowers, towering trees, and more for a wildlife-centered experience that’s as inspiring as it is breathtaking.

For tickets, click here.

 

EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood

December 31, 2022

Be part of Hollywood’s biggest New Year’s EVE celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood’s EVE event Dec. 31 where you can party til 2am!  Fill your day with heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions, and then keep the thrills going into the night. Have fun and celebrate with multiple party areas featuring music, dancing, photo ops, drinks available for purchase and a midnight countdown celebration with fireworks. Make it a New Year you’ll never forget! The event is included with your theme park ticket.

Click here to purchase tickets. 

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