The babe in a manger…

Burbank Nativity Festival 2017 is a 2-day event in Burbank, California that will begin your holiday season with magic, wonder, glorious holiday music, and most importantly, a focus on the Savior. This year’s festival will feature dozens of musical acts, a grand creche display, and a poignant live nativity reenactment.

136 N. Sunset Canyon Dr., Burbank


As a gift to the city of Burbank and surrounding communities, the North Hollywood Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites you to this two-day holiday event about the Savior, Jesus Christ and his glorious birth. The Burbank Nativity Festival is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Live Nativity Pageant

This year’s nativity pageant features live musicians.

  • Live Nativity

  • Saturday, December 2

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  • Sunday, December 3

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  • 4:00 p.m.
    Fenton Primary Chorus from Fenton Primary Center in Pacoima Our students grow and learn every day in our highly engaging classrooms. Parents are continuously involved in decision making, volunteering, and creating a positive relationship between school and community. Fenton Primary Center is a happy, engaging, and collaborative environment that brings out the best in all children! Fenton Primary Chorus is made up of 100 first and second graders from Fenton Primary Center located in Pacoima. The chorus is an audition only group that meets every Tuesday after school. This year the chorus has been working in a Christmas musical entitled, A Gingerbread Christmas. Today they will be singing 4 of the songs from the musical. Next week they will be performing the entire musical for their school and parents. Fenton Primary Chorus is under the direction of Barbara Filichia. Mrs. Filichia teaches music to over 800 kindergarten, first and second grade students at Fenton Primary Center. The chorus is excited to be participating for a third year in the Nativity Festival.

  • 4:45 p.m.

  • 5:30
    The Natividads have been performing together since 2010. They are a group of fathers and fathers-to-be who love to sing. They gladly join the Nativity Festival in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. This year, they are joined by some special guests!

  • 6:15 p.m.

  • 7:00 p.m.
    The Burbank Community Choir is pleased to be signing for another year in the Burbank Nativity Festival. Made up of members from Burbank, North Hollywood, Sylmar, and Studio City, they love singing some of their favorite Christmas songs about the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • 7:45 p.m.
    Ryan received his BA in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, with private studies in classical guitar, piano, and acting in its contemporary musical theater program. His dedicated passion for dramatic scoring and orchestral arranging finds its way into each of his numerous compositions. Ryan has established a career in both the film music industry as well as a Christian music minister since 2008.

  • 5:00 p.m.
    The Hollytones are: Sunny Cannon, Danielle Deming, Barbara Howell and Teresa Marasek. They have been singing together since 2005. They met as members of the Los Angeles Stake, brought together by their love of singing and soon friendships were formed. Although they enjoyed performing with their Stake and Ward choirs and also the Southern California Mormon Choir, they realized they were not singing enough of the Christmas music that they loved. The decision was made that year to form a group and perform at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors Center's "Christmas on Temple Hill." Although they now live in Burbank, Los Angeles and Irvine, The Hollytones have continued to sing together not only at Christmas but on other occasions where their love of music and harmony is requested.

  • 6:30
    The ARC English Hand Bell Choir began in 1985 when Founders Dixie Henrikson & Mary Schallert saw this special style of music performed in Missouri. Thanks to a grant from HR Textron in the San Fernando Valley, we purchased 24 hand bells. Originally, beginning by just learning one bell at a time, with practice and dedication our abilities grew and now we perform special music using 4 1/2 octaves—that’s 42 hand bells. The purpose of the ARC Hand Bell Choir & the ARC Chime Choir is not only to provide artistic expression for the musicians but also to let the world know that people with developmental disabilities have many abilities; and that they are ready, willing and able to be part of the community. And each and every time we entertain, the Bell & Chime Ringers shine with success as they are recognized for their talents and contributions to the community. The Hand Bell Choir has performed at many functions and for many groups for more than 20 years averaging about 60 public performances annually: The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Live on KCET TV at the LA County Holiday Celebration, Anaheim Stadium, for the Viking Charities, the Ronald McDonald Camp Good Times, LA City Council, the L.A. County Fair, Aquarium of the Pacific, Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies, NOHO Arts Festival, for Special Education Administrators, Teachers and Students, for Rotarians, Knights of Columbus, Optimists, the Elks, Order of Alhambra, Women’s Clubs, Garden Clubs, Churches, Schools, and local businesses.

  • 7:15
    Emerson Elementary is located in Burbank. Their choir is under the direction of John Gilmore. The Burbank Nativity Festival is happy to welcome them in their first time performing with us!

  • 7:45 p.m.
    Max Dearth is an aspiring jazz artist who has been playing trumpet for almost 9 years. Christian Bhagwani has been singing and playing guitar for more than six years.