Head to The Americana at Brand This Holiday Season for Luxury Shopping, Eating and More

Americana at Brand

This year is the 15thanniversary of The Americana at Brand. This one-stop destination for living, dining and entertainment is a unique upscale center in the heart of Glendale. There’s plenty to see and experience at Americana. Here is a guide for a festive holiday visit:

Start Your Holiday Shopping

Apple Store

This open and airy Apple Store is a great place to shop for all those on your holiday gift list. Opt for the new iPhone 15 Pro, an Apple Watch, air pods, Airtags or any of the other great presents for techies.

Tory Burch Holiday 2023

Head to Tory Burch to see their brand-new Holiday 23 collection of purses, shoes, sweaters and dresses. Their T Monogram Embossed Metallic Mini Tote is perfect for any fashionista on your list.

Alo Yoga

Visit Alo Yoga to purchase comfy yoga and workout gear, as well as jackets, leggings and leisure wear for the fitness addicts on your list.


Glam lovers must stop in at Sephora, now offering a bevy of special holiday fragrance sets, holiday eyeshadow palettes, lipstick sets and much more.

Barnes and Noble

Get all of your book club gifts at this huge multistory Barnes and Noble, which also offers music and a nice coffee area with plenty of seating to start reading your latest purchase.

Get Your Holiday Glam On

Fell like getting dolled up? Head to Nail’d It for a mani pedi as well as an eyebrow fix, then get a fabulous blow out or updo at DryBar.

Americana at Brand

Have Dinner at Bourbon Steak

Housed on the corner of Colorado Avenue and Brand Boulevard and anchoring one end of The Americana mall, Chef Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak is airy and open with a modern dark wood interior, long spacious bar section, round tan leather booths, and an indoor/outdoor patio.


Bourbon Steak is Mina’s 18th restaurant, and the menu includes Mina staples such as the lobster pot pie, grass-fed steaks, and duck fat fries with three sauces, but also offers unique dishes including sweet corn cappelletti with Koji truffle cream, duck spring rolls, and American Wagyu tartare. They also offer a traditional Petrosian Caviar service as well as tableside presentations of the famous lobster pot pie, Japanese whiskey, and bourbon flights  which bring a little excitement to any evening. Bourbon Steak is also offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner including choices of pumpkin velouté, warm truffle Caesar salad, apricot glazed pork belly, butternut squash tournedo steak, Maine lobster pot pie, prime ribeye, roast turkey and truffle prime rib roast.


Catch a Movie in Style at AMC Theaters

Grab a ticket online or buy one at the theater and enjoy the latest hit movies at AMC. There are 18 cinemas with IMAX, Laser at AMC, Dolby Cinema and PRIME offering surround sound and reverberating seats. You can also get a bevy of snacks at the snack bar, as well as stronger beverages at MacGuffins Bar. Visit on a Tuesday and if you are a member of AMC Stubs A-list you save on discounted tickets. There are also discounts for students, seniors and military.


Salt & Straw

Have a Treat at Haagen Dazs and Salt & Straw

It’s easy to grab a delicious ice cream treat at the Haagen Dazs stand at Americana. Choose from a full menu of frozen desserts including waffle cones, sundaes, smoothies or create your own dessert from a wide variety of flavors and toppings.  If you want to try special Thanksgiving ice cream flavors, head to Salt & Straw to try their Parker House rolls with Salted Buttercream, Cheesy Potato Casserole, Turkey Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce, Mom’s Mango Pie and Pumpkin and Gingersnap scoops.


Get Into the Holiday Spirit

Americana at Brand is the perfect spot to visit with family and friends to get into the holiday spirit with a visit to Santa’s House beginning November 17. Their nightly snow flurries start November 16 and run through the end of the year, happening at 7 and 8 pm. Book photos with Santa at


The Americana at Brand is located at 889 Americana Way in Glendale.



Shaena Engle

Shaena Engle is the lifestyle, food and travel editor for Perception Magazine and also writes for the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena Magazine, M Magazine, Los Angeles Times Las Vegas Magazine, The Daily Meal, AOL, WeHo Times and other outlets. She has authored The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California, The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Las Vegas and other outlets. She writes about travel, food, welln...(Read More)

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