We don’t need snow to enjoy this festive season! Celebrate the winter season in full California style. Skate among the palms, take a walk through the most lavish holiday décor in downtown San Jose at Christmas in the Park, or shop for special trinkets in open-air markets.
Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice
Enjoy the crisp winter air while skating underneath the palm trees. Perfect for the family or a date with a loved one. Save $2 with your valid VTA light rail or bus pass.
Friday, November 15 through Sunday, January 12
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Circle of Palms Plaza, Downtown San Jose
light rail, bus routes 23, 201 (DASH)
Christmas in the Park
San Jose’s outdoor holiday festival is a Bay Area family favorite. This year, experience a Christmas tree maze, enjoy interactive story, Elf Trouble, and a display celebrating 40 years of Christmas in the Park.
Friday, November 29 through Sunday, January 5
9 a.m. to Midnight
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Downtown San Jose
light rail, bus routes 23, 66,68, 201 (DASH) 168
GISSV German Holiday Market
This annual market brings a European tradition to the Bay Area. Enjoy cider, hot mulled wine, sausages, and pretzels while shopping for hand-made goods in a German-style open-air “Weihnachtsmarkt.”
Saturday, December 14th
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
City Hall Plaza, Castro Street, Mountain View
Light Rail, Bus routes 52, 81
San Jose Made Holiday Craft Fair
Bring your holiday shopping list and wear some comfortable shoes. This holiday fair features the finest in locally made, boutique goods with over 275 vendors.
December 14th and 15th
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
San Jose Convention Center, South Hall
LIght rail, bus routes 23, 81, 168, 323
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