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2019 Christmas in the Park Kick Off: Annual Parade & Tree Lighting | San Jose

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Friday, November 29, 2019 - 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Plaza de Cesar Chavez | 194 South Market St., San Jose, CA

Christmas in the Park | San Jose

For over 30 years, Plaza de Cesar Chavez has been transformed into Christmas in the Park, a holiday fantasy with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 55-foot Community Giving Tree.

One of the largest exhibits, the Lima Train, includes a melting snowman, caroling mice and elf woodcrafters. Guests enter a winter wonderland of lights, songs and local entertainment while strolling through an enchanted forest of decorated trees. Children can have their photograph taken with Santa, watch nightly entertainment and enjoy holiday themed refreshments.

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> New for 2019 –  Nightly Tree Lighting
Christmas in the Park celebrates each night at 6:00pm with a special guest who will light the Community Giving Tree. Enjoy a special musical light show on their 55-foot live Christmas tree as they celebrate 40 years of Christmas in the Park and kickoff the night’s festivities on their Excite Community Stage.

It’s free to visit Christmas in the Park with your friends and families, but it is expensive to produce Christmas in the Park every year and they ask you to visit the food court or to make a donation to the program.

Christmas in the Park kicks off on Friday, November 29, 2019 through January 5, 2020

Christmas in the Park officially opens for the 2019 season on November 29th, starting with the first Community Giving Tree Lighting Ceremony. From then on, the event is open every day, including Christmas, from 9 am to midnight through January 5, 2020.

Friday, November 29, 2019
Christmas in the Park | San Jose

The 40th year kicks off at 5 pm on November 29 with the return of the Christmas in the Park Parade followed by the annual tree lighting.

Join the fun as the “Parade of Neighbors” circles Christmas in the Park showcasing how special and creative the city can be.

Before the San Jose Holiday Parade and before the annual tree lighting ceremony, the start of Christmas in the Park was marked with a night-time parade that circled the park and in 2019, they are bringing the Christmas in the Park Parade back as they celebrate their 40th year. Join in on Friday, November 29th at 5:00pm for this very special event.

Then at 6 pm, the official opening night starts by honoring a few special individuals that have made Christmas in the Park so special over the past 40 years. The kids from Dancyn Studio and Cirque Dreams Holidaze perform just before the official arrival of Santa Claus himself.

2019 Christmas in the Park Opening
Friday, November 29, 2019 | 5 pm to 9 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose

Join as Santa, the special guests and Mayor Sam Liccardo perform the first tree lighting presented by San Jose Clean Energy as their brand new 50 foot pixel lighted tree takes center stage for all to enjoy.

The evening concludes with an amazing set of your holiday favorites performed on the excite Credit Union Community Stage by the Mary Ellen Duo.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Live Music, South Bay, Tree Lightings & Holiday Festivities
Address: 194 South Market St., San Jose, CA

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