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San Jose’s 2023 “Christmas in the Park” Opening Day (Nov. 24 – Jan. 1)
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Christmas in the Park
is an annual holiday tradition that takes place in the heart of Downtown San José at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez. For over 44 years, this whimsical walk-thru event has brought people from all over the Bay Area together during the holidays. It is a place of community.
Each year the two-acre park is transformed into a holiday fantasy with over 40 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 50-foot Community Giving Tree. Some of the original displays housed in one of the largest exhibits, the Lima Train, include 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 trees decorated by San José schools, community groups and businesses.
2023 Dates & Details
- Christmas in the Parks opening night is on Friday, November 24 at 6pm!
- Christmas in the Park is open from Nov. 24 – Jan. 1 from 12 noon -11 pm
- Address: Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Downtown San Jose, 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113
- Admission is absolutely free
Christmas in the Park is a safe space for everyone. This year we welcome families with special needs on Dec. 10
at our first Accessible Sunday, sponsored by Valeta and TJ Rogers.
A special Sensory Santa is available from 12-3pm.
Remember that all Santa visits are free at Christmas in the Park.
For a full Santa schedule: Santa Schedule
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.
*Free, but donations are accepted
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, Holiday Festivities
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, Kids & Families
, South Bay
, Tree + Holiday Lightings
, Weekend Events Guide - November 23-26, 2023
Address: 194 South Market St., San Jose, CA