California Christmas Tree Ceremony

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SAN JOSE City Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 29, 2019, 6 p.m.

Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park
San Jose, CA
christmasinthepark.com

Christmas in the Park is not just limited to opening night Tree Lighting but will continue each week during the run of our event. Beyond the trees, displays and nightly entertainment.

Past info:

On Friday night, November 23 those attending the annual tree lighting for Christmas in the Park are in for a real treat with Dancyn Studio to kick things off. Giant Community Giving Tree IBEW Local 332, in partnership with Christmas in the Park, has a special treat for 2018 in that there will be 100 strands of programmable lights on this year's tree that is sponsored by Southwest Airlines. The tree lights are synced to a musical light show that will leave you in awe night after night. Immediately after the official arrival of Santa Claus, Comedy Sportz San Jose will add a little fun holiday humor then 3Below Theaters presents excerpts from "Santastic! Santa's Fantastic Musical Revue!" featuring four of Santa's favorite elves (Kringle, Jingle, Tingle, and Bob, of course!), these elves will sing and dance their way into your hearts with Motown, Rock 'n Roll, and Big Band versions of your favorite holiday songs before headliner, singer/songwriter, Jules takes the stage. To close out the night we welcome The Vortex Drifters band. The show starts at 6 p.m. so plan accordingly as this is a night you wont want to miss!

San Jose Santana Row - Light up the Row Tree Lighting

November 19, 2019, 3 p.m.

Tree Lighting at 7:30 p.m. features 40-foot Christmas Tree, a snow shower of confetti and more!

377 Santana Row
San Jose, CA
santanarow.com

Festivities include holiday digital photos with Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt (begins at 3 PM), and special guest performances by local theatre groups.

Free event includes spectacular showcase of dazzling lights and holiday entertainment. Shop and dine to make your evening complete.

Santana Row celebrates the holiday season with its Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Enjoy an evening of live music, costumed characters and family activities. Experience the magic of the holidays with loved ones as you watch Santana Row's 40-foot Christmas tree light up the night, coupled with a snow shower of confetti and more! Tree lighting main stage performance will begin at 7 p.m. in Santana Row Park with the lighting of the tree at approximately 7:30 p.m.

3-8:30 PM - Elf on The Shelf Scavenger Hunt: Beginning at 3 p.m. pick up your scavenger hunt from the Santana Row Concierge for Elf on The Shelf Scavenger Hunt through participating Santana Row shops. Visit each location, find the Elf and receive a stamp. After finding all the Elf's, return your scavenger hunt to the Santana Row Concierge and receive a prize.


For more than 30 years the tradition has been a San Jose family favorite, as the Tree Lighting is also part of a downtown San Jose experience that include the annual Christmas in the Park, and Downtown San Jose Ice Rink. Christmas in the Park opens 3 p.m. and the Tree Lighting ceremonial speeches and music begin at 5:30, with the tree lighting happening around 6 p.m.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.


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