San Jose, California Christmas Festivals


California San Jose Christmas in the Park

November 27, 2020-January 3, 2021

In 2020 this becomes a reservations only, ticketed drive-through experience

Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Market St. between San Fernando and San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA

Christmas in the Park - A Drive-Thru Holiday offers these tickets:

Twilight ticket $10 between 4 & 5 p.m. each night.

Regular price tickets are $20 between 5 & 10 p.m.
Please be sure to arrive within your 15-minute window. Ticket purchases are non-refundable and our event is open rain or shine.

You can also sponsor a less fortunate family to attend the event by participating in  Buy One-Give One program. SOMOS Mayfair and Catholic Charities operate donated ticket distributions.

Each year San Jose, California's Christmas in the Park launches with a spectacular tree lighting ceremony on opening night.

 Celebrating nearly 40 years of a San Jose tradition with more than 40 musical and animated displays, over 500 community decorated Christmas trees, a 60-foot Christmas tree, nightly entertainment, visits with Santa and a lot of new features!

Past Entertainment & Attractions


Kringle Pet Supply and Feed features eight children holding their favorite pets in our "barn-themed" exhibit. 

Elf Village features three elf homes, two working windmills and multiple whimsical elves frolicking around snow filled cobblestone road village. 

Amazing holiday Lego winter wonderland trailer features multiple Lego displays created by BayLUG - a local Lego builders club.

Elves Around the Christmas Tree is a partnership with CreaTV t to feature multiple television screens in a pyramid,  entertainng and delighting guests.

Light Show
With 100 strands of programmable lighting, a tree will literally "dance" to the music of some of your favorite holiday music.

New Food Vendor
The Wandering Waffle is new to Christmas in the Park. Compliment your Snowman Hot Chocolate with a taste of this amazing treat with your favorite dipping sauce.

Build-A-Bear has a special Christmas in the Park bear with branded hoodie for sale. A percentage of all sales donated back to Christmas in the Park. 

The Christmas Home
Granny House is decorated for the holidays. Purchase Santa photos inside. Every Friday starting November 30th, general holiday photos are FREE courtesy of Amazon from 6-10 p.m. Our TapSnap crew will be standing by to make your visit that much more magical!

The Amazon Toy Cart and Scavenger Hunt
You can compete and win the hottest toys for 2018 from Amazon Toy Cart Display. Featuring over 20 of this year's hottest toys the lot is valued at $1500! The scavenger hunt goes live on opening day.

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

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