Christmas in the Park is an annual holiday tradition that takes place in the heart of Downtown San José. For over 30 years, this whimsical event has brought people from all over the Bay Area together during the holidays. 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.

Over 60 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 60-foot Community Giving Tree along with Santa’s Photo Den make this event like no other. Admission is free and so are pictures with Santa!

Christmas in the Park is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is supported through fundraising efforts, which include sponsorships, grants and personal donations. The City of San José is an in-kind sponsor and works closely with staff and the volunteer Board of Directors in providing services. It takes more than 260,000 volunteer hours from Board Members and the community to bring this well-loved holiday tradition to San José each year.