Christmas in the Park is not only a great, free event for families and friends to enjoy during the holiday season, but also benefits the community and local businesses. Christmas in the Park is an anchor event during the holiday season. It brings families of all different backgrounds to Downtown San Jose, and from there, they decide where they want to go to dinner, or what show they want to see. This event is great for the economy because it brings so much business to local companies, restaurants, and attractions.
In a survey taken at the end of the Christmas in the Park 2010 season, 31% of the participants stated they patronize a business or restaurant only a few times while visiting the park, while 42% patronize a business or restaurant most of the time during their visit. Over 600,000 people visit the park every year, with at least half of those visitors stopping at a local restaurant or attraction to indulge in some holiday spirit.
There are many other ways that Christmas in the Park branches out to the community. For instance, Christmas in the Park participates in various community events throughout the year that gets visitors and residents more involved. The community can see Christmas in the Park driving a train float down the road during the Rose, White and Blue Parade on the fourth of July! Christmas in the Park is more than just a park filled with Christmas decorations - it is a community event that brings everyone together, creates a lifetime of memories, and is a great tradition for all.
To learn more about some of the non-profit organizations and programs Christmas in the Park partners with, visit or partners page here.