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.
Over hundreds of thousands of 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! In addition, Christmas in the Park has been a sponsor of Bark in the Park and the Rotary Club's Downtown Fireworks display.
Volunteers have always played a major role at Christmas in the Park. Be it 400 high school students that show up the Saturday before we open, the local electricians union IBEW Local 332 who decorate our 50 foot tree each year or local businesses who donate their time or sponsor our event, volunteers are a cherished aspect of our organization.
In 2019, Christmas in the Park helped raise over $200,000 for local and national non-profits. Read more about this effort here.
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.