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.
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 electrician union IBEW Local 332 who help each year or local businesses who donate their time or sponsor our event, volunteers are a cherished aspect of our organization.
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.