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Downtown Park

Hours of Operation:

Open Every day

Sun-Thurs 12-10pm

Fri-Sat 12- 11 pm

Address: Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Downtown San Jose, 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113

Information Booth Hours
Monday-Friday 5-9pm
Saturday-Sunday 12-9pm

  • There is no public parking at the Park. Light rail is a great option or use one of the nearby pay lots.
  • For more into: Directions and Parking
Downtown Ice Skating Rink and Winter Wonderland Rides are back in Downtown this year.
Downtown Ice and Winter Wonderland
(The rides are operated by Winter Wonderland and the Ice Rink is operated by Downtown Ice- Not Christmas in the Park)

What is Christmas in the Park?

Christmas in the Park is an annual holiday tradition that takes place in the heart of Downtown San José at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez. For 43 years, the Park has brought people from all over the Bay Area together during the holidays.

Each year, the two-acre park is transformed into a holiday fantasy with over 40 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and a 65-foot illuminated Christmas Tree. 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.

Christmas in the Park is a non-profit organization supported by fundraising efforts and the community. It is and always will be free. Children (young and old) can visit with Santa, watch nightly entertainment and enjoy holiday themed food and refreshments from our vendors.

Have questions?
Visit our frequently asked question page by clicking HERE
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