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Downtown Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park's traditional walk-through event takes place at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose at 194 South Market Street between San Carlos and San Fernando. There is no parking at the park.

Scroll down for directions to Blinky's Illuminated Holiday drive-through.
From Caltrain: Christmas in the Park is a 15–20 minute and 0.7 mile walk from the Diridon station. Exit the station, turn right, then left on San Fernando Street. Christmas in the Park is located between San Fernando and San Carlos Streets. There is also a free DASH shuttle. Exit at the Parkcenter stop.
Light Rail: Exit at the Santa Clara Street stop. Walk to San Fernando Street, then walk west, toward Market Street. Christmas in the Park is located between San Fernando and San Carlos Streets.

City View Plaza and 50 West Parking

San Pedro Square Market Parking

Located a few blocks North of Christmas in the Park is the San Pedro Square Market. There is a City of San Jose parking garage directly across the street (entry on Market Street) and validated parking is available if you stop in at one of the local shops or restaurants in the market.

Validated Parking

Some of the most popular garages for Christmas in the Park are all within walking distance. Rates and fees differ from garage to garage. Check https://parksj.org for the City of San Jose parking rates.

Although the City of San José offers validated parking downtown, Christmas in the Park does not have a parking validation program. For City of San Jose validation, look for the orange and blue ParkSJ sign at more than 100 participating retailers, restaurants, bars and nightclubs and local business to take advantage of validated parking at the following garages:

  • Third Street Garage (95 N. Third Street, just north of Santa Clara Street)
  • Market/San Pedro Square Garage (45 N. Market Street, between Santa Clara and St. John streets)
  • Fourth Street Garage (44 S. Fourth Street, at San Fernando Street across from the Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr. Library)
  • Second & San Carlos Street Garage (280 S. Second Street, also accessible from South Third Street)

An interactive parking map is available here: https://parksj.org/parking-map/

Click here to see validation participants: https://parksj.org/parkingvalidationprogramparticipants/

Blinky's Illuminated Holiday Directions

The drive-through event, Blinky's Illuminated Holiday, is located at Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose at 2305 S White Road San Jose CA 95148. Located in front of Raging Waters, visitors must enter traveling Westbound on Tully Road from N White Road.

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