Christmas in the Park 2013 San Jose’s Free Event Celebrates 33 Years

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Christmas in the Park 2013 San Jose’s Free Event Celebrates 33 Years

By REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe

Christmas in the Park 2013, a Silicon Valley, Calif. tradition in downtown San Jose, celebrates its thirty-third year of "Joy and Magic" in 2013. Prior funding shortfalls looked to be the Grinch to end the event after 2011. Thanks to a multitude of supporters and volunteers, the clear winners are the thousands of Santa Clara County residents who return annually to the outdoor Christmas fantasyland.

From the majestic Community Giving Tree and thousands of glittering lights to the 60+ animated displays and nightly "snow" storms” (e.g. bubbles) Christmas in the Park 2013 is a great way to start, enjoy or end the Christmas holiday season. Along with visits with Santa Claus, the event features a variety of nightly entertainment, including local choirs and musical groups.

Christmas in the Park 2013 North Pole train Michelle Carr Crowe blog image.jpgIn addition to viewing and photographing the animated displays, including a nativity scene, another enjoyable tradition is spotting the Christmas trees local schools, nonprofits and service groups sponsor and decorate. The themes for the trees temporarily planted throughout Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park vary from recycling to love, robotics to “The Wizard of Oz”.

Free and open to the public, the event begins after Thanksgiving and completes its run on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2013.

Opportunities to meet with Santa Claus are available as well.

It's estimated that if every family who visited Christmas in the Park donated just one dollar each, funding would continue easily for the following year. Consider "liking" Downtown Christmas in the Park on FaceBook and donating a dollar (or more) to support one of San Jose's most beloved holiday traditions.

When visiting Christmas in the Park, consider traveling by Light Rail to avoid dealing with traffic and parking challenges.

Christmas in the Park 2013 is located at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, at South Market Street Christmas in the Park 2013 gingerbread house Michelle Carr Crowe blog image.jpgnear San Carlos in San Jose. The organization can be reached at (408) 995-6635 or visit online at

Nearby Christmas in the Park 2013 is the Circle of Palms Ice Skating Rink, next to the Fairmont Hotel. Tickets for the separate carnival-style rides are available for purchase.

The City of San José, Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services, works closely with Christmas in the Park's Board of Directors in providing staff assistance for the event. Board members and community volunteers donate more than 257,000 hours and raise funds year-round to support the event.


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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Nice job sharing about Christmas in the Park. I'm sure lots adults and children take advantage of the opportunity to see all that the Park has to offer.

Dec 11, 2013 05:22 PM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sounds lovely Michelle, I'm betting the park is full of folks filled with the Christmas spirit.

Dec 11, 2013 11:19 PM #2
Randy Shamburger
Movement Mortgage - Greenville, SC
FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Expert

Nice Christmas post. Looks really nice there! Thanks for sharing.

Dec 12, 2013 02:19 AM #3
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
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Joe, it is a fun and free tradition for lots of families here.

Debb, that is true.

Randy, it is definitely worth a visit.

Dec 12, 2013 02:22 AM #4
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

That looks awesome I am sure the kids (and adults too) would really enjoy this!

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you!

Dec 12, 2013 02:44 AM #5
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Christmas in the Park in San Jose is always good fun and well attended. There's something about all the lights in the palm trees .....

Dec 12, 2013 02:48 AM #6
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate


This looks to be a lovely event.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and all will have a great time! Happy Holidays!


Dec 12, 2013 03:08 AM #7
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

Sounds like a magical event for families-- one that children will remember forever.

Dec 12, 2013 06:31 AM #8
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Michelle, I am a big fan of holiday events especially the Christmas lights.  Enjoy!

Dec 12, 2013 08:42 AM #9
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

David-Yes, it's definitely a family friendly event.

Lottie-I agree, it's cool to ice skate surrounded by palm trees.

Wayne & Jean-the good thing is you can just drive around it, too.

Ralph, they do, especially the "snow" (bubbles).

Mary, you and me both!


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