Holiday Cheer and Festive Delights: 10 San Jose Events to Make Your December Dazzling!

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Welcome to December in San Jose and the Bay Area, where the holiday spirit is alive and twinkling! As we prepare to wrap up the year, it’s time to immerse ourselves in the joy and wonder of the season. For the residents of Plum Orchard Apartments and beyond, here’s a handpicked list of holiday events that promise to make your December unforgettable. Let’s dive into a winter wonderland of festivities!

  1. Enchant Christmas at PayPal Park (Nov 24 – Dec 31): Imagine a world where twinkling lights lead you through a magical maze, and the air is filled with the sound of ice skates gliding. Welcome to Enchant Christmas, where holiday dreams come to life, complete with a visit from Santa himself!
  2. Christmas at the California (Dec 9 & 10): Picture yourself enveloped in the harmonious melodies of the Symphony San Jose Chorale at the California Theatre. It’s not just a performance; it’s an auditory journey through the essence of Christmas.
  3. Christmas in the Park: (Nov 20 – Jan 1): Step into a storybook scene at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Over 40 animated exhibits and a dazzling 50-foot tree await, turning the park into a festive wonderland.
  4. Downtown Ice San Jose (Nov 17 – Jan 15): Glide into the holidays at the iconic ice rink nestled between stunning city landmarks. It’s a picture-perfect setting for making memories on ice.
  5. Santa Run Silicon Valley (Dec 17): Combine holiday cheer with a dash of health! This festive run through downtown San Jose is a delightful way to celebrate the season and stay active.
  6. Holiday Magic at Santana Row: Step into a Christmas card scene at Santana Row, where twinkling lights and merry activities create a backdrop perfect for holiday strolls and memory-making.
  7. Drive-Thru Light Show at History Park (Nov 29 – Jan 1): Experience the wonder of Christmas from the comfort of your car. It’s a luminous journey that turns History Park into a glowing fairyland.
  8. Christmas Lights at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph: Every evening, witness the historic cathedral transform into a radiant beacon of holiday spirit, a sight to behold in downtown San Jose (through Jan 1).
  9. Willow Glen’s Festive Light Extravaganza: Meander through the illuminated streets of Willow Glen, where every home tells its own holiday story through sparkling lights and festive decorations.
  10. Holiday Candlelight Tour at Winchester Mystery House (Nov 25 – Dec 30): Add a twist of mystery to your holiday season. Explore the candlelit corridors of the Winchester Mystery House, adorned with Victorian decorations and possibly, a few ghostly tales.

So, there you have it – a December to remember, filled with light, music, and magic. Whether you’re a fan of the arts, an outdoor enthusiast, or just looking to bask in the holiday glow, San Jose and the Bay Area have something special for you. Happy Holidays from all of us at Plum Orchard Apartments! 🌟🎄🎶

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