Upcoming Holiday Festivities in Santa Clara County

Cupertino Tree Lighting to prepare for the holidays

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s time to make plans to celebrate the holidays from now through the new year! Read below for a roundup of some upcoming and ongoing festive events in the South Bay. Have an event to add to the list? Email us at newstips@cupertinotoday.com.

Holidays at the Winchester Mystery House

When: Nov. 16 – Dec. 31

Where: 525 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose

For the remainder of the holiday season, Winchester Mystery House will be decorated for the holidays, including Victorian holiday traditions, music, and more! Click here to find out more and purchase tickets for a daily tour.

Christmas in the Park Tree Lighting

When: Nov. 26, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 194 South Market Street, San Jose

Come kick off this season’s Christmas in the Park with this fun and festive tree lighting event! Find out more here.

Christmas in the Park

When: Nov. 26 – Jan. 2

Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 194 South Market Street, San Jose

This annual holiday tradition has been a staple of Downtown San Jose for over 40 years. The transformed park will feature more than 40 festive musical and animated exhibits, along with lights and the 50-foot Community Giving Tree. For more information, click here.

Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday Drive-Thru

When: Nov. 26 – Jan. 9

Where: Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose, in front of Raging Waters

This musical drive-thru holiday experience will feature more than 200,000 holiday lights! Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

Winterfest at Great America

When: Select nights from Nov. 26 – Jan. 9

Where: 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara

This annual immersive holiday experience is back and better than ever! Bring the whole family to enjoy over 60 rides and holiday attractions in the transformed Great America winter wonderland. Special features include ice skating, live shows, sending letters to the North Pole, a massive Christmas tree, hot chocolate, and more. To find out more and purchase tickets, click here.

Holiday Art Sale at the Triton Museum of Art

When: Nov. 28, 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara

The Triton Museum is hosting an exclusive art sale of ceramics and glassware, along with live music, refreshments, wine, and more. Featured works will be from local artists Treg Silkwood, Cindy Saracco, Bobby Bowes, Ken Takara, and Gavin Piemsomboon. The event is free and open to the public, but special discounts on all purchases will be available to Triton Members. For more information, click here.

Festival of Lights Parade

When: Nov. 28, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Where: Downtown Los Altos

This special Los Altos tradition is finally returning after two years. Come enjoy colorful themed floats with thousands of lights and local high school marching bands to capture the spirit of the season. Visit the website here for more information.

Chanukah Stroll Art & Gift Fair

When: Nov. 30, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave, Palo Alto

Come and enjoy this fun and festive evening featuring local artists, artisans, makers, and restaurant vendors, along with a Snow Zone Play Area, Chanukah Character Meet & Greet, photo booth, Hot Chocolate Sip & Stroll, candle lighting, Chanukah music, and more! Bring the whole family along to shop, eat, and enjoy. Click here to find out more and purchase tickets.