On Monday, 12/21/2021 @ 5:30PM, I took a nighttime walk-thru of Christmas in The Park in downtown San Jose. One of Silicon Valley’s biggest holiday events. Volunteers were still decorating the Christmas trees. Christmas in The Park is open noon to midnight from Black Friday through New Year’s Day.
On Black Friday, 11/26/2021 @ 1:30PM, I took a daylight walk-thru of Christmas in The Park in downtown San Jose. This is one of Silicon Valley’s biggest holiday events. Volunteers were still decorating the Christmas trees. The lights and rides wouldn’t start until 4:00PM. Christmas in The Park is open noon to midnight from Black Friday through New Year’s Day.
The drive through for Christmas In The Park in the History Park (San Jose, CA) took 20 minutes. The line to get into the park was 30 minutes long. Recorded from the dashboard behind a fogged up windshield. No stopping. Bumper to bumper. Lots of flashing lights. This is probably how most people will experience the drive through. I added snarks to the video where appropriate. The “out of storage” error message on the iPhone came before exiting the park.
Christmas In The Park in downtown San Jose has been a holiday tradition for decades. Hundreds of Christmas trees decorated by schoolchildren and community groups. Animated displays of Santa’s elves working hard to make toys. Vendors selling holiday food and drinks. A free event that started on Black Friday after Thanksgiving Day and ends on several days after New Year’s Day.
That was until the coronavirus pandemic this year.
Due to social distancing rules, Christmas In The Park won’t be in downtown San Jose. Christmas In The Park will be a paid drive-through event at the History Park in east San Jose. Learn how to make your reservation, why the History Park, and what to expect for this year.Read more “Make A Reservation for Christmas In The Park Drive-Thru 2020”
Christmas in The Park is an annual tradition in Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA). This event has Christmas displays and trees decorated by students from local schools in the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Other events include the carnival rides and a skating rink. On Sunday, 12/17/2017, the Santa Run was in full swing as runners in Elf and Santa outfits cross the finish line.