101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in San Jose - 2022 | Kids Out and About San Jose

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in San Jose - 2022

 

KidsOutAndAbout is America's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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 Below are upcoming holiday events (virtual and in-person) that have been posted to our calendar. If you are affiliated with a business hosting an event that should be on our calendar, we'd love to see it there... it's free to post! Click here for instructions about how to add your organization to our list and easily post your events to our calendar!

 

 

Santa Sightings

November 25, 2022 Santa Parade - Eastridge Center
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Visit with Santa - Center City Bishop Ranch
November 26, 2022 Santa's Riverboat Arrival & Small Business Saturday - Petaluma Downtown Association
December 2, 2022  Holiday Night with Santa - Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
December 3, 2022  Santa Arrives by Helicopter - Hiller Aviation Museum
December 3, 2022 Tunes for Tots - Fibbar MaGees
December 3, 2022 Stories with Santa - Eastridge Center
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 3, 2022  Breakfast with Santa - Tilden Park Merry Go Round
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 3, 2022  Santa Days - Fioli Historic House & Garden 
December 10, 2022   Christmas Parade & Holiday Market - City of Benicia, CA
 Multiple dates starting on Dec. 10, 2022  Visit the North Pole - Lesher Center for the Arts
 December 11, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Garre Vinyard & Winery 

 

Old-Time Christmas

 Multiple dates starting on Nov. 19, 2022  The Great Dickens Christmas Fair - Daly City, CA
   
 
   
   

 

Light Displays

Multiple dates starting on Nov. 4, 2022  IlluminOdyssey - CuriOdyssey
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 11, 2022  Glofari: Wildly Illuminating - Oakland Zoo
November 18, 2022  36th Annual Building Lighting Ceremony & Carnival - Embracadero Center
November 19, 2022  Tree Lighting Ceremony - Westfield Oakridge
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 19, 2022 Holidays at Filoli - Filoli Historic House & Garden
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Garden of d'Lights - Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Holiday Lights - Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 California Christmas Lights - Los Angeles, CA
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022 Days of Christmas - Temple Hill - Oakland, CA
November 26, 2022 Holiday Tree Lighting - Downtown Martinez & Co.
November 26, 2022 Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland - Downtown San Rafael Business Improvement District
November 26, 2022 Geyserville Lighted Tractor Parade - Sonoma County, CA
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 26, 2022 Blinky's Illuminated Holiday - San Jose, CA
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 26, 2022 Christmas in the Park - San Jose, CA
December 1, 2022 Winterfest Opening Party - Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
December 1, 2022 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony - Center City Bishop Ranch
December 2, 2022 Winter Wonderland - Tilden Park Merry Go Round
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2022 24th Annual Fantasy of Lights - Santa Clara County Parks
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 3, 2022 Capistrano Lights - Hiller Aviation Museum
December 4, 2022 Fantasy of Lights (Walk Through) - Vasona County Park
December 5, 2022 Community Tree Lighting - City of Mountain View, CA
December 6, 2022 Fantasy of Lights (Drive Thru) - Vasona County Park
December 10, 2022 43th Annual Lighted Boat Parade - Winterfest Sausalito
December 10, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Chaminade Resore
December 11, 2022 Cable Car Ride to View the Holiday Lights - Willow Glen Business Association

 

Living Nativities

   
   
   
   

 

Holiday Theatre

 November 19 & 20  Smuin's The Christmas Ballet - Lesher Center for the Arts
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 20, 2022 A Christmas Carol - American Conservatory Theater
 Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022  Contra Costa Ballet's The Nutcracker - Lesher Center for the Arts
 December 2 & 3, 2022  Once Upon a Christmas - Lesher Center for the Arts
December 2 & 3, 2022 The Nutcracker - Ballet Academy of Silicon Valley
Mulitple datses starting on Dec. 2, 2022 A Christmas Carol - Silicon Valley Shakespere
 Multiple dates starting on Dec. 8, 2022  A Christmas Carol - Lesher Center for the Arts
Multiple dates startng on Dec. 9, 2022 57th Annual Nutcracker - San jose Dance Theaters
Multiple dates starting on Dec, 9 , 2022 The Nutcracker - Petaluma School of Ballet
December 8-10, 2022  Elf Jr. - Milpitas Community Theatre 
December 10 & 11, 2022 The Nutcracker - Marin Ballet
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 16, 2022   The Biggest Gift - Lesher Center for the Arts
December 17 & 18, 2022 Hip-Hop Nutcracker - Peninsula Ballet Theater
November 29, 2022 Holiday Concert - Lesher Center for the Arts
December 4, 2022  Deck the Halls - Lesher Center for the Arts
December 13, 2022  Holidays with a Twist - Oshman Family JCC
   

 

Holiday Concerts

December 4, 2022 Holiday Harmonies - Business Casual Acapella 
December 10, 2022  Carols in the California - Symphony San Jose
December 12, 2022 Percussion Holiday Concert - Symphony San Jose
December 17, 2022  San Jose Saxmas - Eastridge Center
December 3, 2022 Holidays with Mission Peak - Old Mission San Jose
   
   
   

 

Christmas Tree Experience

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

Ice Skating

Multiple dates starting Nov. 2, 2022 

 Ice Skating - Union Square

Multiple dates starting on Nov. 4, 2022  Ice Skating - The Veranda
Multiple dates starting Nov. 11, 2022 Holiday Ice Rink - Center City Bishop Ranch
   

 

Hanukkah

December 4, 2022   Family Cooking: Donuts for Hanukkah - Oshman Family JCC
December 18, 2022 Community Chanukah Celebration - Center City Bishop Ranch
December 18 - 22, 2022  Annual Hanukkah Celebration - Downtown Martinez & Co. 
   

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

 Multiple dates starting on Nov. 19, 2022  Holidays at the Ranch Oasis - The Bombshell Group
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 26, 2022 Holiday Christmas & Kwanzaa Gift Show - Oakland Convention Center
 November 27, 2022  Holiday Artisan Maker's Village Craft Fair - Village 360
 December 2, 2022  Winter Festival Marketplace - Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
 December 2, 2022   Holiday Open House - City of Benicia, CA
 December 3, 2022  Petaluma Merchant Holiday Open House & Kentucky Street Marketplace - Petaluma Downtown Association
December 3, 2022 Believe Holiday Botique - American High School PTSA
December 3, 2022 Girl Gang Holiday Craft Fair - Girl Gang Craft
Devember 17 & 18, 2022 Holiday Artisan Market - Campbell Chamber of Commerce

 

New Year's Eve

December 31, 2022 Noon Year's Eve Celebration - Hiller Aviation Museum
December 31, 2022  Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! - Charles M. Schulz Museum
   

 

Miscellaneous

Multiple dates starting on Nov. 19, 2022 Aloha Roller Rink - San Jose, CA
 November 20, 2022  Nutcraker Holiday Tea - Palo Alto Auxilary 
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 24, 2022 Winter Wonderland - San Jose, CA
 Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022  Winterfest - Calfornia's Great America: Bay Area
 Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022  Holiday Magic - Gilroy Gardens
Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022  Holidays in the Park - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
 Multiple dates starting on Nov. 25, 2022  Winterfest - California's Great America: Bay Area
 Multiple dates starting on Nov. 26, 2022  Snow Showers - Santana Row
November 27, 2022  Los Altos Christmas Parade - Los Altos, CA
December 1, 2022 Mark's Square Holiday Kickoff Eventer
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 2, 2022 Santa's Craft Workshop - Westfield Valley Fair
December 3, 2022  Holiday Storytime - Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
December 3, 2022  Run! Run! Grinch! - City of San Ramon, CA
December 3, 2022 Winter Wonderland - The Plex
Multiple dates starting on Dec. 3, 2022 Holidays on the Farm - City of San Ramon, CA
December 4, 2022 Village Cookie Walk -  Craft Gallery 
December 4, 2022 Holly Jollypalooza - Miramar Events
December 8, 2022 Winter Wonderland - Venture Christian Chruch
December 10, 2022 16th Annual Hometown Holidays Celebration - Redwood City, CA
December 10, 2022 Christmas Center Dance Party - Westfield Oakridge
December 10, 2022 Winter Wonderland - Vine Church
December 10, 2022 Christmas for San Jose - Rohi Christian Church
December 11, 2022  Jingle Bell 5K and Brunch - Winterfest Sausalito 
December 11, 2022 Silicon Valley Santa Run - San Jose, CA
December 16, 2022 Elf Trivia Night & Ugly Sweater Party - The Plex

 

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