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Children to Win Bicycles, Prizes for Taking Green Actions This Holiday Season

December 21, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Environmental event at Christmas in the Park will provide 50 new bicycles and helmets to kids who pledge to reduce waste, be more environmentally aware

Details:  What:“Green Bike Giveaway and Passport Fun,” presented by the San José Environmental Services Department (ESD) and garbage and recycling contractors GreenTeam of San José and Garden City Sanitation


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Bike giveaway registration, plus Passport Fun activity
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Winners randomly selected

Where: Christmas in the Park’s Community Stage
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San José


  • Valerie Osmond, Deputy Director, Integrated Waste Management, San José Environmental Services Department
  • Virginia Palafox, District Manager for GreenTeam of San José
  • Sal San Filippo, Operations Manager for Garden City Sanitation
  • San Jose Sharks mascot, SJ Sharkie
  • Families participating in the bicycle raffle, passport event


    • Children taking a green pledge
    • Children winning bikes
    • San Jose Sharks mascot, SJ Sharkie, on stage

Background:For the eighth year, ESD, GreenTeam of San José and Garden City Sanitation will raffle off 50 bicycles and safety helmets at Christmas in the Park to children who register and pledge to take green actions. All participants must register for the drawing and be present to win.

The Passport Fun activity will allow families and children to explore Christmas in the Park, visiting different environmental activity tables to earn a stamp on their ‘passport’ card and earn a prize.

San Jose Sharks mascot SJ Sharkie will make a special appearance to engage with families.

The bike giveaway is the signature event for ESD presence at Christmas in the Park. Families are also encouraged to walk through the Bear Maze where environmental messages are placed along the path. These messages include recycling right and save resources.


December 21, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Plaza de Cesar Chavez
194 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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