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November 2018

Downtown Ice

November 16, 2018 - January 27, 2019

San Jose's annual holiday activity is back! Come to Downtown Ice to have fun on the ice under the twinkling lights. http://www.downtownicesj.com/ 

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Winter Wonderland

November 21 - December 31
Park Avenue, Park Ave, California, USA, 153 Park Ave United States

Winter Wonderland brings the holiday spirit into town with carnival rides, food, games and more. http://www.winterwonderlandsj.com/

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Christmas in the Park 2018

November 23 - December 25

Christmas in the Park is an annual holiday tradition that takes place in the heart of Downtown San José at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Come celebrate the holidays with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 60-foot Community Giving Tree. Free. https://www.christmasinthepark.com/default.aspx

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Historic Trolley Ready to Roll for the Holidays

November 23 - December 30
Downtown San Jose, San Jose, CA, USA, 3201 Denton Way United States

This holiday season, VTA’s Holly Trolley is offering free rides from Nov. 23 to Dec. 30! Bring the whole family and enjoy a festive ride to your favorite downtown San Jose destinations, while writing letters to Santa and enjoying holiday music on the way. http://www.vta.org/trolley

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December 2018

SJSU Film Production Society Fest Winter 2018

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FPS Fest is a student film festival hosted by The Film Production Society at SJSU, a student organization dedicated to providing students with hands-on film set experiences. Students from various departments submit short films each semester and the selections are judged live at FPS Fest by a panel of guest judges along with the audience. $8-$12. https://hammertheatre.com/event/fps-fest-winter-2018/

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Shen Yun

December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Shen Yun combines ancient legends with technological innovations, historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops and classical Chinese dance with expressive storytelling, to share beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions. $80-$220. https://sanjosetheaters.org/event/shen-yun-2018/?instance_id=10027

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Dave Koz Smooth Jazz Christmas

December 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In a career that spans more than three decades, legendary and Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz returns to the road this Holiday Season for his 21st annual Dave Koz Christmas Tour. Special Guests joining Dave this year will be: Mindi Abair, pop/blues saxophonist/singer who will be making her first Christmas Tour appearance; South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, who returns for another wonderful time with Dave; Japanese keyboard sensation Keiko Matsui; and introducing Sheléa. https://sanjosetheaters.org/event/dave-koz-smooth-jazz-christmas/?instance_id=10033

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Shen Yun

December 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Shen Yun combines ancient legends with technological innovations, historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops and classical Chinese dance with expressive storytelling, to share beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions. $80-$220. https://sanjosetheaters.org/event/shen-yun-2018/?instance_id=10027

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Third Thursday: Holiday Music

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy sounds of the season from local youth performers while you stroll through the galleries or do some last-minute shopping in the Museum Store.​ Admission is $5 after 5 PM (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-holiday-music-dec-2018

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The Marshmallow Incident

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Marshmallow Incident occurred a very long time ago in the towns of Left and Right, separated by a dotted yellow line, guarded to make sure that nobody ever crossed it. It isn't until a questioning young apprentice Knight changes people's minds and ignites a chaotic battle upon the stage when the line is accidentally crossed! $8-$18. http://playfulpeople.net/marshmallow-2018/

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Getting around

All of the Bay Area’s major roads lead to downtown San Jose. And finding parking is easy in a ParkSJ garage.

Downtown is also the hub for Light Rail and VTA bus systems. A free shuttle (the DASH) runs through downtown and to Diridon Station, with its Caltrain, Amtrak and ACE service. The Mineta San Jose International Airport is only 10 minutes away.

Use the City of San Jose’s Interactive Map to find the way around downtown.