Downtown has it all going on!
San Jose's annual holiday activity is back! Come to Downtown Ice to have fun on the ice under the twinkling lights. https://www.downtownicesj.com/Find out more »
Winter Wonderland brings the holiday spirit into town with carnival rides, food, games and more! http://www.winterwonderlandsj.com/Find out more »
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/Find out more »
Founded in 1999, GSSA started as the Coaches Association for California providing scholarship and performance opportunities for cheerleaders and dancers. https://www.varsity.com/gssa/Find out more »
Join Silicon Valley Pride Drag Brunch, every third Sunday of the month. Enjoy brunch food, mimosas, live music, and drag queen performances (at noon and 1 pm). Seating is first come, first served. https://www.facebook.com/events/803836869961718/Find out more »
My Very First Nutcracker is a special one-hour classical ballet presentation of The San Jose Nutcracker suitable for children and toddlers of all ages. My Very First Nutcracker features the first act of The San Jose Nutcracker, including a festive holiday party hosted by young Clara, her brother Fritz, and their family in San Jose at the turn of the last century. $26.50-$44. https://hammertheatre.com/event/my-very-first-nutcracker-2019/2019-12-14/Find out more »
This annual San José Made event will feature an incredible collection of creative small businesses as well as many DIY workshops for a full day experience of shopping, gifting, crafting and celebration. Meet and shop over 275 makers, artists, designers, food producers and emerging brands. Free admission. All ages. https://www.facebook.com/events/372694366778012/Find out more »
San Jose's annual holiday activity is back! Come to Downtown Ice to have fun on the ice under the twinkling lights. $15-$18. https://www.downtownicesj.com/Find out more »
CMT Marquee presents this story of an extraordinary girl, Matilda, with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. $30-$35. https://www.cmtsj.org/matilda/Find out more »
The San Jose Nutcracker is a two-act classical ballet production which begins with a festive holiday party hosted by young Clara, her brother Fritz and their family in San Jose. Be enchanted by a winter wonderland presided over by the Queen of Snow as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince begin a magical journey. $39.50-$125. https://hammertheatre.com/event/the-san-jose-nutcracker-2/2019-12-13/Find out more »
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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.