Fun Things To Do This Fall and Winter
2020 Christmas in the Park - A Drive Thru Holiday, November 27 - January 3. With COVID-19 making our world an uncertain one, we know for sure that Christmas in the Park will be happening in 2020 - but not as you know it. Since the early 1950's when the display was originally set-up on the front lawn of the Lima Family Mortuary through it's placement on the front lawn of City Hall during the 1970's and where it has been since 1980, in downtown San Jose's Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, the Christmas in the Park display is a tradition for our community. It will remain a tradition in 2020, but for safety reasons, for this year only, it will pivot to a drive thru holiday experienceat History Park in San Jose.
You will still see all of the whimsical displays, hundreds of decorated Christmas trees and even some new features that will add to your enjoyment of the event. The setting for our event in 2020, History Park, is an amazing venue. Through 32 original and reproduction homes, businesses and landmarks, History Park reveals Santa Clara Valley’s past. The 14-acre site offers the "charm and ambiance of times gone by" and creates a perfect site for our event. In case you are wondering, you will also still be able to see Santa!
In 2020 Christmas in the Park will be a drive-through event located at History Park in San Jose. History Park is located at 635 Phelan Avenue at the intersection of Phelan and Senter Road. The park is located across the street from the San Jose Giants stadium and down the street from Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. All cars will enter through the parking lot at the end of Phelan Ave. This is a ticketed event and only those with a valid ticket in theirpossession will be admitted. Cost: $10 per car, 4-5 p.m.; $20 per car, 5-10 p.m. For details, see www.christmasinthepark.com.
Santana Row Snow Showers, November 28 to December 23, 6-8 p.m.. Every 30 minutes you can have a taste of Tahoe. It’s snowing on The Row! Santana Row brings the North Pole to San Jose for a fun, holiday celebration. Bring family and friends together for snow showers & holiday tunes every 30 minutes in Park Valencia in front of Maggiano’s. Every Night December 20-23, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Take a family photo for the holidays. Don't be a Scrooge! For more information please contact the Santana Row Concierge at (408)551-4611. Log on www.santanarow.com
Broadway at the Drive-In: Broadway Holiday Experiences by Transcendence Theatre Company, December 4-6, and 11-13; Broadway Holiday at the Drive-In will take placeDecember 4th through the 6th in the parking lot at SOMO Village, Rohnert Park. Then again on the 11th through the 13th at SonomaRaceway, Sonoma. Transcendence has put together a collection of show stopping performances from the lastfive years of their annual Broadway Holiday Spectacular, and woven it into one magicalexperience. And now you can see it on the big screen.
Ticket prices are $59 for a General Admission car, $199 for a car (includes 3-coursemeal and wine for 2 people), $249 for a car (3-course meal and wine for 4 people). Broadway Holiday at the Drive-In will also feature a jolly holiday sing-along, in-caractivities for the whole family, dazzling, COVID-friendly entertainment, culminating inthe highlight of the evening: a spectacular screening of Broadway Holiday. For more information or to purchase tickets, visitwww.bestnightever.org or call 877-424-1414.
FREE OnLine Experiences/Entertainment
December 11, 5:30 p.m. Walt Disney Museum: Alton Fitzgerald White, Lion King's Mufasa, December 11, 5:30 p.m. Join this Broadway actor as he sharesbehind-the-scenes stories from his role of King Mufasa in The Lion Kong on Broadway. This is a limited engagement with members who have priority access. In this webinar, registration is required. See www.waltdisney.org.
December 18 – 23 Broadway Holidays by Transcendence Theatre Company. Transcendence has put together a collection of show stopping performances from the lastfive years of their annual Broadway Holiday Spectacular, and woven it into one magicalexperience. The company will also offer Broadway Holiday Online December 18ththrough the 23rd on its YouTube page. For more information on how to be a part of Transcendence Theatre Company’sBroadway Holiday Experiences visit www.bestnightever.org
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