Drive Through A Sparkling Winter Wonderland Starting Next Week In San Jose

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

Drive Through A Sparkling Winter Wonderland Starting Next Week In San Jose

Christmas in the Park is back this year! Starting November 26, San Jose will be decked out in tens of thousands of sparkling lights. Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday is their beloved drive-thru experience, where guests can take a trip through a magical glowing winter wonderland. There will also be a tree lighting and other events at Cesar Chavez Plaza.

Christmas in the Park, usually a walk-through event, pivoted to drive-thru format last year due to Covid-19. It was so popular that they’re bringing it back bigger and better for 2021!┬áLake Cunningham Park will soon be decked out with 2 acres of sparkling holiday lights, decorated by San Jose schools, businesses and community groups.

Follow Blinky the reindeer through a wild musical journey by car, where you’ll pass through a mind-blowing light tunnel and enjoy a “mile of smiles,” a synchronized light show with millions of colors. Discover 12 different themed lands with a 50-foot Giving Tree, a melting snowman, caroling mice, and elf woodcrafters… plus a holiday fair food festival at the end! Tickets are $30 per car.

San Jose’s Christmas in the Park programming dates back to 1950, and it’s still outdoing itself! This year, check out a walk-through Christmas tree towering 65 feet above Cesar Chavez Plaza, plus new light displays and more surprises. A community stage will host a variety of acts including local choirs, bands, dance troupes, and special holiday movie nights. Don’t forget to grab a drink at Blinky’s Tavern, an epic inflatable beer and wine garden.


In 2019, Christmas in the Park raised over $200,000 for local and national non-profit organizations. Get involved in this beloved event to play your part and support the Bay Area community.

Be sure to grab tickets to Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday drive-thru, and check out other fun events coming up at Christmas in the Park, starting November 26 in San Jose.


Featured image: @sanjosefoos via Instagram

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