November 18, 2016 - January 16, 2017
120 S. Market Street
December 8, 2016
701 Vine St.
December 14, 2016
1750 S. White Rd.
Visit the Master Calendar for upcoming City Council and Boards & Commissions meetings.
November 15 - December 31 @ 200 E. Santa Clara Street, 12th Floor
For a completed list of events coordinated through the Office of Cultural Affairs, please click on the website link.
November 18, 2016 - January 16, 2017 @ Circle of Palms
For the 7th executive year, the San Jose Downtown Association and their partners, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation and Hawaiian Airlines, will be hosting the South Bay’s largest outdoor skating rink through the holiday season. People of all ages are welcome to experience the outdoor skating rink at the Circle of Palms between the Fairmont Hotel and San Jose Museum of Art.
November 23, 2016 - January 1, 2017 @ Paseo de San Antonio between Market and Second Streets and Park Avenue between Market Street and Almaden Blvd.
Together with the Downtown Ice and Christmas in the Park, the Winter Wonderland offers a whole section of holiday attractions for the entire family. Everyone can enjoy amusement rides and an arcade of fun and entertainment at the event.
November 25, 2016 - January 1, 2017 @ Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Christmas in the Park, a family oriented tradition with Christmas lights, trees and exhibits, marks its 38th year of being open in downtown San Jose for the holiday season. Free admission. For more information and a list of activities, please click on the link.
December 5, 2016 - January 23, 2017
Festival, Parade and Celebration Grants support community festivals, parades and celebrations by San José nonprofit organizations. Fundraising events are not eligible. Deadline is January 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The next Pre-Application Workshop is December 8 at 5:30 p.m. at San José City Hall, Room T-1446.
December 5, 2016 - January 30, 2017
Operating Grants support professionally-managed San José arts organizations that operate year-round programs. Deadline is January 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pre-Application Workshops are December 5 at 1:00 p.m. and December 14 at 10:00 a.m. at San José City Hall Room, T-1446.
December 5, 2016 - February 6, 2017
take pART Grants support publically-accessible arts activities by San José organizations. Fundraising events and school-based projects are not eligible. Deadline is February 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pre-Application Workshops are December 6 at 5:30 p.m. and December 13 at 12:00 p.m. at San José City Hall, Room T-1446.
December 9, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
Hosting its sixth annual Fiesta Navideña, the School of Arts and Culture welcomes everyone to come to the neighborhood family celebration to see an exhibition of student’s work and to see them participate in a culminating recital. Special guest performances, vendors, children’s activities, and a tree lighting will be featured at the event.
November 18, 2016 - January 16, 2017 @ Circle of Palms
Hawaiian Airlines, Kristi Yamaguchi, and her Always Dream Foundation partner with the San José Downtown Association to produce the Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, presented by Sobrato Organization rink.
Yamaguchi, the 1992 Olympics figure skating gold medalist, will help with opening celebration on November 23rd at 5:00 p.m. at the rink.
In general, during November, early December and after the holidays in January, Downtown Ice is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5:00 p.m. – midnight on Friday; noon-midnight on Saturday; and noon – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. During the winter break, the rink is open 11:00 a.m. – midnight daily.
Admission is $15 for children 10 & under and $17 for skaters 11 & older. Those who bring their own skates will be admitted for $10.
December 10, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South Bay Yacht Club
Join the newest unit of the Sea Scouts for an open house to check out what it’s like to be a Sea Scout and learn how you can join. Open House will include a free boat ride and free BBQ. All boys and girls ages 14 through 21 (or 13 if graduated from 8th grade) are welcome to consider joining.
December 10, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Educational Park Branch Library
The San José Public Library’s Maker [Space]Ship is a custom built, state-of-the-art mobile makerspace. This one-of-a-kind lab will provide hands-on programming, which will empower people through meaking and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) learning. The Maker [Space]Ship is an innovative mobile workshop which overcomes access barriers in San José to foster creative ideas, connect people with technology, and encourage problem-solving, collaboration, and discovery. Let SJPL know if you want Maker [Space]Ship to land in your neighborhood or to lead a Maker [Space]Ship mission!
December 18, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hamann Community Center
Everyone can dance... even seniors! Kaisahan Dance Company of San Jose invites seniors to their monthly Senior Dance on every third Sunday of the month. Featuring DJ Orlie and guest dance instructors. Attire is casual.
December 18, 3:00 PM @ Santa Clara St. at Almaden Blvd.
Join the Santa Run Silicon Valley benefiting Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice. This 5K Run/Walk is fun for the whole family and encourages you to dress up as your favorite holiday character or tradition; Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, reindeer, elves, dreidel, menorah, ornaments, tree, candlestick. The ideas are limitless. You can do it as a group too!
December 23 - December 26
December 8, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Center for Employment Training (CET)
Do you or someone you know need to renew DACA? DACA clinics offer FREE application assistance every week on Thursday from 2 to 5 pm.---------------------
¿Usted o alguien que usted conoce necesita renovar su DACA? Venga a nuestra clínica semanal cada jueves de 2 a 5 pm, para obtener asistencia GRATUITA.
December 14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mt. Pleasant High School
Learn more about the ways the election results will affect the immigrant community. Get informed about your rights and how to protect yourself and loved ones. Lawyers will be available to provide free legal consultations and advice for how to prepare and move forward.
To register you may call (408) 340-9976 or visit www.e-immigrate.us.
December 15, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Center for Employment Training (CET)
Celebrate the launch of Maker[Space]Ship, a brand new, state-of-the art, 39-foot mobile lab that will bring maker technology, hands-on programming, and problem solving tools to neighborhoods throughout our city.
The San José Public Library’s Mission Control team invites you to explore this custom built bus on Saturday, Dec. 10th at the Educational Park Branch Library from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
For more: https://www.sjpl.org/makerspaceship
December 3, 10:00 AM, 2016 - February 1, 2017, 10:00 AM
December 9, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lake Cunningham Regional Skatepark
If you have a current valid College Student ID card, then YOU can get in FREE to California’s largest skate park! Bring your friends for a shred session every Friday at the Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park. Every Friday College students get in free before 5pm with a current valid ID card. You can stay as long as you want; just get in before 5pm. We are open Fridays from 12pm-9pm. Remember that helmets, elbow pads and knee pads are required at all times. Rental packages are available for only $5.
December 16, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lake Cunningham Regional Skatepark
December 23, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lake Cunningham Regional Skatepark
December 30, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lake Cunningham Regional Skatepark
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