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This calendar features City of San José-sponsored events, community meetings and classes. You may view the calendar by list, week or month, and by date and category.

Visit the Master Calendar for upcoming City Council and Boards & Commissions meetings.

Arts, Entertainment & Events

  1. Downtown Ice

    November 17, 2017 - January 15, 2018 @ Circle of Palms

    For the 8th 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.

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  2. Sonic Runway

    November 20, 2017 - January 19, 2018 @ San Jose City Hall

    The City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Burning Man Project present Sonic Runway by Rob Jensen and Warren Trezevant as the first artwork selected for the Playa to Paseo initiative. Sonic Runway is a light-art installation that visualizes the speed of sound. The artwork is 432 feet long and stretch across a city block between 4th and 5th streets in front of San José City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113. Sonic Runway converts audio signals into a pattern of lights that shoot down a corridor of arches at the speed of sound, (1235kph /767mph). Live audio input is analyzed and converted into intricate patterns that shoot down the corridor with sound and lights in sync. The artwork can be be viewed nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. through January 2018.

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  3. Winter Wonderland

    November 22, 2017 - January 7, 2018 @ Almaden Walkway, Paseo 1, Paseo 2, and Park Avenue

    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.

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District 2

  1. Community Meeting: US 101 Blossom Hill Road Interchange Improvements Project

    December 13, 6:30 PM @ Santa Teresa Library

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Environmental Events

  1. Zero Net Energy for Existing Buildings - Silicon Valley Energy Watch Training

    December 13, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Environmental Innovation Center

    Learn the best practice steps and approaches to enhance the energy performance of existing buildings to Zero Net Energy. This workshop will look at retrofit opportunities in individual buildings and how advanced benchmarking can help prioritize opportunities across an energy portfolio. We'll review technologies, case studies, approaches, processes, and portfolio project prioritization methods. The training will address operation and maintenance considerations, including energy monitoring for ongoing building performance.

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Holiday Closures

  1. Christmas

    December 25 - December 26

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  2. City Hall Holiday Furlough

    December 25 - December 31

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Library

  1. Celebration with Santa & Mrs. Claus

    December 15, 3:00 PM @ Hillview Branch Library

    Join us for our holiday event and… - Get your picture taken with Santa & Mrs. Claus! - Receive a free book - Create a craft - Enjoy a hot beverage & treat courtesy of Mi Pueblo - Enter a Gift Card Raffle courtesy of Mi Pueblo - Live music performance by KIPP Heartwood Academy at 2:30PM and Overfelt High School Jazz Ensemble at 4:30 PM - Plus more *Supplies available while they last *Raffle recipient must be present to claim prize Acompáñenos a nuestro evento navideño… -Sesión de fotos con Santa y Señora Claus! - Reciba un libro gratis - Haga manualidades Navideñas - Disfrute una bebida caliente y pan dulce cortesía de Mi Pueblo - Entre al sorteo de tarjeta de regalo cortesía de Mi Pueblo - Habrá una presentación de música Navideña por el conjunto de KIPP Heartwood Academy a las 2:30 PM y de jazz por el conjunto de Overfelt High School Jazz Ensemble a las 4:30 PM *Mientras duren las reservas. *Se requiere estar presente para recibir premio. *Santa es bilingüe

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Main Calendar

  1. Downtown Ice

    November 17, 2017 - January 15, 2018 @ Circle of Palms

    For the 8th 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.

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  2. Winter Wonderland

    November 22, 2017 - January 7, 2018 @ Almaden Walkway, Paseo 1, Paseo 2, and Park Avenue

    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.

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One Day Volunteer Events

  1. Holiday Volunteering at Brigadoon Park! (East San Jose)

    December 16, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brigadoon Park

    Please join us as we enhance the safety of the park playground! We will be adding fibar, a specialized wood chip, to the floor of the play area. Everyone age 6 and up are welcome to volunteer! Community service hours will be awarded to high school students! +++Please wear closed-toe shoes. +++Please bring a filled water bottle. +++All tools and supplies will be provided. +++The event goes on, rain or shine! +++Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/OoXO0PTJFZCXu64D2

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  2. Sunday Series: Volunteer at Lo Bue Park (East San Jose)

    December 17, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Lo Bue Park

    Parks always need a bit of volunteer help! Come join our new Sunday Series: park clean-up volunteer events on Sunday mornings! ****With 10 Council Districts in the City of San Jose, each week we will visit a different park in one of the 10 Council Districts. *****Come volunteer and experience all the unique and special parks we have in San Jose! +++All tools and supplies provided. +++Please wear closed-toe shoes. +++Bring a filled water bottle. +++No need to RSVP, simply show-up and help-out!

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  3. Holiday Volunteering at the Almaden Community Center!

    December 29, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ Almaden Community Center

    Give back to your Community--at the Almaden Community Center! Join in the holiday spirit and help spruce up the surrounding grounds of this popular gathering spot! The landscaping needs trimming and shaping. We'll improve the backside of the Community Center first. If we have enough volunteers, we'll work around the entrance too! There is lots to do, so please bring a friend or two! +++Tools will be provided. +++Please wear closed-toe shoes. +++Bring a refillable water bottle. +++Community service hours are available. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/RXYvRsGfRN2EuQxQ2

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

  1. Bascom Toy Drive

    December 1, 9:00 AM - December 15, 6:00 PM @ Bascom Community Center

    The Bascom Community Center and Library, in collaboration with the Bill Wilson Center, will host a Toy Drive during the month of December. Toys and games will be distributed by the Bill Wilson Center to families in need. Drop off donations of new toys and games for ages 5 to 17 at the Bascom Community Center front office. For more information, contact the Bascom Community Center at 408-794-6289.

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  2. Los Lagos Golf Course – A Community Conversation (at NSE)

    December 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ City Hall – Wing 118

    PRNS staff will present the results of the community engagement process on the future of Los Lagos Golf Course

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  3. North Pole Party

    December 14, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Almaden Community Center

    Almaden Community Center. Make the holidays extra special with food, singing, art activities, and a special gift from the North Pole. Children ages 4 to 7 are welcome. Register online at www.sjregistration.com or in person at any community center. For more information, call 408-268-1133.

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  4. Teen Holiday Celebration

    December 15, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Bascom Community Center

    Bascom Community Center and Library. Teen Center participants volunteer at local food pantries, donation centers, and at the Bascom Toy Drive during the holiday season. In recognition of their community service, teens will enjoy a dinner and fun holiday activities. For more information, contact Bascom Community Center at 408-794-6289.

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  5. Christmas Dinner and Dance

    December 15, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Northside Community Center

    Grace Art & Wellness Program hosts its annual Christmas Dinner & Dance at Northside Community Center. Come by for a night of delicious food, games, dancing and live music by DJ Ray. This event is for adults 18+. Admission is $4. For more information, please contact the Grace Art & Wellness Program at 408-293-0422.

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  6. Holiday Event

    December 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Camden Community Center

    Camden Community Center in partnership with the Office of Councilmember Don Rocha and the Cambrian Kiwanis Club. Pre- registration is required. For more information, contact Camden Community Center at 408-559-8553.

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Planning

  1. Proposed Hotel at 5696 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Community Meeting, H17-023

    December 11, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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