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Silicon Valley Holiday Adventures

Treat yourself to a multitude of activities and attractions when you find yourself in the San Jose, CA area during November or December. Halloween spookiness and kookiness is on tap at California's Great America. Christmas tree lighting and ice skating opportunities abound in downtown. There are also many fine dining options, from Italian to Asian, as well as several shopping destinations that can easily handle your holiday gift needs.

Bay Area Things to See and Do

  • Santana Row Holiday Tree Lighting


    One of the most anticipated Silicon Valley events is the annual Christmas tree lighting on November 19 in San Jose's Santana Row Park. Prior to the lighting at 7:00 p.m., there will be live music, costumed characters, and theater performances.
  • Downtown Ice Skating


    Get into the swing of the season at Downtown Ice, the largest outdoor skating rink in the South Bay. Put together by the San Jose Downtown Association, the rink is convenient to holiday activities like Christmas in the Park and Winter Wonderland.

Dining

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    Let the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley create an unforgettable holiday experience.  Make new holiday memories where festive dining and events bring together family and friends and co-workers for your private event, holiday party or family gathering.

    For more information, please contact us at (510) 413 -3700 Or email events@marrott-fremont.com

Shopping

  • The Great Mall


    Shopping for holiday gifts at the Great Mall in nearby Milpitas is as easy as Santa sliding down the chimney. Northern California's biggest indoor outlet center is home to over 200 stores, offering everything from clothing to jewelry to shoes.
  • Santana Row


    Get all your holiday shopping ducks in a row at Santana Row in San Jose, CA. You'll find a wide array of retailers to meet both your needs and budget. Stores include Diesel, Chico's, Gucci, Brooks Brothers, Urban Outfitters, and Sur La Table.
  • Westfield Valley Fair


    Whatever it is you're looking for this holiday season, either for yourself or someone else, you're sure to find it at Westfield Valley Fair. A wealth of stores feature apparel, health and beauty items, luggage, cosmetics, books, and sporting goods.
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