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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. 2016 Events Calendar

    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.

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  2. Downtown Ice 2016/2017

    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.

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  3. Winter Wonderland

    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.

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  4. Christmas in the Park

    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.

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  5. DEADLINE for FY 2017-18 Festival, Parade & Celebration Grants

    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.

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  6. DEADLINE for FY 2017-18 Operating Grants

    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.

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  7. DEADLINE for FY 2017-18 take pART grants

    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.

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  8. Fiesta Navidena

    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.

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District 8

  1. Downtown Ice

    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.

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  2. Open House: Alviso Sea Scouts

    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.

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  3. Makerspace Ship Grand Opening

    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!

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  4. Senior Dance

    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.

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  5. TiVo Santa Run Silicon Valley

    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!

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Holiday Closures

  1. Christmas holiday closure

    December 23 - December 26

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Immigrant Resources

  1. Know Your Rights Community Forum

    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.

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  2. DACA Renewal Clinic

    December 15, 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.

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Library

  1. Maker[Space]Ship Grand Opening

    December 10, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Educational Park Branch Library

    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

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Main Calendar

  1. Downtown Ice 2016/2017

    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.

    More Details
  2. Winter Wonderland

    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.

    More Details
  3. Christmas in the Park

    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.

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

  1. Winter Registration Now Available

    December 3, 10:00 AM, 2016 - February 1, 2017, 10:00 AM

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  2. FREE College Fridays at Lake Cunningham Regional Skatepark

    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.

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  3. All-Access Sports Tournaments Coming Soon

    December 10, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Want to join in the fun? Come out to the Bascom Community Center to show your support for all of our adapted sports at these upcoming competitions: Saturday, December 10, when the second power soccer tournament of the season will be hosted, and February 25–26, 2017, when the first wheelchair basketball tournament will be hosted with other local teams. Tournament schedules will be announced once the teams are finalized. All-Access Sports and Recreation, a program of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, provides a wide range of programs for individuals of all ages with all ability levels, including those with ambulatory and cognitive disabilities. For more information, please contact Alexandria Donaldson, Therapeutic Specialist, at alexandria.donaldson@sanjoseca.gov.

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  4. Shady Oaks Park Trail Opening & Ribbon Cutting Event

    December 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Shady Oaks Park

    Bring the kids! Walk or ride the new Odette Morrow Trail. Saturday, December 10, 2016 11 am to 12 Noon Shady Oaks Park: Coyote Rd & Broderick Dr On November 29th, the San José City Council approved the name Odette Morrow Trail for the new loop trail through Shady Oaks Park. On Odette's behalf, the family members of Odette Morrow & her husband Sam will be attending. The "Ribbon Cutting" Ceremony will be led and hosted by: Former D-2 Council Member Ash Kalra /Honored Assembly Member Elect, 27th District Please join us as we celebrate Odette and her family on this momentous occasion

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  5. FREE College Fridays at Lake Cunningham Regional Skatepark

    December 16, 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.

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  6. Grace Community Center Holiday Dinner and Dance

    December 16, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  7. FREE College Fridays at Lake Cunningham Regional Skatepark

    December 23, 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.

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  8. FREE College Fridays at Lake Cunningham Regional Skatepark

    December 30, 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.

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