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Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park

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Address: 910 I Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone Number: (916) 808-5200
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Description: 3.05 developed acres Picnic Areas, Fountain, Cafe, Seasonal Farmer's...
3.05 developed acres Picnic Areas, Fountain, Cafe, Seasonal Farmer's Market, Summer Concert Series.
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Christmas In The Park-- Tradition for San Jose

This is a free event (parking fee is both outrageous and not recommended). If you choose a hotel right there you won't get caught up in the traffic and parking nonsense. It is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a free event (parking fee is both outrageous and not recommended). If you choose a hotel right there you won't get caught up in the traffic and parking nonsense. It is a full "Fair" like atmosphere with rides, games, and mostly displays.. A few things to purchase (cute photographs with Santa, a sleigh ride photo booth, handmade signs,... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park is delightful to go to all year round. We have gone to music festivals here. Its in the area where the art museum, tech museum, and Fairmont Hotel,is. Our favorite time of the year is to go is December when there is Christmas in the Park. There is ice skating, a ferris wheel, and other... More 

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Fresno , CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I dont know the park just by itself, only the season Christmas in the Park review. Its hard to bash something free. For a month, the park is all decked out in Christmas trees and displays. People complain about parking, but I cant amagine it is any -better- on normal park days, it IS downtown San Jose. I ate at... More 

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San Jose, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
58 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Cesar Chavez park is a great centerpiece to the buildings and life of downtown San Jose. There is the tech museum and children's discovery park a short walk away. With many public transportation options in the area and a great location for walking around, its a great experience. Particularly in late November and December when "Christmas in the Park" occurs.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This park and the water fountain at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, makes it a great place to hang around, just relax. I and my husband go their every other week. Just sit there make s u feel good. There are hosts of eateries around, so you can always carry a cuppa coffee or some tit bits and then come there,... More 

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San Jose, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We enjoy walking around the park, nice fountains in a great location. And the events held there such as Christmas in the Park and the San Jose Jazz Festival are great.

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California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Downtown San Jose keeps trying, but cannot get it done. Every other area offers more ... dining, shopping, walking, people watching. Christmas In The Park is nice, but there is little else to draw us or any locals downtown ... visit Willow Glen, Santana Row, Mtn View - Castro St, Los Gatos Main ... even better, have S.J. city planners... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We visited Christmas in the Park last night which is in Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose. The park was very nicely decorated with tons of Christmas trees and great animated displays. There was also plenty vendors selling hot chocolate, snacks as well as various vendors selling light toys. We ended up buying a few of the light toys... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

When it costs to park on the city street and you have to move your car every couple of hours, why go downtown? I'll go to Butcher Park in my neighborhood.

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Bay Area, CA
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

4 little words: Christmas in the Park, every year, keep us coming back! Very family friendly! A couple of Summers ago, we enjoyed "Music in the Park" during the Summer months. Sadly, too many people smoking their dope out in the open RUINED IT for us family folk!

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