On the last day of our weekend trip we decided to see the local sights and explore downtown San Jose before heading back to L.A.
Each year downtown hosts an event known as Christmas in the Park where local clubs and companies can reserve and decorate their own Christmas tree amongst hundreds of others in the park (including one enormous central tree), creating a festive winter wonderland for anyone who comes through. In addition to the array of trees, there are also large Christmas-themed displays set up throughout the square featuring everything from Santa’s reindeer to holiday carolers. It’s an incredibly unique and quaint little set up, perfect for an afternoon of festive family fun. Downtown they also have a large outdoor ice rink set up, which is one of my favorite activities regardless the time of year, but sadly we didn’t have enough time for it. I did have enough time though to buy a locally famous “Snowman Hot Chocolate” which was decorated adorably and tasted unbelievable sweet and rich. It is a must-have for anyone who stops by Christmas in the Park.
The sun was out all morning but it still felt a tad chilly so I opted for a sweater dress with tights, booties, and my same army green jacket with a cozy pom-pom hat to match. And after our leisurely morning of taking pictures and strolling through the Christmas displays we eventually had to leave the festivities behind and head back home to L.A.
Jacket: Apricot Lane
What local treasures help you get in the Christmas spirit?