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Silicon Valley Wanderings

By Robert Haugh

It’s almost Christmas Day. And soon it’ll be time to ring in the New Year. We wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We will return on Wednesday, December 27 with more information about what’s happening in Santa Clara.

SVWanderings

Here’s what’s happening around the Mission City for the holidays:

Through December 30

California Great America’s WinterFest 2017

Great America, 4701 Great America Parkway

https://www.cagreatamerica.com/play/winterfest

The last week of a winter wonderland comes to a close. You can still see holiday lights and decor, and experience live entertainment throughout the park.

Friday, December 22

Central Park Nights

Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd.

6 p.m.

https://m.facebook.com/santaclaraparksandrec/

Central Park Nights is a FREE Friday night showcasing dance and music groups at Santa Clara Ice in Central Park. You can enjoy the Santa Clara Parks & Rec Dancers along with your ice skating experience.

Friday, December 29

Central Park Nights

Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd.

6 p.m.

https://m.facebook.com/santaclaraparksandrec/

Central Park Nights is a FREE Friday night showcasing dance and music groups at Santa Clara Ice in Central Park. You can enjoy the Leomele Hawaiian Dance and Music along with your ice skating experience.

Saturday, December 30

4th Annual Noon Year’s Eve

Northside Branch Library, 695 Moreland Avenue

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-noon-years-eve-tickets-40114069261

You can say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 at the 4th Annual Noon Years Eve party. Parents who used to go out until 12 midnight can dance the day away with their kids in a family fun and safe environment. DJ Lorena will be spinning tunes and MC Cheryl will be counting down until 12 noon. Dress Code is semi-formal for kids and parents. No jeans will be allowed. Free and for all ages!
Sunday, December 31

The South Bay Silicon Valley New Year’s Eve Party

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Parkway

8:30 p.m.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-bay-silicon-valley-new-years-eve-party-tickets-39203459603

It’s hosted by Professionals Guild and will feature seven fun party areas including a dance floor, photo booth and more. Tickets are $80.
Sunday, December 31

Vanguard Bingo Marathon

Vanguard Bingo Hall, 1795 Space Park Drive

https://www.scvanguard.org/new-years-eve-bingo-marathon/

You can  celebrate your New Year’s Eve at Vanguard Bingo and kick off 2018 with a little extra cash in your pocket — if you’re lucky. The event will feature a 35-game marathon, party hats and tiaras, festive daubers, noisemakers, and sparkling cider served in champagne glasses.
Tickets are $50.

 

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