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Downtown for the Holidays all day

Get ready to skate: Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, presented by Sobrato Organization, opens Nov. 18 through Jan. 16 at the Circle of Palms, 120 S. Market St.
Yamaguchi, the 1992 Olympics figure skating champion, will take part in an opening celebration at 5 p.m. on Nov. 23. The public is welcome to attend.
Family and friends, along with fellow ice skaters can enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees for an unforgettable experience.
“My kids ask me, is that the place with the palm trees? And when I tell them yes, they race to the car,” said Yamaguchi.
The downtownicesj.com website has daily hours. In general, during November and early December, Downtown Ice is open 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5 p.m.- midnight on Friday; noon-midnight on Saturday; and noon-9 p.m. on Sunday. Special hours apply during Thanksgiving. During the winter break, the rink will be open 11 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. A $50 season pass, other discounts and details are at downtownicesj.com. The rink phone number is (408) 610-4055. Parking information is at parksj.org.
Downtown Ice is located within steps of Christmas in the Park displays, which opens Nov. 25.

Slime Day at 3:30 pm

Make your own slime kids! We will be making it from scratch and add colors and sparkles to them. It may get a little messy, but it will be lots of fun. This is for ages 4-15. Youngsters are welcome with adult supervision and assistance.

Free. No registration required.

Family Storytime from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Friends of Bascom Library: Family Story time
? Every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Bring your whole family out to Bascom Branch Library to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy development and help foster a love of books and reading. Sharing the wonders of books with the family helps increase children’s learning and reading skills and builds vocabulary. Aimed at children 0-7 and their parents or caregivers.

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Downtown for the Holidays all day

Get ready to skate: Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, presented by Sobrato Organization, opens Nov. 18 through Jan. 16 at the Circle of Palms, 120 S. Market St.
Yamaguchi, the 1992 Olympics figure skating champion, will take part in an opening celebration at 5 p.m. on Nov. 23. The public is welcome to attend.
Family and friends, along with fellow ice skaters can enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees for an unforgettable experience.
“My kids ask me, is that the place with the palm trees? And when I tell them yes, they race to the car,” said Yamaguchi.
The downtownicesj.com website has daily hours. In general, during November and early December, Downtown Ice is open 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5 p.m.- midnight on Friday; noon-midnight on Saturday; and noon-9 p.m. on Sunday. Special hours apply during Thanksgiving. During the winter break, the rink will be open 11 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. A $50 season pass, other discounts and details are at downtownicesj.com. The rink phone number is (408) 610-4055. Parking information is at parksj.org.
Downtown Ice is located within steps of Christmas in the Park displays, which opens Nov. 25.

Rose Garden Winter Pruning Day at 8:30 am

Join the fun of pruning 3,500 rose bushes in less than three hours! The tradition of having volunteers assist with this seasonal task has grown-literally! Hundreds of helping hands are needed in order to get the entire Rose Garden completed.

Please wear closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather-layers work best and bring a filled water bottle. Gloves, tools, and supplies will be provided. Community service hours will be awarded and families are encouraged to volunteer together.

To volunteer, please email parkvolunteer@sanjoseca.gov.

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Downtown for the Holidays all day

Get ready to skate: Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, presented by Sobrato Organization, opens Nov. 18 through Jan. 16 at the Circle of Palms, 120 S. Market St.
Yamaguchi, the 1992 Olympics figure skating champion, will take part in an opening celebration at 5 p.m. on Nov. 23. The public is welcome to attend.
Family and friends, along with fellow ice skaters can enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees for an unforgettable experience.
“My kids ask me, is that the place with the palm trees? And when I tell them yes, they race to the car,” said Yamaguchi.
The downtownicesj.com website has daily hours. In general, during November and early December, Downtown Ice is open 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5 p.m.- midnight on Friday; noon-midnight on Saturday; and noon-9 p.m. on Sunday. Special hours apply during Thanksgiving. During the winter break, the rink will be open 11 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. A $50 season pass, other discounts and details are at downtownicesj.com. The rink phone number is (408) 610-4055. Parking information is at parksj.org.
Downtown Ice is located within steps of Christmas in the Park displays, which opens Nov. 25.

Family Storytime from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Friends of Bascom Library: Family Story time
? Every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Bring your whole family out to Bascom Branch Library to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy development and help foster a love of books and reading. Sharing the wonders of books with the family helps increase children’s learning and reading skills and builds vocabulary. Aimed at children 0-7 and their parents or caregivers.

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Downtown for the Holidays all day

Get ready to skate: Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, presented by Sobrato Organization, opens Nov. 18 through Jan. 16 at the Circle of Palms, 120 S. Market St.
Yamaguchi, the 1992 Olympics figure skating champion, will take part in an opening celebration at 5 p.m. on Nov. 23. The public is welcome to attend.
Family and friends, along with fellow ice skaters can enjoy the beautifully lit palm trees for an unforgettable experience.
“My kids ask me, is that the place with the palm trees? And when I tell them yes, they race to the car,” said Yamaguchi.
The downtownicesj.com website has daily hours. In general, during November and early December, Downtown Ice is open 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5 p.m.- midnight on Friday; noon-midnight on Saturday; and noon-9 p.m. on Sunday. Special hours apply during Thanksgiving. During the winter break, the rink will be open 11 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. A $50 season pass, other discounts and details are at downtownicesj.com. The rink phone number is (408) 610-4055. Parking information is at parksj.org.
Downtown Ice is located within steps of Christmas in the Park displays, which opens Nov. 25.

Plant-A-Palooza from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Now that all the roses are pruned, it's time for a "Plant-a-Palooza"!

Join Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden to plant 350 new roses! No prior experience is needed.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Please bring gloves, clippers, and wear long sleeved shirts.

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