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Santa Sightings in Gilroy

This may be Santa’s busiest time of the year, but he has still found some time to make a few appearances in Gilroy. The jolly man in red will be riding in a sleigh in our local parade, making time for sharing wishes and taking pictures, and will be at some very festive celebrations. See you where you can spot Santa in Gilroy!

Spot Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Neon Exchange

Take a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus and shop at the Neon Holiday Bazaar. There will be over 35 vendors with unique items for sale—the perfect place to find great gifts for loved ones. They will also have gourmet popcorn from Cornology. Free admission. Find Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Neon Exchange in downtown Gilroy at 7365 Monterey St. on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 10 am-3 pm.

a man dressed as Santa Claus in red and white and a woman dressed as Mrs. Claus in a red and white dress

Note: Picture from last year’s event. No masks required this year.


See Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Gilroy Holiday Parade

See Santa Claus in the classic downtown Gilroy Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 3, 2022, which starts at 5 pm on Monterey St. Don’t miss live entertainment from local youth from 3-5 pm. After the Holiday Parade, enjoy the special Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 pm at Fifth and Monterey St. Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, say hello to Santa and take a picture with him at the Keller Williams office, 42 Martin Street.


a man and women dressed in red and white as Santa and Mrs. Claus riding in a red sleigh in a parade with people all around


Spy Santa at Old City Hall Restaurant

Visit Old City Hall Restaurant in downtown Gilroy for Santa on the Patio, a family-friendly event with Santa Claus, elves, face painting, and music. Enjoy some fantastic food while you stop in to see Santa! Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 2-5 pm, at 7400 Monterey St. (on the corner of Sixth & Monterey.)

a man dressed as Santa in red and white and a young lady and a boy with him with a Christmas tree decorated in the background


Greet Santa at LJB Farms

Santa’s coming to LJB Farms! Drop by Santa’s Farmhouse Fair in the barn to greet Santa and take a picture with him. While you’re there, be sure to get some hot food and drinks—there will be wood-fired pizzas, fresh beignets, cinnamon rolls, kettle corn and hot cider. Listen to some live music, and do a little holiday shopping. You can also pick out and purchase a Christmas tree to take home with you while you’re there! Spot Santa at LJB Farms on Dec. 10, 2022, 10 am-3 pm.

a graphic with words and a man in red and white dressed as Santa Claus sitting in front of a decorated evergreen tree


Discover Santa at Verde Vineyards

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Verde Vineyards in the famous green truck! Bring out the kids for a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine. A day for the whole family to enjoy! Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 12-4 pm at 2143 Buena Vista Ave.

a graphic with a picture of Santa in a green truck with the name Verde Vineyards on it


Shop with Santa at Fortino Winery

Get your shopping on during the Fortino Winery Holiday Boutique. There will be over 30 unique vendors, cookies, cider, wine, live music by Carlos Padilla, and, of course–Santa! The boutique will be open on December 10 & 11, 2022, from 11 am–5 pm at 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy. Visits with Santa will be from 1–3 pm.


Find Santa at Gilroy Gardens

Enjoy the magic of the season at Gilroy Gardens Holiday with festive lights and a light tunnel, fun rides lit up, ice skating (additional fees), live entertainment with the Peanuts gang, and special holiday food and drinks. Bring your children for a joyous visit with Santa Claus and take a picture with him as a memorable keepsake. The jolly old man will be in Santa’s Workshop on select nights through December 23, 2022. Learn more at Gilroy Gardens—Family Fun for the Holidays!

a little girl sitting with Santa on a gold throne with a Christmas tree and a gingerbread house backdrop to the left


Wherever you find Santa in Gilroy this holiday season, be sure to stop by the California Welcome Center Gilroy in the Gilroy Premium Outlets, near Forever 21, to find out what other fun things you can see and do in Gilroy! Learn about how you can spend an entire holiday weekend in Gilroy in our blog Holiday Fun + Gift-Getting = A Merry Season for All in Gilroy and book an affordable hotel for your fun and festive visit!