Discover Downtown!

There’s always something going on in Downtown Gilroy

Come explore Gilroy’s charming Historic Downtown District, which features an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and other local businesses that artfully blend the old with the new.

At our charming antique stores and other specialty boutiques, you’ll find all kinds of jewelry, furniture, tools, toys, kitchenware, clothing and other unique treasures.

The Downtown area also has a number of wonderful dining options, from coffee and sandwiches to steaks, authentic Mexican food, Gilroy garlic favorites, and much more.

INSIDER’S TIP: O.D.’s Kitchen is a local favorite, especially for breakfast. If you’re feeling really hungry, order the Kitchen Sink!


Self-Guided Walking Tour

Pick up a free map for a self-guided downtown walking tour at the Welcome to Gilroy kiosk on Monterey Street and Fifth Street.

Take a Stroll Back in Time

The Gilroy Historic Paseo is a pathway that conveniently connects the shops and restaurants on Monterey Street with adjacent free parking lots. As you stroll through the Paseo, take a moment to look at the historic murals and interpretative panels to learn more about the city’s storied past, from the Early Settlers and roots of Agriculture through The Cowboy Era, the growth of Commerce and Hospitality, and of course, Gilroy’s long love affair with Garlic. (Located on Monterey Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets in downtown Gilroy)

Grow Your Business at Greenhouse Co-Working

This bright, light-infused coworking center is the perfect place to base your “home office” while you network with other entrepreneurs and enjoy convenient access to downtown Gilroy’s shops, cafes, and restaurants.


November 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gilroy Premium Outlets , 681 Leavesley Rd Gilroy CA 95020

Don’t miss out on amazing sales this weekend! This is a great time to get all of your holiday shopping done in one trip.

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Gilroy Gardens Holiday

November 29, 2019

November 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020

Enjoy the magic of the holiday season during Gilroy Gardens Holiday, with twinkling lights throughout the park, visits with Santa, ice skating under the stars, and more!  

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December 7, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Downtown Gilroy

Santa returns to Gilroy on Saturday, December 7, with the annual Gilroy Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting. Come join the family atmosphere and watch Santa light the tree at the conclusion of the Parade!  

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