Friday, December 10, 2010

Santa-GO-Round 2010 - Dec 12th!

The people that brought you Zombie-O-Rama (SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery) and the San Jose Downtown Association and throwing a unique holiday event this Sunday, December 12th... Santa-GO-Round! Expect to see Downtown San Jose overrun by people in Santa costumes... ice skating, pub hopping, and causing all sorts of holiday mischief! There will also be the obligatory costume contest as well as an innovative toy drive. By giving an unwrapped toy, you will get certificated redeemable for a little something from all of the participating venues listed below. For all of the details, continue reading!

Come down to the Circle of Palms in Downtown San Jose

Here Is Your List Of Events. Check It Twice!

The Circle of Palms is located between  the San Jose Museum of Art and The Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose. Santa-Go-Round activities will be wedged in between the fun of Downtown Ice and Christmas in the Park. Be sure to bring a donation for the Christmas in the Park fund and help keep that uniquely San Jose event alive for future generations.


In addition to bringing a buck for Christmas in the Park, Santa-Go-Round HQ wants you to bring a new toy to be donated to Innvision. Metro Newspapers and Channel 92.3 will be on site with giveways and promotions and the SLG Art Boutiki will have a special Santa-Go-Round shirt on sale.

1-4 pm – Discount Skating: Skate Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice IN COSTUME and receive $5 off.

1 pm –closing – InnVision-sponsored Toy Drive: Bring an unwrapped toy to Circle of Palms and receive a certificate to collect one free item 5:30 pm-close at each participating business, only on Dec. 12.

4:30-5:30 pm – Costume Contest (Downtown Ice):   Categories will be:
Most Inventive Santa Costume
Best Mrs. Claus

• First Prize: Two tickets to Wondercon, the Bay Area's Premiere Comic Book and Pop-Culture event plus gift certificates worth more than $100 to downtown San Jose’s best places.
• Second Prize: $100 in gift certificates to downtown’s best places.

4:30-5:30 pm – “Letter to Santa” contest (Downtown Ice): For children 12 and under.
Write a letter, read it aloud and win a prize. All participants will get a free prize.

5:30 pm – Christmas Carolers: Up to three separate groups of carolers will circulate among participating businesses. Imagine singing all over Downtown San Jose! Feel free to join in – even if you’re out of costume. Caroling route maps and
timetables will be available at Circle of Palms Downtown restaurants, bars and venues participating, each providing discounted options for participants dressed for the event. Don’t forget to donate a toy and receive a special certificate good for a
free item at each stop along the “Go-Round.”


Mmoon’Empanadas – 177 W. Santa Clara St.
O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub – 25 N. San Pedro St.
Peggy Sue’s Diner – 25 N. San Pedro St.
The Tabard Theatre / Theatre on San Pedro Square – 29 N. San Pedro St.
Satori Tea Shop - 37 N. San Pedro St.
Sonoma Chicken Coop – 31 N. Market St.
Morrocco’s Restaurant – 86 N. Market St.
Carl’s Jr – 15 S. First St.
Bronze Tanning Studio – 36 S. First St.
Macieo’s Brazilian Restaurant – 72 S. First St.
A Perfect Finish Wine Bar – 55 S. First St.
Bella Mia Restaurant - 58 S. First St.
Mezcal - 25 W. San Fernando St.
Azucar – 71 E. San Fernando St.
Loft Bar and Bistro – 90 S. Second St.
Tandoori Oven – 150 S. First St.
Ruffled Feathers – 200 S. First St.
Psyhco Donuts – 288 S. Second St.
Slave Labor Graphics – 577 S. Market St.


  1. Hi Joshua!
    Hope your week as been going well. Had a question. Can we change The Loft Bar and Grill" to "Loft Bar and Bistro"?

    -Armando V. Duran

  2. Absolutely, I just posted the press release from the event so I think it may be in there incorrectly as well.