Friday, November 18, 2011

Fairmont Holiday Celebration

The Fairmont San Jose has big plans this holiday season. On Friday, December 2nd they'll be having a free event featuring two giant chocolate nutcrackers, a Gingerbread Village created by Bijan (Bijan Bakery), Leigh High School's marching band, Ballet San Jose, and Los Merry Mariachis. This is the largest public holiday event I have ever heard of the Fairmont doing, so hopefully they will make this an annual tradition.

Downtown San Jose is the top Christmas destination for the entire Bay Area, and we need more events like the one below to help keep it that way. We lost the Holiday Parade for 2011 (one of the largest parades in the US) and Christmas in the Park is at risk, so this is really the year to go out and support our Holiday events to make sure they come back next year!

SAN JOSE, CA - November 2011 – Are you starting to hear those sleigh bells jingling?  Well, we surely can from where we are decorating. Downtown San Jose’s Christmas festivities, which include the tradition of “The Christmas at the Park,” and the Downtown Ice Skating Rink, can both be found at the area’s premier holiday destination – The Fairmont San Jose hotel. This holiday season, the hotel, already known for its scrumptious Easter and Mother’s Day Brunch, will host several elegant dinners and brunches to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve with Fairmont flair.

In addition, The Fairmont San Jose hotel will be ringing in the season with  a special holiday celebration for the community on December 2, 2011. Starting at 7 p.m., hotel guests locals, and those in neighboring cities can experience a great expression of holiday cheer, as our luxury San Jose hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef, Fernando Arreola, unveils two Giant Chocolate Nutcrackers.

Bring the entire family to this complimentary event and you’ll be greeted by the Marching Band of Leigh High School, as well as the amazing Gingerbread Village created by Bijan, of Bijan Bakery fame. Afterward, guests can dance in the lobby lounge to the sounds of Los Merry Mariachis and take in Ballet San Jose’s rendition of the holiday classic – The Nutcracker.  As the evening comes to a close, guests can sip hot chocolate and listen as the Harker School Choir serenades them.

Start a new family tradition at our San Jose hotel – and enjoy a fun-filled evening you’ll remember all year long.  For more holiday information, visit or


  1. Do you have to RSVP for the Dec 2 event? I am interested. Thanks for posting.

  2. I don't believe you have to RSVP, just show up.