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Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk

Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk

Los Gatos Spring Wine WalkThe Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 1 pm to 4 pm- rain or shine!

Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk Tickets

    Tickets went on sale March first. They can sell out fast, so get yours today! Costs are as follows:

  • Early Bird General Admission $50 (valid until March 31)
  • $60 advance
  • $70 day of the event if any tickets remain to  be purchased.

There’s also a VIP experience for $120 or $150 at the door if available. This VIP Experience will be held on the lawn of the historic Victorian mansion at 115 N. Santa Cruz in downtown Los Gatos. Check the chamber’s website for more details.

For more details and info on how to register, please see the Los Gatos Chamber’s website. Cheers!

Tickets may be purchased here. No refunds for inclement weather.

 

The location will be

Downtown Los Gatos
N. Santa Cruz Avenue & Main Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030

 

Love Los Gatos events? Here are some other happenings around town:

Los Gatos High School’s Spring Musical (post on this site)

Los Gatos Cat’s Hill Classic annual cycling event

Cat’s Hill Classic Bicycle Race in Los Gatos

Cat’s Hill Classic Bicycle Race in Los Gatos

Los Gatos Cat's Hill Class annual cycling eventCat’s Hill Classic is back!

If you took Driver’s Ed in Saratoga or Los Gatos, you were probably made to park on the steepest hill around – Nicholson Avenue with its 23 degree grade. Positively frightening! But local bicycle enthusiasts take on Nicholson not with motor vehicles, but on their bikes in a race that has become a Los Gatos classic – the Cat’s Hill Classic bicycle race, which runs through the Almond Grove, Glenridge and Bachman Park neighborhoods of Los Gatos Saturday, March 23, 2024. There’s even a kid set too.

Please get the full scoop here on the organization’s website.

https://teamsanjose.org/section/catshill/

 

 

 

Los Gatos Rotary Club Crab Feed

Los Gatos Rotary Club Crab Feed

Los Gatos crabfestEach year the Rotary Club of Los Gatos hosts an “all you can eat” crab feed and auction, the proceeds of which benefit the Los Gatos Charities Foundation.  The 2024 event is Saturday, Feb 3, starting at 5 pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070.

Benefits:
  • Los Gatos Rotary Charities Foundation
  • Provides grants for local and international non-profits
  • Fund the Need: Project RACHEL – Literacy for Kids in Guatemala
Food Served:
  • Crab, Crab, Crab, Crab
  • Soup (vegetarian)
  • Salad
  • Garlic break
  • Dessert

In addition to crab, there will also be pasta.  Beer & wine may be purchased too.

Los Gatos Rotary Club Crab Feed cost

The cost is $90 for adults, $45 for kids aged 6-12 (5 and under are free).

Get all the details and a link for purchasing tickets here:

https://www.losgatosrotary.org/

 

The majority of the proceeds come from the auction so PLEASE look at the catalog and bid! https://events.readysetauction.com/rotaryclublosgatos/crabfest2024/catalog/items
Thanksgiving Interfaith Service in Los Gatos

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service in Los Gatos

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service in Los Gatos - cornucopia and candlesThe annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service is a longstanding holiday tradition here in Los Gatos, and this year it’s both in person and virtual.

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service in Los Gatos: key info

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos
16575 Shannon Road, Los Gatos CA 95030

In recent years there has been a live stream of the service (that’s how we have been watching it) and I have been told that it will be live streamed again this year on the church’s YouTube page.

Attendance is free.

A charity or worthy cause is always supported at these events. In the past they’ve included food and clothing drives as well as cash. This year’s recipient is Los Gatos Community-wide Service project Guatemalan Schools Book Drive

This lovely event is organized by the Los Gatos Interfaith Clergy Association. All are welcome!

Participating Congregations Include

Congregation Shir Hadash
Jewish Silicon Valley
Los Gatos United Methodist Church
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos (host)
The Terraces of Los Gatos
West Valley Muslim Association
Skyline Community Church UCC

Many thanks to all of you: those on the committee, the volunteers at the houses of worship who make this possible each year, everyone who donates, and everyone who prays with a grateful heart this season and always.

We wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season!

 

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See other Los Gatos events  (or nearby) written about on this site

Vasona Park’s Fantasy of Lights (Light Festival)

Vasona Park’s Fantasy of Lights (Light Festival)

Fantasy of Lights 2023 graphicThe 25th annual Fantasy of Lights show at Vasona Lake County Park begins soon! Occasionally people call me to ask about it – please note that I do not run the event – I am only posting information about it. Full info can be found on the county’s park website, linked below.

25th annual Fantasy of Lights:

Get your tickets now, they sell out fast! Entry with prepaid tickets only!

What: The Fantasy of Lights

Walk-Thru

Fantasy of Lights Walk-Thru Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3  4:00pm – 9:00pm

Adult (13 and up) – $15
Youth (4-12) – $7.50
Child (0-3) – FREE

Please note that this year’s tickets will go on sale in 3 different phases:

Phase 1: Wednesday, November 1st, 8:00am
Phase 2: Sunday, November 5th, 12:00pm
Phase 3: Friday, November 10th, 6:00pm

Drive-thru Nights

Fantasy of Lights Drive-Thru Tuesday, December 5 – Friday, December 30
(Closed December 25)

Regular Vehicle (passenger capacity up to 12) – $30
Large Vehicle (passenger capacity of 13-20) – $50
Oversized Vehicle (passenger capacity of 21 and up) – $100

 

Open rain or shine. As always, the Fantasy of Lights is closed on Christmas Day (Dec 25).

Where: Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road (near University Avenue) Los Gatos, CA

How much: Tickets must be purchased in advance available online through EventBrite.

Walk through cost is $15 for ages 13 and up, $7.50 for ages 4 – 12, and free for 3 and under (tickets still required for free entry!)

Drive through cost is $20 per regular vehicle (up to 12 passenger capacity), $50 per oversized vehicle (13+ passenger capacity).

More details:

Please check the county’s page for this event.

More questions? PLEASE do NOT call me about this event. Please contact the SCC Parks Department and check out their website for the Fantasy of Lights! The Vasona phone number is (408) 355-2201.

Please visit Live in Los Gatos for year round events, neighborhood information, photos around the town, interesting real estate market data, haunted places and the occasional historical tidbit.

Los Gatos is a wonderful place to visit during the holidays, but it’s also a great place to live year round! If you are interested in buying a home in Los Gatos (or selling one), please contact me, Mary Pope-Handy (contact information in the sidebar). I’m both a Realtor based in the Town of Los Gatos and a resident myself, working full time in helping nice folks to buy and sell homes here and throughout the west valley and greater Silicon Valley communities.

If you aren’t familiar with the area, here are a few things to know!
Buy a home in Los Gatos (info on neighborhoods, school districts, homes for sale to browse online, links to important local sites & info)
Relocating and buying a house in Los Gatos
Los Gatos real estate on Facebook
Monthly Los Gatos real estate market update
Los Gatos real estate market statistics & trends for houses
Los Gatos realty trends and stats for condos & townhouses

 

 

 

Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk

Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk

Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk 2015Save the date! The Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk takes place this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, from  1 – 4 pm, in downtown Los Gatos. Over 30 wineries will be participating!

Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk tickets are on sale now. Buy your tickets here.

Tickets are less in advance (more at the event, but it usually sells out). Loads of info on the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce’s website, including the long list of participants. Prices will be updated once published.

Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk Details

All the details will be on the Chamber of Commerce’s website.

https://www.losgatoschamber.com/wine-walk

If you’ve never attended, this is the location:

Downtown Los Gatos, N. Santa Cruz Avenue & Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030