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Vasona Park’s Fantasy of Lights (Light Festival)

Vasona Park’s Fantasy of Lights (Light Festival)

2022 Fantasy of Lights in Los GatosThe 24th 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.

24th annual Fantasy of Lights:

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

What: The Fantasy of Lights

When:

Walk-thru Weekend Dec 3 & 4, 2022 from 4 to 9 pm

Drive-thru Nights Dec 6 – 30, 2022 with 30 minute slots from 6pm to 9:30pm

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 $10 for ages 13 and up, $5 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 visit the Santa Clara County Parks page for the Fantasy of Lights to get more information and updates on this event.

Please check the county’s page for this event.

More questions? PLEASE do NOT call me about this event. Please contact the SCC Parks Dept 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)
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Los Gatos Halloween Pet and Kids Parade

Los Gatos Halloween Pet and Kids Parade

Los Gatos Halloween Pet and Kids Parade - remembering Howling HalloweenCelebrate the season in style with the Los Gatos Halloween Pet and Kids Parade! It’s so nice to have a pet and children parade back!

Details on the Los Gatos Halloween Pet and Kids Parade

The event takes place on October 30th 2022 from 3 – 5 p.m. (check in at 2:45 on Grays Lane near Loma Brewing, which is at the intersection of Grays with N Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos).

Come in costume and bring the whole family. Many downtown merchants will be participating in handing out treats to the costumed visitors participating.

The cost is $10 per family or $5 per individual, and the recipient of funds raised will be The Street Dog Coalition.

Howling Halloween – a precursor

Years ago, we had a fun dog costume parade in Los Gatos each October called the Howling Halloween Pet Parade. The proceeds used to go to the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department’s K9 unit – a wonderful cause. That event was hosted by Society Dog, a pet supply company that closed several years ago.

You can learn more about the Los Gatos Halloween Pet and Kids Parade and buy tickets at their EventBrite page.

 

Los Gatos Beer and Wine Walk

Los Gatos Beer and Wine Walk

Los Gatos Beer and Wine Walk - graphic with beverages plus Leo in the middle - Los Gatos catThis weekend will be the first Los Gatos Beer and Wine Walk, and it promised to be a popular event! We’ve had Spring Wine Walk and Fall Wine Walk, but this is the first such event in town that includes beer.

Particulars of the Los Gatos Beer and Wine Walk 2022:

  • Date is Saturday October 15, 1 – 4 pm
  • Location is downtown Los Gatos
  • Tickets are $50 each if paid in advance, or $55 the day of the event if not sold out
  • The event will be on, “rain or shine”
  • Must be 21 to participate

For all of the details, please see the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce’s website

 

 

Related:

Los Gatos Wildcat Theatre – presentations in October 2022
Visit the Los Gatos farmer’s market!
List of Los Gatos neighborhoods – list with links to articles on each
OktoberFest LG

LGHS Wildcat Theatre

LGHS Wildcat Theatre

Image for LGHS Wildcat Theatre presentation - And then they came for meLGHS Wildcat Theatre presents And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank on October 14 and 15.

And Then They Came for Me is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with two childhood friends of Anne Frank and their Holocaust experiences with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, this production is like a historic newsreel brought to life on the stage. This is what live theatre does especially well–moving a big subject like the Holocaust into the realm of personal understanding and connection. It will open your heart with curiosity and compassion.

Don’t miss this stirring presentation by the LGHS Wildcat Theatre!

Presentation details – LGHS Wildcat Theatre

Friday, Oct 14 at 7pm

Saturday, Oct 15 at 1:30pm Understudy cast

Saturday,  Oct 15 at 7pm

Tickets: Students $12 and Adults $15

Purchase tickets for the presentation at this link.

Los Gatos High School Theater
Prentiss Brown Auditorium

20 High School Court
Los GatosCA 95030

You will enter through the main door facing Main Street.  These are the steps visible if you are standing on the front lawn of the school.

Parking:

The closest parking is on Main Street, on High School Court, or along Church Street.

LGHS Wildcat Theatre Presents - And then they came for me

Related reading:

Events in and near Los Gatos (on this site)

OktoberFest LG

OktoberFest LG

OktoberFest LG makes its debut this Sunday, Sept 25, 2022, and it’s an event not to be missed!

 

OktoberFest LG 2022 - fun KCAT fundraiser

 

OktoberFest LG details

Sunday, September 25

12 pm – 5 pm

Location: Los Gatos Civic Center Lawn
110 E Main St. Los Gatos, CA 95030

Family-friendly & FREE!

Enjoy a full day of Oktoberfest-themed activities, all benefitting KCAT, our public ratio and TV with news and information on Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Silicon Valley. 

  • Community tapping of the keg PROST! to begin the event @ 12 pm

  • LIVE German music and games provided by The AlpineSound band

  • Authentic German food including brats, spaetzle & more by Reverence Catering

  • Festival main tent with a beer and wine garden

  • Beer Pong tournament & raffle

  • Corn Hole, games, and more!

Kick off the gorgeous fall season at OktoberFest LG! This will be the first of hopefully many such events – please come out and support our local public media while having a wonderful time!

Full event information at KCAT’s OktoberFest page