by Mary Pope-Handy | Apr 20, 2023 | Events, Los Gatos Events
The Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 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! Cost is $50 advance, or $55 day of the event – same price as last year.
For more details and info on how to register, please see the Los Gatos Chamber’s website. Cheers!
Buy tickets online 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
by Mary Pope-Handy | Mar 24, 2023 | Events
Los Gatos High School’s Spring musical is Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical , with shows beginning tonight! It’s OPENING WEEKEND!
7pm tonight, Saturday AND Thursday, March 30 thru Saturday, April 1
About the Los Gatos High School’s Spring musical
This adaptation of the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan is an action-packed, mythical adventure for all ages featuring a thrilling original rock score. Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on a quest to find Zeus’ lightning bolt to prevent a war between the Greek gods. It will be an incredible night of live theater. Come join in the adventure!
When, where, and how much?
All Shows at 7pm
March 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 1
Los Gatos High School Prentiss Brown Theater
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! https://lghstheatre.ticketleap.com/percy/
Seniors (55+): $12
General admission: $15
Reserved Seating: $20
by Mary Pope-Handy | Mar 18, 2023 | Los Gatos Events
Cat’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 25, 2023. There’s even a kid set too.
Please get the full scoop here on the organization’s website.
by Mary Pope-Handy | Dec 1, 2022 | Downtown Los Gatos, Equestrian, Events
The annual Los Gatos carriage rides are in December, to the delight of many in and near town to celebrate the holiday season. To me there are few things so festive as seeing and hearing the horses clippity-clop down Main Street and North Santa Cruz Avenue each December.
The dates run from Dec 9 to Dec 23, but not every single night:
December 8-10, 5:00-9:00pm
December 14-18, 5-9:30pm
December 20-23, 5-9:30pm
What do the Los Gatos Carriage Rides cost?
This year, the horse drawn carriage ride will set you back $125 for a regularly sized carriage (4 adults, 2 kids under age 8 max) or $150 for a larger one that accommodate up to 6 adults.
Where to book a reservation & pay for the Los Gatos Carriage Ride
This fun experience is sponsored by the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, and you can purchase your tickets and read all the requirements and rules on this page.
Downtown Los Gatos is adorned with holiday lights and décor, and I’d encourage everyone to enjoy some time there, even if it’s just a socially distanced drive through the business district and nearby historic residential districts. If you can manage the horse drawn carriage rides, so much the better, but all visitors are in for a visual treat no matter how they see the area.
by Mary Pope-Handy, Clair Handy | Nov 20, 2022 | Events, LG Lifestyle, Los Gatos Events, Parks, Visiting Los Gatos
The 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
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).
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.
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