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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/

 

 

 

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 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!  The Paw-Looza is sure to be tons of fun for all!

Details on the Los Gatos Halloween Pet and Kids Parade

The event takes place on October 29th 2023 from 3 – 5 p.m.

Check in at 2:30 the U.S. Bank Parking lot , which is at 127 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos CA

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

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

Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite using this link.

The Street Dog Coalition

The Street Dog Coalition is an amazing and wonderful volunteer organization and we are proud to support them. Per their website:

“The Street Dog Coalition provides free veterinary care and related services to pets of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Using a One Health approach to street medicine and pop-up street clinics, we care for lives on both ends of the leash.”

Please learn more about them at their website: The Street Dog Coalition

2023 Paw-looza Halloween Banner

Many thanks to the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce and our friends and colleagues, fellow dog lovers Ducky Grabill and Roxy Laufer (in our same office) for sponsoring this fun Halloween event. Such a fun idea and such a great cause!

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.

 

 

 

 

Screen on the Green in Los Gatos

Screen on the Green in Los Gatos

Screen on the Green in Los Gatos 2023: "Super Mario Bros. Movie" Screen on the Green is coming back soon – playing that night will be “Super Mario Bros. Movie.”

The event will be Friday, September 22, 2023 on the Civic Center Lawn, which is not the normal venue for Screen on the Green (in recent years it has been at Oak Meadow Park).  The mayor will make a welcome statement at 7:15.

Attendees, it is important to bring layers and something low to sit on – blankets, cushions, or low backed lawn chairs, are alright. I always bring a flashlight for after the show.

Screen on the Green additional info

For additional details, please see the Los Gatos town website page for Screen on the Green by using the link or clicking on the image to the right. We’ll update this post when we know more details.

Also coming up in September: Fiesta de Artes or the Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival Sept 16 – 17, 2023.