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November 2016

San Mateo Holiday Tree Lighting November 20
Community, Community Events

Holiday Fun Begins in Central Park!

Holiday fun begins this Sunday with Santa’s arrival, ice skating, and holiday lights!

November 20, 2016 – 6:00 PM – Fitzgerald Field, Central Park

2015 brought holiday fun for a young boy enjoying last year's tree lighting.

Enjoy San Mateo’s holiday tree lighting in Central Park.

Who’s ready for holiday fun? Join us, this Sunday in San Mateo’s historic Central Park to celebrate the opening of San Mateo on Ice and the holiday season!

Santa will make a grand entrance on a fire engine with the San Mateo City Fire Department. Enjoy performances by Peninsula Skating Club figure skating performers: Alain Sandraz, Gianna Sasmore, and Clayton Ramsey, and the Nazareth Ice Oasis production group. The evening ends with a magical celebration of light during the tree lighting ceremony in Central Park and along El Camino Real.

The San Mateo City Parks and Recreation Foundation will have refreshments available. All proceeds benefit the foundation and support city parks and recreation programs.

The holiday tree lighting is sponsored by the City of San Mateo, San Mateo City Fire Department, San Mateo United Homeowners Association, Windy Hill Property Ventures, San Mateo Central Labor Council, San Mateo Building Trades Council & Affiliates, and KGO and KFOG.

San Mateo on Ice now open in Central Park!

Make your way to San Mateo’s historic Central Park for a day of skating and fun! San Mateo On Ice is now open daily, including holidays, through January 16, 2017! Located at the corner of Fifth and El Camino in downtown San Mateo, San Mateo on Ice features 9,000 square feet of real ice. Enjoy a fun-filled holiday season skating and exploring Downtown San Mateo. You’ll find information about hours, ticket prices, and more at San Mateo on Ice.

Winter Wonderland in Central Park

Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 – 6:30 PM – FREE


Snow falls predicted in Central Park, which means holiday fun!

Have fun playing in the snow, ice skating, and enjoying other holiday activities at our Winter Wonderland – FREE in Central ParkFriday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 – 6:30 PM

Holiday fun continues in Central Park with holiday lights, family activities and lots of fun. Stop by for fun holiday activities like horse-drawn carriage rides, painting, cookie decorating, doughnuts, hot chocolate, and SNOW! The event is free and provides an exciting, magical way to enjoy the ice rink and downtown San Mateo this holiday season.