Things To Do

If you’re visiting Gilroy, California, you’ll soon find there’s too much to do in just one day! Take time to enjoy our world-famous Garlic Festival and explore other local attractions, wineries, golf courses, parks, museums, theaters, and more. There really is something for everyone!


Ho, ho, ho! The holidays are a fun and festive time to visit Gilroy.

Holiday Lights at Gilroy Gardens

There’s no better place to capture the true magic and wonder of the season than at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park. During the annual Holiday Lights celebration, the entire park is transformed into a majestic winter wonderland, with holiday light displays, an all-you-can-eat feast with all the trimmings, visits with Santa, and holiday-themed rides. Come and see for yourself why Holiday Lights has become a beloved winter tradition for so many families. Open weekends and selected dates through December 30. More details...

Shopping That’s Always Worth the Trip

Gilroy really is the ideal place to get all your holiday shopping done. Gilroy Premium Outlets is Northern California’s largest outlet center, where you can find extraordinary savings of 25-65% on 145 exceptional brands, including Nike, J.Crew, Banana Republic, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, and more. Take a stroll through our historic downtown and discover charming antique shops and boutiques. And don’t forget to check out our unique garlic shops for genuine Gilroy garlic and more great gourmet gifts.

Holiday Wine Tasting

Looking for some quiet time to relax and unwind during the busy holiday season? Or need something to do with relatives visiting from out of town? Sounds like you need to hit the Wine Trail! Visit any of the Santa Clara Valley wineries to discover award-winning wines, beautiful scenery, and a warm, casual atmosphere. Solis Winery is hosting Holiday Library Tastings every weekend through December 28, and Fortino Winery will hold their 11th annual Holiday Boutique December 13 and 14. Download a free Wine Trail map and plan your own holiday tasting tour.

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