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Santa Clara Around Town 11/17-11/23

Santa Clara Ice at Central Park- Starting Monday, November 21st: Open skate, classes and private events. Visit for more information.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner- Thursday, November 24th, 12 (noon)-3 pm: For anyone in the community who is in need of a hot meal and a warm, friendly environment for the Thanksgiving Holiday. All families welcome. St. Clare’s Parish Hall (corner or Lexington & Lafayette Streets) 725 Washington Street, Santa Clara. Dinner includes: salad, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls & butter, dessert, coffee, punch & water. Sponsored by the Marsalli Family Foundation. For general information, e-mail:

Great America’s WinterFest- Friday, November 25th: Great America decks the park with boughs of holly with WinterFest this holiday season. Ice skate in front of the iconic Carousel Columbia, admire magnificent displays of lights and décor, view spectacular live holiday shows, experience 20 rides (including Gold Striker and rides in Planet Snoopy), see Santa’s workshop and Mrs. Claus’ kitchen and enjoy scrumptious holiday foods at numerous locations. The six-week WinterFest celebration begins November 25 for weekend operation. Daily operations run December 19-23 and 26-30. Enjoy unlimited visits to WinterFest this year with a 2016-2017 Gold or Platinum Pass.


Santa Clara High School Winter Concert Series and Instrument Drive- Wednesday, November 30th, 7-8 pm & Friday, December 2nd, 7-9 pm: This two night event featuring all of the curricular music ensembles that they offer at Santa Clara High School. Wednesday’s concert will feature their two choirs and Jazz Band, while Friday’s will feature their String Orchestra & Symphonic Band. The concert on Friday night will conclude with a performance by their Symphony Orchestra. The Symphony Orchestra is the combination of both String Orchestra and Symphonic Band. Admission is free. They will be accepting instruments for the drive. Santa Clara High School 3000 Benton Street, Santa Clara.


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