SAN JOSE, Calif. – PayPal Park, home of the San Jose Earthquakes, will host Enchant Christmas, the World’s Most Magical Christmas Light Maze & Village, from Nov. 25, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023. The outdoor holiday event marks the first of its kind in the Bay Area. More information on ticketing will be announced later.
“We have been pursuing an opportunity to bring Enchant Christmas to our community for years,” said Earthquakes Chief Operating Officer Jared Shawlee. “We are excited to welcome this unique holiday experience to the Bay Area and see the magical transformation of PayPal Park into a winter wonderland.”
Enchant Christmas is the World’s Most Magical Christmas Light Maze & Village — an immersive holiday experience brought to life in world-class stadiums and venues across the United States. Every year, Enchant transforms these spaces into breathtaking winter wonderlands with thousands upon thousands of custom-designed-and-manufactured sculptures and installations. The result is a truly awe-inspiring experience, where friends and families alike come together to make magical memories that last a lifetime.
From trees that sparkle 80 ft. in the air, to enormous Christmas ornaments, a narrative-driven maze adventure, and millions of shimmering lights, Enchant will bring a bushel of season-themed activations to PayPal Park next holiday season:
The Christmas Light Maze – “The Great Search” will take visitors on a journey through a twinkling wonderland in search of Santa’s Missing Reindeer.
The Christmas Market – Guests can taste seasonal delights and shop for holiday gifts from dozens of local vendors, showcasing home décor, jewelry, gourmet foods, and more.
Star Experiences – Enjoy all the magic the Enchant experience has to offer, plus full-service catering, valet parking, and more.
Meet & Greets with Santa and Mrs. Claus – Santa will be ready for holiday photos, while Mrs. Claus will lead story time for the little ones.
Food and Beverage – Enjoy holiday-themed food and beverage that are sure to surprise and delight even the foodies in your family.
Ice-Skating Trail – Enchant Christmas features an Ice-Skating Trail adorned with spectacular light displays. Guests can rent a pair of skates at the event and skate to their hearts’ content with their loved ones by their side.
“We are very excited to begin an annual tradition for families in the Bay Area and beyond,” said Kevin Johnston, CEO and founder of Enchant. “This debut event is years in the making and we can’t wait to transform PayPal Park into a World of Christmas Wonder.”
About Enchant Christmas
Embark on an unforgettable journey of awe and wonder at Enchant — a world where Christmas comes to light. Nestled on the edge of a forest near the North Pole, Enchant is home to Santa and his reindeer, Mrs. Claus and the elves, and a lifetime of magical memories waiting to be made.
Enchant Christmas is whimsical and wonderful down to the very last snowflake. Glide down the breathtaking Ice Skating Trail, sample gourmet holiday treats from around the world, visit the artisan Christmas market on your way to meet the Big Man himself… and take the reins of an immersive holiday adventure in the most magical Christmas light maze the world has ever seen.
Enchant Christmas is produced by Enchant Studios. Serving Canada and the U.S. since 2010, Enchant Studios specializes in the design and implementation of tailor-made lighting experiences for public spaces. Their passion is crafting visual and virtual experiences that encourage interaction and creates a festive atmosphere for guests to enjoy. For more information about Enchant, visit www.enchantchristmas.com.
About PayPal Park
PayPal Park, home to Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes, is an 18,000-seat soccer-specific stadium located on Coleman Ave. adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The European-inspired building is the first cloud-enabled venue in MLS and is among the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. The stadium features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in MLS to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the north end zone houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard. The suites and club seats are located at field level, giving fans a premium experience unlike any other in professional sports. The stadium has hosted numerous non-MLS regular season events since its inaugural season in 2015, including the International Champions Cup, numerous U.S. Women’s National Team friendlies, the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star Game against Arsenal FC and a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier for the U.S. Men’s National Team. For more information about PayPal Park, visit www.sjearthquakes.com.