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Palo Alto California Holiday Events

Palo Alto Things to See and Do

Enjoy a fun-filled day of ice skating at Winter Lodge in Palo Alto. The perfect holiday activity for the whole family! 

Take an evening stroll or drive down the streets of Palo Alto to view a spectacular Christmas Show featuring houses decked with twinkling lights and holiday decorations. 

The Cantor Center of the Arts is a must-see Palo Alto attraction. Take a tour of the renowned Rodin bronze sculptures outside or take your tour indoors to peruse the incredible works of art and exhibits that this art center has to offer. 


At Cibo Restaurant and Bar, a delicious meal is right outside your door! Located onsite at the Creekside Inn, Cibo is a family-owned restaurant offering delectable American cuisine with a Mediterranean touch. 

This New Orleans style restaurant in the heart of downtown Palo Alto is a fun place for dining or dinks. Experience some Cajun Fusion - a fun and eclectic mix of cajun, creole, "southern contemporary" cuisine such as crawfish dumplings. This outdoor seating and lively crowd make this a great summer dining spot.

If you're looking for authentic, mouth-watering Italian cuisine, then you can't miss Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana. Perfect for holiday dinner or romantic evening in Palo Alto.


  • Stanford Shopping Center 

    The Stanford Shopping center is one of the bay area's premier shopping destinations featuring 140 fashion stores. Perfect for knocking out your holiday shopping in one quick trip! 
  • Downtown Palo Alto Downtown Palo Alto is lined with plenty of unique boutiques, art galleries, and fashion shops for you to enjoy during your holiday getaway. Enjoy the sunshine as you shop for the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones.
  • Town & Country Village With more than 60 shops, restaurants and services, Town & Country Village in Palo Alto is the perfect destination to complete your holiday shopping list. 
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