In downtown at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park San Jose unleashed the evil in time for Christmas.
Fondly named Christmas in the park, the city puts on display "booths" of automated holiday characters moving back and forth completely out of tune with the music in the background.
Once a quaint tradition from 1950, the booths have yet to be updates. Meanwhile thousands of locals clammor to view these crappy displays. Traffic is horrendous and the crowd overflows into the street.
All the while you wonder- why. This so sucks. Why are people forcing their children here.
Ah, that is the fun.
Fondest memory: Get a large group of friends. Drink heavily.
Go to Xmas in the park. Slyly make comments about how the automated elves are going to come alive and kill us. But not for the kids to hear.
I know, I'm evil, but it is fun if you are forced into this December activity.