Silicon Valley is host to the perfect start of 2013 with plenty of family-friendly events that will put you on the path for a bountiful New Year. Whether your focus is health & fitness, wedding preparation, home & garden planning or pet partnership, you can explore all of your options under one roof and have some fun at the same time! Discover exciting and fresh possibilities from these special January events and make 2013 a year of fulfilling and focused goals.
Northern California’s largest wedding event! Shop the Wedding Faire Design Gallery which features over 100 wedding trend exhibits. Enjoy three spectacular fashion shows daily spotlighting the latest in Bridal Gowns, Tuxedos, bridesmaids and wedding party fashions! The Vera Wang Collection by David’s Bridal is featured each day at 1pm. Admission is $15 for one day, $25 for both days and children under 12 are free. Saturday, January 5 & 6, 10am – 4pm at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
The Wedding Lunch, a special event held on Saturday, January 5th, features lunch and personal introductions to Celebrity Wedding Planners. Sasha Souza will present her “Favorite Things” for brides & wedding professionals alike — from useful event products to the coolest bridal items and everything in between. This fast paced and entertaining program will include lots of surprises along the way including Celebrity Designed Tables. Following the Wedding Lunch is a private and personal opportunity to enjoy the featured Celebrity guests with a Meet & Greet and Booking Signing opportunity. Admission to this event is $75.
Start Your 2013 with Fresh New Garden & Home Improvement Ideas!
Whether you are looking to find the perfect contractor for your next remodeling project, collect innovative ideas for your home, try some of the newest, most creative foods and products available…this home shows offer something for everyone! Featuring Kitchen & bath remodeling, landscape experts, HVAC, plumbing, solar, doors, windows, contractors, roofs, flooring, shutters, sliding doors, garage doors, an all new flower and plant sales section & more. January 11,12 & 13 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Free admission and free parking. Be sure to enter to win over $ 20,000 in prizes!
Explore new products and services to make life’s journey healthy and fun! Meet with sports, health and wellness exhibitors and take part in valuable presentations throughout the day! Exhibits range from Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, Nutrition, Yoga, Self Defense, Homeopathic Medicine, Pain Management and much more! There is even a Flash Mob performance at 12:30pm by YMCA. Bring the entire family…kids will love it! Saturday January 26 10:30am – 4pm at the Santa Clara Convention Center ,$5 online ticket purchase, $10 at the door, 17 and under free. Free parking is provided.
Enjoy a day WITH your pet at Silicon Valley’s Bay Area Pet Expo. You’re welcome to bring your dog, bird or even your lizard – just make sure that you have proof of current age-appropriate immunizations (if applicable) and that your canine companion is on a non-retractable lead. Meet Shorty Rossi, star of “Pit Boss” on Animal Planet and his amazing pit bull Hercules!
Shop 150 + pet-friendly exhibitors, visit with rescue groups, see live demonstrations in agility, Dockdogs, obedience training, pet care, free nail trims, pet talent & costume contests, and take part in great giveaways and PRIZES.
If you’re looking to add a new pet to your family, a MEGA-ADOPTION event sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospitals will have more than 300 pets available for adoption. In addition, low-cost immunizations and micro-chipping will be offered for your furry friends. Santa Clara County Fairground Expo Hall, January 12, 2013 10am to 6pm. Admission is FREE, for more information call 800-977-3609.
Billed as the oldest major dog event in Northern California and one of the most prestigious in the US, the Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show is a must-see event for dog enthusiasts. Featuring over 1200 dogs of 175 different breeds, it is your opportunity to talk with breeders, view and perhaps even pet your favorites.
There is much more than just the judging! Enjoy vendors, educational exhibits, demonstrations, and even a canine fashion show. Saturday & Sunday January 26 & 27, 8am-5pm, at the Cow Palace. General Admission $12, Seniors $10, Children (2 – 12 years) $7, Family Plan (2 adults; 2 children) $30.
Silicon Valley’s Biltmore Hotel & Suites in Santa Clara, California is the perfect pet friendly destination for your 2013 kick off.
With plenty of dog walks & pet friendly parks in the Silicon Valley, why not bring your four-legged family member on your next getaway. He can even join you at the Bay Area Amazing Pet Expo. Up to two dogs (20 lbs or less) are welcome at the Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel & Suites, for an additional fee of $50 per room per stay.
Book your stay today and start your New Year with a relaxing and refreshing take on the possibilities ahead!