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The Best of Stockton: Where to Take Your Out-of-Town Holiday Visitors

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These are the must-see Stockton stops for your out-of-town guests.

The holidays are a time when family and friends love to visit. Inspired by travel writer Tim Viall’s article in The Record, which you can read here, below are some of our favorite Stockton places to take out-of-town visitors during the holidays. Thanks for spreading the holiday love for Stockton, Tim!


Christmas Lane

"Christmas Lane" should be on every Stockton holiday list so we are adding to Tim's notes about this fantastic tradition. It is truly a display you need to see to believe. This sparkling Stockton tradition has been delighting residents and visitors for over 40 years. Thanks to dedicated homeowners, who collectively put on an amazing display of lights and decorations each year, there is an abundance of holiday cheer in north Stockton. "Christmas Lane" is located on Meadow Avenue, just west of Pershing Avenue.


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Fun for the Whole Family

Head over to Skyzone Trampoline Park and get ready to have a blast. Let the younger generation expend all their holiday energy while you work off those holiday calories. Nothing says holiday togetherness like Ultimate Dodge ball. 


Downtown Stockton

Downtown Stockton has over 50 ethnically diverse eateries to satisfy any craving. While downtown this holiday season you can root for the Stockton Heat hockey team at the Stockton Arena; catch the new Star Wars movie at the city cinemas or take a leisurely stroll at sunset on the waterfront promenade and enjoy multiple examples of public art.


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Lincoln Center, shops and restaurants

Lincoln Center is a local favorite featuring specialty shops, unique dining experiences, and plenty of holiday cheer. See Santa at the North Pole, enjoy a train or carriage ride, and see the Snow Village on display through January 1. 


Bring a Hearty Appetite

Stockton benefits from a rich and flavorful dining scene. Do you want a place with good food, a place that shows off Stockton well, and a place where anyone in the party will be able to find something to eat? See the best restaurants in Stockton or text the team at Visit Stockton at 877.778.6258 for a recommendation, our experts are available 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

Special note: invite your friends and family back to Stockton January 18-27 to partake in Stockton Restaurant Week! To whet your appetite, follow Stockton Restaurant Week on Facebook, or visit for mouth-watering food coverage.


Check out the largest events calendar in the area to plan your holiday activities! Need more recommendations this holiday season? You can also text us 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm at (877) 778-6258 and you'll receive a live response from a member of our team.

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