Holiday Festival of Dance

Penguin Dancers


The Holiday Festival of Dance event dates, times, and locations have not yet been announced. Please check back occasionally for the most updated information or email for more information.


Thanks to all the wonderful dancers, instructors, volunteers & City employees who helped bring our Holiday Festival to life! In 2019, we hosted the 47th Annual Holiday Festival of Dance.

“The Greatest Gift of all” on Friday & Saturday, December 14th & 15th was held at the San Mateo High School Gymnasium. Through the magic of dance, music, lighting and costumes, some 450 children and adults from our Parks and Recreation Department Dance Program performed two nights for over 1,600 audience members.

Image of the 2019 Holiday Festival of Dance logo.
Dancers in Blue

The success of this event requires the efforts and enthusiasm of so many people who either performed or worked behind the scenes. Each helped bring the magic and joy of dance to the hearts of so many in our community! A special thank you also goes to all of our dance instructors and the San Mateo Dance Association for all their support and efforts behind the scenes.