Festival of Lights
Each holiday season, the residents of Los Altos gather together to create floats and showcase their light displays in the Los Altos Festival of Lights and parade. Residents are encouraged to participate, either by sponsoring a float, entering a float, or coming out to support their community by dressing up as a character and joining on the parade. This event marks the start of the holiday season, a special time of year for the community. With the lights being up all season long, the end is marked by the annual Rock Back the Clock event, bringing the community together to celebrate the New Year.
Los Altos Shopping Di
Los Altos provides many great shopping opportunities to its residents, with several different shopping districts situated throughout the city to meet the many needs. The downtown area offers residents many great places to shop, as well as different activities and events throughout the year. It is also host to a farmers market one day each week. Loyola Corners shopping district is located off the Foothills Expressway, and is the perfect place for families to spend time shopping. The area is home to many shops that cater to children, as well as activities that are more family-oriented.
The recreation department in Los Altos takes its job very seriously and provides a multitude of fun things to do throughout the year. Residents of the community can come together each year for the annual New Year's Day Fun Run. Other popular programs include yoga, tiny tot sports, swim lessons, camps, and even a performing arts theater for the children of the community. Residents can also rent one of the department facilities for birthdays, barbeques, or company parties. When choosing to utilize the rec department as a venue for a party, locals get to choose between several themed party types or just a traditional get together.