If you crave for a break from the city life, without really leaving the urban area, Christmas Hill Park offers a retreat and the opportunity to indulge in some pollution-free relaxation even as you have a gala time out with family and friends. Explore natural trails and picnic with your loved ones. Luxuriate in the caress of the warm sun or simply take in the beauty of the park. Visit this park during the Gilroy Garlic Festival and be tempted to sample the mouthwatering cuisine that's on offer. Two tons of free garlic goes into the food preparations at this annual event that celebrates the benefits of the seasoning. Happily participate in the arts and crafts workshops and the great garlic cook-off: the highlight of the fest. There's more fun in form of celebrity cooking demonstrations, children's corners, music, interactive sponsor displays and the Garlic Festival Queen Pageant.