Holiday Events: Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Mountains

Christmas_Tree_by Jorge Barrios_2013-11-26Here’s a guide I’ve compiled of Holiday Events in and around Santa Cruz, including Holiday Events in the San Lorenzo Valley and Holiday Events in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

If you don’t see your event here, please comment so everyone else can see it!    Thanks.

11/15-12/8  Theater – UCSC Theater Arts Main State – Santa Cruz Shakespear – Its a Wonderful Life    tickets & info: http://www.shakespearesantacruz.org/season/ or 459-2159

11/27 – 1/5 Gift Show – Saratoga – Aegis Gallery of Fine Arts – 14531 Big Basin Way

11/29        Boulder Creek Tree Lighting – 5-8 pm – Santa, Caroling, Carriage Rides, Face Painting, Family Dance Party

Nov. 29 and 30; Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 23   Holiday Train: cider & caroles, Santa & Mrs. Claus – Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz        5pm, 6:30 & 8 pm – tickets $19 kids/$26 adults roaringcamp.com

11/30-31    Craft Fair – Felton Firehouse    9-4 pm

11/30         Felton Tree Lighting 5-7 – downtown – photos with Santa, Caroling, Hot Chocolate

11/30         Surfin’ Santa – Capitola Beach – Free!  noon capitolasoquelchamber.com

12/4           Scotts Valley Christmas Tree Lighting – 5 pm SV Community Center http://www.scottsvalleychamber.com

12/5           Valley Churches United Emergency Food Pantry – Boulder Creek – Fundraising Dinner at Scopazzi’s- 6-10 pm  RSVP by    11/29 to enter a special drawing   Auction & Raffle  Tickets $55 advance-$60 Door 336-8258 ext. 221

12/6           Winter Art Market at the Tannery Arts Center – 1050 River St Santa Cruz – 6 pm

12/7           Peacock Christmas Tree Farm – Loma Day Fundraiser – Summit – 17950 Mt Charlie Road 8 am -4:30 pm   www.peacocktreefarm.com     plus wine tasting Loma Prieta Winery

12/7           Lighted Boat Parade – Capitola – Free!  5:30 pm Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor, 135 Fifth Ave 818-2271

12/8           Grey Bears 40th Annual Holiday Dinner  – Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium  11:30 – 1:30 with dance troupes!  http://www.greybears.org/

12/9           Snow Night in Downtown Santa Cruz – 5-8 pm Pacific Avenue http://www.downtownsantacruz.com

12/11-12    Holiday Gifts and Crafts Faire – Felton-Henry Cowell State Park 10 am – 5 pm http://www.mountainparks.org

12/15         Mad Hatters Holiday Tea Party at Quail & Thistle Tea Room – Capitola – Children: 11,1, 3:30, Adults: 6pm    benefits Toys for Tots:  santacruzcounty.toysfortots.org    purchase tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/497290

12/31         New Years’ Eve Party – Santa Cruz – Cocoanut Grove – http://www.cocoanutgrovesantacruz.com

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