About Christine Candelaria

Christine Candelaria is a local mom of four who enjoys sharing her Santa Cruz adventures. You can follow her #santacruzlife on Instagram at @theaumsmama.

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: December 1st – 3rd, 2017

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Hello, December…wow, that was quick!

Some of our favorite local holiday traditions take place this weekend and it looks like we may get to leave our umbrellas at home. Saturday’s a biggie—we’ll be in our usual spot for the Downtown Holiday Parade and bundle up later for the Lighted Boat Parade, plus we’ll squeeze in some holiday shopping in between.

On the non-holiday front, you can take in a tribute to Johnny Cash, cheer on our Warriors, and support a fundraiser for Napa and Santa Rosa fire victims.

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: November 24th – 26th, 2017

Photo by Valerie Lemke

We have a great variety of events in Santa Cruz this Thanksgiving Weekend. Whether you’re Team Opt Outside, Team Shop ’til You Drop, or even Team What Do I Do With My Visiting Relatives?, we have you covered.

Read on for ideas to enjoy the great outdoors, support local causes, honor your favorite holiday traditions, or try something new: a Yogathon or Stashe Dash, anyone?

See our picks for the top events each day this weekend:

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Get Festive! Your Guide to the Best 2017 Santa Cruz Holiday Events

santa cruz holiday events 2017
The holidays are full of cheer in Santa Cruz with unique celebrations, beloved traditions, and brand new festive fun…ice skating, anyone?

Things to do in Santa Cruz during the 2017 Holiday Season include tree lightings, train rides, parades by land and sea, and opportunities to see Santa.

Here’s a roundup of some of the best opportunities to celebrate the holidays in Santa Cruz!

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