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: Nov. 30th – Dec. 2nd, 2018

Some of our favorite local holiday traditions take place this weekend, rain or shine.

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 local holiday shopping in between.

Be sure to check out our Holiday Guides to plan a festive itinerary for the rest of the month.

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

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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: November 23rd – 25th, 2018

Thanksgiving Weekend 2018

This Thanksgiving edition of the Weekend Roundup is filled with family-friendly ideas for entertaining your out-of-town guests.

Enjoy local holiday traditions, gift shopping in the mountains, and a zany holiday circus. Have a wonderful holiday!

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

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Get Festive! Your Guide to the Best 2018 Santa Cruz Holiday Events

Santa Cruz Holiday Events 2018
The holidays are full of cheer in Santa Cruz with unique celebrations, beloved traditions, and a few new events this year that may become holiday traditions.

Things to do in Santa Cruz during the 2018 Holiday Season include tree lightings, train rides, parades by land and sea, and opportunities to see Santa.

Be sure to check back often, as new holiday events are added throughout the season.

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

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