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Ethan Oates fell in love with Santa Cruz while visiting as a child. He has lived in Santa Cruz since the mid '90's, and is happiest when spending time with his family.

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: January 4th – 6th, 2019

january 4-6, 2019 events in santa cruz

It’s hard to believe, but 2019 is here and the holidays are officially behind us.

Kick off the new year with First Friday, a popular annual festival and our favorite new way to shop local in Downtown Santa Cruz. This is also the last weekend to catch the Toy Trains at the MAH, a must-see for kids and train enthusiasts.

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

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8 Family Friendly Things to do in Santa Cruz During New Year’s Weekend

monarchs at Natural Bridges

Happy Holidays!

Our roundup of events is lighter than usual this weekend, as we all recover from Christmas and get ready for New Year’s.

If you’re entertaining out of town guests, see our top picks for things to do this weekend, plus a day-by-day guide of music, nature walks, and more:

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Halloween Events in Santa Cruz 2018

Halloween Santa Cruz
Have no fear, your Santa Cruz Halloween Guide is here!

We’ve got midnight movies, costume parades, haunted houses, and early trick or treats—all leading up to the big day, which happens to fall on a Wednesday this year.

Here’s a day-by-day listing of all the Halloween-themed events this month. Check back weekly for updates: [Read more…]

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