This Weekend in Santa Cruz: December 29th – 31st, 2017

santa cruz new years eve weekend events 2017The last weekend of 2017 is here, believe it or not. It’s time to figure out how you will say goodbye to the old year and ring in 2018. We can help you with that! Check out our celebration-filled list of weekend events around the county.

If you’re looking for what to do on New Year’s Eve specifically, we’ve got you covered for that, too. Take a look at our New Year’s Eve Guide. It is packed with events to start 2018 off on the right note.

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


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Santa Cruz New Year's Eve Party

Get ready to ring in the new year! We’ve rounded up the best New Year’s Eve events to help you celebrate, plus some ideas for January 1 that will get the year off to a great start.

Jump to the New Year’s Eve Event Guide

Featured Upcoming Event

What: Night with the Pros
Where: Paradigm Sport
When: Friday, January 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST 

Calling all baseball enthusiasts out there! Seven baseball pros will be on this Q & A panel to answer your questions at this special event. A silent auction will be held during the session to benefit Santa Cruz County Little Leagues.

Get more info here.

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About Valerie Lemke

Valerie Lemke was a transplant from the Bay Area to Santa Cruz County over 25 years ago, and hasn't looked back since. She is a local freelance writer and photographer who loves writing about and photographing one of the most beautiful regions in the world, the Central Coast.