Get Festive! Your Guide to the Best 2013 Santa Cruz Holiday Events

Santa Cruz Holiday Events

Looking for an updated list of 2015 holiday events?  You’ll find one here.

The holiday season is here, and that means there are a bunch of great local holiday events coming up.

Santa Cruz is home to some great annual holiday events, such as the Holiday Lights Train, the Lighted Boat Parade, the Downtown Holiday Parade, and Santa Cruz Snow Night.

There are also tree lighting festivals around the county, great live performances, and even a Surfin’ Santa.

Here is a day-by-day list of all the holiday events coming your way:
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Here Comes Santa Claus – Follow Santa with the Santa Cruz Santa Tracker

Santa Cruz Santa Tracker Maybe it’s because our town shares his name, or maybe he just likes the vibe here.

Whatever the reason, Santa Claus is going to be making a lot of appearances throughout Santa Cruz County leading up to Christmas.

We got a hold of Santa’s daily planner (old school, I know, but that’s how Santa rolls).  We compiled a list of all of Santa’s stops throughout Santa Cruz County.

Three Ways to Track Santa Claus

We have created three ways for you to keep track of Santa as he makes his way through Santa Cruz County. Choose the one that works best for you:

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Turning Water into Milk: Wilder Ranch’s Innovative History

Wilder Ranch State Park

There are few places in California that make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time.

Wilder Ranch is one of them.

Situated on 7,000 acres just north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1, Wilder Ranch State Park features over 34 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.

The land remains largely untouched, reminding you of the Santa Cruz that once was, with trails and paths that wind through shady redwood forests and coastal terraces and valleys.

Breathtaking views of coastal bluffs, tidepools, and sea caves, as well as the preserved dairy ranch and living history demonstrations make Wilder Ranch a popular spot for the entire family.

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