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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Santa Cruz Holiday Craft Fairs & Shopping Events 2018

2018 santa cruz holiday craft fairs and shopping events‘Tis the season to shop unique, handmade, and most of all, local.

Santa Cruz businesses and organizations are making it easy with a full slate of holiday shopping fairs, makers markets, and boutiques.

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

Here’s a roundup of some of the best opportunities to buy some awesome gifts and help support the local economy and arts culture at the same time. [Read more…]

This Weekend in Santa Cruz: October 19th – 21st, 2018

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Santa Cruz events this weekend range from spooky to festively fall, with some Burning Man inspiration for good measure.

And if you have not had a chance to attend a harvest festival, Open Studios, or a Santa Cruz Derby game this season, then this weekend is for you.

Once you’re done planning this weekend you’ll also want to check out our 2018 Halloween Event Guide, which you’ll find at the end of this post. Enjoy!

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

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