This Weekend in Santa Cruz: January 3rd – 5th, 2020

This weekend brings the first First Friday of 2020, and offers a farewell to a fun new annual tradition at the Boardwalk.

You’ll also find outdoor activities, a scavenger hunt and seaside crafting for the kiddos.

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

Friday

FIRST FRIDAY ART TOUR

When: 1/3 from 5:00 pm
Where: Various locations

Celebrate the first First Friday of the new year by taking a First Friday Art Tour and connecting with local artists. Here are a few ideas to get started:

Get more info here.

Boardwalk Holiday Ice – Last Weekend

When: Now through January 5, 2020
Where: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Last chance to enjoy the best of both worlds this holiday season: ice skating and the beach! You can rent skates for an hour, or make a day of it with the Boardwalk combo. To add to the festive air, there is a magical snowfall every hour, festive food, arts and crafts, old favorite holiday movies and more. Reservations are recommended for skating.

Get more info here.

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Saturday

ART AND MUSIC AT 11TH HOUR

When: 1/4 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: 11th Hour Coffee

Start your Saturday sipping on some coffee, listening to live music, and checking out the latest art pop-up at 11th Hour Coffee.

If you’ve never been, you’re in for a treat. The atmosphere, patio, and community vibe at 11th Hour are a true delight paired with a delicious cup of locally roasted, fair trade coffee.

Get more info here.

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Sunday

Sunday Seaside Crafts

When: 1/5 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab

Your Sunday Funday to-do list: Touch a shark; Check out the latest discoveries in ocean science; Get hands on at this weekly seaside craft series hosted by the Seymour Center, home of Ms. Blue, an 87-foot blue whale skeleton. The whole family is invited to make and take home a fun souvenir while learning more about our ocean backyard.

Get more info here.

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Upcoming Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Tattoo the World Film Screening

What: Tattoo the World Film Screening
When: Thursday, January 30, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

In addition to its current exhibition, Santa Cruz Tattoo’d, the MAH is hosting a screening of Emiko Omori’s Tattoo the World which documents the life journey and artistry of Ed Hardy. Dive deep into the tattoo world with stories, live demos, local artists, and maybe even a chance for you to get inked at the MAH.

Get more info here.

MLK Youth Day 2020

What: MLK Youth Day
When: Saturday, January 18, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Resource Center for Nonviolence

Celebrate the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message of equality at this MLK Youth Day event. Enjoy an afternoon of education, food, activities, art and music with a focus on empowering youth to get actively involved in our community.

Get more info here.

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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.

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