Holiday Traditions and Magical Moments happen in Downtown Santa Cruz
The Holidays are a magical time of year, and nowhere is that magic more apparent than in Downtown Santa Cruz. Throughout the season there are so many reasons to celebrate and enjoy the festivities. One of the things that makes this time of year so special is our traditions. The Victorian Carriage Rides, Visits with Santa at Marini’s, Just strolling through the neighborhood and checking off your gift list. Whatever your favorite Downtown holiday traditions, we wish you and yours all the best and we invite you to come join us and celebrate our fun holiday event
Saturday, Dec 16 – Free Family Movie
Home Alone – 10 am at the Del Mar Theatre
The Free Family Movie at the Del Mar is a special tradition and a wonderful way to support Second Harvest Food Bank as their holiday food drives help so many people in our community have healthy food, every day of the year.
Bring a food or cash donation and enjoy a great holiday classic on the Big Screen.
This is a fun, Saturday morning event for the whole family.
Victorian Carriage Rides
Limited Rides December 22nd and 23rd only- Reserve your spot today
Visits with Santa at Marini’s Candies
Well, it turns out, enough of us must have been nice this year, because he’s coming back. Stop in for a relaxed, not rushed visit and photo with your own camera. Ho, ho, ho!
Marini’s Candies will be hosting Santa from 1-5pm, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 20-23.
Santa’s Reindeer Round-up
Nov 25 – Dec 18
Santa Needs your help!!!
It seems the whole team of reindeer is hidden in stores throughout Downtown Santa Cruz.
Help him find them before his big night! Pick up a map, have fun with this scavenger hunt and you could win Downtown Dollars and other great downtown prizes!
Parking for Hope
From December 18-Dec 24 revenue from Downtown Parking meters supports the great work of HOPE Services. Last year the Downtown meters raised over $30,000 for the HOPE services litter abatement crew.