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Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays from Santa Cruz

Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays from Santa Cruz

December 02, 2019

The holidays have arrived—plug in those string lights and pour yourself a stiff glass of holiday cheer because this year's winter festivities are in full swing. There will be fun events taking place in downtown Santa Cruz for the entire month of December. To kick off the season right, all of the downtown shops have implemented their seasonally anticipated winter wonderland displays. Grab a hot cocoa and a map while you check out all of the local artists that participated in the gorgeous 2019 displays. Another family favorite for this time of year is the annual Downtown Holiday Parade. Line the streets with other eager spectators and cheer on the impressive floats that will be passing through the streets—if you cheer loud enough you might just even catch a glimpse of Santa and his beloved wife Mrs. Claus. For the more mature visitors to Santa Cruz who are looking to get more naughty than nice, a holiday themed pub crawl has been set up just for you! Check out the full list of events that will be happening in downtown Santa Cruz here. December will be a month full of great HO-HO-HOliday fun.