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December 10, 2015

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train

Photo Courtesy of Roaring CampPhoto Courtesy of Roaring Camp
Ride a holiday train through Victorian Santa Cruz as you sip hot spiced cider, listen to carolers and meet Santa & Mrs. Claus! The Roaring Camp Railroads train departs from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - the perfect spot to let the good times continue with a round of mini golf at Neptune's Kingdom, bowling, or arcade games!


December 09, 2015

The Train to Christmas Town


Now taking place in Watsonville....hop on board the Train to Christmas Town! This holiday season, fall in love with the heartwarming tale of Janice, a little girl who looks forward to riding the Train to Christmas Town every year with her brother and Grandmother. This year is a little different though, as readers of the story already know. Accompanied by a bag full of surprises, woodland friends and jolly elves, Janice relives happy memories as she rides the train to Christmas Town once again.


December 03, 2015

Lighted Boat Parade at the Santa Cruz Harbor

Photo by Instagram fan, @benkaykenbayPhoto by Instagram fan, @benkaykenbay
Don't miss one of the season's best events! The Lighted Boat Parade features 50 festively decorated boats parading through the Santa Cruz Harbor. Rain or shine, this FREE event is a classic that is sure to get the family in the holiday spirit!


December 01, 2015

It’s the Most Wonderful Santa Cruz Holiday Guide

110-14-46Holiday Lights Train - Photo Credit: Paul Schraub
We may do more sand than snow yet Santa Cruz has enough holly jolly to go around. Come December, colorful lighted boats illuminate the bay and cozy redwood forests become a backdrop for winter merrymaking. Here is a roundup of joyous celebrations, markets and activities to add a little seaside sparkle to your holidays.


November 30, 2015

Lunchtime Goals: A Look at PopUp’s New Weekly Lineup

PopUp Counter Photo Garrick Ramirez PopUp Counter
Pop-up restaurants are generating a lot of buzz lately with temporary eateries sprouting up all over Santa Cruz. The city has always been a hub for new restaurants and creativity and pop-ups are the latest example, allowing culinary talents a chance to experiment. New venues such as the Food Lounge and existing restaurants like Midtown Cafe offer supportive venues for new ideas...and delicious food. Given the popularity of impromptu eateries, we thought we’d check in with the original mobile eatery venue: PopUp.


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