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Top 5 Events This Week in Santa Cruz County



December 15 - December 17, 8:00 PM

The Nutcracker with Live Orchestra

Join us for our 16th production with full professional orchestra at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Over 70 local dancers perform choreography.

Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


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December 15 - January 7

iSKATE Capitola

An exciting, one-of-a-kind experience is coming to Capitola Village this skating by the sea! Admission is $10 and ice skate rentals will be available for $5 or visitors may bring their own. 

Capitola Village



December 15 - December 31, 10:00 AM

Toy Trains

Experience a mini-universe of model trains that delight the young and young at heart. You can even bring your own toy train and put it on the track! Also enter the raffle to win a toy train! 

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95062




December 15 - December 16, 5:45 PM

Mystery Spot Holiday Lights Tour

Register for this special Mystery Spot Holiday Tour! We will be serving delicious cocoa, cider and coffee to enjoy either before, during or after your tour.

The Mystery Spot
465 Mystery Spot Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95065





December 16, 9:00 AM

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa at the Aquarius Restaurant at the Dream Inn. Full breakfast buffet, cookie decorating, story time, and a visit from Santa Claus. $9 (kids 12 and under) and $19 adults.

Aquarius at Dream Inn
175 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


MJA Vineyards

Escape to MJA!  We are known for our handcrafted Napa Valley Cabernets, Santa Cruz Mountain Pinots and a wide variety of Mediterranean varietals.  Come see us at the beach or in the mountains. Live Music Friday and Saturday afternoons.