THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS GORGEOUS, and that can only mean one thing: wintertime is around the corner in Santa Cruz, and with it loads of ways to celebrate the season. Surf's up in Capitola with a special seasonal guest, a holiday parade Downtown, and a tranquil, mesmerizing holiday tree walk in the Santa Cruz Mountains kick off the seasonal spirit. At the harbor, delight as a flotilla of lighted boats dance on the water. On land, a tree lighting ceremony takes center stage, and seaside arts and crafts for kids and ocean-inspired gifts harken the Christmas spirit like a siren's song. For more ideas this fall and winter, check out these signature events in Santa Cruz County.
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