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Chanukah Train

December 3

CHANUKAH TRAIN

Share the Light of Chanukah aboard Roaring Camp Railroad’s New Chanukah Train! Gather at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for the lighting of the menorah, and then set off on an incredible 1-hour train ride on Roaring Camp’s vintage excursion cars adorned with thousands of shining lights and Chanukah decorations. Create a new holiday tradition with family and friends as we experience the lights, stories and traditions of Chanukah in a whole new way! Tickets are $33 adult, and $27 children.

Event starts 6:00 PM.

Santa Cruz Boardwalk
400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.335.4484 | www.roaringcamp.com/


Holidays

 December 8

HOLIDAYS ON THE RANCH

Celebrate the warmth of the holiday season with crafts, games, music, and merriment from the early 20th century. We’ll busy your hands with holiday wreath-making, and provide you with materials to make Victorian and Mexican holiday crafts. Come play games, take a draft-horse carriage ride, decorate the tree, and create ornaments while spending the day on the grounds of the cultural preserve at beautiful, historic Wilder Ranch State Park.

Event starts 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Wilder Ranch State Park
1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.426.0505 | www.parks.ca.gov


Big Basin

December 8

BIG BASIN: HOLIDAY REDWOOD LOOP WALK - THE NUTCRACKER

Enjoy a festive walk in the famous old-growth redwoods at Big Basin Redwoods State Park with Docent Karen DeMello. We'll listen to the Nutcracker Suite and imagine the forest performing the ballet along Redwood Loop Trail.

Event starts 1:00 PM.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
831.338.8883 | www.parks.ca.gov


Castro Adobe

December 9

OPEN HOUSE AT CASTRO ADOBE

Castro Adobe is the first non-beach State Historic Park in the Pajaro Valley, the two-story Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe, built between 1848-49, is one of the finest examples of a rancho hacienda in the Monterey Bay area. Friends is leading a multi-year restoration effort to preserve and interpret Pajaro Valley’s first State Historic Park in partnership with California State Parks. The open house event is free to attend; donations greatly accepted.

Event starts 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Castro Adobe State Historic Park
184 Old Adobe Road (off of Larkin Valley Road), Watsonville, CA 95076
831.425.5849 | www.thatsmypark.org


Jingle Bell Rock

December 9

JINGLE BELL ROCK 1K/5K/10K

Put a smile on a child's face for a really great cause. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots, go for a walk or run along the San Lorenzo River Levee. This is the 10th year for Jingle Bell Rock and each year we try to set a big goal for collecting toys. To participate in Jingle Bell Rock you can select to be timed or untimed. We'll have prizes for the best dressed runner who comes decked out in holiday running wear, the best dressed team, the ugliest holiday sweater, and the best decorated stroller runners!

Event starts 9:00 AM.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.419.0883 | www.finishlineproduction.com


SPOTLIGHT FEATURE

Seascape Beach Resort - Monterey Bay

Located nine miles south of Santa Cruz in Aptos, the resort is set on 45 acres of breathtaking coastal bluffs.

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