Take a ride through Holiday Lights …… press the play triangle
The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation and the Agricultural History Project will again present HOLIDAY LIGHTS 2021 at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Starting November 19, 2021 – Holiday Lights will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December through Sunday December 26, 2021.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS is over a 1/2 mile drive through experience at the Fairgrounds of spectacular lighted Holiday displays all around you. Giant Christmas trees twinkling with lights – Santa – reindeer – snowmen – lighted tunnels and many more magical moments. Stay in your warm car and drive through this Holiday Experience.
The event is open on Hours from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. We will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Evening to add to your Holiday Festivities.
Purchase your reservation ticket early as tickets sold out early last year!
After your magical journey through the Lights we will once again have Holiday Food Stands available at the end of your drive-thru where you can purchase your favorites for the drive home. Each week different fair food vendors will be available for your enjoyment. You can stay in your car and they will come to you. Food is at the end of the Holiday Lights Drive.
NEW THIS YEAR WILL BE TWO EVENINGS OF WALK-THRU HOLIDAY LIGHTS on Friday December 3rd and Saturday December 4th IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HERITAGE HOLIDAY CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR.
Tickets will ONLY be available at the gate for these two evenings. Ticket gets you admission to Holiday Fair Shopping too!
Admission and Reservation – $20.00/vehicle purchased online
Admission and Reservation – $25.00/vehicle purchased at the gate
Oversize Vehicles – Presale – $45.00 per vehicle
Bringing Home The Tree Vintage Style By Hudson Cortez
DJ’s Truck & Tractor Service, Inc.
Calling for Entries
Community Groups Displays – Holiday Lights 2021
Community groups are given an opportunity to create a lighted Display for the Holiday Season. These beautiful lighted displays can be found along throughout your drive through the grounds.
Click on the box below for Entry Details and the Entry Form for the 2021 Community Group Display Entry Information.
Congratulations to our 2020 WINNERS!
Calling ALL Wrap Stars………
It’s time to sign up to help create the pieces of our HOLIDAY LIGHTS Event.
Click below to see the fun you can have making this all come to life!
Want to be an Ambassador and help guests to our events at the Fairgrounds?
We are looking for Volunteer Ambassadors for Holiday Lights. Click below to sign up.
CHILDREN AGES 5 TO 11 INVITED TO DESIGN
THEIR OWN HOLIDAY LIGHTS DECORATION
HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY DRAWING ENTRY
DUE OCTOBER 1, 2021 5:00 P.M.
Email completed entry to: [email protected]
Or mail to: Fairgrounds Foundation – P O BOX 1806 – Freedom, CA 95019
Open to all children ages 5 to 11
Drawings can be anything to do with the Holiday Season. The winning drawing must be easy to duplicate in a metal framework with display lights that will be viewed after dark by visitors. A simple design, like the sample shown, is best.
There will be one (1) drawing selected and duplicated by the Holiday Lights Committee at NO expense to the entrant and will be on display for the entire 2021 Holiday Lights event. The student’s name and age will be on a special sign posted by the lit display.
During the 2021 Holiday Light walk-thru, the student and a parent or guardian will be available from 5:00 – 9:00pm on Friday, Dec 3 and Saturday, Dec 4 to meet the Holiday Lights walk-thru visitors.
The parents or guardians of the selected student will sign an authorization release for TV and promotional purposes.
THANK YOU TO OUR FOUNDING SPONSORS:
Driscoll’s, Inc Lakeside Organic Gardens
Santa Cruz Deputy Sheriffs Association
Santa Cruz County Bank Granite Construction Cowles Berry Farm, Inc.
Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, Watsonville Lodge #2016
The McSherry Group and McSherry Hudson LLC
KSBW-8, Central Coast ABC, Estrella TV Central Coast
C & N Tractors Corralitos Feed and Pet Supplies
California Giant Berry Farms Las Animas Concrete
Watsonville Auto Group Couch Distributing Co. Inc.
S. Martinelli & Company Plant Sciences, Inc. Muzzi Family Farms LLC
Sam & Rebecca Cooley Thomas and Bonnie Sprague Renee Mello
Pajaro Valley Printing KBK Insurance, Ed and Kathleen Banks
Pajaro Valley Irrigation Kaiser Permanente Alta Vista Farms LP
Kitayama Bros., Inc. Garroutte Farms Inc.