It’s a SPECIAL WEEK at Holiday Lights …… press the play triangle to find out more!



at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, open

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evenings through December 26, 2021.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS is presented by Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation & The Agricultural History Project

Experience over a 1/2 mile drive through experience at the Fairgrounds. Twice as many lights as last year! Giant Christmas trees twinkling with lights – Santa – reindeer – snowmen –  trees – 10 foot packages – lighted tunnels and many more magical moments. Stay in your warm car and drive through the Holiday Experience. Tune your car FM Radio to KDUB 99.9 for the official sound for HOLIDAY LIGHTS 2021.

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.



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


Holiday Lights WALK-THRU Evening including Holiday Fair – $6.00 per person (6 & under free) December 3 & 4 ONLY



Community Displays – Holiday Lights 2021

We have a group of 13 Community Organizations and Families that will be in competition for their design and presentation of their HOLIDAY LIGHTS Entry. Each group has a 10X10 area adjacent to the roadways through HOLIDAY LIGHTS which they will transform into a lighted wonderland. Entries will be judged prior to opening night (November 19th) and awarded prizes for 1st and 2nd. Judging will be done by the CEO’s of the area Chambers of Commerce.

This years Community Organizations and Family Entries are:

ASB Pajaro Valley High School
Rotary Club of Watsonville
MENtors Driving Change for Boys, Men and Dads
Watsonville FFA
“Sea”sons Greetings!
Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge #2016
The Pajaro Valley Historical Association
Country Hills Feed
Capitola Aptos Rotary
Santa’s Candy Shop
Ag History 4H
Freedom Rotary Club
Care of Souls Equine Foundation – Mt Madonna Stables

Look for these great displays as you drive through this years HOLIDAY LIGHTS!





Yocelin Estrada, 5th Grade at Ohlone Elementary School is this years WINNING Designer of a new Holiday Lights Display for 2021.

Elementary students in the Pajaro Valley were invited to create Drawings which 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.

The Holiday Lights Wrap-Stars and builders created the new exhibit based on Yocelin’s drawing and it 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. You can meet and congratulate Yocelin in person during the Holiday Lights Walk-Thru nights December 3 & 4.

Congratulations to Yocelin. Her drawing of a Holiday Gingerbread House is shown below. Check back soon and see pictures of the actual display being built now by the crew.




Cowles Berry Farm, Inc        Driscoll’s, Inc      Fairgrounds Farmers Market

Granite Construction      Lakeside Organic Gardens     

Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, Watsonville Lodge #2016

Santa Cruz County Bank      Santa Cruz Deputy Sheriffs Association

C&N Tractors      Corralitos Feed and Pet Supplies      Las Animas Concrete

The McSherry Group LLC

Alta Vista Farms LP      Bay Federal Credit Union      Bob and Linda Erbe      California Giant Berry Farms 

Fairgrounds Farmers Market      Garroutte Farms, Inc      KBK Insurance, Ed and Kathleen Banks       Kitayama Bros, Inc

Muzzi Family Farms LLC      Pajaro Valley Irrigation      Renee Mello      Martinelli & Co      Sam and Rebecca Cooley

Santa Cruz Community Credit Union      Systems USA      The Captains of Printing      Well-Pick Berries

Holiday Lights is a production of the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation and the Agricultural History Project. All proceeds from this event benefit the Fairgrounds and the Agricultural History Project.