HOLIDAY LIGHTS NOW OPEN
at the SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation and the Agricultural History Project are the proud to present a new Holiday Family Tradition at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds for the Holiday Season. Open now on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, get you tickets early!
HOLIDAY LIGHTS is 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. You can tune your radio to KDUB 99.9 FM and enjoy the the Holiday Lights Soundtrack in your car.
The event is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings for five weeks (14 evenings, weather permitting) from Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas weekend. Hours from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. We will be closed Christmas Day. We recommend you purchase your reservation ticket early. You also drive up and purchase a ticket at the gate.
After your magical journey through the Lights stop at the Holiday Food Stands and pick up 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.Click on Menu below for this weeks food service offerings.
Tickets and Reservations ON SALE NOW. Get yours early before they sell out! Click the button below.
PRESALE Admission and Reservation – $15.00/vehicle
At the Grounds Admission – $20.00/vehicle
Vehicles holding 13+ People Presale – $35.00/per vehicle
Vehicles holding 13+ People at the Grounds – $5.00 per person
WANT TO BE AN AMBASSADOR?
Be a Fairgrounds Ambassador and help friends and family that attend events at our Fairgrounds. Click below for more information.
Thanks to all our Wrap Stars for lighting up our first ever HOLIDAY LIGHTS Event.
Click below to see the fun they had making this all come to life!
Bringing Home The Tree Vintage Style By Hudson Cortez
DJ’s Truck & Tractor Service, Inc.
Announcing the Winners of the
Community Groups Displays – Holiday Lights 2020
Community groups were 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.
Judging was done by Karen Cosentino, Jason Salas, Bill Smith and Lee Williams.
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Holiday Lights Community Groups Displays:
We hope you will join us for this new Holiday Tradition.
And say thanks to our Holiday Lights Founding Sponsors.
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.