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
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!
YOUTH DESIGN HOLIDAY LIGHTS WINNER
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.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
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