Hard to believe that the holidays are upon us and that we will soon be saying goodbye to 2015.  There are lots of exciting and fun activities here in Santa Cruz for all ages to get in the holiday spirit. Below are some of my favorites and if you’re downtown, don’t forget to pop by Schooner Realty and say “hello.” We’d love to see you!

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train - All aboard as you ride the train from the Boardwalk to Felton.  On the 4th night of Chanukah, the Chanukah train will delight as you ride the rails in vintage cars adorned with lights. Play traditional games and hear Chanukah stories. Other nights during this holiday season will include traditional Christmas music, hot cider and a visit from a special guest! For more info go to: http://www.roaringcamp.com/trainschedule

Downtown Santa Cruz has lots of fun events planned to celebrate the season. It all kicks off with the annual holiday parade on December 5th. Other activities include pictures with Santa, Victorian carriage rides and, on December 12th, “Winterfest” - an open house that features crafts, treats, and caroling. Take a stroll down Pacific Ave. to admire the festive lights, dine in one of our many fine restaurants, and of course shop for those on your list. For more info go to: http://www.downtownsantacruz.com/holiday-events/

Too cold or rainy outside for a stroll downtown? Don’t forget about the Boardwalk Bowl. During the months of November & December if you bring a can of food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank, you can bowl one game for free. For more info go to: http://boardwalkbowl.com/strike-out-hunger

For a calendar of all events in Santa Cruz, including Warrior’s games, antique fairs, festivals, etc. visit: http://www.santacruz.org/events/index.php

Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a Wonderful New Year!

From the Schooner Realty Team