Boardwalk Holiday Ice, November 11 - January 7

Celebrate this holiday season with a new family tradition, ice skating at the Boardwalk! Each 1-hour session includes ice skate rental for only $12.00.

Location: Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Info: 831.423.5590 or

iSKATE Capitola, December 15 - January 7

An exciting, one-of-a-kind experience is coming to Capitola Village this skating by the sea! Admission is $10 and ice skate rentals will be available for $5 or visitors may bring their own.

Location: Capitola Village

Guided Elephant Seal Walks, December 15 - March 31, 8:00 AM

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3- mile, 2.5 hour adventure. These popular guided walks take place rain or shine. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and rain gear is strongly advised. Umbrellas and strollers are not permitted. Pets are not allowed in the park. People with accessibility needs may reserve an equal access tour along the boardwalk. These tours take place on Fridays, weekends, and select holidays.

Location: Año Nuevo State Park
Info: 650.879.2025 or

City of Watsonville Nature Walks, Sundays, 1:30 PM

Guided exploration walk in the wetlands. Meet at the Nature Center. Binoculars provided! Great for all ages!

Location: City of Watsonville Nature Center
Info: 831.768.1622 or

First Friday Art Tour, January 5

Celebrate the arts each month as dozens of venues showcase Santa Cruz's wealth of artists. For complete listing of venues, artists and special events.

Location: Various locations
Info: 831.332.7422 or

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