Winter Wonderland

Thu Nov 23, 2023 - Wed Dec 27, 2023
- see all dates
Repeating every week — Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through December 24, 2023
Except December 7, 2023, December 8, 2023.
Also on December 18, 2023, December 19, 2023, December 20, 2023, December 25, 2023, December 26, 2023, December 27, 2023.
12:00pm to 5:00pm PT
Age: All ages
Price: free
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Celebrate the holiday season at the beach in Santa Cruz with rides, games, arcades, decorations, a 3-story tall Christmas tree, photos with Santa, pedal carts, and more. The Beach Boardwalk activities include holiday movies from 5-7 p.m., fire pit rentals with holiday s'mores, and tons of holiday shopping.

December 2-3 feature a mini Nutcracker performance by the Santa Cruz City Ballet, December 3 families can see a movie with Santa, and December 9-10 feature a school choir performance with all the holiday music.

For a complete experience, take advantage of the Winter Wonderland packages that include a MyBoardwalk card, ornament, and digital photo with Santa. Check the website for special days and entertainment times. 

This event is free, but rides, photos with Santa, and other activities require a package price or wristband to enjoy. 

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.