Santa Cruz Holiday Gift and Events Guide
A curated shop in the Santa Cruz mountains featuring new, used, and vintage clothing for women, men, and kids. Also stocking a variety of wares by local artists and makers, and an extensive CBD and natural apothecary selection. This holiday seasons we have gifts for everyone on your list and we are super excited about our build your own gift basket section!
Western wear and vintage clothing for kids, men and women. Find one of a kind treasures from out selection of curated jewelery and local artist.
Handcrafted, Felton based Apothecary producing CBD and Herbal Products. Made in small batches with the highest quality ingredients. Holistic Nutritionist & CBD Education. 20% off CC Apothecary Products Introductory Consultation Package, 1 Hour $45
Gifts, artisan goods and treasures for a life well lived. A locally-owned shop nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains supplying style with substance.
A flower shop and social space inspired by the natural beauty of the California Wild.
Mountainside General Store
The Mountainside General Store is a working studio and retail shop in the Santa Cruz mountains, where the California coast meets the redwood forest. A modern and mindful general store offering a uniquely curated collection of small batch products with a focus on natural materials, ethical production practices, sustainability, functionality and design. Featuring well crafted items including jewelry handmade on site, natural apothecary, eclectic homewares, vintage treasures, sacred objects, nourishing elixirs, art prints, books, zines, camp gear, ceramics, textiles and various other gifts and goods – all made by independent designers, fair trade sources, and the local artisan community.
4101 Soquel Drive (at 41st Ave, next to Surf City Sandwich)
Museum of Discovery in the Capitola Mall
Happy Holidays from Wonderland! At Wonderland we believe in the wonder
and magic of childhood. We take pride
in supporting our local community with quality materials for teaching and raising children. We carry educational, high quality specialty toys, games, puzzles, books, science kits, art sets, construction toys, infant/toddler items and much, much more. As moms and educators here in Santa Cruz, Theresa and Hannah saw a need for a local store that pairs excellent customer service with quality, age appropriate learning toys and classroom resources for this community… and in 2015, Wonderland was born! Come wonder, play and learn with us at 2 locations this holiday season!
Give a Class
Aaron J. Clegg offers tutoring (math, physics, and German) as well as music lessons (saxophone, flute, and Celtic style wooden flute and penny-whistle) for all ages. A credentialed teacher since 2001, Aaron has worked in public and private schools, science museum outreach, and residential science camps for most of his career. At the same time, since 2008 he has offered private lessons and tutoring. One private student said, “Aaron is incredibly patient and I always felt he truly cared about my success as a student and a person.” Call with questions or to schedule a lesson today!
Scotts Valley Holiday Craft Fair
November 2, 9am-4pm
Scotts Valley Community Center
370 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley
Handcrafted goods and delicious food!
SCM Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market
November 3 & December 8, 10am-5pm
Pacific Avenue, between Water and Locust St.
Over 40 local artists, enjoy a free concert and free admission.
Bonny Doon Craft Fair
November 9, 10am-4pm
Bonny Doon Elementary School
1492 Pine Flat Road, Santa Cruz
Enjoy an annual chili cook-off, raffles, food and charming hand made goods from local Bonny Doon makers.
Goat Hill Fair
November 9 & 10, 10am-3pm
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
Hwy 152, Watsonville
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds is home to our vintage market experience. Housed in 3 buildings and showcases over 110 vendors. Guests can find many styles and types of wares. Antiques from Europe to rusty, chippy farmhouse. Repurposed goods and handmade is represented too. Add to a collection, get your home ready for the season of gathering, find a piece of vintage clothing or unique jewelry. The November event is fantastically adorned and filled with holiday treasure – both to embellish your home and to hunt for gifts. There are delicious breakfast & lunch choices to be made when you need a break. Stop-in for a pick-me-up of coffee, or a libation at the bar.
La Selva Beach Craft Fair
November 16, 10am-4pm
La Selva Beach Community Church
26 Florido Ave, La Selva Beach
Over 30 unique art & craft vendors will offer their handcrafted goods for your holiday shopping. Huge book sale – all genres of used books including Children’s Books. Hot food and baked goods to nosh. Live music and local microbrews to enjoy. Free admission! Sponsored by La Selva Beach Improvement Association, Friends of the Library and Aptos/La Selva Community Emergency Response Team.
November 23 & 24, 10am-4pm
The Felton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual Santa’s Shelves Craft Faire to help raise funds for the fabulous Felton Volunteer Fire Department
SCM Holiday Makers Market
November 30, 10am – 5pm
Felton Community Hall Over 40 Local
Artists + Free Concerts + Silent Auction Benefit for MCR FREE admission!
Alladin Nursery Annual Christmas Open House
November 30, 4pm-8pm
Alladin Nursery & Gift Shop
2905 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Sit around the fire and enjoy a cup of hot coffee or hot apple cider. Once you’ve warmed up, dance to live jazz and have a glass of wine from local wineries. Try some of Dora’s delicious homemade pastries. Bring in your favorite pastries to share! Then take a stroll through the Gift Shop, as it is transformed into a beautiful Christmas wonderland, full of gifts for everyone to enjoy!
Aptos Annual Tree Lighting and Craft Fair
December 7, 2pm-5pm
Aptos Village Green
Join us for holiday cheer with carolers, Santa, hot chocolate, cookies and local vendors to help you cross off any last minute gifts from your list! Free to attend!
Bargetto Winery Annual Art in the Cellars
December 7, 11am-5pm
3535 N. Main Street, Soquel
Join us for our Annual Art in the Cellars Holiday Festival. Over 20 local artists will have their art on display in our cellars; sip wine while you stroll the historic cellars and enjoy the beautiful artwork. Admission is free, wine tasting with the purchase of a festival glass, food available for purchase.
Simpkins Holiday Art & Craft Faire
December 7, 10am-4pm
Simpkins Family Swim Center
Whether you’re looking for a unique gift for that special someone or festive stocking stuffers, you’ll find a wide variety of high quality, handmade art and crafts will be showcased at the annual Holiday Art and Craft Faire!
Heritage Holiday Craft Fair
December 6, 7, 8, 10am-4pm
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
Hwy 152, Watsonville
The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation invites you to the 42nd Annual Heritage Holiday Craft & Gift Fair happening at our beautifully decorated Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds this December.
Covered Bridge Christmas Market
December 15, 10am-3pm
Felton Covered Bridge
Come celebrate the season at Felton Covered Bridge Park! Join us Sunday December 15 from 10am to 3pm for a traditional Holiday Market on the bridge, complete with arts & crafts, delicious food & beverages, music, holiday lights and other festivities. Great opportunity to get last minute gifts from local artists and to socialize with your neighbors.