IT FEELS GOOD TO SHOP LOCAL

 

When it comes to buying gifts this holiday season, choose Downtown Santa Cruz!

Downtown businesses are still feeling the impacts from COVID-19 and your support this holiday season is critical in keeping the doors to your favorite shops and restaurants open. For the sake of local jobs, local tax revenue that funds important services and to help the local economy thrive, community support will again be key this holiday season.

WE NEED YOU!

We can each make a big difference simply by making the choice to shop local. When it comes time to buy gifts, shop early and often at your favorite local downtown businesses. With a variety of stores and restaurants to choose from, you are sure to find a gift for everyone on your list.

For a full list of Downtown Santa Cruz businesses, links to their online shopping, take-out menus, curbside pickup and in-person hours, visit Shop Downtown

WHEN YOU SHOP LOCAL, YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Many of our downtown businesses are owned and operated by Santa Cruz families, employing Santa Cruz locals. When you spend money downtown, you are keeping your neighbors’ businesses open, supporting local employees and our small town’s resilience, while helping Santa Cruz survive and thrive. It feels good to shop local.

SHOPPING DOWNTOWN IS SAFE AND CONVENIENT

Our downtown shops and restaurants offer safe environments with Santa Cruz County Public Health guidelines in place. You can make purchases in-store, through curbside pickup and online at many locations. Some businesses will even deliver to your front door!

DOWNTOWN DOLLARS – THE PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST

Don’t know what to gift? You can show your love for Santa Cruz with Downtown Dollars and give it all including retail, dining, movies, salons and so much more. Downtown Dollars can be purchased at Bookshop Santa Cruz, the Downtown Information Kiosk or Pacific Cookie Company all season long.

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR FESTIVE AND FUN EVENTS

This season, you and your family will enjoy a variety of fun and festive things to do in Downtown Santa Cruz, including special Shop Santa Cruz promotions, events, giveaways and more. Some festivities include:

·Every day through Dec 23 | Reindeer Roundup Pick up a map at the Downtown Information Kiosk or Pacific Cookie Company

 

·Dec 4 Downtown Holiday Fair | 12 - 4PM Pacific Ave + Lincoln St | Firepits, cocoa & cider; free kids' games and Museum of Arts & History family crafts; Downtown Maker's Holiday Pop-Up; UCSC a capella & Cisco Jim serenading cowboy performances; Santa Cruz Warriors Mav'Riks & Santa visits!

 

·Dec 4 - 19, Saturdays & Sundays | Visits with Santa.

 

·Dec 16 Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl - Click HERE for tickets!

 

·Dec 16 - 26 | Toy Trains at the Museum of Art & History

 

·Dec 31 New Year's Eve on Cooper Street and at Abbott Square Market featuring live music & DJs until midnight

 

·All Season Long | North Pole Mailbox at 1368 Pacific Avenue | Santa Visits first 3 weekends in December at 1108 Pacific Ave | Downtown Dollar Giveaways!

 

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ABOUT SHOP SANTA CRUZ

Shop Santa Cruz is a project of the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz, in partnership with the City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department. For a full list of Downtown Santa Cruz businesses, visit downtownsantacruz.com/shopdowntown. You’ll find information about business hours for shops and restaurants, online shopping, pickup and delivery options, and more.