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Holiday Ice Skating
Ice skate by the beach, on real ice!
Every day (Nov 11-Jan 7)
Location: 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz Map

Boardwalk Holiday Ice
Presented by Dignity Health Medical Network

November 11, 2017- January 7, 2018

Celebrate this holiday season with a new family tradition - ice skating at the Boardwalk!

Festivities Include:

  • Ice Skating by the Beach - on Real Ice!
  • Holiday Lights and Decorations
  • Boardwalk Rides* & Games
  • Indoor Arcades, Mini Golf, and Laser Tag
  • Classic Holiday Movies


November 11 - December 24, 2017, and January 2 - 7, 2018

Fridays-Sundays: 12pm-9pm

Mondays-Thursdays: 4pm-9pm

December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018


Ice Skating

Our new 40' x 60' covered ice skating rink is open rain or shine!

Each 1-hour session includes ice skate rental.


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Reserve your ice skating session before you arrive!

(Online reservations coming in November)


*Please call (831) 423-5590 the day of your visit to confirm which rides and games are open.


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Bike to Work/School Day
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Ecology Action
Bike/Walk to School Day as part of Bike Week
Date: 10/05/2017 from 6:30am to 9:30am
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Locations Across Santa Cruz County

(A Oct) BiketoSchoolFallKids.jpgFor nearly 30 years, Ecology Action has been organizing the Bike To Work program in Santa Cruz County. The program happens every May and October and now represents the largest sustainable transportation event in the region and serves a combined total of over 13,000 residents every year.


Check out our Breakfast Site page for info on all your favorite stops across the County and our 45+ school sites!


Get ready Santa Cruz! Ecology Action has a fun-packed Bike To Work/School Day planned just for you!

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The Smithsonian Is Coming!
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San Lorenzo Valley Museum
Hometown Teams explores the deep roots of sports in American culture, and shows how we engage in and watch sports to have fun, b
Date: Every Su, Fri and Sa (Oct 14-Nov 26)

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Hometown Teams explores the deep roots of sports in American culture, and shows how we engage in and watch sports to have fun, build up our communities, and support each other.


Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

Opening Reception Oct 14, 2-4pm



Location: 12547 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek Map
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Campus Tour
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Mount Madonna School
Come visit Mount Madonna School
Date: 10/18/2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am
Ages: All with school-age children Admission Fees: Free

Small classes and learning that goes beyond the classroom walls, Montessori-influenced Pre/K and college prep 1st-12th grades. Featuring hands-on science labs, outdoor adventure, travel, marine biology studies on Catalina Island, buddy program, visual and performing arts. Contact Benna Dimig at 408-846-4042 or

Location: Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna Map
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Art & Play in Pre & K!
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Mount Madonna School
Preschool and Kindergarten Fun Activities
Date: 10/25/2017 from 9:30am to 11:00am
Ages: Toddlers, preschool & kinders Admission Fees: Free

Parents of toddler, preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to come for a morning of activities
and fun experiences with your child(ren) at the Mount Madonna School Preschool and Kindergarten.

Location: 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna Map
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Gault Halloween-DIa de los Muertos Parade
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Gault Elementary School
Celebrate Fall at the Annual Gault Elementary Halloween - Da de los Muertos Parade & Carnival
Date: 10/28/2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: Free

Gault Elementary School invites all of Santa Cruz to put on costumes and join us for our annual fall celebration. Festivities begin with a Costume Parade down Soquel Avenue and culminate with a fun-filled Carnival on the school grounds of Gault Elementary. Carnival will feature games, food, prizes, music, and trophies for the best home-made costumes! Come join us for good old-fashioned spooky fun!

9:00 a.m. Costume Parade Participants (all are invited to march in parade!) assemble at the corner of N. Branciforte & Soquel in front of The Buttery

9:30 a.m. Costume Parade begins at the corner of N. Branciforte & Soquel, turns right on Seabright, and ends at Gault Elementary School

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Carnival: Games, face painting, cakewalk, sugar skull decorating, & more!

Location: Gault Elementary School, 1320 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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