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Holiday Lights


will return to the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds for 2021. Beginning November 19, 2021 – Holiday Lights will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday thru November and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December through Sunday December 26, 2021.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS is presented by Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation & The Agricultural History Project

Experience over a 1/2 mile drive through experience at the Fairgrounds. Giant Christmas trees twinkling with lights – Santa – reindeer – snowmen –  trees – 10 foot packages – lighted tunnels and many more magical moments. Stay in your warm car and drive through the Holiday Experience. Tune your car FM Radio to KDUB 99.9 for the official sound for HOLIDAY LIGHTS 2021.

The event is open on  Hours from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. We will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Evening to add to your Holiday Festivities. 


Purchase your reservation ticket early as tickets sold out early last year!

After your magical journey through the Lights we will once again have Holiday Food Stands available at the end of your drive-thru where you can purchase your favorites for the drive home. Each week different fair food vendors will be available for your enjoyment. You can stay in your car and they will come to you. Food is at the end of the Holiday Lights Drive

Agricultural History Project
Center & Museum

2601 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, California 95076

Open EVERY 2nd Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Second Saturday on the Farm

Tuesday - Saturday by Appointment Only
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call (831) 724-5898 or (831) 566-2817

Group tours may be arranged in advance by appointment.

Facilities are handicapped accessible.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and major holidays.