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How to celebrate the holidays near Salinas, CA

Holiday 2018 Events in the Salinas, CA area

There’s no better place for holiday celebrations than Salinas, CA. Every year, local community members go above and beyond when it comes to festivities and family fun. If you want to know which holiday 2018 events in and around Salinas, CA are worth checking out, we’ve put together a list of suggestions below.

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Best Holiday 2018 Celebrations in Salinas, CA

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Paint Night & Party

Straw Hat Pizza (1053 1st Street) in Gilroy, CA is hosting a Winter Paint Night & Holiday Decorations Party. Participants can socialize, enjoy pizza and drinks, paint and make wreaths for only $40 per person. This event is scheduled for Thursday, November 29th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

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Seasonal Scavenger Hunt

The popular Downtown Santa Cruise returns for another year in Santa Cruz. This is a text-based scavenger hunt event which also features discounted drinks at several downtown Santa Cruz establishments. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 the day of the event. This is a 21+ event.

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Pancake & Pajama Party

Want to enjoy holiday snacks, fun decorations and taking some photos with Santa? For $10, attendees can experience all of the above at Santa’s Pancakes & Pajamas Party in San Jose, CA. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley. This event is scheduled for December 8th.

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Santa Paws at Westfield Oakridge

A special pet-oriented Santa photo session will be available in Westfield Oakridge on December 1st. The event is free, but attendees who preregister will be given priority and receive a special holiday treat for their pet. This event starts at 9 AM and ends at 11 AM.

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