See the city of Capitola Village light up with decorations for the holidays and experience the cheer that envelopes this small town during the winter season. Explore the many ways you, your family, and friends can celebrate:    

Merry & Bright Holiday Event

Our Merry & Bright Holiday Event is on Saturday, Nov. 24th. We have tons to be excited for on this day, including Surfing Santa, live music from Alex Lucero and his band Live Again (a kick off to our Holiday Music Series), face painters, balloon twisting, carolers, a harpist and our Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5pm at the Monterey Plaza (by Mijo's and Souza's Ice Cream)! See below for the schedule of events:

Small Business Saturday

Go shopping for unique gifts and souvenirs on Small Business Saturday, taking place all Saturday November 24th.  Small Business Saturday is a National holiday that celebrates and helps you discover small businesses! We love when you shop local in Capitola Village, explore some of our unique shops, boutiques and galleries online.

Holiday Music Series

  Join us for our first Holiday Music Series, featuring local artists. The goal of the series is to bring high‐quality, diverse performances to Capitola Village during the Holiday season for visitors and locals to enjoy while they shop, dine and stay in the Village. Capitola Village will put on two-hour performances from musicians between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The performances will be held every Saturday and Sunday from November 24th to December 22nd. With performances from 2:30-4:30pm at Monterey Plaza (in front of Souza’s Ice Cream and Mijo’s Tacos) and some performances from 12- 2pm at the Capitola Mercantile.

5th Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest!

Many of the merchants in Capitola Village are participating in the 5th Annual Window Decorating Contest this Holiday Season! Come down to Capitola Village and as you stroll through the shops and dine at your favorite restaurants, make sure to pick up a ballot at any of the participating business to vote for your favorite decorated window! The contest will run from December 1st to December 15th. There will also be an online survey through the Capitola Village website where you can vote for your 2 favorite windows. By entering your 2 favorite decorated windows, your name is being entered to win a bundle of gift certificates to some of Capitola Villages shops and restaurants! We will announce winners at random throughout the contest. The 2 merchants with the best decorated windows (voted by visitors and a secret panel of judges) will have $150 donated to a charity of their choice! Happy Holidays!