Holiday in the Plaza

Join us in celebrating the most wonderful time of the year! The first weekend of December, we host our annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Details for this event may be found on this page.

In 2018, we will be ending our year long celebration of Watsonville's 150th Birthday with a series of holiday events and festivities in the Plaza. Come out and join us!

Saturday, December 1, 1:30-7:00pm - Multi Cultural Festival and Tree Lighting - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Sunday, December 2, 2:00-6:00pm - Snow Day!

  • 2:00-6:00pm - Snow Day! - The North Pole has returned to downtown Watsonville. Bring a canned food item for your ticket to the winter wonderland. 

  • 2:00-6:00pm -  Holiday Train - Kids and kids at heart can board the train for a magical tour around the Plaza.

  • 3:00-5:00pm -  Pictures with Santa - Join Santa in his workshop and snap a pic. #watsonville150

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Saturday, December 8, 4:00-6:00pm - Jingle Bell Rock

Ring in the holiday cheer with musical performances, pictures with Santa and cookies and cocoa.

Saturday, December 15, 5:00-7:00pm - Holiday Movie in the Plaza

Enjoy a holiday -themed movie under the stars. There will be heat lamps to snuggle up to, as well as pictures with Santa and cookies and cocoa.