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Shop Santa Cruz This Holiday Season

November 5, 2020

WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING GIFTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, CHOOSE SANTA CRUZ!

Supporting Santa Cruz is more important than ever.

Due to restrictions brought on by COVID-19, local businesses in Santa Cruz have been seeing much slower traffic and the reality is that this holiday season will be make-or-break for many of them. For the sake of local jobs, local tax revenue that funds important services and the hope for a return to a thriving local economy, community support will be key.

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WE NEED YOU!

We can each make a big difference in our community simply by making the choice to shop local. When it comes to buying gifts this holiday season, shop early and often at your favorite local Santa Cruz businesses. With a variety of stores, restaurants and other businesses to choose from, you are sure to find a gift for everyone on your list.

WHEN YOU SHOP LOCAL, YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE

When you spend your money in Santa Cruz, you are keeping your neighbors’ businesses open, supporting local employees and our small town’s resilience, all while helping Santa Cruz survive and thrive during these challenging times. It feels good to shop local.

SHOPPING IN SANTA CRUZ IS SAFE AND CONVENIENT

Local businesses in our community have worked hard to offer safe environments with social distancing guidelines in place. You can make purchases in-store, through curbside pickup and online at many locations. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited one of your favorite local businesses, check out their website or give them a call - they would love to hear from you!

If you don't already have a list of favorite stores to check out here are some good places to start looking for local businesses to visit:

DOWNTOWN DOLLARS – THE PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST

Don’t know what to gift? You can show your love for Santa Cruz with Downtown Dollars and give it all including retail, dining, movies, salons and so much more. Downtown Dollars can be purchased at Bookshop Santa Cruz, the Downtown Information Kiosk or Pacific Cookie Company all season long.

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR FESTIVE AND FUN EVENTS DOWNTOWN

Despite the pandemic, you and your family will still find fun and festive things to do in Downtown Santa Cruz, including special Shop Santa Cruz 2020 promotions, virtual Santa story times and more.

ABOUT SHOP SANTA CRUZ 2020

Shop Santa Cruz 2020 is a project of the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz, in partnership with the City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department.

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