Life is good if you live in Soquel, California. But it’s even better this time of the year, when the city starts gearing up for all the fun of fall and the holidays.
It starts with an Unruly Oktoberfest—and the good times keep rolling from there with glass pumpkins, holiday gifts, and—of course—bubbly.
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This is a great time of year to head out from Soquel and do some exploring. Keep reading to check out a half dozen of our favorite events.
Stroll through thousands of hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by renowned glass artisans from around the country. These pieces make great gifts—or just great decorations to keep for your own home. You can also watch as artists hand-blow glass on site. This free event takes place in Santana Row Park, across from Left Bank Brasserie from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7.
Boba tea, also known as a bubble tea, is the star of the show at this festival, held on Sat. Oct. 13 from 12 to 4 p.m. Tickets, which start at $15, give you unlimited access to tea samples. The best part? All of the proceeds are earmarked for charity, including scholarships.
If you’re ready to celebrate like you’re in Germany, then mark Friday, Oct. 19 on your calendar. For $35 per person, you can feast on beers and bites. The event runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and is being held at Hotel Valencia Santana Row.
GLOW is your chance to explore the best fire and digital art in the area on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. Get up close to flaming cannonades, sculptures, and music in the Abbott Square plaza. Then, get hands-on in the electrified museum with interactive digital art, projections, and LED sculptures. Tickets start at $15.
The holidays are just around the corner. Get ahead of the game on Nov. 10 from 12 to 6 p.m. by shopping for jewelry, candles, organic body products, home goods, children’s clothing, art, and glass in the beautiful town center of Los Gatos. This is a free event.
Kick off the holiday season on Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. with an afternoon of shopping and sipping bubbly. This event takes place in downtown Willow Glen. Tickets start at $40 per person and allow you to stop at tasting sites set up along the avenue where you can try the sparkling wine. This is a rain-or-shine event.
, we’re proud of the communities we serve, especially when there’s something fun going on. We’ll see you in and around Soquel.