In 2020, Elks Recreation hosted the first annual Christmas in the Country. In true Team Santa Maria spirit and working together with the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department we were overjoyed to create an all new holiday tradition on the Central Coast.
In 2022, Christmas in the Country will return on Friday, December 9th and run through Saturday, December 24th at the Elks Event Center located at 4040 S Highway 101 in Santa Maria.
Visitors embark on a magical holiday light drive-through experience at the Elks Event Center with displays presented by local businesses and families.
Along with Christmas in the Country, we introduced Stuff the Stocking to bring awareness to pediatric cancer. While in line for the event, elves walk around with stockings for money donations. All proceeds go to the Golden Circle of Champions (GCOC) program that is devoted to raising awareness of childhood cancer and provides financial support to families enduring childhood cancer.