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Join us for magical nights of Holiday Lights

Elks Recreation invites you to join our first Annual “Christmas in the Country” this Holiday season at the Elks Event Center located at 4040 S Hwy 101 in Santa Maria. In true Team Santa Maria spirit and working together with the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department plans are well underway for this new holiday tradition on the Central Coast.

Visitors will embark on a drive through magical holiday light experience at the Elks Event Center with displays presented by local businesses and families. Health and safety protocols permitting, “Christmas in the Country” may also include opportunities to enjoy hot chocolate, candy canes, Christmas trees, and much more to help bring out the holiday spirit in our community in cooperation with County and State guidelines.

Along with “Christmas in the Country”, we are excited to introduce “Stuff the Stocking” to bring awareness to Pediatric Cancer. All stocking proceeds will go to the Golden Circle of Champions program that is devoted to raising awareness of childhood cancer and provides financial support to families enduring childhood cancer.

Elks Recreation is excited to bring joy to the community through our “Christmas in the Country”. We have been working hard to continue to provide family entertainment on the Central Coast through an outlet that meets the guidelines of public safety while celebrating the community spirit.

If you would like to participate in "Christmas in the Country", we have many options available for displays, sponsorships, donations, and volunteers! Contact Elks Recreation by phone at (805) 925-4125 or by email at for more information!

Happy Holidays!
Did your children write to Santa about their wishes this year? We can help deliver the letter to him when you drop it in our special mailbox as you enter the “Christmas in the Country” magical holiday light drive thru experience at the Elks Event Center. We will make sure they get to the big guy himself! We even hear Santa will be taking time to respond to each letter so make sure you have a return address on your envelope!

Ticket Purchasing Instructions

1) Click on the Calendar Day you would like to visit "Christmas in the Country".
2) Decide which time you would like to visit "Christmas in the Country".
3) Click on any dot in the timeframe you desire (dot is not specific, you can click any dot in the timeframe).
4) Follow with the processing information.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded. Check your dates twice for assurance. Ticket is per vehicle and is $40.00 plus processing fees! Please no vehicles over 9.5 feet tall, no buses, no limo buses, and no motorhomes. Thank you!
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Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsors!

Thank you to our major sponsors!

Frank Freda Properties

Thank You to Our Contributing Sponsors!

Thank you to our Additional Sponsors!

Local Copies, Etc.
Crosby Investment Group
Community Bank of Santa Maria
Idler's Home
Dunn Edwards Paints
Tri W Enterprises, Inc.
White Cap
CoastHills Credit Union
Tunnell Roofing
Dignity Health Marian Regional Medical Center
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