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Christmas in the Country

The Magical Holiday Light Drive Thru Experience

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.

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.

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!

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