Welcome to Farley’s Christmas Wonderland website. We are a walk-in Christmas display located in the midtown of Santa Cruz, CA. Our exhibit is very traditional (emulating Disneyland): lots of Christmas trees, garlands, sleighs, an elf village, a miniature village, and a log cabin that Santa uses for his rest stops. Being Irish, where you have elves you have fairies and we have a fairy grotto with 2 waterfalls and fairies that can be viewed on special nights. Also on those special nights, it snows here.
Unlike all other Christmas displays where you drive by, we are a walk-in, where people will spend time sitting on the bench in the Fairy Garden looking and listening to the waterfall or sitting in the rocking chairs in the log cabin in front of the fireplace. If you bring small kids especially little girls, do not expect to be leaving soon. When they discover Rivi’s house – you’re not leaving.
In the last few years we’ve had an increasing number of European and Central American’s visiting us. Not sure how they’re finding us, since the majority of them do not speak English, but they definitely leave with a smile.
The “press” tab has links to newspaper and tv articles about us. View my blog for daily posts on hours and times, especially when there’s rain forecasted.
To all the parents bringing children, I have to ask you to watch you’re kids, this is not a playground – my collectable decorations are being broke by children running around and this has to stop.