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.
During the summer and Christmas holidays a lot of people travel and when people are traveling during the Christmas holidays, where ever they go the one thing all travels want to see are Christmas decorations – they want to see how people in that country celebrate and decorate for Christmas. And every year we get more travelers from all over the world who are visiting the San Francisco Bay Area or the Monterey Bay.
Department 56, who is a manufacturer that sells Christmas and holiday collectables world wide, recognized us as being one of the top 10 Christmas displays.
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.
Check our hours and location page for daily updates. If it’s raining or a likely forecast, we do not open. Not all of our display is rain proof, such as flocked trees and wooden soldiers.
This is our new 25′ tree, which we call The Rittenhouse. Thank you to the Rittenhouse’s for making this happen.
I want to thank the Rittenhouse’s, Farley Electrical, Zen Trading, and Randy Gray Construction for their support and help.
We just received our T-shirts and we will have them for sale. Currently sold out and looking for a new vendor, but hope to have them by the end of summer and to be selling them on the website.