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Don't miss our November Giveaways!
Seafood Night at Shadowbrook!
Thursday Nights are Seafood Nights at Shadowbrook.
Every seafood item on the menu is only $18.95!
Valid November through February.
Click here to see the Dinner Menu.
Farewell to a Local Treasure!
After 30 years in Capitola Village, Pacific Gallery will be closing their doors.
Enjoy a storewide Holiday Sale beginning Nov. 1, with all items at
Please join owner Joyce Murphy for the last
Saturday & Sunday
Nov. 12th & 13th
12 - 7pm
for champagne and light
Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching! The following restaurants will be open and serving traditional Thanksgiving fare on Thursday, Nov. 24:
Visit their websites for holiday hours, menus & reservations.
Free 3-hour Parking in Capitola Village begins Thanksgiving Day and continues through December 25.
Includes meters and Beach & Village parking lots.
Start planning your holiday shopping in Capitola Village!
Capitola Plein Air 2016
November 5th and 6th
On Saturday, November 5, dozens of amateur and professional artists will paint en plein air in various locations throughout Capitola, including Capitola Village along the Esplanade and Depot Hill. The public is invited to view the artists in action from 10 am to 2 pm.
Sunday Festivities take place at New Brighton Middle School Performing Arts Center from 11 am to 4 pm. Bring the whole family for hands-on art making and an art scavenger hunt, vote for the People's Choice award, enjoy live music, and purchase your favorite art pieces on display.
For more info, click here.
Art Inspired Annual Holiday Party
Enjoy an evening with friends, festive beverages and
hors d'oeuvres while perusing an eclectic collection of local art and handmade goods.
Find a variety of affordable, one-of-a-kind gifts for women, men and children, as well as
the latest creations featured by in-house jewelry artists Alyse Lattanzio and Sara Fletcher of Rugged Grace.
Complimentary gift wrapping is available.
is located at
409-A Capitola Avenue, a
cross from City Hall in Capitola Village, with plenty of nearby parking.
Surfin' Santa will be making his annual visit on
Saturday, November 26 from Noon to 3PM.
Watch Santa and his reindeer paddle to the shores of Capitola Beach via outrigger canoe and surfboard at noon.
Once settled in his beach chair, Santa will have a nice long visit with all the children. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the memories!
Top off your day in the Village with the annual
Lighting of the Palm Tree at 5PM.
Capitola Village Winter Festival
Holiday Tree Lighting and Open House
Capitola Village invites you to enjoy the magic of the season at the 3rd Annual Winter Festival on
Saturday, December 3 from 2:00pm - 5:30pm.
Bring the whole family to enjoy complimentary face painting, cookie decorating, and kids' crafts, as well as tasty bites, sweet treats, hot chocolate, and cider from local restaurants.
Village shops will be offering Open House specials and competing in the Holiday Window Display Contest. There will be plenty of gift certificate giveaways to help you with your holiday shopping!
You'll find Santa in the Mercantile for photo opportunities and be sure to keep your eye out for the Christmas Fairy!
Take in the festive sounds of carolers throughout the Village and a marching band at the bandstand.
The event will culminate with a Tree Lighting and Grand Prize Giveaway in front of the Mercantile at 5:30pm.
Spend the afternoon shopping, dining, and enjoying
the unique holiday magic of Capitola Village.
What Made You Buy a Hotel?
In 2015 my husband, Jeff, and I purchased a boutique hotel in the small seaside village of Capitola, California. It is called the Capitola Hotel and it is located directly across the street from the gorgeous Pacific Ocean.
People often ask me, "Have you owned a hotel before?" Answer, "Nope!" And then they ask, "Have you worked in a hotel before?" Answer, "Nope!"
But the number one question I get, almost daily, is.... "What made you buy a hotel?" The answer is long, but I bet you can relate!
To read the rest of Capitola Hotel's first blog post, click here.
Capitola en Plein Air November 5 & 6
Pacific Gallery Farewell Open House November 12 & 13
Art Inspired Annual Holiday Party November 17
Surfin' Santa November 26
Capitola Village Winter Festival December 3
Sandy Paws Adoption Event December 17
For more annual events in Capitola Village, click