• Sign Up! Downtown Personal Shopping Experience with lululemon & www.ShopSantaCruzCounty.org
  • Showcase your inventory to local shoppers online with In Stock!
  • Send us your year-end specials for #DowntownSantaCruz social media & e-blasts & keep tagging #ShopSantaCruz2020!
  • Share your views in the Outdoor Use & Community Surveys
  • Happy Holidays from the Downtown Ambassadors
Join lululemon's Downtown Personal Shopping Experience!
Join in collectively offering personal shopping experiences in downtown Santa Cruz! Let customers patronize your business in a way that’s private, safe, and special - and be part of driving traffic to all the participating businesses in our downtown community! Singles, families & COVID-safe pods of no more than 6 can sign up to “win” a day downtown full of shopping and dining with exclusive experiences and discounts. Pods are scheduled at downtown locations at specific times so we can be ready for “we’ve been expecting you” moments when private groups & individual reservations enter our spaces. Learn more about how you can participate and sign up here!
Market your Gift Cards Online for FREE!
Join the county-wide relaunch of Ride Out the Wave and take advantage of community partners directing Santa Cruz fans far and wide to holiday shop at www.ShopSantaCruzCounty.org To have your business gift card listed for free, register here. You need to re-enroll even if you participated prior. Questions? Please contact Visit Santa Cruz County.
In Stock: Get your products in front of local shoppers online!
How can small retailers compete with Amazon? Make sure your inventory is available online! In Stock can help! They even have a widget for your customers to flag when they can buy searched products locally, from you, instead of from Amazon. Include your products alongside Downtown Santa Cruz retailers including Berdels, Comicopolis, Dell Williams, Fybr Bamboo, The Hat Company, Homeless Garden Project, Pacific Wave Surf Shop, Super Silver, Stripe and Toque Blanche. Sign up now!
Send us your holiday and year-end promotions to share!
Downtown Santa Cruz social media posts and weekly e-blasts center the products, promotions, and specials that have the most impact for your business. Help us give your business exposure by doing any of the following:

  • Email marketing@downtownsantacruz.com about your holiday and year-end promotions and specials
  • Submit special promotions and sales events to our event calendar
  • Tag @Downtownsantacruz in all your social media posts
  • Use hashtags #downtownsantacruz and #shopsantacruz2020

Need help with extra social media content?

  • Share any of the content from #ShopSantaCruz2020 TOOLKIT
  • Send our Marketing Partner an original image from your business to customize it with the #ShopSantaCruz2020 branding.
Be Heard! Take the Outdoor Use & Community Surveys
Downtown's outdoor public spaces (sidewalks and street space) will continue to be utilized for expanded seating and outdoor dining into 2021 to accommodate social distancing and health and safety guidelines. As the City of Santa Cruz continues to make important decisions about how to best support a revitalized Downtown, we want to provide them input from our Downtown business owners: take the Downtown Outdoor Use Survey.

Even in the worst of times, gratitude can make us feel better - give it a try! Take the Downtown Community Survey and share what you like about your life in downtown Santa Cruz. We'll also ask about your personal interests. In 2021, the Downtown Association is launching more virtual peer circles, like our new Downtown Restaurateur Circle, and we want there to be one for YOU!
Happy Holidays from the Downtown Ambassadors!
The Downtown Ambassadors have been hard at work keeping our streets clean, safe and welcoming! In November, they enjoyed gifting holiday lights to all our off-Pacific businesses, coordinating with the Pacific Avenue holiday bulbs that turned on last night! At the Information Kiosk and walking around town daily, Ambassadors recommended your business to visitors, direct downtown guests to dining, shopping and public restrooms, pick up hundreds of pieces of litter, connect individuals in need of assistance to social service outreach workers, and so much more. If you see Alina, Brandon, Butterfly, Cody, Joanna or Marissa feel free to say hello and thank you!
Is your Downtown business hiring? SUBMIT A JOB HERE

Current list of DOWNTOWN JOBS HERE

Join the Downtown Business SLACK channel to stay in communication with members!

Sent to you by your friends at the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz!

Executive Director | Jorian Wilkins
Director of Operations | Sonja Brunner
Marketing Partner | Shiri Gradek