12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day 11: Hula’s in Santa Cruz, open on Xmas

Poke at Hula’s in downtown Santa Cruz

It’s Day 11 of Santa Cruz Restaurant Examiner/Santa Cruz Foodie’s “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.” Today’s prize has been donated by Hula’s Island Grill & Tiki Room in downtown Santa Cruz – it’s a gift certificate for lunch or dinner for two! See below for how to enter.

Hula’s is closing for some of the upcoming holiday season. The restaurant will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. However, it will be open on New Year’s Eve serving its regular menu. Plus, there are two drink specials that night: $3 champagne and $3 mimosas.

Selections at Hula’s include Hawaiian fusion dishes and other choices such as spicy edamame, fish tacos, slow roasted pulled pork, jungle tofu, wasabi ahi, macadamia-encrusted mahi mahi, a variety of burgers (including vegetarian) and sweet potato fries. Hula’s also offers a tiki bar with tropical drink specialties. Also of note: Hula’s participates in the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program.

Hula’s, 221 Cathcart Street (between Cedar and Pacific), Santa Cruz (831) 426-4852

For a few restaurants open on Christmas in the Santa Cruz area, see this article. Feel like traveling to San Francisco for a special Xmas meal? Try one of these top-rated places:

Open Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day:

Cliff House

Campton Place

Open Christmas Eve:

Lark Creek Steak



Reminder — during the entire “12 Days of Christmas” promotion, each person can only win one prize. If you’ve entered for Day 10, and you don’t know yet if you’ve won – feel free to go ahead and enter for Day 11 (if you win Day 10, I just won’t add your name to the Day 11 drawing)

DAY 11 PRIZE – Hula’s gift certificate for lunch or dinner for two. To enter, email your name to tfatemiwalker@yahoo.com and include the word “Hula’s.”

Or post a comment to this article on my Facebook page and include “Hula’s.”

Either way, the entry deadline is Sun. Dec. 23 at 5 p.m.

The drawing will take place that evening; the winner will be notified via email.