Rosewood Miramar Beach
Feel the magic of the season this year at Miramar. Join Rosewood Miramar Beach on Friday, December 1st to kick-off the month with a festive celebration. Bring the whole family to enjoy a holiday concert, experience a Miramar “snowfall” and meet Santa Claus himself.
Goleta Old Town Community Association
Get in the holiday spirit with friends and whole family at the Annual Goleta Holiday Parade. There will be dozens of holiday-themed parade floats, bands and dance groups all participating to bring in the Holiday season to the heart of Old Town Goleta. You won’t want to miss this jolly good time at the holiday event of the year!
Helena Avenue Bakery
Join Pearl Social for a delightful holiday experience – all children are welcome, but please note, this event is thoughtfully tailored for ages 4 to 9. The workshop will be led by an Elf all the way from the North Pole, allowing parents to relax and enjoy the Christmas spirit!
The Holiday Bar Cart at Terra is stocked with festive treats for everyone! Enjoy holiday cookies, s’mores kits with house-made graham crackers, vegan marshmallows, and chocolate bars, decorate-your-own gingerbread houses, and create your very own Steward ornament to take home.
Get into the holiday spirit and shop for the perfect, or perfectly imperfect, Christmas tree at Lane Farms Christmas Patch.
While there, test your puzzle skills by going through the challenging corn maze, made for adults and kids of any age. On your way out, grab fresh fruits at the produce stand to make a yummy holiday pie.
The Granada Theatre
Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture - breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. The Cher Show is the Tony Award®-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.
Coast Village Road
Experience the magic of the holidays on Coast Village Road.
Immerse yourself in a festive evening to sip, shop and stroll where the joy of the season comes alive. As you meander looking for the perfect gifts you will enjoy festive libations and nibbles. Let the music of holiday carolers lead you to a dazzling tree lighting ceremony at dusk.
El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel | Terrace Garden Patio
From a sunny sanctuary to cinematic soirées, the festive season is all about celebrating timeless traditions with loved ones. Join El Encanto staff for a Menorah lighting on its beautiful Terrace Garden Patio and latke soirée in the Fireside Room to follow.
Complimentary valet parking.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Find unique, high-quality, handcrafted gifts while supporting the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History during two weekend pop-up shops in December. Browse fabulous vendors and discover luxurious alpaca wool clothing and accessories, upcycled telephone wire baskets, exquisite glass bead creations, beautiful home décor, and much more.
Santa Barbara Harbor
Mark your calendars to get in the holiday spirit Santa Barbara style and head down to the Waterfront for an afternoon and evening of fun at the 37th Annual parade of Lights! This year, the theme is Holiday Disco Extravaganza!
The parade will be capped off by a brief fireworks show. Best viewing locations for the boat parade and fireworks include Stearns Wharf, the breakwater, West Beach, and East Beach.
Santa Barbara Zoo
See the Zoo in a whole new light at the 2nd Annual ZooLights! Watch the Zoo transform after dark into a magical world of lights, featuring thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns lit with more than 50,000 LED bulbs.
Walk through the Zoo and enjoy the interactive light exhibit with illuminated lanterns showcasing animal and nature scenes that represent wild places from around the world.
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
This winter is about to get a whole lot cooler – without the chill. Sock Skating is coming to MOXI’s rooftop. This new seasonal exhibit will allow kids and adults to kick off their shoes to enjoy frictionless fun by sliding across a specialty tile floor reminiscent of ice, without the chill.
13 Morning Flow
An energetic vinyasa practice built around grounding and strengthening the mind and body by connecting breath to movement through a continuous sequence of poses. This class is accessible for all levels.
The Arlington Theatre
Cirque Dreams Holidaze dazzles with a brilliant and whimsical family holiday spectacular. As lights dim and the music swells, audiences will have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads as a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters come to life on stage. With an original musical score, twists on holiday classics sung live, and with new sets, scenery, and storylines, this ultimate holiday gift for the entire family is sure to put a twinkle in your eye!
Lil' Toot Santa Barbara
As you step onboard the festively decorated Lil Toot, you’ll be transported into a waterfront wonderland of holiday cheer. The knowledgeable and friendly crew of the Lil Toot is there to ensure your comfort and enjoyment throughout the tour. They’ll provide fascinating insights into the local history and marine life…with a sprinkle of holiday joy.
December 1924: On Christmas Eve at the port of entry to the New World, immigrants are stranded. Families from Ireland, Russia, and Germany spend extended time together, along with their Mexican supervisors. They discover ways to acknowledge and respect their differences while celebrating their shared rites of passage. With a large cast of actors, vocalists, and instrumentalists, and featuring a rich mix of Jewish, Irish, and Mexican traditions in songs, dances and stories.
State Street Ballet’s The Nutcracker serves up holiday tradition with all of the grandeur Santa Barbarans have come to cherish. Over 150 professional dancers, musicians, and ballet students join forces to bring this annual celebration to the stage for three magical performances.
18 A Crimson Holiday
La Cumbre Plaza
A Crimson Holiday is a collection of local artisans are offering an amazing collection of handcrafted gifts for your holidays. Find new treasures from new and returning local artisans.
Held in one of the “Most Magical Christmas Towns and Villages Across the World” (according to Oprah Daily), Solvang Julefest is a month+ of lights, celebratory events, and holiday cheer, which runs November 24, 2023 – January 6, 2024. Join us for lots of family fun, seasonal music, holiday shopping, culinary delights, wine & beer, and more. Skål!
Every Wednesday you can count on live music from the Kinsella Brothers and empanadas by Buena Onda in the Barrel Room! Come and wind down after your work day or make it a regular occasion with friends. Stop by for a glass of wine and some fantastic music with Carr Winery!
This event is for ages 21+
21 Gin & Jazz
El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel | The Bar/Lobby
Make your Thursday evenings more memorable with gin and jazz at El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel. As you savor your vintage handcrafted gin cocktail and nibble on delectable bites, you’ll be serenaded by a live jazz trio, featuring a captivating jazz singer. The ambiance, with its speakeasy-inspired charm, will have you feeling like you’ve stepped into a bygone era.
SYV Horseback Rides
A Cowboy Christmas returns to Santa Ynez Valley for another year of unforgettable holiday activities for all ages! Guests can take a trip into the valley and enjoy unique holiday animal experiences, the Daring Elf Adventure (experiential pony ride through the North Pole), Tipsy Ornament Challenge (horseback challenge), food & drinks (including beer/wine), Santa Meet-and-Greet (sit in Gene Kelly’s vintage sleigh!) games & obstacle course, bounce house, hay bale pyramid, hot cocoa bar, the Rowdy Reindeer Ride (mechanical bull) & so much more!
SOhO Restaurant & Music Club
Enjoy some festive tunes at Chris Shiflett's 3rd Annual Hometown Holiday Hoedown with Jim Lindberg of Pennywise and Tom Curren. Dance the night away or grab a table and a bite to eat.
The Event Lawn
Rosewood Miramar Beach is bringing snow to the California Coast. Every week in December, gather on the property and experience snowfall on The Event Lawn. Accompanied by hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts, kid’s activities, and more.
Rosewood Miramar Beach
The holidays are synonymous with joyful moments and the flavors of the table. Savor a delectable meal, graciously served in a stunning oceanfront setting at Caruso’s. Take in the views of the Pacific Ocean as you toast to the season and enjoy selections from a sumptuous menu crafted for the occasion by Chef Massimo Falsini.
La Paloma Cafe
Tuesday just became your new favorite day of the week! Join La Paloma every Tuesday starting at 5:00 PM to enjoy a rotating Chef taco special, beer, and a shot of tequila for $20!
*Offer available at the bar only.
El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel
Sharing a love for all things snuggly, El Encanto has partnered with Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation to bring guests a unique family offering that is sure to delight children of all ages. Expect custom-blended herbal teas and sample delights made with ingredients hand-picked in their Chef’s Garden – from smoked salmon mousse with lemon-zested crème fraîche to fresh rosemary scones served with strawberry basil jam and local honey.
One stuffed Teddy Bear per child. Champagne upon arrival for guests ages 21+.
Dive into the extraordinary at Miracle at Pearl Social‘s Theme Nights every Thursday! Sport your themed attire, sip on whimsical cocktails and soak up the over-the-top Christmas vibes.
Miracle’s reservation-recommended experience is a must for every tinsel-loving, nostalgic Christmas fan and the ideal venue for your social or work crew to ring in the holidays with extra pizzazz.
Comedy Hideaway Showroom
Every week, Comedy Hideaway brings you the laughs with national headliners with credits from HBO, Comedy Central, Netflix, and more!
Since 2009, Comedy Hideaway has been proud to bring the best comedy shows to Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara Harbor
At the Saturday Fishermen’s Market, fishermen sell directly to the public at City Pier every Saturday morning from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., year-round. Find the perfect catch then take it to the fillet booth and let the experts get it ready to take home in no time. Come find locally caught seafood at the Santa Barbara Harbor, from rockfish, sea bass, black cod, and halibut to abalone, mussels, ridgeback shrimp, a variety of crab, and lobster, depending on the season.
Step into a conscious and transformative New Year's Eve experience of mind, body, and soul. Join a diverse and inclusive community to celebrate, connect, and set your intentions for the coming year. This magnetic space is filled with live music, intentional movement, and moments of deep connection.
Schedule will include: intention setting ceremony, ecstatic breathing, meditation, yoga connection flow, special performance by the Down Yonders, tarot & astrology readings, reiki, and a cacao ceremony.
Maureen has been around the industry for a lifetime. Her business is based on the core values and ethics taught to her at a very young age: integrity, honesty, and great communication.Contact