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After Hours at Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 East De la Guerra Street, 805-966-1601

Noche de Museo! Join the Museum for cookie decorating and other holiday activities with AREA 51. Sip wine, peruse the Museum’s exhibitions, and dance under the moonlight in our courtyard to one of Santa Barbara’s most popular bands. All ages are welcome.

Paseo Nuevo
Paseo Nuevo Center Court, 5:00-8:00 pm

Kick off the holidays at our Silent Night Silent Disco, a holiday dance party for the entire family! Wear your ugliest sweater and be prepared to dance and sing-a-long to your favorite holiday tunes coming through your headset! Plus snowfall at 6pm and 7pm.

Santa Barbara Revels
Marshalls Patio, 900 State Street, 5:00-8:00 pm

"The Christmas Revels: An Early California Celebration of the Winter Solstice” runs December 15th-17th at the Lobero Theatre. Written for Revels' 10th anniversary, this original production features gorgeous music and lively fandangos from the mid-1830s Rancho period, when Richard Henry Dana attended festivities in Santa Barbara for Anita de la Guerra's wedding.

Santa Barbara Trombone Society
Corner of State & Anapamu Street, 5:00-7:00 pm

The Santa Barbara Trombone Society is made up of trombone players from throughout Santa Barbara county, and includes several music educators and their students, including SBCC, Westmont College, and UCSB, as well as community members of all ages.  The group plays music for ANY occasion, with a massive library of tunes. 

The Art Crawl
735 Anacapa Street

The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, in partnership with Downtown Santa Barbara, will lead a curated Art Crawl through 1st Thursday festivities with a new guest curator each month. The Art Crawl starts at 5:30 in de la Guerra Plaza on the back steps of City Hall (735 Anacapa Street, then head around to the back).


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