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Spooky Activations

Halloween Decor


Month of October

Come and see the fun and festive Halloween atmosphere Downtown! Businesses decorate their windows and storefronts with creative, unique, scary, or theme-oriented window displays!  


Downtown Santa Barbara Harvest Block Party


Thursday, October 27th 5-8 pm

A series of themed Block Parties highlighting the best of Santa Barbara is here. The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara is producing it’s first Rock the Block party series on Thursday October 27th, called Harvest Fest, from 5pm-8pm on the 700 & 800 blocks of State Street.

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Santa Barbara Ghost Tours

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours offers a variety of exciting, informative and entertaining ghost tours in some of the beautiful neighborhoods in Santa Barbara. We offer a variety of ghost tours for our guests to enjoy. View our website for wine tasting ghost tours, walking tours, VIP storytelling tours or create a special event for birthdays, anniversaries, business events, and more. 

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Spooky Sip & Paint @ Painted Cabernet


OCTOBER 27-30th

Our instructional artist will guide you through the painting one step at a time, giving easy to follow instructions while giving you the time to sip a little wine, visit with your neighbor, listen to some great music and have a fun night out.

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World Dance for Humanity Presents Thriller

OCTOBER 29th, 1-2 pm

Since 2010, World Dance for Humanity has hosted Santa Barbara’s THRILLER event as part of a global dance phenomenon: “Thrill the World.” It’s going to be a very special event this year, as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Thriller album release (biggest selling album of all time!)

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La Boheme



La Boheme promises you a
Be-Witching good time!

Dates Coming Soon



3:00PM - 6:00PM

Scare up some ghouls this year in Downtown Santa Barbara and stop by Paseo Nuevo in your best Halloween costume for a truly spook-tacular experience! This event features:

A trick-or-treating backpack with candy for the first 300 kids (ages 4-11)
Surprises for the best dressed costumes
Live DJ in Center Court for a costume dance party
Costumed characters roaming around Paseo Nuevo
Trick-or-treating throughout Paseo Nuevo stores and at Downtown businesses

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