Holiday Events

 
Nightly Snowfall at Paseo Nuevo
Center Court, Paseo Nuevo
 
Play in the nightly snow, which is actually made from vegetables and is gluten-free, nontoxic, and non-damaging. Each snowfall lasts 10 minutes.
 
December 1-31 (closed Dec. 25)
5:30pm & 6:30pm
 
 
 
Center Court, Paseo Nuevo
 
Take a photo with Santa next to the jolly ole Christmas tree! No appointments are necessary: first come, first served. Photo packages are available for purchase.
 
December 1-24
Visit the website for daily hours
 
621 Paseo Nuevo
 
Shop local Santa Barbara artisans and makers this holiday season! With a variety of local vendors, Blissful Boutiques Holiday Store is a place to find one of a kind unique gifts for friends and family. 
 
Wednesday-Sunday through December 24
11:00am-6:00pm
 
 
 
1130 State St.
 
Check out the curated gift items such as jewelry, stationery, ornaments, and home decor.
 
Thursdays
10:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
10:30am - 6:00pm
Sundays
10:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
 
The Crafter’s Library, 9 E. Figueroa St.
 
Participate in creating holiday items such as macramé, holiday stars, no-mess glitter ornaments, stockings, gift cards and tags, a heart pendant, snowflakes, and holiday signs.
 
December 1-17
Visit the website for the schedule.
 
 
 
 La Arcada Plaza, 1100 State St.
 
 This S.B. tradition since 1968 will offer shopping for arts, crafts, custom fine jewelry, clothing, and so much more from past and new area artists.
 
December 1-24
Visit the website for hours.
 
 
 
The Painted Cabernet: Glowing Tree
The Painted Cabernet, 1229 State St.
 
Wine & beer available for purchase! BUY TICKETS HERE
 
December 17
6:00pm
 
 
 
Storke Placita (next to McConnell’s Ice Cream), 700 block of State St.
 

Enjoy a special holiday performance by Big Christmas Brass Show. Seating will be provided.  FREE EVENT

December 17
12:00pm - 2:00pm
 
 
 
The Painted Cabernet: The Grinch
The Painted Cabernet, 1229 State St.
 
Wine & beer available for purchase! BUY TICKETS HERE
 
December 18
5:30pm
 
 
 
Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St.
 
A Scottish Celebration of the Winter Solstice. Treasured traditions will be revisited by a diverse company of actors, singers, and dancers with colorful costumes, dancing, music, and bagpipes. BUY TICKETS HERE
 
Saturday, December 17
2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 18
2:30pm
 
 
 
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park Chapel, 123 E. Canon Perdido St.
 
Hear seasonal favorites and songs from around the world and more. Instrumental solos will also warm your heart.
 
Saturday, December 17
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park Chapel, 123 E. Canon Perdido St.
4:00pm
SOLD OUT
 
Sunday, December 18
Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St.
4:00pm
 
 
 
The Painted Cabernet, 1229 State St.
 
Class check-in at 5:45pm. Wine & beer available for purchase! BUY TICKETS HERE
 
December 22
6:00pm
 
 
The Painted Cabernet, 1229 State St.
 
Class check-in at 5:45pm. Wine & beer available for purchase! Unique 30" x 10" canvas.  BUY TICKETS HERE
 
December 23
6:00pm
 
 
 
Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St.
 
 Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with a spectacular high-energy display of Irish dancing at its very best. BUY TICKETS HERE
 
Friday, December 23
7:30pm
 
 

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