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Explore upcoming art and culture festivals and events in Santa Barbara! Don't miss these culturally-infused things to do while you're here.

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Saturday Dec 20, 2014

Global Gardens Los Olivos Farm Stand Open House
  • December 20, 2014
  • Times: 4-7PM
  • Location: 2450 Alamo Pintado Road
  • Address: Corner of Los Olivos & Solvang, Los Olivos, CA
  • Phone: 800-307-0447

Complimentary appetizers & desserts made with Global Gardens award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamics and their entire product line. Meet cookbook author & Global Gardens owner Theo Stephan and get original recipes for your holiday needs; learn how to make the best turkey ever!

Granada Theatre Presents: The Nutcraker
  • December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Sat 2PM & 7:30PM; Sun 2PM
  • Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-899-2222
  • Venue: Granada Theatre

This holiday family favorite is based on the classic story by E.T.A. Hoffman, and set to the unforgettable music of Tchaikovsk.  The ballet tells the story of young Clara, who receives a beautiful toy Nutcracker on Christmas Eve.

La Pastorela (A Sheperd's Play)
  • December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 12/20 @ 7PM, 12/21 @ 2 & 7PM
  • Location: Presidio Chapel
  • Address: 123 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-965-0093
  • Venue: El Presidio de Santa Barbara

La Pastorela is a historic Santa Barbara Christmas tradition. Dramatizing the epic battle between good and evil, the play invokes elements of spectacle, comedy and fantasy. This version was transcribed in the mid-nineteenth century by Pablo de la Guerra and will be conducted in Spanish.

Market Forays - Cooking Demo and Seminar
  • December 20, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8AM
  • Location: Fisherman's Market, Farmers Market, gourmet shops
  • Address: Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • Phone: 805-259-7229

Shop for seasonal local ingredients and learn how to use them to easily create delicious gourmet meals. Our hands-on cooking class is followed by a shared feast paired with wines.  Please call ahead or visit website to see the day's menu. 

Rattle 'n' Roar! Art From Scrap Workshop with Jason Summers
  • December 20, 2014
  • Times: 10AM- 12PM
  • Address: 302 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-884-0459
  • Venue: Art From Scrap

Weekly Saturday Workshops at Art From Scrap. Open to all ages. Every week, a different Guest Artist teaches a new art project. Learn how to create eco-art out of reuse materials. Fun for the whole family! Art From Scrap is located across the street from the Saturday Farmers' Market.

The Best Brothers

A bittersweet comedy about family, furry friends, and the unforeseen, unplanned moments in our lives -- The Best Brothers is sure to resonate with anyone who has had a spat with a sibling, felt an inseparable bond with a pet, or argued over the undeniable importance of chocolate cake.

Santa Barbara Revels Presents: The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice
  • December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday December 20 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm; Sunday Descember 21 @ 2:30pm
  • Address: 33 East Canon Perdidio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: 805-963-0761
  • Venue: Lobero Theatre

For our 7th annual production, we invite you to join our group of intrepid Irish emigrants on a voyage between the Old World and New World. This imaginative, entertaining theatrical production is a favorite Santa Barbara Tradition for all ages! Join us and be joyous!

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