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Santa Barbara is known for celebrating year-round, but seasonal holidays always afford another opportunity to experience SB's festive spirit. Here are some upcoming holiday events in Santa Barbara that you'll definitely want to add to your special escape to The American Riviera®!
The 5K Gobble Gobble Run is the Run with Fun! Enjoy a glass of Wine at the Finish Line from Fess Parker Wines or walk through 2-3 Wine Tasting stations along the 1K course. Enjoy Live Music, Food Trucks, and of course more Wine. Family Fun Fitness.
This event provides a vast array of gift choices and decorative items. From hand-thrown ceramics to one-of-a-kind jewelry to custom-sewn textiles to custom crafted leather goods - the Holiday Marketplace is one-stop shopping for even the most difficult-to-buy-for person on your holiday list. From fine art to folk art, there will be delightful stocking stuffers, herbal products, locally-produced olive oil and honey, scented soaps and candles and much more.
Taste some of the finest Pinot Noir currently in the Valley aboard the Sunset Kidd Sailing Yacht. Enjoy an 1 Hr. Tasting along the Santa Barbara Coastline with 4 of the best Pinot Noirs selected by Captain Dennis.
Experience some decidedly non-classic but uniquely delicious sides for your holiday (or anytime) meals. Creative and Paleo-friendly vegetable-based dishes. Just a few simple ingredients in each and you will impress everyone around the table. Limited seating available. RSVP via Facebook.
Animal lovers are encouraged to get kids out of the house this Thanksgiving and come to the Zoo for a smashin' good time! Watch as the elephants, gorillas and other Zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins. Early closure: General admission tickets sales end at 2:30PM, membership admission ends at 3PM, Zoo closes at 3:30PM
On November 27th, ZeeBlu is hosting its 2nd Annual Thanksgiving 5K & Family Fun Run beginning at 9 a.m. at Leadbetter Beach, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Treatment Center and the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.
Mozart By Candlelight, West Coast Chamber Orchestra's annual candlelit Thanksgiving celebration of the glorious music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Festiva menu & libations, live music, lawn games for kids & adults, open air photo booth, ornament decorating and much more!
One of the best times of the year to visit wine country is winter time, unbeknown to a lot of people. This year "Four Christmases", starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn, has become a holiday cult classic, and is sure to leave you splitting.
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