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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®!
Join the Sunset Kidd, a 41 ft. Sailing Yacht for a 2 Hr. Holiday Afternoon Cruise. Bring food or snacks, drinks on board for purchase. Pets allowed. Limited seats, never crowded with our 15 passenger maximum. Call to get tickets or book online. Explore Santa Barbara from the Pacific Ocean!
The popular Candy Cane Train year-end family event, includes a ride on the festively-decorated miniature train, an assortment of holiday treats and favors! Those attending the event will also be able to enjoy the museum's holiday display, Toy Trains & Teddy Bears!
A lively and rather wild art show, this exhibit will feature elegantly framed, small oil paintings of reindeer in the back room for one night only. As an added bonus the front room will feature a series of larger Reindeer paintings that will be on display through the end of the year.
More than 50,000 spectators are expected to line downtown Santa Barbara to cheer on a colossal contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities, and of course, the annual arrival of Santa Claus, dispensing holiday cheer from atop his festive sleigh.
Enjoy Christmas music and dancing ballerinas and tap dancers performing along with the tree lighting at opening Julefest ceremony.
The 11th annual Westmont Christmas Festival, a popular family tradition in Santa Barbara, features early and contemporary holiday music.
The Santa Barbara Public Market is celebrating the most magical time of the year at their 2nd Annual Holiday Festival! This festive weekend will be fun for the entire family as attendees can enjoy Holiday arts & crafts classes, cooking classes, carolers and live music and a special appearance from Santa Claus! For more information, or to reserve tickets to workshops, please call 805-770-7702.
Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 5th from 9am to 1pm. The event is free, open to the public and a family-friendly affair. The boutique will feature several unique vendors with a wide variety of holiday gifts, photos with Santa and holiday treats.
Ceramics, wood, fabric painting, photography, jewelry and more are represented in this year's Holiday Marketplace! Caroling, cookies and hot cider, a roaming polar bear and holiday crafts make this a fantastic family outing.
Join the Fun! - Shopping with local vendors - Retail discounts - Raffle & prizes - FREE childcare - Holiday crafts for kids - Festive refreshments & treats Take a Class! - Try our 11:00 am Dailey Basics class for FREE *new students only - Regular classes at 7:30 am, 8:30 am & 9.
Traditional Danish Julefest Parade through Solvang. visit with Santa after the Julefest Parade.
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