Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara

Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara

Turkey, stuffing and pie galore! Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara never fails to impress. There is always a reason to give thanks for our sunny slice of paradise, from specially curated feasts to family-friendly athletic events. To ensure your bellies and spirits are full, we’ve compiled a list of the best Thanksgiving meals and events you won’t want to miss. Grab your loved ones and explore these scrumptious options.

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Thanksgiving Events

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting at The Ritz-Carlton, Bacara, Nov. 22-26 from 2-8 p.m.
Santa Barbara is home to some of the best wines in the world. Sip some of the best local offerings at the Bacara Wine Tasting Room with a special holiday flight.
Cost: $50 per person.

Thanksgiving 4-Miler, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m.
Before the big feast of the day, enjoy a nice four-mile run through Santa Barbara. The Thanksgiving 4-Miler features a flat and fast course, starting along Hollister Avenue to Turnpike Road, leading to a stretch along the bike path and then winding through neighborhood streets to the finish at Thunderbird Park (on Walnut Avenue). Once you’ve finished the run, relax and pick up a pumpkin pie to enjoy post-meal.
Cost: $35 per person.

Thanksgiving at the Santa Barbara Zoo, Nov. 23 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Santa Barbara Zoo is open on Thanksgiving Day, so get the family out of the house to visit your animal friends at the Santa Barbara Zoo!
Cost: General admission.

Thanksgiving Wine Tour, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Treat your palette the day before the big meal to a wine tour with Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours, where expert tour guides will conduct wine tastings at three local wineries, provide lunch and door-to-door shuttle service for a day in the Santa Ynez Valley. Your guide will discuss local history and insights about the region and what makes its wine so unique.
Cost: $215 per person. Price varies depending on the selected tour.

Thanksgiving Weekend with Kaena Wine, Nov. 24-26 from 1-4 p.m.
Continue the Thanksgiving celebration all weekend long at Kaena at The Ranch for a festive weekend complete with live music, exclusive holiday specials, and a choice of four unique wine flights. Bring a picnic to pair with the award-winning wines as you relax to the backdrop of rolling vineyards and friendly conversations. Experience this delightful holiday experience that blends Hawaiian vibes with the spirit of wine country!
Cost: Varies by menu item.

Thanksgiving Menus

Thanksgiving Brunch at The Revere Room, Nov. 23 from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Revere Room and enjoy an a la carte brunch menu crafted with locally sourced ingredients.
Cost: Varies by menu item.

Thanksgiving Banquet at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Nov. 23 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Join The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara for the ultimate Thanksgiving feast featuring all of the holiday’s classics paired with a champagne bar, a Bellini bar and an array of live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Cost: $139 per adult, $55 per child.

Thanksgiving Feast at Vega Vineyard and Farm, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Savor a Thanksgiving feast at Vega Vineyard and Farm! The buffet features farm-fresh salads, green beans, cranberry two ways, candied yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted turkey, roasted lamb, cedar plank salmon and a dessert station offering a delectable assortment of pies, cobblers, cheesecake and more! Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. There will be two seatings at 11 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 per adult and $40 per child (children under three years old are free).

Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet at Finch & Fork, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a beautifully crafted harvest buffet featuring fresh, locally sourced produce, where you can indulge in a raw bar, carving station dazzling dessert display. The price of the buffet includes a glass of bubbles.
Cost: $110 per adult, $55 per child.

Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Dinner at Angel Oak, Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Experience a memorable holiday at Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton-Bacara, Santa Barbara, where guests can revel in live piano music, savor culinary excellence and soak in panoramic ocean views. The four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving feast showcases locally sourced favorites and cherished holiday classics. Diners can choose from options like the organic turkey duo, flannery prime beef filet and porcini crusted West Coast striped bass. Additionally, wine pairings are available for an extra fee, and vegan options are thoughtfully provided for those with dietary preferences.
Cost: $125 per person.

Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet at El Encanto, Nov. 23 from 12-4 p.m.
Elevate your Thanksgiving experience at El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel with a sumptuous lunch buffet. Delight in the delectable local flavors while sipping on complimentary champagne.
Cost: $165 per adult and $65 per child.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Cold Spring Tavern, Nov. 23 from 12-6:30 p.m.
Gather your loved ones for a Thanksgiving celebration in the enchanting setting of Cold Spring Tavern. Delight in a feast with an exclusive four-course Thanksgiving menu, offering tantalizing choices such as venison stuffed mushrooms, roasted pistachio corn chowder, slow-roasted free-range turkey, prime rib and scrumptious pecan or pumpkin pie, among other delectable options! Enjoy live music by Jeffery Pine from 2:30-5:30 p.m. to make your Thanksgiving even more special.
Cost: $110 per adult, $35 per child.

Thanksgiving at Stella Mare’s, Nov. 23 from 12-6 p.m.
Executive chef Roth Ironside will be dishing up a special Thanksgiving menu this year at Stella Mare’s. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu featuring a choice of a traditional turkey plate, pan roasted salmon, black peppercorn crusted prime rib or a special vegetarian main course. Save some room for dessert with choices like a bourbon pecan torte, pumpkin cheese cake or blueberry cobbler.
Cost: $69 per child, $29 per child.

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Stonehouse, Nov. 23 from 12-7 p.m.
Enjoy your family time on Thanksgiving and leave the cooking to The Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch this year. Conceptualized by executive chef Matt Johnson and his culinary team, the holiday menu is available on Thanksgiving Day and will be paired with delightful live music.
Cost: $250 per adult ($195 for the vegetarian option), $65 per child.

Thanksgiving Feast at Convivo, Nov. 23 from 12-9 p.m.
“Convivo” derives from the word “to gather” and forms the foundation of the term “feast.” Allow this name to serve as an enticing invitation for you to select this venue as the destination for your Thanksgiving feast this year. Choose from either a three- or four-course menu featuring a delightful array of seasonal classics, from succulent roasted turkey to unique holiday delicacies such as miso honey roasted short ribs. Conclude your evening on a sweet note with delectable options like a pumpkin tart or a roasted apple, quince and almond crumble.
Cost: $110 per person (three-course) or $135 per person (four-course).

Thanksgiving Buffet in the Chandelier Ballroom, Nov. 23
Indulge in a coastal Thanksgiving gathering at Rosewood Miramar Beach. With two dining services offered (brunch is from 12-3 p.m. and dinner is from 4-7 p.m.), the Chandelier Ballroom provides a festive backdrop to a traditional Thanksgiving feast with regional twists, live music and themed activities for the kids.
Cost: $175 per adult, $65 per child ages 4-12; Children under four dine for free. Reservations required.

Thanksgiving Day Menu at Caya, Nov. 23 from 1-7 p.m.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Caya Restaurant, nestled within The Leta Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. Delight in a splendid Thanksgiving experience with our carefully crafted a la carte menu, offering seasonal delights such as roasted turkey dinner, honey-glazed ham, filet mignon, Scottish cedar plank salmon, scallops and savory butternut squash risotto. The restaurant has also prepared a special kids’ ham and turkey dinner to ensure everyone has a memorable feast.
Cost: Varies by menu item.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Nov. 23 from 3-8 p.m.
Experience a joyous and delightful Thanksgiving celebration with your family and friends at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. This Thanksgiving buffet is a wonderful occasion to come together, filled with delectable dishes and the warmth of shared moments. This festive feast, prepared by executive chef Scott Minervini and his culinary team, features all the beloved traditional holiday classics.
Cost: $120 per adult, $55 per child under 12. Children under three dine for free.

Thanksgiving Day at Caruso’s, Nov. 23 from 3-9:30 p.m.
Give thanks at Caruso’s, located at Rosewood Miramar Beach. Conceived by Chef Massimo Falsini, the prix fixe Thanksgiving brunch dinner menu is composed of intriguing interpretations of traditional holiday fare. Using seasonal and locally procured ingredients, each menu selection is influenced by Falsini’s Southern Italian heritage.
Cost: $215 per adult, $95 per child ages 4-12. Children under four dine for free. Reservations required.

Thanksgiving Prix Fixe in The Revere Room, Nov. 23 from 5-9 p.m.
Join The Revere Room at Rosewood Miramar Beach this Thanksgiving for a four-course feast highlighting locally sourced ingredients—making this holiday celebration a true farm-to-Thanksgiving table dining experience.
Cost: $130 per adult, $65 per child. Children under four dine for free. Reservations required.

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Black Sheep “SB Brasserie,” Nov. 23 from 5-9 p.m.
Featuring a delectable selection of standout dishes that captivate the senses and cater to a diverse range of tastes, The Black Sheep presents an excellent choice for your Thanksgiving feast. Embracing a family-style dining experience, you have the opportunity to personalize your Thanksgiving meal by handpicking each course to suit your holiday cravings.
Cost: $85 per person.

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at El Encanto, Nov. 23 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Tantalize your taste buds with a Thanksgiving feast like no other at the El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel. As the evening unfolds, sip on complimentary champagne and be serenaded by a talented pianist all evening long.
Cost: $165 per adult and $65 per child.

Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu at The Steward, Nov. 23-26 from 5-10 p.m.
This Thanksgiving, create special moments with your friends and loved ones over a delectable four course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu at Terra located at The Steward, Santa Barbara, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Indulge in Thanksgiving favorites like garlic mashed potatoes, sage brown butter stuffing and maple bacon brussel sprouts, blood orange-glazed ham and oven roasted turkey. For dessert, choose from a pumpkin or pecan pie.
Cost: $65 per person.

Thanksgiving at Hotel Californian, Nov. 23
Start to finish, Hotel Californian will take care of it all—including the clean up. Join Blackbird or Goat Tree on Thanksgiving Day for some spectacular holiday specials, available in addition to the normal restaurant offerings.
Cost: Varies by menu item.

Thanksgiving Leftovers at Saint Remy, Nov. 23-26
Indulge in this unique take on Thanksgiving leftovers at Saint Remy in Courtyard Santa Barbara Downtown, accompanied by craft cocktails and an inviting ambiance. Enjoy items like a leftover turkey club, flatbreads, day-after bowls and “T-day” tots with all the fixings for a post-holiday treat.
Cost: Varies by menu item.


Bob’s Well Bread Thanksgiving Pre-Orders
Get a head start on your Thanksgiving dinner with these delicious holiday offerings. Place your pre-order with Bob’s Well Bread Bakery for the signature pumpkin boule and Bob’s Well Bread stuffing mix.
Cost: Varies by menu item. Order by Nov. 13 for pickup by Nov. 20.

Gourmet Thanksgiving Meal To-Go with Catering Connection
Whether you desire a full turkey dinner, salmon or a vegan alternative, Catering Connection has you covered. Its extensive selection of sides and desserts allows you to customize your Thanksgiving feast to perfection. With complete meal packages and a la carte choices, Catering Connection simplifies your meal preparations, giving you more time to cherish the holiday with your loved ones.
Cost: Varies by menu item.

Poe & Co. Thanksgiving
A decadent, made-to-order Thanksgiving feast is easier than you think! From drinks and appetizers to mains and dessert, the team at Poe & Co. has created a menu with all the fixings and more.
Cost: Varies by menu item. Order by Nov. 18 for pickup or delivery on Nov. 22 between 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Everything but the Turkey at Helena Avenue Bakery
Helena Avenue Bakery’s Everything but the Turkey Thanksgiving à la carte ordering is a savory and sweet takeaway menu of must-haves to accompany Thanksgiving dinner. Choices include signature rolls, hearty side dishes and desserts, providing hosts with ample quality time with friends and family and fewer hours in the kitchen for Thanksgiving dinner.
Cost: Varies by menu item. Order by Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. for pickup on Nov. 22 between 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Pre-Order at Merci Montecito
Complete your Thanksgiving feast with Merci Montecito‘s delectable sides and desserts, available for pre-order. Choose from savory delights like sourdough stuffing, turkey leg confit, kabocha squash soup and more. And for a sweet finish, indulge in pumpkin cheesecake, Dutch apple pie or bourbon pecan pie.
Cost: Varies by menu item. Order by Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. for pickup on Nov. 22 between 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thanksgiving Pre-Orders at Bree’Osh Artisan Bakery
From savory sides to tasty baked goods, Bree’Osh is here to help make your Thanksgiving evening easier. Choose between classic Thanksgiving sides, extravagant desserts and breakfast items to fuel the holiday ahead.
Cost: Varies by menu item. Order by Nov. 19 for pickup on Nov. 22.

Thanksgiving Ice Cream Pies from Rori’s Artisanal Creamery
Elevate your Thanksgiving dessert with Rori’s ice cream pies, perfect for 8-10 people. Indulge in the maple pecan pie with maple pecan ice cream, molasses orange whipped cream, and caramel drizzle. Or try the cinnamon pumpkin pie featuring Mary Ellen’s pumpkin pie ice cream, maple whipped cream and marzipan candied pumpkins.
Cost: $68 per pie. Order between now and Nov. 20 for pickup between Nov. 20-22.

Thanksgiving Ice Cream Flavors at McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
Your holiday wish list just got longer. Give thanks to this new Central Coast Thanksgiving celebration from McConnell’s featuring two seasonal flavors: Martinelli’s Cider & Cranberry jam and Pumpkin Caramel & Candied Pecans.
Cost: Varies by menu item.

Thanksgiving In-Room Dining at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Looking for a cozy twist to your holiday? Celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey special delivered directly to your room all day on Thanksgiving Day at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara.