Calendar of Events

What’s December like in Santa Barbara? Think fewer layers and more beach days, with a relaxed pace that keeps spirits bright. Imagine palm trees and Santa with a sophisticated twist. We invite you to celebrate the season in a special place, one that’s covered in sunshine with much to see and do. From holiday shopping and seasonal performances to signature events and leisurely beach days, Santa Barbara is your winter playground. 

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2020 Holiday Event Guide

‘Tis the season for savory wine pairings, holiday markets, festive light tours, and the finest culinary delights. Get ready to make lasting memories in Santa Barbara with friends and loved ones this holiday season. Learn More

New Year's Eve 2020

From delectable dining experiences to festive events, we invite you to the Santa Barbara South Coast and toast to the year ahead. Learn More

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