Christmas Markets Bring Holiday Cheer to Santa Barbara

This year, the Christmas markets and shops are bringing extra holiday cheer to Santa Barbara! If you’re in search of some local goods from Santa Barbara shop owners or some festive entertainment, these markets are the perfect way support local business owners and find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

Outdoor Christmas Market

When: Tuesdays and Thursday – Sunday, November 5th – December 24th

Where: Paseo Nuevo

The outdoor Christmas market at Paseo Nuevo has something for even the toughest recipient on your gift list! This outdoor shop features locally-made goods from Santa Barbara artists and artisans, meaning you can find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts everyone will love. And we won’t blame you if you get a little something for yourself as well!

State Street Promenade Market

When: Thursdays, November 5th – December 17th, 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: 1000 block of State Street between Caerillo Street and Figueroa

Each Thursday through December 17th, State Street closes to traffic and transforms into one of Santa Barbara’s most festive Christmas markets. As you browse the Downtown Santa Barbara wares at the State Street Promenade Market, you’ll also be able to enjoy temporary art and light decorations. Find the perfect gifts from the wide variety of vendors at this market!

The Yes Store

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When: November 3rd – December 24th

Where: Online

The Yes Store has moved to an online format for 2020. But they will still carry on their tradition–53 years strong!–of highlighting incredible Santa Barbara artists. From well-known creators to debuting artists, this store offers incredible, hand-made artwork that you and your loved ones will admire for many years!

Which Santa Barbara Christmas markets will you be visiting this year?

We might be biased, but we think visiting all of these Christmas markets is the best option! This is the best way to discover all our local artists, artisans, and shop owners have to offer for the holiday season. And after exploring the markets and their festive decorations, head back to Marina Beach Motel for a relaxing stay in one of our comfortable rooms. While you’re here, you can also enjoy everything that a Santa Barbara winter has to offer!

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