As the holidays draw near, Santa Barbara has plenty of ways to celebrate the season! Get into the spirit with these Santa Barbara holiday events and have fun with family and friends. While you’re here, you can enjoy our holiday events and beautiful weather, plus plenty of beach views!
Holiday music & carolers
Friday – Sunday through December 24, you can enjoy the beautiful sounds of carolers at the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center. Costumed carolers, local choirs, and the sounds of holiday horns roam through the center bringing holiday cheer to everyone they see!
State Street Promenade Market
Searching for that perfect gift for someone special in your life? The State Street Promenade Market has what you need! Local businesses, creators, and artisans set up shop for the market, showcasing their incredible products. You can visit this market every Thursday from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Support small, local businesses this holiday season and find the perfect presents at the Promenade Market.
The Yes Store
Another great place to find the gift you need is the Yes Store. This Santa Barbara holiday pop-up has been a yearly tradition since 1968. Here, you’ll find a one-stop-shop for jewelry, photography, ceramics, and more, all created by local Santa Barbara artists. While you’re here, you might even walk away with a gift or two for yourself. You can see their schedule here.
Stay near the beach
Whether you’re in town for a vacation or celebrating a staycation, a hotel near the beach is exactly how you should embrace Santa Barbara. Marina Beach Motel is only half a block away from the beach, making it an easy walk or drive from your room. You can also enjoy other non-holiday winter activities, such as whale watching. Make your holiday season extra special this year with everything Santa Barbara has to offer.