Saturday, December 31, 2011

Celebrate with the SB Symphony

Annual Pops Concert
December 31st
8:30-10:30 pm

Box office:  805-899-2222
Granada Theater

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Monarchs are Back!!!

A Picture Perfect Day in Santa Barbara
and The Goleta Valley

After a wonderful traditional
Dutch pancake brunch
we decided
to go for a walk....

husband and son on the trail to the Ellwood Monarch Preserve

best time to see the clusters of Monarchs is mid-day
we were a bit late
(picture from Ellwood Website) see the Monarchs who
are wintering in the Ellwood Grove

Our Son, visiting from Montana
was aching for a hike in the sunshine
and a peek at the Ocean...
all available at the Ellwood Grove....

there were many people of all
ages with the same idea....

a wonderful afternoon surrounded with
the gorgeous gifts Mother Nature bestowed on our
lucky Community!

Ellwood Grove is located at the north westerly end of
Hollister Avenue, just before the Sandpiper Golf Course.
Parking is free and plenty. 
Weekends there are Docents at the site to explain
the mystery and wonder of these gorgeous
Wear comfortable walking shoes, a jacket and bring
your camera!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas in Santa Barbara

Wishing You and Yours

a Magical Christmas
Beautiful Santa Barbara

(photo ofthe SB Mission
viewed through the bough
of a flowering Century Plant
taken by Eva Kirkpatrick)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Santa Claus taking a beach break....

Observed at the Beach

Santa and one of his Elfs taking a quiet
walk along the surf

A Santa Barbara Picture Postcard Day
in December!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

State Street Ballet Company's Nutcracker Production

The State Street Ballet will
Tchaikovsky's magical 
Nutcracker again this year in
Santa Barbara

Saturday, December 17th
2 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 18th
2 pm
at the Elegant Granada Theatre
805 899-2222
for more information

An amazing production at
the magnificently restored historical Granada Theater

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Santa Barbara Silver Follies - December 13th

Center State Theater
(upstairs at the Paseo Nuevo)
Tuesday, 12/13/2011 - 8 pm

"You Can't Stop The Christmas Beat"
featuring local performers ages 7-77,
the show is an eclectic mix of traditional holiday fun
with a Broadway musical twist

963-0408 or for more information, click here

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2011 Parade of Lights - Sunday, December 11th

2011 Parade of Lights

3 pm ~ Santa's Village on the Pier
 5:30 pm ~ Boat Parade

Fireworks immediately following
the Boat Parade

Best viewing is from the Pier - free admission
for more information