Discover the Santa Barbara lifestyle from a local's perspective. Find all the wonderful things to do in the beautiful Santa Barbara area communities through my tours around town (including Goleta, Summerland, Carpinteria, Montecito and the Santa Ynez Valley. We will be visiting unique places, happenings, local lore and secrets. I will especially tell you about venues which are free to attend. Welcome to our little bit of Paradise on earth!
Santa Barbara Parade of Lights - December 14, 2014
The 29th Annual Parade of Lights activities will begin at 3 pm and complete with a 5-7 minute fireworks display at approximately 7 pm. The boat parade is preceded by Santa’s Village activities beginning at 3 p.m. on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor where the boats are located. Come down and play in tons of "snow" to get into the holiday spirit. The first 200 children will receive free goody bags and everyone will be greeted by elves and have their chance to visit Santa!
At 5:30 pm the annual boat parade will begin as 20-30 boats motor, sail, and paddle the Santa Barbara Coastline. Judging will take place at Stearns Wharf and boats will be awarded donated cash and prizes in five categories. Best viewing locations include Stearns Wharf and the breakwater. Free event admission! For more parade information contact the Harbormaster’s Office at (805) 564-5530.
As a successful Santa Barbara Realtor, I have taken great pleasure in helping Buyers and Sellers make their real estate dreams come true! From condos to castles, duplexes to State Street buildings, I know the territory. I love our beautiful communities and delight in sharing information about our wonderful Santa Barbara lifestyle. My husband, Doug is a successful local architect and our son is currently studying architecture so that he can join his Dad. I was born in Germany, raised in the Netherlands, attended an all Girls' High School in Canada, had a short stint as a Flight Attendant for United Airlines based out of San Francisco. My introduction to the wonderful business of Real Estate was six years as Administration VP of a Real Estate/Development Company based out of SB. I am fluent in Patience, Kindness, Real Estate and English; speak conversational Dutch, ein bischen Deutsch. Consider me your Santa Barbara Concierge CEO!