Thursday, November 30, 2017

Santa Barbara Holiday Parade, Friday December 1

More than 65,000 spectators line State Street each year in anticipation of Santa Barbara’s only nighttime parade, the Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade! Officially kicking off the holiday season, this signature Downtown Santa Barbara event brings a colossal contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday-themed floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities, and our soon to be announced Grand Marshal! The Holiday Prince and Fairy, selected from winning artwork best capturing the parade theme, lead the parade and light up the street on their way down the parade route.

When: Friday, December 1st, 6:30 pm

Where: State Street, from Sola to Cota

This year, we're celebrating the Colors of the Season via the many traditions, holidays, and colors of the Winter season. We are inspired by vibrant colors, kaleidoscopes, rainbows, and anything festively neon or colorful! For more inspiration, check our our style guide HERE. Share your ideas and pictures with our official hashtag #DSBHolidayParade.

Goodbye Income Tax Deductions

Goodbye Income Tax Deductions

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

23rd Annual La Arcada Plaza Christmas Walk 11/29

2017 La Arcada Christmas Walk

my favorite mini mall in all of the Santa Barbara area!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

37th Annual Holiday Faire, Carpinteria Saturday, November 25th

Open Date:

Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Close Date:

Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Showcasing the work of 85 participating artisans from throughout California, an exceptional variety of fine handicrafts await shoppers at the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History’s 37th Annual Holiday Faire to be held Saturday, November 25 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the museum grounds at 956 Maple Avenue. Some of the unique all hand-crafted gifts offered for sale will include country crafts & toys, fine jewelry, knitted and crocheted clothing & accessories, stained and fused glass creations, garden art, children’s and baby gifts, and Christmas ornaments, decorations, and wreaths. From ceramics, succulent dish gardens, and exotic wooden bowls to original photography, oil, and watercolor paintings, this year’s Faire promises art for everyone’s tastes and pocket-book. There will be a variety of refreshments, including hot foods and fresh home baked goodies. Enjoy live bluegrass and Irish folk music while the children indulge in fantastic face-painting or share their Christmas wishes and candy canes with Santa Claus! You may call the museum at 684-3112 for more information. Admission is free to this fun, family faire!


956 Maple Avenue


Additional Features:
Crafts, Entertainment Children's, Entertainment Free, Food, Music
Sat. 10am-3pm
Phone Number:
(805) 684-3112

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Santa Barbara Zoo Pumpkin Smash November 23

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

Animal lovers are encouraged to get the kids out of the house this Thanksgiving and come to the Zoo for a smashin’ good time! Watch as the elephants, gorillas, and other Zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins.
Cost: free with Zoo admission. 
The Zoo closes early today, at 3:30 p.m.

Happy Thanksgiving

Give Thanks
for each new morning
with its light
for rest and shelter
of the night
for health and food
for friends and love
For Everything
thy goodness sends

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, November 17, 2017

Santa Barbara's Prime Time Band Free Concert Sunday, November 19

Prime Time Band's Winter Concert, Sunday, November 19 at 2 pm
Program will consist of "Star Trek into Darkness," Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew," Hollywood, March of the Trolls," "Kentucky 1800" and many others.
Directed by Jeffrey Peterson
San Marcos High School Auditorium
4750 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Romance of Orchids Show & Sale Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20

Orchid Society of Santa Barbara Romance of Orchids Show & Sale

Be sure to attend this wonderful event.  My  Orchids are beginning to bloom! Such magic!!