Family Events

Santa Barbara offers a beautiful backdrop for family events and activities throughout the year. Explore some popular family-friendly events for your getaway!

Holiday Harbor Cruise

Dec 1 2023 - 4:00pm to Dec 22 2023 - 4:00pm
Embark on a magical holiday journey like never before with the Holiday Harbor Cruise aboard the iconic "Lil Toot" in the stunning backdrop of Santa Barbara! As you step onto the festively adorned Lil Toot, prepare to enter a waterfront wonderland brimming with holiday cheer...Read more

A Cowboy Christmas

Nov 24 2023 - 3:00pm to Dec 23 2023 - 7:00pm
The beloved tradition of A Cowboy Christmas is back in the Santa Ynez Valley, promising yet another year of unforgettable holiday activities suitable for all ages! Venture into the valley for a unique array of festive experiences with animals, including the adventurous Daring Elf Adventure—a...Read more
seaside sock skating - santa barbara

Seaside Sock Skating

Nov 18 2023 - 10:00am to Jan 7 2024 - 5:00pm
Get ready for a winter experience that's as cool as it gets—minus the frosty temperatures. Introducing Sock Skating on MOXI's rooftop, launching on November 18. This innovative seasonal exhibit invites both kids and adults to kick off their shoes and revel in frictionless fun, gliding...Read more
ZooLights at Santa Barbara Zoo

ZooLights at Santa Barbara Zoo

Nov 15 2023 - 4:30am to Jan 14 2024 - 8:30am
Experience the Zoo in an entirely new enchantment at the 2nd Annual ZooLights! Witness the remarkable transformation of the Zoo into a magical realm of lights as thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns adorned with over 50,000 LED bulbs illuminate the night. Stroll through the Zoo...Read more