Discover the best holiday events in Santa Barbara for the perfect California getaway. Browse through our curated list and plan your dream holiday escape.

Holiday Parade of Lights - Santa Barbara

Holiday Parade of Lights

Dec 10 2023 - 5:30pm
Save the date to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit, Santa Barbara style. Make your way to the Waterfront for an afternoon and evening of joy at the 37th Annual Parade of Lights! the parade will conclude with a short fireworks display. Prime viewing spots...Read more

An Irish Christmas

Dec 23 2023 - 2:00pm
Join Kerry Irish Productions for An Irish Christmas on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at 2 PM and 7 PM. Revel in the delight of An Irish Christmas, as showcased on PBS! Experience beloved holiday carols alongside a breathtaking, high-energy presentation of exceptional Irish dancing. This...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

New Year's Eve with the Symphony

Dec 31 2023 - 8:30am
Conductor and host Andrew Lipke brings a fresh twist to our New Year's Eve tradition, leading the orchestra in a thematic celebration that reminisces about the passage of time. Prepare for a vibrant set of pop, rock, and Broadway classics that will have you dancing...Read more

New Year's Eve Champagne Cruise

Dec 31 2023 - 3:15pm
Embark on a coastal journey into 2024 along California's stunning coastline. With endless champagne and breathtaking Riviera vistas, the highly anticipated New Year’s Eve Champagne sail aboard The Double Dolphin guarantees a stylish start to your 2024. Every ticket includes a reusable nautical Govino glass...Read more

New Year's Eve Le Bal Cristal

Dec 31 2023 - 8:30pm
Ring in 2024 with open arms during an unforgettable night that transcends the ordinary and embraces the extraordinary. Experience the true enchantment of Miramar: a sparkling evening filled with unparalleled elegance and exclusive service awaits at Miramar’s second annual NYE celebration. Delight in vibrant libations,...Read more

New Year's Day Polar Dip

Jan 1 2024 - 11:30am
Celebrate the New Year by taking a refreshing plunge into the Pacific Ocean! Whether you're diving into the chilly waters or cheering on participants from the sidelines, everyone is welcome to join in the fun. This year's event promises to be larger than life, featuring...Read more