Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Holiday Events 2022

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Here is our annual roundup of all things Christmas/holiday/winter! My original post about advent with kids is here


Pictures with Santa at La Cumbre Plaza from 12/1 until 12/24 (11am/12pm- 6/7pm)

Pictures with Santa at Paseo Nuevo from 11/25 until 12/24 (11am/12pm/1pm-6/7pm) as well as (fake) snow at 5:30pm and 6:30pm. 

Lane Tree Christmas Lot has trees for sale, but also a corn maze, hayride and farm animals to visit. 10am - 8pm 11/25 until 12/20.

The Trolley of Lights is already sold out, but you can find space on the Rockstar Trolley December 3rd-December 24th at 5:30pm, 7:30pm or 9:15pm or you can make your own tours using these directions (updated 12/5) A house on Carlisle in Goleta have longer light shows with music (tune in on the radio).

Santa Barbara ZooLights 4:30-8:30pm daily Advance tickets $28-$32

By Date: 

Let There Be Light at Westmont College Wednesday November 30th 5-7pm  Photos with Santa, hot chocolate, Christmas carols, and the lighting of Kerrwood Hall!

La Arcada Walk Photos with Santa, Christmas goodies and carolers Wednesday November 30 5-8pm

Silent Night, Silent Disco at Paseo Nuevo with World of Dance December 1st 5:30-7:30pm 
Downtown Santa Barbara Christmas Tree Lighting and Block Party Friday December 2nd 5-8pm
Rudolph (State Street Ballet) at the Lobero Saturday December 3rd 2pm, 6pm

Christmas in Narnia at El Montecito Presbyterian Church Saturday December 3 10:00am- 1pm
Carpinteria Holiday Spirit Parade  Saturday December 10 at 3pm

Candy Cane Train  at the South Coast Railroad Museum Saturday December 10 and Sunday December 11 11 Hours not announced $5 in the past

Holiday at the Ranch at Stow House Holiday crafts, caroling, hay rides and tours. Saturday December 10 9-4 pm $10/$5 Buy tickets in advance 
Goleta Old Town Parade Saturday December 3rd 16pm Rescheduled: Saturday December 10 6pm
Milpas Holiday Parade Saturday December 10 5:30-7:30pm

Nutcracker at the Arlington (Santa Barbara Festival Ballet) Saturday December 10 2:30pm and 7pm,

Santa Barbara Wharf Parade of Lights Sunday December 11 5pm, Boat parade at 5:30pm

Hollister Village Holiday Photos with Santa, carolers, arts and crafts  Saturday December 17 12-2pm

Nutcracker at the Granada (State Street Ballet) December 17 2pm and 7:30pm and December 18 2pm
Goleta Valley Library Festival of Trains Saturday December 17 10am-5:30pm and Sunday December 18th 1-5pm

Goleta Valley Library and Inspire Dance Clara and the Land of Sweets Tuesday December 20th 11am 

Free skating at Ice in Paradise with your Goleta Valley Library Card Friday December 30th 9-11 or 1:30-4:30.

Past events that may happen again: 
State Street (Santa Barbara Parade) is not happening 2022.
Snow Leopard Festival at the Santa Barbara Zoo not currently scheduled

Did I miss anything? What are your favorite local holiday traditions?