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  December
  17
 8:00 AM

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
NEW Kindergarten Program at The Knox School of S.B.
The Knox School of Santa Barbara, 1525 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA
The Knox School of Santa Barbara is currently recruiting children for a full-day kindergarten program for the 2018-19 school year.

Young gifted children (ages birth to 8 years) are among the m .....

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  (805) 222-0107
 9:00 AM

Flying
(Santa Barbara)
Paragliding Flights - You Can Fly!
Featuring ... Eagle Paragliding
Eagle Paragliding
, 2650 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight, or a 1 Day Introductory Paragliding Lesson. Age is not a factor on flight park or mountain tandems, and we can get kids 12 and older up fly solo. Elings Flight Park and the Santa Barbara Mountains have an amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands. Experience the advent .....
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  (805) 968-0980
 

Nature
(Santa Barbara)
Water Wise Home Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (a .....
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  (805) 682-4726
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Gleason-Potter Exhibition
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Local plein air artists Kevin Gleason and Chris Potter will showcase the beauty of Santa Barbara’s natural landscapes in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery. From ocean bluffs to woodland trails, Gleason and Potter translate natural hues, plays of light, and idyllic scenes into stylized masterpieces with an animated quality. This selection of .....
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  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 
 9:30 AM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Horseback Riding Tours (VARIOUS TIMES)
Captain Jacks Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
Our $90 trail ride is Kim Kardashian's favorite ride!. This coastal ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Transportation to the ranch is not included. During this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you w ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Kayaking / Canoing
(Santa Barbara)
Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get...in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours is proud to offer our most breathtaking tour ever. This tour combines an ocean kayak tour at the beautiful and famous "smugglers cove" (Refugio Beach) in the morning, where chances are good that the locals will show .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 10:00 AM

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Sailing Cruises (Various Times)
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Sail Center, Santa Barbara, CA
The perfect way to spend your day in Santa Barbara. You'll experience a fun and exciting cruise while enjoying beautiful views of the coast and the channel islands. You'll find plenty of room for you and your guest or a large party. On board you'll find a beer, wine and a soda bar. Light snacks and ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
California Condors
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9˝ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as indivi .....
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  (805) 962-5339
 

Whale Watching
(Santa Barbara)
Fall - Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Southbound Gray Whale Watching
Condor Express - SEA Landing
, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA
The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of .....
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  (805) 882-0088
 

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
Reindeer at the Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
For the first time in its 54-year history, the Santa Barbara Zoo will exhibit reindeer, on view only this holiday season from Wednesday, November 22, 2017, to Monday, January 1, 2018.   ($10 - $17)
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  (805) 962-5339
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Wild Things – Audubon's North American Mammals
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
The artist and naturalist, John James Audubon, famous for his historic work on the Birds of America produced the outstanding work on North American mammals in the 19th century. While many of America’s animals were familiar, they were not described and illustrated in one publication until Audubon and his co-author, the Reverend John Bachman publishe .....
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  (805) 682-4711
 
 
 10:30 AM

Wine Tasting
(Santa Barbara)
$70 Wine Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery,Fox tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or LaFond Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a s .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Tour - Other
(Santa Barbara)
Harbor Kayak Tour
Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor)
, Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara, CA
Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tou ........ Presented by Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
, 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Located in downtown Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (El Presidio SHP) is a 5 1/2-acre park that preserves the site of the last Spanish fortress, or presidio, founded in Alta (Upper) California in 1782. Two of the fort‘s original adobe buildings still exist and are open to the public—El Cuartel and the Cańedo Adobe. .....
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  Website
  (805) 965-0093
 
 11:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
September 17 – December 31, 2017 ..... "Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now" brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography, and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. A distinctive figure in the international legacy of installation art, Soares interweaves themes of love, desire, memory, and time in .....
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  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Solvang)
The Student & The Teacher
Wildling Museum
, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
Theodore Waddell and Isabelle Johnson ..... The Wildling has partnered with the Yellowstone Art Museum to bring you a unique exhibition which pairs the modernist Western landscapes of Theodore Waddell (b. 1941) with those of his former teacher Isabelle Johnson (1901 – 1992). Johnson was a second-generation ranch owner in Montana who loved history .....
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  (805) 688-1082
 
 

Food & Drink - Other
(Santa Ynez Valley)
Wine Tasting With the Winter Pass
Various Tasting Rooms in the Santa Ynez Valley
, Multiple locations, Santa Ynez Valley, CA
Wine Tasting All Winter Long with The Winter Pass Now through January 31, 2018. One Pass--One Price--15 Wineries! The Winter Pass is the ticket to fabulous wine tasting at the premier boutique wineries of California’s Santa Ynez Valley. For just $45, tasters receive one wine tasting at 15 ........ Presented by Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association
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  (800) 563-3183
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Twinkle Twinkle for Little Stars
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
This live presentation for families with young children features a different topic every week. Come back again and again to learn about stars, planets, constellations, and more!   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 11:30 AM

Other Leisure Activities
(Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara County may be known for its wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving rave reviews. The region's micro-breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. On the tour you'll enjoy 3 of the area's prime brewing locations. In Santa Barbara, The Brew House is a lively full service restaurant, and M. Special B .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 12:00 PM

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
The Story of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA
We invite you to experience the Museum’s signature permanent exhibit, The Story of Santa Barbara. Stroll through exquisite galleries which trace the compelling history of “The American Riviera” from the days of the Chumash to the twentieth century.
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  (805) 966-1601
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Santa's Starry Ride
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Join us on a fun-filled trip around the world with Santa and his reindeer. While he is busy delivering his presents, we will be enjoying the different night skies with constellations and stories about them.   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 
 
 12:30 PM

Gliding & Soaring
(Santa Barbara)
Tandem Paragliding Flights
Captain Jack's Tours
, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Captain Jack's Tours offers tandem flights from from the Santa Barbara. There is no prior experience necessary for a tandem flight and age is not a factor. We can get just about anyone up on a tandem flight. Tandem Flights: $150 for 2 flights This flight has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the Channel Islands, and the Santa Barbara Mountains. .....
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  (805) 564-1819
 
 1:00 PM

Historic
(Goleta)
The History Education Center
Rancho La Patera & Stow House
, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, CA
A unique interactive experience ..... This is a new museum at our historic ranch. A century-old working walnut packing shed has been carefully transformed into an education center that tells the story of the Goleta Valley, from Chumash and native peoples up to the present day with a focus on ranching and agricultural stories. The center has been .....
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  (805) 681-7216
 

Model Railroad
(Goleta)
Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale
South Coast Railroad Museum
, 300 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA
A Model Railroad Exhibit in HO-Scale ... Funded in part by a grant from the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation. This operating exhibit depicts the railroad areas of Santa Barbara and Goleta, California during the late-steam/early-diesel era. The museum will be open Friday through Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m.
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  Website
  (805) 964-3540
 

Train Rides
(Goleta)
Annual "Candy Cane Train"
South Coast Railroad Museum
, 300 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA
Candy Cane Train tickets are $4 (adult or child), which includes a ride on the festively-decorated miniature train, an assortment of holiday treats and favors, and a coupon good for a future museum train ride. Extra rides on the Candy Cane Train will be available for $1.50 each. Museum members receive their customary 25˘ discount on all tickets pur .....
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  (805) 964-3540
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
Grayspace Artists Group Show
GraySpace Gallery
, 219 Gray Ave., Santa Barbara, CA
Celebrating 2+ years in the Funk Zone. November 10th — January 7th. Opening Reception: Friday, November 10th, 5–8pm. Featuring ... Peggy Ferris • David Reeser • Scott Gordon • Francis Scorzelli • Stuart Ochiltree • Joan Rosenberg Dent • Nash Rightmer • Dahlia Riley • Gregory Beeman • Carolyn Fox • Geoff Pocock • Pamela Benham • Steven Gilbar • Mic .....
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  (805) 886-0552
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Kid's Space Adventure
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Come and ask questions about space and the universe! Kid’s Space Adventure is an interactive place where you can find answers about the planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, galaxies and much more!   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 2:00 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Spend the holiday season with your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork, the bookish and beau-less Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as the obedient middle sister in t ........ Presented by Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
 

Ballet
(Santa Barbara)
The Nutcracker
Granada Theatre
, 1216 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
No holiday season is complete without a trip to the theatre to see The Nutcracker! One of our most enchanting productions ever, this magical story is always a favorite for audiences of all ages. Our magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree, came all the way from ........ Presented by State Street Ballet
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  Website
  (805) 899-2222
 
 

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Incoming!
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Produced by the California Academy of Sciences and distributed by Evans & Sutherland, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Gladwin Planetarium presents: Incoming! Embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System, following the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided wi ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 
 2:30 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
The Christmas Revels: An Early California Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Lobero Theatre
, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
~ Santa Barbara: December 1835 ~ Delight in the festivities for Anita de la Guerra’s Santa Barbara wedding, as guests Richard Henry Dana and his shipmates share special seasonal traditions with their Spanish hosts, exchanging sea shanties, English carols, and mumming with the fandango, Las Posadas, ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Revels
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  Website
  (805) 963-0761
 
 3:00 PM

Music - Christmas
(Solvang)
"Festival of Carols"
Solvang Veterans Hall, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA
The Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale, Youth Ensemble and Orchestra will fill your heart and ears with the true meaning of Christmas and give you time to slow down and take in the sounds of rich choral ........ Presented by Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 350-4241

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Your Cosmic Quest (en espanol los domingos, in Spanish on Sundays)
Featuring ... Planetarium Show
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what you were actually seeing?   ($0 - $4)... Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 

Music - A Cappella
(Santa Barbara)
“Mysteries of Christmas” Concert
Garden Street Academy - St. Anthony's Chapel
, 2300 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Come join the Quire of Voyces for our Mysteries of Christmas concert in St. Anthony’s Chapel on the campus of the Garden Street Academy. This Christmas Concert features a cappella works by Spanish Renaissance master, Thomas Luis de Victoria, along with beautiful contemporary and modern pieces that ........ Presented by Quire of Voyces
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  Website
  (805) 965-5935
 
 3:30 PM

Presentation
(Santa Barbara)
Shark Sundays
Sea Center
, 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA
Shark Sundays Sundays at 3:30 PM Watch us feed sharks and rays. Observe shark feeding behaviors, and if you're lucky, help us throw in a few pieces too! Included with admission to the Sea Center.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-2526 x 110
 
 7:00 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Spend the holiday season with your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork, the bookish and beau-less Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as the obedient middle sister in t ........ Presented by Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
 

Musical / Revue
(Santa Maria)
Freaky Friday
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria, CA
Disney’s new musical is a polished, peppy, modern fairytale - based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films. When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding.... Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
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  (805) 922-8313
 
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