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  December
  4
 9:00 AM

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 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4726
 
 
 10:00 AM

Worship
(Santa Barbara)
El Montecito Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship Service
El Montecito Presbyterian Chur, 1455 East Valley Rd., Santa Barbara, CA
We are a congregation which seeks to glorify God the Father, Maker of Heaven and Earth, to affirm the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God’s only divine Son, our Lord, a .....
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  Website
  (805) 969-5041

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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  Website
  (805) 882-0088
 

Shopping
(Santa Barbara)
Folk & Tribal Arts Market Place
Featuring ... Folk & Tribal Arts Market Place
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Collectors, Treasure Seekers, and Holiday Shoppers! The Folk & Tribal Art Marketplace, the largest folk art show in Southern California, returns to Santa Barbara for its 31st year. Treasure seekers will be able to find a fantastic selection of baskets, décor, ethnographic art, furniture, jewelry, pottery, rugs, sculpture, and more. Whether you a .....
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 123
 
 

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 9½ 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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  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 

Other Misc. Event
(Santa Barbara)
Snow Leopard Festival + Sledding at the Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Beautiful and elusive, snow leopards are highly endangered and the subject of celebration at this Zoo event. Kids sled down the Zoo’s “mini-Himalayan” mountains and play in the snow area. There are also snow leopard arts and crafts, and photos with Santa. Cost: festival is free with Zoo admission.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 

Historic
(Santa Barbara)
Designing America: Spain's Imprint in the U.S.
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
, 136 E. De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum and the Fundación Consejo España-EE.UU. invite our members and guests to join us for the opening of Designing America: Spain's Imprint in the U.S.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 966-1601
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Los Olivos)
"California and Beyond"
Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA
Inspired by the beauty of the landscape, these three accomplished painters join together in a must see exhibit of their creations displayed during December at Gallery Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Vall .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 688-7517
 11:00 AM

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
British Art from Whistler to World War II
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Curated by art historian Peyton Skipwith and drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this selection of some 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures presents an overview of British art from around 1890 through 1945. Essentially, the exhibition presents the story of mo .....
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  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Photography
(Santa Barbara)
Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 ..... Adjacent to the “British Art from Whistler to World War II” exhibition, is a series of dramatic World War II photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–1980). Best known for his iconic images of royalty and movie legends and multi-award winning designs for such films as “My Fair Lady,” Beaton created extraordin .....
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  Website
  (805) 963-4364
 
 

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 presentation for families with children five years and under 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
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
"Untitled": Drawing from the Schorr Collection
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Lenore and Herbert Schorr began collecting art in New York City in the 1970s. Since then they have actively supported young artists and upstart galleries as they followed their passion to seek out new and thought-provoking works of art. As time has progressed, so has the impact of some of their earliest acquisitions: by artists Jean-Michel Basquiat .....
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  (805) 963-4364
 
 

Other - Social
(Guadalupe)
Holiday Crafting at The Dunes Center
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA
Come join us at the Dunes Center on Sunday, December 4th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to create your very own nature-themed holiday ornament! This is a great way to experience the Dunes Center and get r .....
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  Website
  (805) 343-2455

Community Improvement
(Guadalupe)
Holiday Crafting at the Dunes Center
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA
Come join us on Sunday, December 4th, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm to create your very own nature-themed holiday ornament! This is a great way to experience the Dunes Center and get ready for the holiday .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 343-2455
 11:30 AM

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
Live Show: “Dino Doc"
Featuring ... Duncan the T. rex
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Does Lily have a cold? The nine-foot-tall duckbill dinosaur has been sneezing a lot! The Santa Barbara Zoo’s three high-tech dinosaurs star in the lively stage show “Dino Doc,” with some help from kids from the audience. These volunteer “doctors” listen to the sick dinosaur’s heartbeat and conduct other tests, just like the real Zoo veterinarian. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 
 12:00 PM

Sky Show
(Santa Barbara)
Cosmic Safari
Gladwin Planetarium - SB Museum of Natural History
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Travel to yet undiscovered planets in the far reaches of space to search for life in the universe. In differing environmental conditions, you'll discover what living creatures might look like on worlds very different from our own. From the giant insect-like life forms on low-gravity planets to the h ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 
 

Fine Art & Sculpture
(Santa Barbara)
LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA
Through sketches, masks and prosthetics, LIFEFORMS: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, explores this legendary makeup artist’s process of creating singular film and television characters and creatures. This is the first exhibition to display the designs of Westmore (BA 1961, Art History) through the development of some of science fiction’s most ic .....
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  Website
  (805) 893-7564
 

Furniture
(Santa Barbara)
Done. Undone. Redone. The Chair
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA
The evolution of the chair has depended upon the human body and the history of previous designs. The challenge of chair design is to balance form and function; it is as important to look at a chair as it is to sit in it. This exhibition explores the morphology of chair design and the 'object-ness' of the chair as a sculptural statement. Works .....
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  Website
  (805) 893-7564
 

Architecture
(Santa Barbara)
Irving J. Gill: Simplicity and Reform
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA
Irving J. Gill (1870–1936) created a distinctive architecture in Southern California, using a refined and abstracted architectural vocabulary which he described as “the straight line, the cube, the arch, and the circle.” This exhibition examines Gill’s architectural language and his experiments with materials and construction. The roots of his idea .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-7564
 
 1:00 PM

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
 
 

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.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 964-3540
 

Train Rides
(Goleta)
Annual "Candy Cane Train"
South Coast Railroad Museum
, 300 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA
The 24th annual "Candy Cane Train," the railroad museum's popular year-end family event, begins Friday, November 25, 2016, continuing through Dec 24. The event runs daily, except for Nov. 28-30, Dec 1, 5-8, and 12-15, when the museum is closed. Event hours are 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov 25 and weekends; 2 to 4 p.m. all other weekdays. Last train .....
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  Website
  (805) 964-3540
 

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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  Website
  (805) 681-7216
 
 1:30 PM

Musical / Revue
(Santa Maria)
Beauty and the Beast
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria, CA
Be swept away into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The Broadway musical tells the timeless tale of Belle, who feels trapped in a provincial town, and a prince who is truly trapped under the spell of an enchantress, in the form of a hideous Beast. If the Beast can learn to love ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
Live Show: “California Tales: Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies”
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Eight-foot-tall grizzly bear Tiny and his animal puppet friends are back for a new show based on a Native American myth from the Tewa Nation, one of the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest deserts. Performances are held at the outdoor Rolling Hill Stage and are free with Zoo admission. Audience seating is on a grassy hillside; no reserved seating.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 
 2:00 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Chapter Two
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
For the holiday season, ETC presents Neil Simon’s heartfelt comedy, Chapter Two. Set in New York during Christmas in the 1970s, this charming and poignant semi-autobiographical story follows the coping and coupling of New York writer and recent widower George Schneider. At the advice of his brother, ........ Presented by Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
 

Other Performance
(Santa Barbara)
What's Up
Gladwin Planetarium
, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA
A truly interactive planetarium show where we discuss constellations, planets and deep sky objects that may be visible in tonight’s sky as well as recent astronomical events.   ($0 - $4)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711
 

Music - Jazz
(Santa Barbara)
Music and Art in the Afternoo
Featuring ... San Marcos High School Jazz Band
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
San Marcos High Band Boosters presents Music and Art in the Afternoon, featuring the San Marcos High School Jazz Band plus other musicians. The San Marcos High School Jazz Band performs, with special guests Jim Connolly The Toy Store Ghost, The Ralph Lowi Trio and Woody Locke and the Sanderlings. With original jazz art by Michelle Thomas. Sponsored .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-8198
 
 
 3:00 PM

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 Gladwin Planetarium
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 682-4711 x 173
 

Circus-like Acts
(Santa Barbara)
Popovich Holiday Circus
Lobero Theatre
, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Voted Best Family Show in Las Vegas! ..... The most beloved family show in the world, featuring European-style circus extravaganza including physical comedy, juggling, acrobats from the Moscow Circus, highly intelligent dogs and even house cats! All our pets are trained using positive reinforcement techniques and enhancing their natural abilities.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
 
 

Dance (Performance)
(Santa Barbara)
Goleta School of Ballet: The Nutcracker
The Marjorie Luke Theatre
, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA
This traditional full-length production features all of our favorite characters: Clara, The Nutcracker, The Rat Queen, The Sugar Plum Fairy and many others. Directors Lisa and Emily Abshere of Goleta School of Ballet have made this production of The Nutcracker a traditional holiday event for over 30 years with students performing from ages 7 to 18 .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 328-3823
 
 

Zoological
(Santa Barbara)
Live Show: “Dino Doc"
Featuring ... Duncan the T. rex
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
Does Lily have a cold? The nine-foot-tall duckbill dinosaur has been sneezing a lot! The Santa Barbara Zoo’s three high-tech dinosaurs star in the lively stage show “Dino Doc,” with some help from kids from the audience. These volunteer “doctors” listen to the sick dinosaur’s heartbeat and conduct other tests, just like the real Zoo veterinarian. .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 962-5339
 
 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
 

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Advent Organ Series - Sundays, December 4th, 11th, 18th; 3:30 p.m
Featuring ... Thomas Joyce, organist
Trinity Episcopal Church
, 1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
The Advent Organ Series at Trinity 3:30 p.m. ADVENT II, III, and IV 12/4, 12/11, 12/18   ($5 - $10)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-7419
 

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Advent Organ Series Concert #1, December 4th, 2016, 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, SB
Featuring ... Chris Davis, piano; Thomas Joyce, organ
Trinity Episcopal Church
, 1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy Tiento - Correa de Arauxo Canzona - Thomas Crecquillon Nun komm der Heiden Heiland - J.S. Bach Prelude from Pour le Piano - Claude Debussy Chorale in A minor - Cesar Franck Pastorale - Alexandre Guilmant   ($5 - $10)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-7419
 

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Advent Organ Series Concert #1, December 4th, 2016, 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, SB
Featuring ... Chris Davis, piano; Thomas Joyce, organ
Trinity Episcopal Church
, 1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy Tiento - Correa de Arauxo Canzona - Thomas Crecquillon Nun komm der Heiden Heiland - J.S. Bach Prelude from Pour le Piano - Claude Debussy Chorale in A minor - Cesar Franck Pastorale - Alexandre Guilmant   ($5 - $10)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-7419
 

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Advent Organ Series Concert #1, December 4th, 2016, 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, SB
Featuring ... Chris Davis, piano; Thomas Joyce, organ
Trinity Episcopal Church
, 1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy Tiento - Correa de Arauxo Canzona - Thomas Crecquillon Nun komm der Heiden Heiland - J.S. Bach Prelude from Pour le Piano - Claude Debussy Chorale in A minor - Cesar Franck Pastorale - Alexandre Guilmant   ($5 - $10)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-7419
 

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Advent Organ Series Concert #1, December 4th, 2016, 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, SB
Featuring ... Chris Davis, piano; Thomas Joyce, organ
Trinity Episcopal Church
, 1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy Tiento - Correa de Arauxo Canzona - Thomas Crecquillon Nun komm der Heiden Heiland - J.S. Bach Prelude from Pour le Piano - Claude Debussy Chorale in A minor - Cesar Franck Pastorale - Alexandre Guilmant   ($5 - $10)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-7419
 

Music - Classical
(Santa Barbara)
Advent Organ Series - Concert #1, Sunday, December 4th; 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church
Featuring ... Chris Davis, piano; Thomas Joyce, organ
Trinity Episcopal Church
, 1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Clair de Lune -Claude Debussy; Tiento -Correa de Arauxo; Canzona -Thomas Crecquillon; Nun komm der Heiden Heiland -J.S. Bach; Prelude from Pour le Piano -Claude Debussy; Chorale in A minor -Cesar Franck; Pastorale - Alexandre Guilmant   ($5 - $10)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-7419
 
 7:00 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
Chapter Two
The New Vic Theatre
, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA
For the holiday season, ETC presents Neil Simon’s heartfelt comedy, Chapter Two. Set in New York during Christmas in the 1970s, this charming and poignant semi-autobiographical story follows the coping and coupling of New York writer and recent widower George Schneider. At the advice of his brother, ........ Presented by Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5400
 

Musical / Revue
(Santa Maria)
Beauty and the Beast
Marian Theatre
, Allan Hancock College Campus, Santa Maria, CA
Be swept away into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The Broadway musical tells the timeless tale of Belle, who feels trapped in a provincial town, and a prince who is truly trapped under the spell of an enchantress, in the form of a hideous Beast. If the Beast can learn to love ........ Presented by PCPA Conservatory Theatre
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 




















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