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  December
  16
 1:30 PM

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 
 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 899-2222
 
 
 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
 
 7:00 PM

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5935
 
 7:30 PM

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 899-2222
 
 

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

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
 
 8:00 PM

Music - Gospel
(Santa Barbara)
The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show
Featuring ... The Blind Boys of Alabama, Preservation Hall Legacy Horns, Ruthie Foster
UCSB Campbell Hall
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA
In a roof-raising music event, six-time Grammy Award-winners The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform hidden gospel gems along with holiday standards and original songs. These “gospel titans” (Rolling Stone) will be joined by New Orleans’ iconic Preservation Hall Legacy Horns with a transformative ope ........ Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-3535
 
 

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
 
  17
 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 899-2222
 
 
 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
  Event Details
  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

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 965-5935
 
 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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 
  18
 8:00 PM

Comedy & Improv
(Santa Barbara)
Colleen Ballinger with special guest Miranda Sings
Lobero Theatre
, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Colleen Ballinger, AKA Miranda Sings, has become an international phenomenon whose YouTube channels has amassed over 12 million devoted subscribers and over two billion views. Colleen has appeared as Miranda on Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and has also been a guest co-host on “The .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
 
 

Music - Rock
(Santa Barbara)
The Brian Setzer Orchestra's 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour
Featuring ... Brian Setzer Orchestra
The Granada Theatre
, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Returning for the second year in a row, original Stray Cat Brian Setzer brings his 19-piece orchestra to The Granada Theatre to whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with his Christmas Rocks! Tour Monday, Dec 18th. The acclaimed show also features music from their latest Christmas album, Rockin’ Rudolph, their three other best-selling holiday .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 899-2222
 
 
  19
 2:00 PM

Dance (Performance)
(Santa Barbara)
Clara in the Land of Sweets
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
Join Inspire Dance Santa Barbara's Performing Groups dancing the story of Clara in the Land of Sweets. There will be swirling dancers, and silly Mice along with your favorite Nutcracker characters. The story begins at a party where Young Clara receives a Nutcracker doll from her Auntie Bess. Young Clara falls asleep later and dreams of her travels .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408
 
 
 5:30 PM

Dance (Performance)
(Santa Barbara)
Colors of the Season
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
Join Inspire Dance Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts and Technique for their 3rd annual holiday showcase Colors of the Season. There will be tap, lyrical, ballet, and excerpts from our newest ballet Clara in the Land of Sweets. Tickets are $ 10.00 for families to see their favorite dancer. Performers are aged 3 years to 18+. Enjoy this celebr .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408
 
 
 7:00 PM

Dance (Performance)
(Santa Barbara)
Clara in the Land of Sweets
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
Join Inspire Dance Santa Barbara's Performing Groups dancing the story of Clara in the Land of Sweets. There will be swirling dancers, and silly Mice along with your favorite Nutcracker characters. The story begins at a party where Young Clara receives a Nutcracker doll from her Auntie Bess. Young Clara falls asleep later and dreams of her travels .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408
 
 
  20
 1:30 PM

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 
  21
 1:30 PM

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 
 7:00 PM

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 
  22
 1:30 PM

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 
 7:00 PM

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 
 8:00 PM

Theatre
(Santa Barbara)
The Sorrow Cart
Featuring ... Dijo Productions
Center Stage Theater (in Paseo Nuevo Mall)
, 751 State Street , Santa Barbara, CA
Dijo Productions presents the West Coast premiere of The Sorrow Cart, a musical play about and for the homeless. All proceeds from the show will benefit The Soldiers Project to assist in aiding our homeless vets.   ($10 - $20)
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0408
 
 
  23
 1:30 PM

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
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 922-8313
 
  31
 9:00 PM

Music - 80s
(Santa Ynez)
New Year's Eve Dance Party
Featuring ... The Boogie Knights + The Spazmatics
Chumash Casino Resort-Samala Showroom
, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
The Boogie Knights and The Spazmatics are returning to the Chumash Casino Resort for its annual New Year’s Eve Dance Party. Both groups are ready to fill your night with flashbacks from the 1970s and ’80s as you dance the night, or should we say year, away. The party kicks off at 9 p.m. on December ........ Presented by Chumash Casino Resort
  Event Details
  Website
  (800) 585-3737
 
  January
  7
 7:00 PM

Music - Misc.
(Santa Barbara)
An Evening with Chris Thile
Featuring ... Chris Thile
UCSB Campbell Hall
, UCSB Campus, Santa Barbara, CA
Mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist Chris Thile returns with a thrilling program of his arrangements of Bach sonatas and partitas, as well as his own compositions. Thile solidified his place in Santa Barbara’s heart as one third of last season’s trio with Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer. Host of A Pra ........ Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 893-3535
 
 
  11
 8:00 PM

Comedy & Improv
(Santa Barbara)
Lewis Black: The Joke's on US Tour
Lobero Theatre
, 33 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA
LEWIS BLACK, GRAMMY Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor and author. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off opti .....
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 963-0761
 
 
  12
 8:00 PM

Music - Classic Rock
(Santa Ynez)
Queen Nation
Featuring ... Queen Nation
Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom
, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Queen Nation is an incredible re-creation of the sights, sound, and showmanship of vintage Queen. Don’t miss this Queen Nation show live in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort!   ($15)... Presented by Chumash Casino Resort
  Event Details
  Website
  (877) 248-6274
 
  13
 1:30 PM

Ballet
(Santa Barbara)
Goleta School of Ballet: The Nutcracker Tutu Suite
The Marjorie Luke Theatre
, 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Goleta School of Ballet presents a very special Nutcracker for their youngest dancers supplemented by an encore performance of your favorite dances from their highest level performers.
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 328-3823
 
 
  14
 1:00 PM

Music - Jazz
(Santa Barbara)
Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra
Featuring ... Jan Nelsen, Ralph “Diz” Mullins
SOhO Restaurant & Music Club
, 1221 State Street, Suite 205, Santa Barbara, CA
The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is excited to kick off 2018 with the swinging big band, Swing Shift on January 14 at SOhO from 1 to 4pm. If you like Count Basie you are going to LOVE this band! These players might not be young, but it’s obvious they love to play and have the “chops” to prove it. Last ........ Presented by Santa Barbara Jazz Society
  Event Details
  Website
  (805) 687-7123
 
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