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Fun in Santa Barbara: December 2020

It’s almost December and there is so much going on in Santa Barbara this time of the year! From holiday markets to wine tours and fun surf, there is an activity for everyone in the American Riviera. If you still need gift ideas, consider a gift certificate to Santa Barbara Adventure Company! We definitely have an adventure for everyone on your shopping list. And, as the year comes to a close, we would like to wish all of our friends and guests a happy and healthy holiday season. Enjoy the events below, cheers!

Channel Islands Kayaking 

Kayak at Santa Cruz Island and explore Channel Islands National Park. This location offers some of the most beautiful coastal kayaking opportunities in the world! Santa Cruz Island is renowned for its incredible island kayaking, native wildlife, and hiking opportunities.

Downtown Outdoor Holiday Market

Support local small businesses with your holiday shopping this year, and meet local artisans and makers every week November 5 – Christmas Eve (weather permitting). See their website for the detailed schedule.

Tour Santa Ynez Wine Country

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy fine wine and beautiful scenery in the Central Coast wine region. Voted “Santa Barbara’s Best Wine Tour” 2 years consecutively, choose between wine country biking tours, wine and cupcake pairing tours, or shuttle service tours; it is the perfect holiday activity.

Customize your Wine Tour and visit Julefest in Solvang!

Let it Snow at Paseo Nuevo

Enjoy a “snow-cially” distanced good time at the Paseo Nuevo Outdoor Shopping Center in Downtown Santa Barbara with nightly snowfall between 5:30-7:00pm November 27 – December 31.

Surf’s Up!

It is Southern California after all, and 363 days of the year are glorious beach days. The surf generally gets bigger in the winter months, with local surfers stoked to the max. New to the sport? Lessons are a blast, and most people are able to stand up within their first half-hour of learning – sign up for a lesson here.

Holiday Movie Drive-in

Hosted by UCSB Arts & Lectures, celebrate the season with Elf (December 9) or It’s A Wonderful Life (December 16) at the West Wind Drive-in Theatre. Free admission, with food trucks and concessions open prior to movie start.

Are we missing a local socially distanced event this holiday season? Share any additional events or activities in the comments section.

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