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Santa Barbara Christmas Events and Activites

It’s the holiday season and there is no better time of year to visit Santa Barbara! If you are in town for the holiday and looking for a fun time, here is a list of events and activities that run throughout the Christmas season.

Catch a movie at the Arlington Theater
The Arlington Theater at 1317 State Street will be showing holiday favorites throughout the holiday. This historic theater is a great venue for catching a show. The interior has been decorated to resemble a historic village complete with twinkling lights on the ceiling. Relax and enjoy some ction!

Check out of the holiday lights on the SB Trolley Lights
This 90 minute tour takes you to some of the best light displays in town. Snuggle up with a blanket and enjoy all the flashing decor Santa Barbara has to offer. This tour is offered the 9th through the 22nd, but does often sell out – so call in advance to book your date.

Visit one of Santa Barbara’s beautiful parks
There are several parks through out the city for guests of all ages to enjoy. Chase Palm Park sits across from the shoreline, features a marine themed play structure. Downtown you will find Alice Keck Park Gardens featuring a duck pond and wandering paths. Here is a list of other parks in the Santa Barbara area. For the adventurous at heart, there is also the Channel Islands National Park just off the coast of Santa Barbara.

Book an fun activity for the christmas activities in santa barbaraday
If you love to get out and see the sights, then book a biking tour, kayaking trip or SUP tour. Santa Barbara Adventure Company has trips departing every day and can work with groups big or small. The holidays are best when you can come together and explore – let us help you plan a day of bonding and fun this season.


From our family to yours, Santa Barbara Adventure Company wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope these suggestions help you make the most of the holiday season, and provide fun for the whole family. If you are looking for some more suggestions and tips, check out all the other trips we offer or give us a ring (805-884-9283)  or send us an email and we will be happy to plan an unforgettable adventure customized just for your needs.

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