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Santa Barbara Events | November – December 2018


Fall is the perfect time to head to the coast! Stay at AutoCamp Santa Barbara and experience the central coast Airstream hotel everyone’s talking about.


Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

November 3, 8:00 PM

Actor Jeff Goldblum, known for starring in films such as Jurassic Park and The Grand Budapest Hotel, is also an accomplished pianist who shows off his chops with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Goldbaum’s high energy and quirky humor brings the audience to its feet.

Yoga in the Grove at AutoCamp Russian River

November 3rd, November 23rd, and December 1st, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Guests staying with us can enjoy complimentary yoga in the Grove at AutoCamp Russian River. Led by Deneene Bell from local yoga studio, Wild Sage Yoga. Unwind underneath the redwoods before you start your day!

Folded Art: Origami Animals by Robert Salazar

November 10, All Day

On display at the Wilding Museum of Art and Nature, this exhibit features a unique collection of origami animals found in Santa Barbara. From Magpies to Condors, this exhibit has it all. Your $5 entrance fee will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund.


November 11, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Grab a friend and grab your chopsticks! Join Santa Barbara’s top restaurants and chefs as they compete for the title of “Ramen King of Santa Barbara.” Enjoy samplings of Japanese sake and whiskey from Southern Wine and Spirits. Draughtsmen Aleworks will be pouring their special Ramenfest brew.

Succulent Centerpieces

November 16, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Popular during the fall, these pumpkin and succulent centerpieces will bring any tablescape to life. Learn how to create, step by step, these beautiful living centerpieces. Your ticket includes two hours of instruction, a glass of wine and all the materials needed for your succulent centerpiece.

Third Eye Blind at the Chumash Casino

November 16, 8:00 PM

More than 20 years after the success of their self-titled album, San Francisco alternative band heads to the Central Coast to play classic hits such as “Semi-Charmed Life” and “How’s It Going Be”.

Santa Barbara Cerveza Festival

November 17, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Enjoy beer tastings from around Latin America. Taste your favorite beers and indulge in a little food and dancing. All proceeds benefit the development of the Latin American Art Museum of Santa Barbara.

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

November 22, All Day

Bring the whole family to watch elephants, gorillas, giraffes and all of your favorite Zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins. Free with Zoo admission!

Santa Barbara Night Market

November 23, 2018 – December 29, 2019 / Recurring Weekly On Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Santa Barbara will host the first-ever European-style Christmas Night market. Every year, all over Europe, craftsmen, retailers, wineries, and artisans exhibit their goods in a traditional nighttime market. This year, Santa Barbara Night Market LLC is proud to bring this tradition to State Street with the decor, live music, carolers, food, beverages, and goods!

Cupcakes + Wine Tour

November 5 – Recurring Weekly on Mondays – 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

This tasty wine tour features samplings of wine-infused cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes in the heart of Santa Ynez wine country. Your group will be picked up and transported to the Santa Ynez valley where you will stop at a handful of wineries. Have an outdoor catered dinner along with some tasty dessert.


66th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade

December 7, 6:30 PM

More than 65,000 spectators will line the streets of Santa Barbara in anticipation for the town’s only nighttime parade. To officially kick off the holiday season, celebrate with the whole family. Watch marching bands, themed floats, local personalities and soon to be named Grand Marshal!

32nd Annual Holiday Parade of Lights at the Harbor

December 9, 3:00 PM

Starting with fun for the entire family at Santa’s Village, the event begins with a 5-minute fireworks display. Activities at Santa’s village begin at 3 p.m. on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor. 10 tons of snow is brought in for kids and families to play in. Parade of boats begins at 5:30!

Winter Wonderland at Brick Barn

December 15, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Enjoy an adventure around the Brick Barn Wine Estate with a tour of different wines and holiday treats.

The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show

December 16, 7:00 PM

Six-time Grammy Award-winners, The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform originals and holiday favorites. This powerful and uplifting holiday show is just the thing to get you into the spirit of the season!


Brew Years Eve Santa Barbara

December 31, 8:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Ring in 2019 the right way! Celebrate New Years Eve in Downtown Santa Barbara. Your ticket includes unlimited beer from more than ten craft breweries, wine, margaritas, rum cocktails, Moscow mules and more! Live entertainment will include The New Vibe and DJ Hecktik. Photobooth, Shuttles and VIP Cabanas available.

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