JULEFEST | SOLVANG | THROUGH JANUARY 5, 2018
Saturday you can take part in free Solvang by Candlelight Walking Tours and Visits with Santa, also known as "yulemanden," in Solvang Park. The Nativity Pageant is also free Saturday. Julefest will wrap up with the annual Christmas Tree Burn at Old Mission Santa Ines early next year.
8 DAYS-AN EDIBLE HANUKKAH COLLABORATION | DEC. 12-18, 2017 | PICO & K'SYRAH CATERING & EVENTS
Starting Tuesday and continuing through December 19th, Chef Drew Terp at PICO Los Alamos and Chef Brooke Stockwell from K'Syrah Catering & Events, are joining forces for a holiday food fest called "8 Days -- An Edible Hanukkah Collaboration. Santa Barbara County winemakers are also set to take part in the event.
"HOME ALONE" LIVE READ | SANTA MARIA | GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH | FRIDAY | 7:00 PM
Central Coast Live Read is benefiting the Ian M. Hassett Foundation with a live read of Home Alone Friday at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Maria. All of the proceeds will go towards the foundation assisting local young, emerging artists.
The holiday parades have moved to the water this weekend. Santa Barbara's Parade of lights will start at 5:30 Sunday evening at the Santa Barbara Harbor. This years theme is Hollywood Holidays. After the boats make their way through visitors can enjoy a fireworks show.
PARADE OF LIGHTS | SATURDAY 7 PM | CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR
If you live in Ventura County head to the Channel Islands Harbor to enjoy its parade of lights. This year's theme is "Fairy Tales Afloat", Activities start at the Channel Islands Harbor at noon, but the twinkling light filled boats officially start making their way down the harbor at seven.
BAKE SALE FOR UNITY SHOPPE | SATURDAY 9-5 | 410 OLIVE ST, SANTA BARBARA
A local kid will be busy spending her weekend baking away. This Saturday Nicole will be selling baked goods at Santa Barbara Design Center. All the proceeds will be donated to the Unity Shoppe. Last year she raised more than $2,000 and this year she hopes to exceed that amount.
GRASSINI GIVES BACK | SUNDAY 12-7PM | 24 EL PASEO, SANTA BARBARA
Love wine and giving back? So does Grassini Family Vineyards! Sunday is their annual charity event including silent auction, wine tasting, and more! This year the money raised will go to Food from the Heart. It all takes place in their new tasting room in El Paseo.