Holiday-themed Events Near Goleta, CA

a town square all decorated for the holidays with holiday lights
Happy Holidays from all of us here at Arrive Los Carneros! At this time of year there are countless community events that can help you to get into the holiday spirit. Whether you have time to travel to a nearby city or you’d rather stay close to your Goleta, CA apartment, you’re bound to find a festive community event that is perfect for you. Keep reading to learn about some of our favorite events happening this year!

Parade of Lights

Join our community this holiday season at the 32nd Annual Santa Barbara Parade of Lights! It’s a boat parade that has over 30 boats decorated in themed holiday lights every year along the Santa Barbara coastline. After the parade there is an exciting firework show! While the parade begins at 5:30 PM on Sunday, December 9th, there are events in Santa’s Village as early as 3 PM, including a play area with 10 tons of snow and a chance to get pictures with Santa!

Santa Barbara Night Market

This year, Santa Barbara is hosting its first ever European-style Holiday Market! Between November 23rd and December 29th, visit this market in the evening for a unique shopping experience with tons of vendors selling holiday-themed items and delicious food, as well as with live music and other family-friendly holiday events.

Holiday on Ice in Paradise

On Saturday, December 17th, Goleta’s ice arena, Ice in Paradise, for an entertaining holiday show on ice! See local skaters of all skill levels perform impressive tricks on the rink, and expect some fun audience interaction as well. If you’d rather just enjoy a winter trip to the skating rink, Ice in Paradise has plenty of convenient hours open to the public.

What do you plan to do this holiday season? Let our community know by leaving a comment below. Thanks for reading our post today!