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Santa Barbara's November Happenings

November 6, 2022

What draws us all to Santa Barbara is the year-round warm weather and sunshine. Whether you’re visiting town, or are a local who wants to experience the fun, fall activities this November, here are some of the events happening in Santa Barbara this month.

Fall For Local Food & Wine

November 3rd-6th

The Santa Ynez Valley makes a great setting for enjoying local foods and wine. Taste of Santa Ynez Valley incorporates everything from wine tastings, local craft beers, afternoon meals and chef-inspired dinners.

Photo courtesy of VisitSYV

Santa Barbara Half Marathon

November 6th

The Santa Barbara Half Marathon is back again and kicking off on Sunday, November 6th. Join the many participants on the 13.1-mile run and 5K course, which starts at Santa Barbara’s beautiful waterfront and stretches through downtown and around Alice Keck Park and Kid’s World. Post-half marathon, reward yourself with lunch at the Nook, or grab a beer next door at Topa Topa Brewing Co. in the Funk Zone.

Full Moon Yoga & Sound Bath

November 8th

Santa Barbara Beach Yoga is hosting Full Moon Yoga & Sound Bath this November 8th starting at 6:30 pm at the Carousel House along the beachfront. Be sure to bring a yoga mat, props you would like to use during the practice, and cozy blankets.

Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Beach Yoga

Miracle - Pear Social

Starting November 11th

It’s that time of year again! The famous Miracle, a Christmas cocktail pop-up, opens its doors again in the Funk Zone starting on November 11th. Enjoy the over-the-top (in the best way) Christmas decor and uniquely crafted festive cocktails. Be sure to make a reservation, as Miracle books out!

Photo courtesy of Miracle Pop-Up

Thanksgiving 4-Miler

November 24th

Before your Thanksgiving meal, join in on Santa Barbara’s Thanksgiving tradition, the Thanksgiving 4-Miler, starting at 9 am. The four-mile course runs through Santa Barbara starting on Hollister Avenue.

Farmer and the Flea Market

November 26th

Located at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, the Farmer and the Flea Market features Santa Barbara’s finest farmers, bakers, chefs, artisans, makers, and more all in one place! Enjoy the live music, food & beverage, and the unique market finds.

Photo courtesy of Farmer and the Flea

Granada Theatre

November 28th

Ready to get in the holiday spirit? A Magical Cirque Christmas will be performing a wonderful Christmas inspired show coupled with live holiday music on November 28th at 7:30 pm at the Granada Theatre.

Photo courtesy of A Magical Cirque Christmas

Music & Entertainment

Arlington Theatre: Jerry Seinfield

November 11th

For all of the comedy fans, enjoy a stand-up comedy show with Jerry Seinfield on Friday, November 11th at 9:30 pm at the Arlington Theatre. Pre-show, grab a dinner reservation at Jane, or stroll down State Street and enjoy a cocktail at the Good Lion located next door to the Granada Theatre.

Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Times

Zaca Mesa Winery

November 11th

Central California’s beloved band, Unfinished Business, will be performing at the Rock ‘n Roll BBW & Concert at Zaca Mesa Winery in Los Olivos on November 11th between 5 pm - 7:30 pm. Unfinished Business will be covering rock ‘n’ roll songs from bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, etc., while dancing, and enjoying exquisite wines and food.

Thanksgiving Day Events & Dinner

Thanksgiving at the Santa Barbara Zoo

November 24th

Looking for a fun activity to do with the family pre-Thanksgiving feast? The Santa Barbara Zoo is open from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Ride the train and visit the many animals at our wonderful zoo exhibits & attractions.

Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Zoo

Thanksgiving Dinner at Coast & Olive

November 24th

If you’re looking to leave the cooking up to someone else this Thanksgiving, Coast & Olive on Coast Valley Road in Montecito will be preparing great dishes for you and your loved ones. Featuring Thanksgiving staples, plus excellent wine & cocktails, you’ll be sure to have a wonderful night! Be sure to make a reservation in advance.

Photo courtesy of Coast & Olive

Thanksgiving Dinner at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel

November 24th

Located in The Dining Room & Terrace at the El Encanto, Thanksgiving dinner will be served for you, your family, & friends. Enjoy dinner and drinks while taking in the views the El Encanto has to offer. Reservations are required.

Photo courtesy of Belmond El Encanto

Poe & Co. Thanksgiving

November 24th

For those of you searching for a Thanksgiving dinner to-go, look no further than Poe & Co. Select between drinks, appetizers, mains, and dessert & enjoy a dish-free holiday!


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