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Solvang Julefest December 1, 2017 - December 17, 2017

November 16, 2017

One of the top 10 most “Christmassy” towns in America! Enjoy a variety of delightful lights and spirited events during its annual Julefest (Yule-Fest) every December.

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The 32nd Annual Parade of Lights

November 16, 2017

December 10th, 2017 marks the 32nd Annual Parade of Lights! Starting with fun for the entire family at Santa’s Village, the event culminates with a 5-minute fireworks display. The boat parade is preceded by Santa’s Village activities beginning at 3 p.m. on the City Pier in Santa Barbara Harbor (by the boats). Hundreds of families will come out to play in 10 tons of snow and take photos with Santa to get into the holiday spirit. The first 200 children receive free goody bags from Santa’s helpers!

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65th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade

November 16, 2017

More than 65,000 spectators line State Street each year in anticipation of Santa Barbara’s only nighttime parade, the 65th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade!

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Santa Barbara Ranked As Happiest City

October 22, 2017

National Geographic has ranked the Santa Barbara region as one of the happiest cities in the United States.

Dan Buettner, National Geographic, Gallup and New York Times best-selling author and National Geographic explorer, has announced the 25 Happiest Cities in the United States, based on The National Geographic/Blue Zones Index.

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8th Annual Santa Barbara Chowder Fest

October 22, 2017

Chowder Fest is Santa Barbara’s only chowder competition, food festival, and wine and beer tasting event all in one! The 8th Annual Santa Barbara Chowder Fest will take place on November 5 at the beautiful Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara!

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Santa Barbara County Craft Beer Week!

October 22, 2017

Once an afterthought to local wineries, Santa Barbara County’s craft breweries have stepped out of the shadows and made a name for themselves with their creative, hand-crafted brews. With numerous nationally and internationally awarded beers, some of the best breweries in the world are located right here in Santa Barbara County.

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