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Christmas is one of the most important times of the year, and we’re all excited for the upcoming Christmas 2019. Spend yours with us this year in gorgeous Santa Barbara at the beautiful Beachfront Bliss! The community spirit here makes for an unforgettable experience, and you’ll be so glad you joined us. Here are some of the things we’re most excited about during Christmas in Santa Barbara this year:

Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade

Kick off December with this yuletide event on State Street—Santa Barbara’s liveliest thoroughfare. The theme this year is “A Tropical Holiday” so it’s a great way to step outside the box this Christmas. Experience this tropical holiday experience through giant balloons, marching bands, and live performances that will blow you away. The best part is that it’s free to attend!

Christmas in Santa Barbara Parade of Lights

If you miss the Holiday Parade on the 6th, check out the Parade of Lights on the 8th! December is jam-packed with events like this. This parade is special, because it happens on the water. Gather with locals and tourists alike who’ve all come out to see this spectacular show on the waterfront.

Santa Barbara Trolley of Lights

This annual, one-of-a-kind tour runs from December 8th – December 21st, and you’ll never experience the wonder of Santa Barbara quite like this anywhere else. Hop onto the open-air trolley for a 90-minute trip around town to admire the many festive light displays.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker ballet is a timeless tradition that we love to celebrate here in Santa Barbara. Come to the gorgeous Granada Theatre on December 21st or 22nd to catch this phenomenal performance. It’s a great reason to check out this famous theatre too, which is a sight to see all on its own!

Christmas Day in Santa Barbara

Dine in style this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Head out to Belmond El Encanto in the foothills, nestled in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the whole area.  They’ll be serving up delectable meals during the holidays in The Dining Room & Terrace. Make your way through several courses of the finest food you’ve ever tasted—but make sure to save room for dessert! They have great seasonal specialties there, like eggnog crème brûlée.

Merry Christmas from the Paradise Retreats Family!

You’re so close to the holiday of your dreams. Here in Santa Barbara, you’ll find a comfortable and beautiful rental in which to make your home-away-from-home this Christmas in Santa Barbara. Simply call us today at 1-805-275-1851 and we’ll help you make the first step toward your 2019 Santa Barbara getaway!