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Celebrating the holidays in 2020 is certainly unlike any year before, but you can still get in the holiday spirit with quality entertainment from venues we love, gifts that support our community & support wellness, and more! Thank you for being part of our family.

Read on for ways to make the most of the holidays this year!


Looking for Holiday Entertainment?

Grace Fisher Foundation’s “A Winter Music Showcase” is now available on YouTube!

Filmed and recorded at our own Granada Theatre, this production delivers an inspirational Holiday message during these times. Grace Fisher Foundation’s “A Winter Music Showcase” is an unforgettable program at a special place, during a historic time, supporting a compassionate cause. The full program is now available on youtube,


Stream Virtual Offerings From The Lobero Theatre


Offer These Venues Something Back

The Santa Barbara Bowl and Lobero Theatre are venues with whom we’re proud to be partners. Beyond being world-class performance venues, they’re integral parts of our community’s cultural history.

These venues operate as nonprofit foundations which are dedicated to providing support and funding for performing arts education in the Santa Barbara community. They’re also “green venues” that actively participate in environmental and sustainability initiatives such as BYOBottle.


Looking for Holiday Gifts?

Back in May, we began hi-lighting local businesses who were “going above and beyond amid the COVID-19 crisis”.  We wrote blogs and shared posts and stories on how these Santa Barbara businesses were quick to adapt to unprecedented circumstances, and continued to find ways to serve the community. We called for our community to support those businesses in their time of need. Now, as our county is experiencing the return of strict COVID guidelines, we ask that you support local business as much as possible, by shopping locally this holiday season. 

Life has given us all so much to consider in 2020, and so many are feeling more stressed than usual. If you have people on your holiday gift list who need a little renewal and rejuvenation, CBD bath bombs can make the perfect gift. We’re excited to share this special discount from our friends and partners at Santa Barbara’s very own, My Riviera Life.

Everyone deserves the gift of calmness and inner peace—even you.

* Discount code holidaygift activates 30% off all products.
One time use per person. Expires Jan 1 2021. *

The Santa Barbara Outdoor Christmas Market at Paseo Nuevo is still alive and well and offers a COVID-safe environment for residents to holiday shop! Local artisans and small business owners will be showcasing handmade and unique items perfect for gift giving until December 24th. Cross everyone off your gift list while supporting local.


Looking to Help Others?

We’re fortunate to belong to a community with so many incredible operating nonprofits. In our last newsletter, and recent blogs, we highlighted our involvement with the many nonprofits with whom we’re proud to be partners (view our “Giving Tuesday” blog post).

We’re now taking the opportunity to direct you to a couple of local charities with special campaigns around the holidays that aim to make this holiday a little easier for those in our community who are especially struggling.

We’re very proud to have a history of working with Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, and members of our team have personally donated to and volunteered with PATHSanta Barbara Rescue Mission, and Transition House.

We encourage you to consider donating a little extra this year. 


From all of us,

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