December Events In Santa Barbara You Don’t Want To Miss

December Events In Santa Barbara

Dear Readers,December Events In Santa Barbara

Happy holidays! It is that time of year again. Your family is making you run around like a crazy person to get the presents they want. On top of that, you constantly worry about if you will have everything in place in time for your holiday meal. Through it all, you rarely take time for yourself.

Let’s change that. You deserve a winter vacation in paradise! Santa Barbara comes alive in December with the sights and sounds of the holidays, but instead of freezing cold weather, it tends to stay nice and warm in our little beach town.  The Eagle Inn is one of the few Santa Barbara hotels on the beachjust minutes away from downtown, the harbor, and the pier.  Our guests often call it their home away from home.

There’s never any shortage of fun things to do in Santa Barbara over the holidays. If you’re planning a  visit, be sure to mark your calendar for these fun events in December.

December Events Near Our Santa Barbara Bed and Breakfast

December Events In Santa Barbara

  • Santa Barbara Parade of Lights – Dec. 10: This year is the 32nd Annual Parade of Lights. The boat parade culminates a whole day of activities that will take place throughout the Santa Barbara City Pier and Harbor. They even truck in snow to get everyone into the holiday spirit. How is that for a holiday Santa Barbara weekend getaway? The best viewing places include Stearns Wharf and the breakwater. The event ends with 5 minutes of fireworks. Time: 3:00 pm. Cost: Free.
  • Pink Martini: A Holiday Spectacular with singer China Forbes – Dec. 2: Start your December Santa Barbara honeymoon right by having the most wonderful time enjoying the sights and sounds of Pink Martini in concert. The little orchestra transforms classic Hollywood musicals into eclectic, modern sounds. Their beloved signer China Forbes returns to headline the show at the Arlington Theatre to give you a night to remember with music from around the world.  Time: 8:00 pm. Cost: Starts at $40.
  • Rudolph Ballet – Dec. 2: You may know the tale, but you never saw it performed like this. Presented by the Lobero Theatre, this ballet retells the story of the misfit reindeer named Rudolph and his misfit friends Heidi the Elf, the Abominable Snowmonster, Yukon Cornelia and the Misfit Toys. It is the perfect start to your Santa Barbara weekend getaway and the holiday season. Our bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, the Eagle Inn is close enough for you to make the show and still enjoy anything else you have planned for that weekend. Time: 2:00 pm. Cost: $25 reserved.
  • Arturo Sandoval, Live at the Lobero Theatre – Dec. 6: Turn your Santa Barbara weekend getaway into a week-long excursion by seeing Arturo Sandoval in concert. The protégé of legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie will take the stage at the Lobero Theatre for one night only. Let him make your evening as he shows off his mastery of the jazz trumpet, flugelhorn, and piano. Time: 8:00 pm. Cost: $105 VIP, $52 section A, $42 section B.
  • Under the Streetlamp: Hip to The Holidays – Dec. 9: Great music and the holidays always go great together, and that continues with the dreamy voices of the four lead singers of the pop quartet Under the Streetlamp as they take the stage at the Granada Theatre. Members of the Tony Award-winning sensation “Jersey Boys”, the quartet will make your night electrifying with their unique take on classic holiday tunes, songs from the American Radio Songbook, and many of your other favorite hits. The concert will make a fitting end to your Santa Barbara honeymoon suite romantic getaway. Time: 8:00 pm. Cost: $35-$48.
  • The Christmas Revels at the Lobero Theatre– Dec. 15, Dec. 16, Dec. 17: A staple of Santa Barbara for 10 years, the Christmas Revels show retells Richard Henry Danas’ visit to Santa Barbara in 1836 for the De la Guerra wedding he wrote about in “Two Years Before the Mast”. The Reveal boasts a large company of actors, singers, and dancers, a brass quintet, a string ensemble, and special guests. Come and celebrate the traditions of the Rancho period in Central California with us. The Eagle Inn is one of the few Santa Barbara inns close enough to the theatre that you can catch all three nights of it.  Time: 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Cost: $49, $39, $29.
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show – Dec. 16: Combining the Deep South gospel movement with New Orleans funk, R&B, and Jazz, the Blind Boys will uplift your spirit with this roof-raising music event at the Arlington Center for the Performing Arts.  The six-time Grammy Award-winners will entertain you with their hidden gospel gems, holiday standards, and their original songs. To make your Santa Barbara honeymoon night more special, the Boys are bringing Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster along with them. Time: 8:00 pm. Cost: $35-$50.
  • Santa Barbara Wine Tours: You cannot go wrong with a few Santa Barbara wine tasting tours. You will find a few of them happening every day, making these tours a great addition to any Santa Barbara weekend getaway or vacation. You can take a different tour each day to see and taste everything the Santa Barbara area offers. Each tour visits three wineries where you can taste the wine, olive oil, and vinegar. Tours will also stop at a local restaurant for lunch or dinner, through the price is not included in the tour. The tour groups also provide door-to-door transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara including the many Santa Barbara boutique hotels including the Eagle Inn. Time: Every day at 10:30 am. Cost: Starts at $70.
  • An Irish Christmas at the Granada Theatre – Dec. 7: Add a little Irish tradition to your Santa Barbara vacation, but going to An Irish Christmas at the Granada Theatre. The show will take you on a journey through the holidays of Ireland with Irish dancers led by World Champion Dancers Scott Doherty, Tyler Schwartz, Connor Reider, and Emily MacConnell. Make your holiday Santa Barbara weekend getaway memorable with the charm and magic of this international celebration of the holiday spirit.  Time: 7:00 pm. Cost: $28-$88.
  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour – Dec. 18: Returning for their second year celebrating the holidays in Santa Barbara, the original Stray Cat Brian Setzer and his 18-piece orchestra will take the stage at the Granada Theatre to give you a dose of retro holiday cheer. The critically-acclaimed Christmas Racks Tour features music from their latest Christmas album, Rockin’ Rudolph, their three other best-selling holiday albums, as well as other original Brian Setzer hits. We have several Santa Barbara hotel deals that will let you make the most of the event, Time: 8:00 pm. Cost: $34-$94.

If you need a fun way to get to the events and festivals, all you have to do is contact our friends at Wheel Fun Rentals. This will give you a whole new way to see the city and the ocean.

The holidays in Santa Barbara are a wonderful time of the year. You get local traditional Christmas cheer along with the naturally warm weather that makes the Santa Barbara area the perfect getaway location. If you need Santa Barbara lodging for any of the above events, look no further than our boutique hotel in Santa Barbara on the beach. The Eagle Inn is just minutes away from local theaters and festivals in the area.  Take advantage of our central location for your Santa Barbara honeymoon or getaway. Call us at (805) 965-3586 or contact us online by clicking here.  We’re looking forward to serving you this holiday season.

Sincerely,

Paul and Staff
Phone: (805) 965-3586
Email: stay@theeagleinn.com
Web: http://TheEagleInn.com

About The Eagle Inn: Located at 232 Natoma Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, The Eagle Inn is one of the best beach side bed and breakfast hotels in Santa Barbara. Relax in comfortable surroundings just steps from the beach. Check the web site for last minute Santa Barbara hotel deals and hotel packages. Follow on Facebook for upcoming Santa Barbara events and Instagram for stunning photos.  Call the front desk at (805) 965-3586 to learn more about hotel discounts and local deals.

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Fall Favorites in the Santa Ynez Valley

As we close the door on the summer season, fall ushers in many beloved Santa Ynez Valley events. Help us celebrate the harvest season with the below events during the months of September and October.

September Events 

Solvang Danish Days
September 15 – 17Solvang Danish Days Admission to Solvang Danish Days is free! Danish Days includes three parades, Danish folk dancers and musicians performing around town, plus other feature events like the Aebleskiver Breakfasts, Viking Encampment, free Saturday evening rock concert line-up, and much more!

71st Annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days
September 22 – 24
The Los Alamos Old Days Celebration is held each year to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western heritage. Highlights of the weekend celebration include free entertainment, two-day Peddlers Mart, and Sunday morning’s Greatest Little Small Town Parade!

Figtoberfest 2017
September 23
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company’s FigtoberFest featuring their FigtoberFest lager, stein specials, German food, music, contests and more. Local Figueroa Mountain Brewing taprooms can be found in Los Olivos and Buellton.

Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest
September 29 – October 2
Celebration of Harvest is a four day wine harvest celebration in Santa Barbara Wine Country featuring wine dinners, vineyard excursions, winery open houses, and the Harvest Experience Passport.

October Events

Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest
October 1 – 31
Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley welcome harvest season in true fall style, as we kick off the 8th Annual Scarecrow Fest and Contest on Sunday, October 1, coinciding with Santa Barbara Wine Country’s “Celebration of Harvest” weekend event. During the month-long Scarecrow Fest, valley businesses and organizations will participate in the contest by featuring a scarecrow of their own creation, posted at their location.

 The Great Grape Stomp at Kalyra Winery
October 14
Voted one of the Central Coast’s best wine events, Kalyra’s Grape Stomp event is fun for the entire family – and yes, you get to stomp grapes right in the vat! Join them for a variety of food truck options or bring your own picnic (no outside alcohol), Grape stomping (costumes encouraged), music all day by The Molly Ringwald Project, games, raffles and of course wine!

Los Olivos Day in the Country
October 21
Join us come rain or shine, for Los Olivos’ most highly acclaimed festival of the year, the popular Day in the Country. This special day is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy country living the way it used to be in simpler times. And best of all, attendance is free!

 
24th Annual Solvang Halloween Haunted House and Street Fest

October 30 – 31
On Monday and Tuesday, October 30 and 31, 2017, City of Solvang Parks and Recreation and City of Buellton Recreation will host the 24th Annual “Halloween Haunted House” and the associated “Halloween Street Fest”, which will thrill visitors with food, fun and spirits. The Haunted House and Street Fest, to be held at, and in front of, the Solvang Festival Theater (420 2nd Street), will run from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM both nights, with a kid-friendlier version of the Haunted House presented both evenings from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Haunted House entry fees are $9.00 per child (13 and under), and $11.00 per adult.

 

 

Still looking for more fun? Check out our Events Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming special events, and take a look at our recurring monthly events as well. 

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Thanksgiving in the Santa Ynez Valley

Thanksgiving Restaurants

With harvest complete and a soft chill in the air, you know that autumn has arrived and Thanksgiving will soon be here. Want the nostalgia of a home-cooked meal but don’t want the stress of cooking for the whole family? You’re in for a treat because there are a bevy of restaurants where you can gather for a feast with friends in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Below is a guide to making the most of your Thanksgiving experience in the Santa Ynez Valley. Here you will find a list of what restaurants and wineries will be open, and which restaurants offer special holiday menus. For the best experience, we highly recommend calling the restaurants and tasting rooms ahead of time to ensure they still have seating availability.

But what other things to do on Thanksgiving can you partake in, especially if you have relatives to entertain? How about a little adventure on Thanksgiving Day? Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding will be open for rides on Thanksgiving. Call (805) 944-0493 to make your reservation.

Want to work off that pumpkin pie with some fun people for a good cause? Bring your family and friends to City of Solvang’s turk-tastic 5k Turkey Trot on Friday, November 24. Also, make sure to check out our Events Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Once you’ve experienced Thanksgiving in the Santa Ynez Valley, you’ll want to keep coming back again and again. We have plenty of restaurants, hotels, things to do and outdoor activities to keep you and your family entertained year-round.

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

Aebleskiver Café  446 Alisal Road, #5 (805) 688-1250  9:00am – 7:00pm
Alisal River Grill & Terrace 150 Alisal Road Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-7784 Breakfast: 7:00am – 11:00am; Lunch: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Aly’s by Alebru Restaurant 451 2nd St
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 697- 7082 Special seating times 3:30pm & 6:30pm (Set Menu)
Big Bopper Drive-In  1510 Mission Dr.  (805) 688-6018  10:00am – 7:30pm
Bit O’Denmark Restaurant 473 Alisal Rd #A Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-5426 7:30am – 8:00pm (Turkey Dinner)
Bob’s Well Bread Bakery 550 Bell St
Los Alamos, CA 93440
(805) 344-3000 8:00am – 11:00am
Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn 3539 Sagunto St
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-4142 Seating times 1:00pm & 6:00pm (Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet)
Burrito Loco 175 McMurray Rd
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 693-5692 8:00am – 4:00pm
Chumash Casino 3400 CA-246
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 686-0855 Cafe:Turkey Dinner;Buffet:Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Coffee Cabin 264 E Hwy 246 Buellton, CA 93427 (805) 686-1717 7:00am – 5:00pm
Copenhagen Sausage Garden 1660 Copenhagen Dr
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 697-7354 6:30am – 1:00pm
Danish Mill Bakery & Café  1682 Copenhagen Dr.  (805) 688-5805  7:00am – 2:00pm
Ellen’s Danish Pancake House 272 Ave Of The Flags Buellton, CA 93427 (805) 688-5312 6:00am – 12:00pm
First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn  409 First Street  (805) 688-1703  5:30pm – 8:30pm – reservations required
Hummingbird Café  453 Atterdag Road  (805) 403-7100  11:00am – 5:00pm
Little Mermaid/La Sirenita Restaurant 1547 Mission Drive  (805) 688-8281  8:00am – 7:00pm
Mad & Vin at The Landsby 1576 Mission Dr Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-3121 3:30pm – 9:00pm / MENU
Mustard Seed 1655 Mission Drive  (805) 688-1318  please call ahead for hours
Olsen’s Bakery 1529 Mission Dr Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-6314 7:00am – 1:00pm
Paula’s Pancake House 1531 Mission Dr Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-2867 6:00am – 3:00pm
Pea Soup Andersen’s 51 E Hwy 246
Buellton, CA 93427
(800) 732-7687 7:00am – 10:00pm
Red Viking Restaurant 1684 Copenhagen Dr Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-6610 9:00am – 4:00pm
Root 246 420 Alisal Rd
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-8681 Breakfast 7-10AM; Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet reservations accepted from 12-7PM
Solvang Brewing Company 1547 Mission Drive (805) 688-2337  11:00am – 10:00pm
Solvang Restaurant 1672 Copenhagen Dr Solvang, CA 93463 (805) 688-4645 6:00am – 3:00pm
Subway  1641 Mission Drive  (805) 688-7650
The Bistro at Hadsten House  1450 Mission Dr.  (805) 688-3210  seating times: 2:00, 2:30, 4:00, & 4:30
The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table 2436 Baseline Ave
Ballard, CA 93463
(800) 638-2466 3:00pm – 8:00pm set menu; reservations required
The Bear and Star 2860 Grand Ave
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 686-1359 Breakfast menu served from 7-10AM; Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet reservations accepted from 12-7PM/ MENU
The Starting Gate at the SYV Marriott 555 McMurray Rd Buellton, CA 93427 (805) 688-1000 Thanksgiving Buffet  from 11:30am – 4pm  and Thanksgiving dinner in the evening
The Willows at The Chumash Casino  3400 CA-246
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
 (805) 686-0855 2:00pm – 9:00pm / MENU
Viking Garden 446 Alisal Rd
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-1250 9:00am – 7:00pm

Wineries / Tasting Rooms Open Thanksgiving Day 

Barbieri Wine Company 2369 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA  93441 (805) 688-8882 12:00pm- 3:00pm
Community Craft 2446 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos CA 93441 (805) 338-1403 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company 45 Industrial Way
Buellton, CA 934272363 Alamo Pintado Ave
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 694-2252 ext. 110 

(805) 694-2252 ext. 343

12:00pm – 3:00pm 

 

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Kalyra Winery 343 N. Refugio Road
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 693-8864 10:00am – 1:00pm
The Good Life 1672 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-7111 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Summer Fun in the Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez Summer Vacation

Summer Fun in the Santa Ynez Valley
Wow, it seems like summer just started and it’s already time to think about going back to school. Have no fear – there is still plenty of summer fun here in the Santa Ynez Valley! Our towns of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang will make the last days of summer the best. There is so much to do that you just might want to schedule a weekend getaway in Santa Ynez this August. With wine tasting, summer outdoor activities, and plenty of fun family options, we’re here to help you get the most out of your summer.
Head out to the Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard in Los Olivos on Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19 to celebrate the birthday weekend of Fess Parker with wine and fun.
Santa Ynez Summer Vacation
2017 Revisiting Vintage 2009 Tasting Event: This year guests will taste wines from a single fantastic vintage, 2009 including Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir, Clone 115 Pinot Noir, Pommard Clone Pinot Noir, Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah and Crockett.  Tickets are $50 for Wine Club members, and $75 for a limited number of Wine Club member guests.
Movie Night – “Davy Crockett – King of the Wild Frontier”: Settle in for the evening on the lawn and under the stars! Food and wine will be available to purchase. The evening starts with music by Drive-In Romeos playing their rocking rhythm and blues. Tickets are $20 per person, and $10 for kids 12 and under.  All ticket sale profits will be donated to Old Yeller Ranch Rescue, a 501c3 dedicated to rescuing dogs that have run out of shelter time.
Santa Ynez Summer Vacation
Don’t Forget! August is the last month for wine tasting using the Summer Pass from the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association. Enjoy 14 samples at various tasting rooms throughout the Santa Ynez Valley for just $45, through August 31, 2017.
Mark your calendar for these August events in Santa Ynez Valley:
Here are some last-minute summer fun activities you and your family can enjoy during your Augustvacation to Santa Ynez Valley:
  • Solvang Third Wednesday: August 16. Solvang sponsors a special celebration to walk, shop, wine and dine. Enjoy wine and beer tasting, special discounts at local merchants, a farmers market, 3-course meal deals at local restaurants, music in the park and more.
  • Solvang Festival Theater: “Newsies The Musical” runs from ThuSanta Ynez Summer Vacationrsday, July 27 through Sunday, August 20. The Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon tells the story of a band of underdogs who take on the most powerful names in New York in a fight for what’s right. “Twelfth Night” runs from Thursday, August 24 through Sunday, September 10. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Shakespeare’s laugh-filled play combines low pranks with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with sublime poetry and exquisite songs.
  • Bobby Brown and Tony, Toni Tone Live on Stage: Friday, August 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m. at Chumash Casino Resort. Tickets are $55, $65, and $75.
  • In the Vineyard & On the Farm: Saturday, August 5, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe’s local farm. Dine with the winemaker, chef, and farmer at this annual farm-to-table event. The afternoon begins with passed hors d’oeuvres on the lawn. Guests can take tours to learn more about the organic vineyard and Cafe Farm. Chef Chris Joslyn will prepare a three-course dinner from freshly picked Cafe Farm produce and a main course with meat from a local ranch. Tickets are $125 per person, including tax and gratuity for this not-for-profit fundraising event for the Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Community. Tickets sell out each year, so make reservations now.
  • Cachuma Lake Summer Wildlife Cruises: Through October. Friday, 3-5 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-Noon & 3-5 PM; Sunday, 10 AM-Noon. Park Naturalists guide you on a 2-hour lake cruise aboard a 30-passenger pontoon boat. Cachuma Lake is a thriving habitat for a great variety of wildlife, birds, fish, trees, and plants. In summer, wildflowers spangle the hills, resident birds can be seen displaying and building nests, and fawns appear with does. Adults $15, Kids $10 – ages 5-12, no children under 5.
Santa Ynez Summer Vacation

    • 13th Annual Wheels ‘n Windmills Car Show: August 26, 2017. Car enthusiasts will love this local charity vintage car show. A new GM Performance Parts V8 engine will be raffled off during the Car Show Awards Ceremony.
    • Movies in the ParkFree family entertainment. The fun begins at 7:30; movies begin at dark. Popcorn and hot chocolate for sale, $1 each. August 4 – Star Wars: Rogue One and August 18 – The Jungle Book at Solvang Park. August 11 – Mary Poppins at Buellton Oak Park.
    • Free Live Concerts in Solvang ParkConcerts run from 5-8 p.m., and include edible treats for purchase. August 2, T-Bone Ramblers (Classic Rock), August 9, David Yarnell (Country/Easy Listening), August 11 (Friday), LiveWire (Classic Rock), and August 16, Cuesta Ridge (Progressive Bluegrass) – this is also a Solvang 3rd Wednesday evening.
    • Music Under the Stars: Recurring event on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at The Vineyard House on Sagunto Street in Santa Ynez. Reservations suggested! August 2 Steve Ochoa Trio, August 9 Off The Grid Unplugged, August 16 Wine Country Jazz, August 23 T-Bone Ramblers and August 30 Steve Ochoa Trio.
IT’S COMING!!! The countdown is on for our annual celebration of Danish Days from September 15-17. Overall admission is free, but individual events require tickets: Saturday and/or Sunday morning Æbleskiver Breakfasts, and the “Dane For A Day” VIP Package. Get your tickets now, while they last!
Come Visit Santa Ynez Valley in August! 
 Santa Ynez Summer Vacation
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Top Reasons to Spend June in the Santa Ynez Valley

June weekend getaway in Santa Ynez

According to the song from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Carousel, “June is bustin’ out all over!” That is so true right here in Santa Ynez Valley that we don’t know if one month can even hold all the fun we have in store! Our towns of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang have put together some great activities to get your summer off to a rollicking start. We’ve got reasons galore for you to schedule a June weekend getaway in Santa Ynez.

Summer PassOne of the things people like to do most on a visit to Santa Ynez Valley is enjoy samples of some of the local wines, but that can be difficult to accomplish in just one weekend. That’s why the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association is offering The Summer Pass. Take your time and enjoy samples at various tasting rooms throughout the Santa Ynez Valley for just $45, through August 31, 2017.

And don’t miss the Solvang Third Wednesday celebration on June 21. This is a day to walk, shop, wine and dine – all in the village of Solvang:

  • Participating Solvang wine tasting rooms, wine bars and beer bars offer a special discounted tasting opportunity with the Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk (3-7p.m.), where you can enjoy 2 tastings at 5 places of your choice, for just $20 per person.
  • Participating Solvang merchants offer 3rd Wednesday deals on merchandise and the Solvang Farmers Market offers freshly-harvested produce and gourmet goods.
  • Select Solvang restaurants feature a special 3-course Solvang 3rd Wednesday menu. The 3-course menus include ingredients sourced straight from the Market.
  • Since it is the “longest day of the year,” we’ll be celebrating “Midsommer Musik” with free, live music throughout the Village of Solvang, from 12 noon to 12 midnight.
But wait, there is more!
Dads, Grads, Olives and More June Activities in Santa Ynez Valley
There are plenty of fun events in Santa Ynez Valley all month long, but don’t miss these special June activities in the Santa Ynez Valley:
  • Three Cheers for Dad! Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18, but instead of another tie this year why not spoil dad with a trip to Santa Ynez Valley? What does he like to do most? Whether he enjoys beer, wine, great food, golf, biking, hiking, gaming, or just spending time with his loving family, we can make it all happen right here.
  • Congratulate the Graduate! If your amazing student is graduating from high school or college, bring him or her to Santa Ynez Valley for a celebration weekend. We can hook you up with some great family adventures like horseback riding, hot air ballooning, or even soaring.  
  • Father’s Day “BBQ-Out-Back”: Follow the Father’s Day BBQ signs to The Bear and Star’s back garden for a casual and social barbecue picnic experience. Guests will enjoy a “down home” cooked meal prepared from our 30′ custom reverse-flow Texas smoker and view the tender meats and treats coming hot off the grill. Musical artist Colby Lee Huston will perform throughout the day in the back garden. No reservations are accepted for this event and seating is unreserved group seating at picnic-style tables. The Bear and Star will also be serving our complete fresh ranch menu on Father’s Day for lunch and dinner in the restaurant. More info here.
  • Community Day At Wildling Museum: Free admission day to the Wildling Museum. You can see current exhibits, shop the gift store, buy work by the feature local artist and get creative at the drop-in art activity. A fun family event. (All day on Wednesday June 21st, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463, Free admission, Call (805) 686-8315) more info here.
  • Let the Romance Begin! We can’t tell you how many people fall in love in the Santa Ynez Valley. With our balmy days, romantic nights, and welcoming communities, it’s hard not to. Whether you’re new to a relationship, getting engaged, getting married, going on a honeymoon, or celebrating an anniversary, this is the place to be. We’re here to help plan a joyous bachelorette party, an elegant wedding at one of the local vineyards or venues, or the most romantic honeymoon ever.
  • Old Santa Ynez Day is a fun-raising day for local schools. Join us June 10 for this long-standing day of festivities in downtown Santa Ynez featuring a parade, booths, food and FUN. Organized by Santa Ynez Valley Elks Lodge #2640.
  • Enjoy the Sport of Kings: The 6th Annual SYV Polo Classic returns to Piocho Ranch at Happy Canyon Vineyard in Santa Ynez on June 24. All guests are invited to dress for the occasion, with creative hats for the ladies encouraged. At the conclusion of the featured match, an awards ceremony is conducted at midfield for guests to gather, mingle with the players, and view the presentation of awards.
  • The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cooking Demo and Lunch – Saturday, June 10th, Noon – 2:00 The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook is a must-have for anyone who loves to camp in style and enjoys delicious food prepared in the great outdoors. And now the Gourmet Girls, as well as Buttonwood’s own Gourmet Girl At Large (Seyburn Zorthian) will take you on a virtual campout under the beautiful Buttonwood trees. See the demo, taste the results and pair with estate grown wines. Ticket price includes lunch with wine and a copy of the cookbook, which the Gourmet Girls will be happy to sign.
  • Movies in the Park – Friday, June 16, at Buellton Oak Park, 401 Sycamore Drive, Buellton. Friday, June 23, at Solvang Park, corner of Mission Drive & First Street, Solvang. Fun starts at 7:30pm. Movies start at dark. Fun for the whole family with fresh popcorn and hot chocolate. Bring a blanket or chairs. Call (805) 688-PLAY for showings.
Movies in the Park
  • The Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents the enchanting “Beauty and the Beast” at the outdoor Solvang Festival Theater from June 15 through July 2, 2017. You’ll be swept away in this “tale as old as time.” The Broadway musical tells the story of Belle, who feels trapped in a provincial town, and a prince who is trapped under the spell of an enchantress in the form of a Beast. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the spell will be broken and he will be returned to his former self. If not, he and his household will be doomed for all time. There is a Father’s Day Special happening on Sunday, June 18. Take Dad to the theatre and enjoy 25% off the adult single ticket.. Order online and use coupon code BEAUTY18 (no limit).
The Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents the enchanting “Beauty and the Beast”
Just when you’ve caught your breath from June, it’s time to start thinking ahead. Make plans now to celebrate the 4th of July with us, and don’t forget the annual celebration of Danish Days from September 15-17.
Danish Days
Visit our website at VisitSYV.com before coming to the Santa Ynez Valley for a listing of Santa Ynez hotels and Santa Ynez Valley restaurants. You’ll also find a complete listing of things to do in Santa Ynez Valleyin case this hasn’t given you enough ideas!

 

VisitSYVAbout VisitSYV.com: Visit Santa Ynez Valley provides listings of the best Santa Ynez wineriesbest places to eat in SolvangSanta Ynez hotels and inns, and things to do in Santa Ynez Valley. Visit the website at www.VisitSYV.com for complete travel and visitor services. “Like” the Facebook page for ideas on planning Santa Ynez vacations. Email info@VisitSYV.com for help planning your next vacation in the Santa Ynez Valley.

 

How To Plan The Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

“Santa Barbara bed and breakfast provides family vacation ideas…”

Cheshire Cat Inn is one of the downtown hotels in Santa Barbara that families choose because of its central location to Santa Barbara family activities. Visitors from all over the world come to Santa Barbara for the quintessential California summer vacation. There are so many fun things to do while on a family vacation.

To ensure guests are aware of the many fun Santa Barbara attractions, Cheshire Cat Inn reviewed several fun things to do in Santa Barbara with kids of all ages. The following Santa Barbara kids activities are enjoyable, affordable and entertaining. The selections were chosen based on location, reputation, cost, and entertainment opportunities. These fun kids activities will help you plan the perfect summer vacation in Santa Barbara.

If you are looking for fun family activities that will complement your stay at Cheshire Cat Inn, bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, consider the following options.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family VacationThe Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has twelve exhibition halls that feature a life-size 72-foot Blue Whale Skeleton, birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, and the Chumash Indians. Guests experience the wonder of space exploration in the Gladwin Planetarium. The Museum also owns and operates the Ty Warner Sea Center located on historic Stearns Wharf. Visit the websiteand Facebook page or call 805-682-4711 for more information.

Santa Barbara Zoo – Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

Santa Barbara Zoo - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family VacationThe Santa Barbara Zoo is celebrating its golden anniversary with plenty of fun family activities. With 30 acres and 500 animals, visitors need a map to be sure they see Condor Country, the pair of realistic high-tech dinosaursin the “Dino Doc” show, the two baby giraffes, and many more animals in naturalistic habitatsVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805-962-5339 for more information.

Santa Barbara Land and Sea Tours – Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

Santa Barbara Land and Sea Tours - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family VacationSanta Barbara Land and Sea Tours is Santa Barbara’s original amphibious tour vehicle. Guests climb aboard the LAND SHARK for a personally narrated 90-minute land and sea tour adventure and enjoy exquisite views of the Santa Barbara coastline, the American Riviera, and the Santa Ynez Mountains as seen only from a boat at sea. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-683-600 for more information.

Quinlan Museum – Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

Quinlan Museum - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family VacationThe Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library is dedicated to the love of dolls, teddy bears, books and the support of doll and teddy bear artists. Visit the historical and literary galleriesTea Roommuseum store or browse through the library collectionVisit the website or call 805-730-1707 for more information.

Chase Palm Park Antique Carousel – Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

Chase Palm Park Antique Carousel - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family VacationThe Chase Palm Park Antique Carousel in Santa Barbara was made in North Tonawanda, New York, by the Allan Herschell Company in 1917. Herschell was the largest manufacturer of these flights of fancy during the Golden Age of carousels. Old-fashioned calliope music plays as the carousel turns. The carousel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Visit their Yelp page or call 805-963-9463 for more information.

Planning the perfect Santa Barbara family vacation can be a challenge.

Part of Cheshire Cat Inn’s commitment to excellence includes providing entertainment suggestions for Santa Barbara family activities. With so many Santa Barbara attractions, planning the perfect Santa Barbara family vacation can be a challenge. This review aims to save guests of Cheshire Cat Inn from the effort of researching family vacation ideas on their own. We hope this information helps you make an informed decision.

About Cheshire Cat Inn – Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambiance and family fun for Santa Barbara Inns. After a day of entertaining the kids, parents can reward themselves with the Inn’s quaint Victorian charms and spa treatments. Special pricing makes this ideal as Santa Barbara’s Great EscapeVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

Cheshire Cat Inn Highlights 5 Santa Barbara Restaurants

Santa Barbara, CA – Cheshire Cat Inn (www.cheshirecat.com), a downtown bed and breakfast hotel highlighted five popular Santa Barbara restaurants this month on their blog. Cheshire Cat Inn often receives requests from their guests asking for the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. Travelers to the area will benefit from this informative review. Read the full review here..

Cheshire Cat Inn is a charming Victorian Santa Barbara bed and breakfast that featuresJacuzzi suitesdaily breakfast and wine/hors d’oeuvres offerings, and attractive package offers that are sure to enhance the quality of your stay in Santa Barbara.

“Our Santa Barbara Inn often works closely with Santa Barbara Restaurants.  We are always quick to recommend these fine restaurants to our guests.”  said Andrea Dunstan, Innkeeper

To ensure guests are aware of the many fine dining options to complement their stay at the Santa Barbara bed and breakfast, Cheshire Cat Inn reviewed several Santa Barbara restaurants. The Inn wanted to make sure that any restaurant it recommends to guests has the finest food served in the most comfortable surroundings.

The selections were chosen based on a variety of cuisines, guest reviews, and concern for increasing the enjoyment of the Santa Barbara experience. These Santa Barbara restaurants are all dedicated to providing guests with the finest dining experience possible.

After thorough consideration, Cheshire Cat Inn named the following Santa Barbara Restaurants as its top five favorites: Olio e Limone RistoranteBouchon Restaurant,Arigato SushiScarlett Begonia, and Brophy Brothers. If you are choosing a restaurant to complement your stay at a bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, consider these five Santa Barbara restaurants.

About Cheshire Cat Inn – Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambience and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s quaint Victorian charmsspa treatments, and special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great EscapeVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

Montecito Realtor Highlights Top Central Coast Wealth Advisors

Coldwell Banker’s Barbara Reaume is an experienced Montecito realtor specializing in Montecito homes for sale. Barbara helps home sellers and home buyers navigate the sometimes tricky world of Santa Barbara real estate by providing both home buying tips and house staging tips.

Santa Barbara real estate agent Barbara Reaume often works closely with Central Coast wealth advisors to help clients locate luxury houses for sale or to provide information on using properties as part of a wealth management strategy.

In an effort to ensure home buyers and home sellers have access to current information about asset management strategies, Barbara Reaume reviewed several Central Coast wealth advisors. The Santa Barbara realtor wanted to make sure that financial advisors who work with her clients have the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.

The final selections were chosen based on reputation in the wealth management industry and a proven ability to meet the needs of clients. These Central Coast wealth advisors are dedicated to showing clients how to buy a home as part of a wealth preservation strategy.

After thorough consideration, Barbara Reaume chose the following Central Coast wealth advisors as her favorites: Daniel Babai, Greg Franklin and Craig Allen. If you are looking for an asset management specialist, consider the following Central Coast wealth advisors.

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Daniel Babai – Morgan Stanley – Top Central Coast Wealth Advisors

Daniel Babai is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He focuses on assisting with long-term financial planning and developing qualified plans for clients through the use of both traditional and alternative investments. He incorporates frequent contact and performance reviews to assess progress made towards helping clients achieve their financial goals. Visit the Morgan Stanley website and the Daniel Babai LinkedIn page or call 800-874-0282 for more information.

Montecito Realtor Highlights Top Central Coast Wealth Advisors   Santa Barbara Real Estate Resources

Greg Franklin – The Wealth Pilot – Top Central Coast Wealth Advisors

Greg Franklin, owner of The Wealth Pilot, became a wealth management advisor in 1984 after earning both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business management and economics. Under his direction, the company has become one of the highest-rated wealth management firms in Central California. This independent wealth management advisor specializes in asset wealth management and wealth management consultingVisit the website or call 805-541-8444 for more information.

Montecito Realtor Highlights Top Central Coast Wealth Advisors   Santa Barbara Real Estate Resources

Craig Allen – Montecito Private Asset Management – Top Central Coast Wealth Advisors

Craig Allen of Montecito Private Asset Management offers investment management, financial planning, and business consulting services. Allen works to develop customized solutions that may include portfolio management, a comprehensive financial plan, a business or marketing plan, company analysis, or a combination of services. Visit the website or call 805-898-1400 for more information.

Finding top Central Coast wealth advisors can be a challenge.

Are you looking to buy a home in Santa Barbara?  Buying a home in Santa Barbara is an integral component of a smart investment strategy.  For most people, buying a home is the largest purchase they will make in their lifetime.  Before you buy that dream home, consider a strategy session with one of these top four wealth management advisors.  This review aims to save clients who are buying a Santa Barbara home the effort of researching wealth advisors. We hope this information helps you make an informed decision.

Montecito Realtor Highlights Top Central Coast Wealth Advisors   Santa Barbara Real Estate Resources

Montecito Realtor Highlights Top Central Coast Wealth Advisors   Santa Barbara Real Estate Resources

About Barbara Reaume – Barbara Reaume is a professional Santa Barbara and Montecito realtor with over thirty years of experience. Barbara Reaume offers advice on buying a single family homefinding a condo, or purchasing land as an investment.  For help with your Santa Barbara relocation strategy visit her website and Facebook page or call 805-610-5403 for more information or to request a quick quote.

Montecito Realtor Highlights Top Central Coast Wealth Advisors   Santa Barbara Real Estate Resources

Montecito Realtor Highlights Top Central Coast Wealth Advisors   Santa Barbara Real Estate Resources
About Barbara Reaume Barbara Reaume is a real estate expert working for Coldwell Banker Montecito. She started her career as a real estate agent in 1984 and offers over 3 decades of experience in real estate sales. Specialties include Montecito real estate, Santa Barbara real estate, Santa Barbara homes, real estate financing In Santa Barbara, Montecito relocation, Santa Barbara relocation, short sales and foreclosures. Do you have specific questions about buying or selling real estate in the Santa Barbara area? Ask to be setup on Barbara’s email-based home search to get instant alerts on price reductions and new Santa Barbara homes for sale in the area. Contact Barbara Reaume by email (barbara@barbarareaume.com), phone (805-610-5403) to find out the value of your home, discuss your options. Connect on Google+ https://plus.google.com/103753350598984606081/about

Top 100 Santa Barbara Realtors / Montecito Realtors Named by SBAOR

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Santa Barbara Association of Realtors (SBAOR) released the top producing Santa Barbara Realtors / Montecito Realtors for the first quarter 2013.

SBAOR represents approximately 1,200 Santa Barbara Realtors and Montecito Realtors from all real estate specialties including residential home sales, luxury mansions for sale, commercial sales, short sales, development, property management and appraisals. Each quarter, SBAOR ranks each Realtor by the total dollar volume and number of listings for single-family homes and condominiums.

One of the Realtors named in the top 100 list, Barbara Reaume, of Coldwell Banker Montecito, remarked;

“The real estate market continues to improve in Santa Barbara County. I’ve had several unique opportunities this quarter due to the recovering housing market, and I’m grateful to be recognized by SBAOR.” said Reaume.

SBAOR Montecito realtors such as Barbara Reaume help home buyers and sellers navigate the complex real estate process by specializing in Santa Barbara relocationluxury houses for sale,home buying tipsMontecito relocationMontecito homes for saleSanta Barbara homes for sale,Carpinteria real estate, house staging tips and short selling a home on a budget.

Barbara Reaume understands the drive to own a home; she draws from 30 years of experience as an established realtor. Home buyers looking for the best places to buy a home in Santa Barbara, consider speaking with a top 100 realtor from SBAOR. Selling your home without a realtor is time consuming and often leads to legal issues.

Barbara offers a free guide entitled “12 Smart Questions To Ask Your Realtor” athttp://www.BarbaraReaume.com. Learn how to find a good real estate agent and how to sell your home fast in Santa Barbara County. Ask to be setup on Barbara’s email-based home search to receive instant alerts on price reductions on new homes for sale in Santa Barbara, CA. Connect socially on Barbara Reaume’s Google+ page and Facebook fan page.

To learn more about SBAOR and to find a realtor in Santa Barbara, visit http://www.sbaor.com

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Cheshire Cat Inn Highlights 5 Santa Barbara Restaurants

“Cheshire Cat Santa Barbara Inn recommends top 5 Santa Barbara restaurants…”

Cheshire Cat Inn is a charming Victorian Santa Barbara bed and breakfast that featuresJacuzzi suitesdaily breakfast and wine/hors d’oeuvres offerings, and attractive package offers that are sure to enhance the quality of your stay in Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara bed & breakfast often recommends Santa Barbara restaurants that guests can enjoy after a day of biking, sailing, or family activities in Santa Barbara.

To ensure guests are aware of the many fine dining options to complement their stay at the Santa Barbara bed and breakfast, Cheshire Cat Inn reviewed several Santa Barbara restaurants. The Inn wanted to make sure that any restaurant it recommends to guests has the finest food served in the most comfortable surroundings.

The selections were chosen based on a variety of cuisines, guest reviews, and concern for increasing the enjoyment of the Santa Barbara experience. These Santa Barbara restaurants are all dedicated to providing guests with the finest dining experience possible.

After thorough consideration, Cheshire Cat Inn named the following Santa Barbara Restaurants as its top five favorites: Olio e Limone Ristorante, Bouchon Restaurant, Arigato Sushi, Scarlett Begonia, and Brophy Brothers. If you are choosing a restaurant to complement your stay at the best bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, consider the following Santa Barbara restaurants.

Olio e Limone Ristorante - Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Olio e Limone Ristorante – Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Olio e Limone Ristorante has been operated by the husband-wife team of Alberto and Elaine Morello since 1999. They rely on the integrity of the ingredients and the quality of the preparation to offer Santa Barbara creative, authentic Italian cuisine served in an inviting atmosphere. Chef Alberto Morello draws inspiration from all over Italy but brings particular passion to Sicilian dishes. The extensive wine list reflects the Morellos’ passion for wine and has garnered the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-899-2699 for more information.

Bouchon Restaurant - Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Bouchon Restaurant – Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Bouchon Restaurant has served Santa Barbara “Wine Country Cuisine” since 1998. Ingredients use an “as-fresh-and-as-local-as-possible” approach, with fish from the Santa Barbara Channel and produce from the surrounding countryside. Dinner flavors are presented in concert with the perfect local Santa Barbara winesVisit the website andFacebook page or call 805-730-1160 for more information.

Arigato Sushi - Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Arigato Sushi – Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Arigato Sushi offers the finest sushi cuisine in Santa Barbara. Guests can choose from an a la carte cold selections or opt for a tasty offering of special sashimiVisit the websiteand Facebook page or call 805-965-6074 for more information.

Scarlet Begonia - Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Scarlet Begonia – Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Scarlett Begonia serves interesting food with the goal of providing Santa Barbara with a restaurant that couples farm to table cuisine with modern innovative cooking to be one of the most food centric restaurants around.  Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-770-2143 for more information.

Brophy Brothers - Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Brophy Brothers – Top Santa Barbara Restaurants

Brophy Brothers takes advantage of Santa Barbara’s seaside location with daily fresh seafood offerings. A casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Santa Barbara Harbor Brophy Brothers is proud to be a part of Santa Barbara’s sustainable seafood effortsVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805-966-4418 for more information.

Finding a Santa Barbara restaurant can be a challenge.
Part of Cheshire Cat Inn’s commitment to excellence includes dining suggestions for a wide variety of Santa Barbara restaurants. With so many fine Santa Barbara dining options, finding a top Santa Barbara restaurant can be a challenge. This review aims to save guests of Cheshire Cat Inn from the effort of researching Santa Barbara restaurants on their own. From all of us at Cheshire Cat Inn, we would like to wish you a wonderfulvacation in Santa Barbara.
About Cheshire Cat Inn – Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambience and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s quaint Victorian charmsspa treatments, and special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great EscapeVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

 

About Cheshire Cat Inn - Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambience and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s quaint Victorian charms, spa treatments, and special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great Escape. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.