The 3 Best Holiday Shopping Spots in Santa Barbara


How’s your holiday shopping going? Good, not so good… barely started?  Maybe it’s procrastination; maybe you just can’t find the perfect gift for that hard to shop for person, unfortunately whatever the reason, the longer your holiday shopping list stays incomplete the more stressful the season will become.


Finish that list and bring back the fun of shopping with a trip to Santa Barbara! This southern California town has a great variety of seasonal shopping destinations including boutiques, rummage sales and high end specialty shops. Here are the best 3 holiday shopping spots in Santa Barbara to help you finish your holiday shopping list in no time!


Garden Street Academy Holiday Boutique

When: December 5th, 2014

Where: 2300 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101


This annual event is free to attend and open to the public. Bring the whole family for photos with Santa, while you look for the perfect gift among a variety of unique vendors. There will also be a photo booth, Christmas caroling, raffles and of course refreshments!


Holiday Faire

When: Saturday November 15th, 10am

Where: SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning Wake Campus, 300 N. turnpike Road, Santa Barbara, CA 9311


If you like handmade arts and crafts, and the idea of supporting continuing education this is the perfect event for you. Teachers and students at the CLL will be selling artwork they’ve created in their courses.  The event also includes musical entertainment from students. It’s a great way to get a unique item while supporting the arts in the Santa Barbara Community.


78th Annual Monster Rummage Sale

When: Saturday November 15th, 8:30am-3pm

Where: Earl Waren Showgrounds, Exhibit Hall


Attention Garage sale junkies, thrift shop lovers and deal sharks: The 78th Annual Monster Rummage Sale should be on your calendar today!  With over 2 million items for sale “Monster” is a perfect description for this event, best of all it’s FREE to attend so you can get in a healthy dose of  window shopping. Some of the categories include clothing, baby, luggage, sporting goods, furniture books and gardening.



Inn at East Beach

Whatever makes your ideal California weekend getaway, The Inn at East Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara is here to help you stay well – and well within your budget! 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. 805-965-0546.