Take in holiday cheer amid the deliciously balmy “winter” weather of the American Riviera with a stay at Mar Monte Hotel during the year’s most festive stretch!

A visit to Santa Barbara—with its sunshine, sands, and palms, and its wonderful Southern California arts-and-culture scene—is a fabulous way to mark the holiday season, and you’ll find note-perfect boutique accommodations at our hotel, mere steps from the beachfront.

Holiday Happenings in Santa Barbara

Basking in its warm Mediterranean climate, Santa Barbara nonetheless puts on plenty of holiday merriment and ambience this time of year.

A number of local venues and performance companies are offering virtual holiday events this season, yours to stream from the comfort of your Mar Monte Hotel room or suite. They include the Granada Theatre’s presentation, from December 19th through the 31st, of the State Street Ballet’s The Nutcracker, with some help from the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra.

Now through December 30th, meanwhile, the Lobero Theatre is offering An Irish Christmas, a spectacular of traditional Irish dancing and tunes. And come December 24th through the 28th, the Ensemble Theatre Company will be streaming the Charles Dickens holiday classic A Christmas Carol.

Over at Santa Barbara’s Paseo Nuevo mall, meanwhile, you’ll be able to wrap up some holiday shopping and pay your regards to Santa Claus himself while enjoying a little “snowfall.” Starting November 27th and running through December 31st (save for Christmas Day itself), the “snow” will drop four times an evening over Paseo Nuevo’s Central Court: on the half-hour between 5:30 PM and 7 PM. Here’s your chance to see some white stuff, so to speak, paint a pretty yuletide picture over the American Riviera—where, needless to say, the white stuff’s rare indeed.

Boutique Beachfront Accommodations for a Holiday Visit to Santa Barbara at Mar Monte Hotel

Join us here at Mar Monte Hotel, part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection, for holiday fun and festiveness! With ready access to Santa Barbara’s Pacific sands and top-draw attractions such as the Santa Barbara Zoo, Lotusland, the Santa Barbara Salt Caves, and of course no shortage of tasting rooms and wineries featuring Santa Ynez Valley viticulture, you’ll have the best of the American Riviera to enjoy with some extra-special seasonal cheer in the air.

Throw in on-site dining at our costa Kitchen & Bar and Café Lido, our special Lobby Terrace tasting events and classes, use of the Mar Monte Bikes, and all of our other amenities, and you’ll be well set up for a magical holiday escape to Southern California. Book your room or suite at Mar Monte today!

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