Holiday Happenings at Santa Barbara Public Market

Posted on Dec 2 by SEASONS Magazine

Holiday Happenings at the Santa Barbara Public Market, courtesy photo.

Holiday Happenings at the Santa Barbara Public Market, courtesy photo.

It’s a magical time of year in downtown Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Public Market is getting in on the festivities.

First up is the 2nd Annual Holiday Festival, Saturday, December 5 – Sunday, December 6. This is  a festive weekend of fun for the entire family, plus a chance to give back to local nonprofit, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.  Here’s the lineup of events:

Saturday, December 5

  • Visit Santa Claus in The Kitchen: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring your own camera.
  • FREE Holiday Cookie Decorating for the kids: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.(while supplies last!)
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts with Knitfit
  • Live Music

Sunday, December 6

  • DIY Holiday Ornaments with Stabiles: 10:30 a.m. – noon. Join Sam Guzman from Stabiles Santa Barbara as he shows guests how to create holiday-inspired terrarium ornaments that you can take home and place among your holiday decorations! Tickets are $35. Click here for details, call 805/770-7702 to reserve!
  • Seasonal Food Tasting Passport: 1– 5 p.m. Purchase a Tasting Passport for $5 and taste samples from all of the market’s purveyors, all proceeds from the tasting passport benefit the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County!
  • Live Music
  • Holiday Desserts Cooking Class: The Accidental Chef Leslie Thomas takes guests “Beyond Chocolate” with a healthier spin on some traditional holiday desserts! Tickets are $20. Click here for details, call 805/770-7702 to reserve!
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts with Knitfit
  • Carolers in the courtyard

For more information on the 2nd Annual Holiday Festival, or to reserve tickets for any of the holiday classes, call 805/770-7702.

Holiday Happenings at the Santa Barbara Public Market, courtesy photo.

Holiday Happenings at the Santa Barbara Public Market, courtesy photo.

Saturday, December 12

Pop, Clink, Fizz… 2nd Annual Champagne Tasting at the Santa Barbara Public Market!

Santa Barbara Public Market and Wine + Beer are bringing the bubbly with their 2nd Annual Champagne Tasting on Dec. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests will have the chance to taste 15 distinct Champagnes, indulge in caviar, oysters, and more decadent bites from merchants, and celebrate the season amidst the festive holiday buzz at the Public Market.

Upon arrival, guests will be given their Champagne Passport to guide them along as they indulge in a bubbly selection of 15 of the most coveted Champagnes. Champagnes include:

  • Taittinger “Brut La Francaise” N/V
  • Charles Heidsieck “Brut Reserve” N/V
  • Bollinger “Special Cuvée” N/V
  • Moët Dom Perignon 2004
  • Krug “Grand Cuvée” N/V
  • Pierre Peters “Cuvée de Réserve” Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru N/V
  • Gaston Chiquet “Tradition” 1er Cru N/V
  • Pierre Gimonnet et Fils “Cuvée Gastronome” 1er Cru 2009
  • Robert Moncuit Blanc de Blancs Brut N/V
  • Agrapart & Fils “7 Crus” Brut N/V R.H.
  • Coutier Grand Cru Brut N/V
  • Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve N/V
  • Billecart Salmon Brut Rosé N/V
  • Henriot Brut Souverain N/V
  • Delamotte Brut N/V

Guests will also enjoy delicious food tastings by Public Market merchants that pair perfectly with champagne.

To make spirits even brighter, guests will have the opportunity to purchase the sensational Champagnes poured throughout the evening and receive a 20% discount on purchases of six bottles or more. Kick off the holidays in style and taste some of the finest bubbly there is! This Champagne tasting is a ticketed event, and costs $85 per person. Advance tickets are required, click here to purchase online or please call 805/770-7702.


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