Santa Barbara Symphony’s Holiday Pops + Free Family Concert & Activities

Posted on Nov 18 by SEASONS Magazine

Capathia Jenkins will perform with Santa Barbara Symphony on Nov. 24 at the Granada. Courtesy photo

Capathia Jenkins will perform with Santa Barbara Symphony on Nov. 24 at the Granada. Courtesy photo.

The community is invited to Holiday Pops and a FREE Family Concert & Holiday Open House on November 24 at noon, with Santa & Mrs. Claus, the Symphony’s Music Van, holiday refreshments & MORE!

Kick off your holiday season in style with festive performances by The Santa Barbara Symphony and the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, in addition to a Holiday Open House for the entire community, all taking place on Saturday, November 24. With music, activities and the anticipation of Christmas in the air, this is the perfect holiday programming to get guests into the spirit!

Bring the whole family to the FREE Family Concert Matinee on Saturday, November 24, beginning at noon with a Holiday Open House (pre-show), followed by the Family Concert at 1 p.m. This concert will be performed by the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, who will play on the stage at the historic Granada Theatre for the first time ever!

Courtesy Santa Barbara Symphony.

Courtesy Santa Barbara Symphony.

Arrive at noon for the open house and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! While you wait, the Santa Barbara Symphony’s Music Van will be on site, offering musical activities and showcasing all different types of instruments for the younger audience members to learn about and play. This special matinee concert is a free event for families. For more information about tickets to the free Family Concert, click here. Tickets can be reserved by coming to the Box Office at 1214 State St. or calling 805/899-2222 (four ticket limit per household).

The magic continues that evening with The Santa Barbara Symphony’s festive Holiday Pops, at 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre. Broadway Singer and Actress Capathia Jenkins joins forces with the Symphony, led by Maestro Nir Kabaretti, to bring to life seasonal favorites such as Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, O Holy Night, and Baby It’s Cold Outside. This holiday review includes timeless classics guaranteed to get you in the spirit, curated for your enjoyment by Kabaretti. For tickets to Holiday Pops, click here or call the Box Office, 805/ 899-2222.

This Thanksgiving weekend, join the Santa Barbara Symphony, whether you’re continuing old traditions or forging new ones! Prepare to be delighted with an evening of festive fun and kick off the holiday season, one day only, at The Granada Theatre (1214 State St.)!

For tickets click here or call the Granada Box Office at 805/899-2222. To learn more about the Santa Barbara Symphony or its programming, visit


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