For 20 years now (including this one), the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has opened its gates during the fall, hosting a holiday marketplace rife with goodies for the buying. Held in the garden’s courtyard — which will be adorned with seasonal decorations — the event features nature-themed creations from more than 30 area artisans. There will also be activities for the kiddies, a raffle, live music, a visit from Santa — and free cookies. Yum! Oh, and there will be eco-cars to check out including the C-MAX Energi, Focus Electric, and Fusion Energi. Yum. The fun takes place Saturday-Sunday, November 23-24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., S.B. Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. For more information, call 682-4726 or visit santabarbarabotanicgarden.org.