Wednesday, December 4, 2013 5:00 to 8:00 PM

The annual tradition continues in downtown Santa Barbara. The La Arcada Christmas Walk will be held on Wednesday, December 4th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. In its nineteenth year, the La Arcada Christmas Walk is a festive way to start the holiday season, encouraging families and shoppers alike to spend time in a beautiful setting wandering down the enchanting, tree filled courtyard as it is transformed into a winter wonderland. Andersen’s, Cielito, Jeannine’s, La Arcada Bistro, Petit Valentien and State & Fig will all be open for your dining pleasure.

Celebrate the season with local musicians and strolling carolers as you hop on board an old fashioned sleigh for a free photo with Santa (5 to 7:30 PM). Enjoy complimentary fresh popped popcorn, treats in shops, and sing-a-long to familiar holiday tunes.

Retail stores and specialty shops including Chocolats du CaliBressan, Coast 2 Coast Collection, Encanto, Hampstead Village, Kathleen Cooper Fine Papers, Lewis and Clark, La Tavola, Peanuts, Oliver & Espig, Renaissance, Socorro, The Barber Shop, Urban Optics and the new Isabella Gourmet Foods and Sanford Winery will extend their hours for this very special evening. Visit each shop and enjoy its own form of holiday cheer. Art enthusiasts will enjoy visiting Gallery 113, Santa Barbara Arts, Waterhouse Gallery and the historically significant permanent collection of interactive sculptures throughout the Historic La Arcada Courtyard.

La Arcada is located at 1114 State Street next to the Santa Barbara Art Museum and Santa Barbara Public Library. For more information please contact Lynne Tahmisian or Talli Larrick at (805)966-6634 or


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