Holiday Festivals and Faires

Upcoming Community Faires Celebrate the Season in S.B.

Santa Barbara will be home to more than a dozen holiday arts and crafts fairs, gift sales, and boutiques. The following are a few of what should shape up to be the best of this week’s offerings:

• Art From Scrap Holiday Open House and Celebration: Ornament-making and more. Fri., Dec. 10, 5-7pm. Call 884-0459.

• 3rd Annual Health Gallery Holiday Gift Boutique: Featuring goods crafted by area artists and live jazz. Sat., Dec. 11, 12:30-4:30pm. 1506 Chapala St. Call 448-8967.

• Fishmas Bizarre: Featuring live participatory art projects and performances. (Sat., Dec. 11, noon-evening, and Sun., Dec. 12, noon-5pm. Helena Ave. and Mason St. Free-$15. Call 252-1065.)

• Holiday at the Ranch: Photo opportunities with Santa, crafts, cookie-baking, and live holiday music. (Sun. Dec, 12, 11am-4pm. Rancho La Patera, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. $2-$5. Call 681-7216.)

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