With all of the stress of the holiday season wouldn’t it be nice to get out of town to celebrate? Whether you are escaping the hubbub of normal life or visiting friends and family in town, Santa Barbara offers a lovely range of activities, holiday shopping and restaurants to make this holiday season special. And Christmas dinner in Santa Barbara is the perfect way to enjoy the holiday in a beautiful and relaxed environment.
This year we are making it easy for travelers and have listed our favorite local downtown Santa Barbara Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners.
Bouchon (Christmas Eve and Christmas)
Enjoy a three-course meal from the regular menu, with a chef’s special available as well. 4-9 pm. $85 per person – reservations required.
Wine Cask (Christmas Eve and Christmas)
Enjoy a holiday dining experience with a prix-fixe dinner menu in a three-course format, with several first courses, main courses and desserts from which to choose. 5-9 pm. $75 per person – reservations required.
Black Sheep (Christmas day only)
Enjoy a four-course menu with amuse bouche, with options from our normal menu featuring Latin, Asian, Italian flavors. 5-9 pm. $85 per person – reservations required.
Opal (Christmas Eve only)
A special prix-fixe Christmas Eve three-course dinner along with regular menu and 2 seating times. 2 seating times 5:00, 5:30 or 6 pm and 7:30 or 8 pm. $45.95 per person – reservations required.
Holdren’s Steaks and Seafood (Christmas Eve only)
Regular menu. Open 4 pm to close. Reservations recommended.
All of these options are local favorites and would be a delicious way to enjoy Christmas dinner Santa Barbara style. What we also love about this selection is that every restaurant listed is within reasonable walking distance from the hotel.
Want to book a reservation? Ask our front desk to call for you!