Kids Activity – Santa Barbara Christmas Lights Map

We just loaded the kids into the car Sunday night and made the rounds to see this year’s holiday lights!

For those of you (like myself) who still have to think about which of the streets are one way… and where to find all of the concentrations of Christmas spirit in town… We marked up a two page map (click here to download)¬†with a suggested route and highlights that you can print and use as a guide.

Couple of tips…

  • Start anytime after 6pm when it’s dark. Most activity is between 7pm and 10pm and some lights get turned off late in the evening. One house even has a visiting Santa that comes out on the porch to wish visitors a Merry Christmas.
  • The Santa Barbara Trolley Company offers a great Tour of Lights that we’ve enjoyed in years past, but they’re currently sold out for the season (Dec 9-23rd). Be sure to book early for next year! If you come across the Santa Barbara Trolleys… we recommend you pull over, wish them a Merry Christmas and go in the opposite direction to minimize the chance of traffic jams.
  • Bring a few warm jackets and park every now and then to walk the neighborhood.

Here are a few of the highlights from our round!






If you find this map useful, be sure to share it with friends and family! If you come across other great streets to add to the list, please let us know in the comments and we’ll roll them into future versions.

Happy Holidays,

Chris, Nicki, Zachary & Theo

3 responses to “Kids Activity – Santa Barbara Christmas Lights Map”

  1. Great map, thanks. We’ll do some more Christmas lights tours.
    Just off your route is an amazing house at Robbins and Pedregosa (one of the best we’ve seen thus far) and a Santa giving out candy canes at Gillespie and Pedregosa.

  2. Feel Free to follow our trolley’s. We leave at 6:30 from Wheel Fun Rentals at 22 State Street. Pull behind us.. don’t forget to hop out and grap some cookies and hot apple cider to enjoy on your ride…

    Happy Holidays.

    Don’t forget next year Trolley Holiday Light tickets go on sale Oct 1

  3. Merry christmass!

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