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Upcoming Event: The Christmas Revels

An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice

The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice is a joyous theatrical production celebrating the spirit and strength of the Irish emigrants who came to America in the early 1900’s to build new lives in a new land. At sea over the holidays, these strangers bond over spinning stories, singing songs, and sharing seasonal traditions; friendships are formed, romance blossoms.

Our Revels company is joined by accomplished guest artists, including award-winning actors and Irish dancers as well as vocal soloists, a brass ensemble and a string and wind quintet. The Christmas Revels is an exciting and heartwarming entertainment experience for every age and a favorite Santa Barbara holiday tradition created by and for our community for the past 11 years.



Saturday, December 22 at 2:30 PM
Saturday, December 22 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 23 at 2:30 PM


At the Lobero Theater


Our Program

The program for The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice has been completed. Check it out!



We are delighted to announce a number of partnerships with local hotels for out-of-town guests attending the Revels.

Hotel Santa Barbara

Hotel Santa Barbara has generously agreed to make discounted rates available for Revels audience members!

10% off per night - good for the weekend of December 21-23 only.

Two night minimum waived.

Complimentary continental breakfast included.

Guests must book directly by calling the Hotel 

(805) 957-9300. 

Reference “Revels” when booking.

The Santa Barbara Inn

Santa Barbara Inn has generously offered discounts to the Revels audience. Anyone calling The Santa Barbara Inn who asks for the “Santa Barbara Revels” rate will receive the following greatly reduced rates for the dates of December 21-24, 2018:

Standard Guest Room Midweek (Sunday through Thursday)         $215

Standard Guest Room Weekend (Friday and Saturday)                    $235

This represents significant savings from the standard published rates!

About Us

Who are we?

Santa Barbara Revels celebrates a diverse range of cultural traditions by blending music, dance and storytelling in our staged celebrations of the winter solstice and other seasons. 

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Our Events

We present a number of public events events throughout the year, from concerts like Equinox to more informal community pub-sings, there is always an upcoming Revels happening.

Event Calendar

The Christmas Revels

The highlight of our season is the Christmas Revels, a joyful theatrical celebration of the winter solstice that travels the world each year showcasing cultural traditions including music, dance, and folktales.

This Year's Show


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Santa Barbara Revels

1330 State Street, suite 203, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

(805) 364-4630