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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. 

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.

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

A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice

The Christmas Revels: A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice is a joyous theatrical celebration set in Renaissance Italy. Venice’s “Festival of Fishes” is fast approaching. Performing groups vie for selection to perform for the festivities. A traveling commedia dell’arte troupe is desperately eager to participate, but the Magistrato in charge of selection is determined that the lowest class of citizens – actors – be excluded from the lineup. 

Our Revels company is joined by accomplished guest artists, including the SBCC Sackbut Ensemble.. 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 12 years.

Performance Information


Saturday, December 21 at 2:30 PM
Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 22 at 2:30 PM

Location: The Lobero Theater


No upcoming events.


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Santa Barbara Revels

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

(805) 364-4630