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.
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 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.
Enjoy a twilight cruise in Santa Barbara harbor aboard the Condor Express. Songleader Erin McKibben gets everyone to sing along with an eclectic selection of Irish tunes, sea shanties, and other traditional favorites.
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
301 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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