Skip to Content
A glass ball in the sand


From trick-or-treats to glistening lights and decadent meals, there is nothing quite like the grandeur of the holiday season at The Ritz-Carlton, Bacara, Santa Barbara. Soak in the California sunshine and admire endless ocean views while delighting in festive holiday experiences with family and friends to inspire memories that will last a lifetime. 

An ocean-view dining terrace


Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 26 th | 3-course, prix-fixe menu.
Seatings at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.
$125 ++ per person, $60 per person for wine pairing.

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Thursday, December 24th, Friday, December 25th, and Friday, January 1st
Specialty Brunch | 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Full Dinner Menu with holiday specials | 5 to 10 p.m.

Feast your eyes on stunning ocean views at Angel Oak. Holiday celebrations come with unique coursed menus and specials highlighting seasonal ingredients and Angel Oak’s modern steakhouse cuisine paired with fine wines. Live music available throughout the season. Reserve at (805) 571-4220 or online.

View Menu (PDF)
Ocean-view patio with dining tables


Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve
Enjoy a special brunch menu from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Holiday specials available from 5 to 10 p.m.

Savor local farm-to-table cuisine with California influences. Live music available on the holidays. Reserve at (805) 571-4220 or online.

View Menu (PDF)
A wood board with a small dessert tart


Ensure your holiday meal ends on a sweet note with a handcrafted pie by our talented pastry team. Choose from a selection of Pumpkin Pie, Bourbon Pecan, Apple Crumble, or Chocolate Pudding Pie. $35 each.

Pre-order by November 20, 2020 by calling 805-571-4220. Pick up available at First Drop from November 22-25th.  


Enjoy complimentary holiday activities for the entire family over Thanksgiving weekend. Reserve in advance online. Experiences only available for overnight hotel guests and resort members.

  • Wednesday, November 25 - Mason Jar Luminary | 4 to 5 pm
  • Thursday, November 26 - Holiday Card Making | 4 to 5 pm
  • Friday, November 27 - Fall Candle Making | 4 to 5 pm
  • Saturday, November 28 - Movie Night | 5 to 6 pm  


December 23, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Revel in the wonder of the holiday season with complimentary festive experiences. All events are from 4-5 PM. Reserve in advance online. Activities only available for overnight hotel guests and resort members.

  • Tuesday, December 23 - Wreath Making
  • Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Card Decorating
  • Friday, December 25 - Gingerbread House Decorating
  • Saturday, December 26 - Ornament Decorating
  • Sunday, December 27 - Candle Making
  • Monday, December 28 - DIY Snow Globe Making
  • Tuesday, December 29 - Easels and Eggnog
  • Wednesday, Dec. 30 - New Year Themed Cookie Decorating
  • Thursday, December 31 - Body Scrub Making
  • Friday, January 1 - Champagne Glass Decorating
  • Saturday, January 2 - Candle Making
  • Sunday, January 3 - Outdoor Movie Night  

‘O’ Bar + Kitchen and First Drop will offer holiday specials throughout the season.
Holiday dining and experiences are only available for overnight hotel guests.