19th Annual Holiday Marketplace

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012

- Sunday, November 18, 2012

Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM


Location: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Enjoy a shopping experience found only at the Garden.  Our Courtyard and Library will overflow with more than 30 remarkable local artisans displaying their latest, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired creations.

The Garden Guild will debut a new holiday line along with an amazing selection of seasonal decorations. 20% of purchases will help support the Garden.

Fun new additions to this year's activities include:

  • Classic photos with Santa
  • Raffle Extraordinaire
  • Carpool or ride MTD #22 bus an receive one free raffle ticket

Download Holiday Market Flyer

Come shop in this beautiful outdoor setting as the Garden’s Courtyard is transformed into a veritable Santa’s workshop!

Featuring more than 30 local artisans – many using re-purposed, natural or nature-inspired materials – this event provides a vast array of gift choices and decorative items. From hand-thrown ceramics to one-of-a-kind jewelry to custom-sewn textiles to adorable items for children – the Holiday Marketplace, sponsored by Perry Ford of Santa Barbara is one-stop shopping for even the most difficult-to-buy-for person on your holiday list. From fine art to folk art, there will be delightful stocking stuffers, succulent wreaths, herbal products, locally-produced olive oil and honey, scented soaps and candles and much, much more. This event would not be complete without the offerings of the ever-popular Garden Guild crafters and their uniquely whimsical pieces lovingly created using all-natural materials.

In addition to the vendor booths, the Garden Growers Nursery will have unusual plant surprises and the Garden Shop will feature fun, new items and special offers as well. Perry Ford of Santa Barbara will have a number of environmentally-efficient vehicles on display including the ALL NEW 2013 Ford C-MAX ENERGI Plug-In Hybrid and the Ford C-MAX Hybrid. Santa will be on-hand to pose for photos, warm beverages will be available for a suggested donation, and raffle tickets are on sale for $5.00 each or 5 for $20 and prizes include: restaurant gift cards, gift baskets, books, and jewelry.

To complete this extraordinary shopping experience, music will be provided by

  • Jim Clark (ukulele/singer, Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am-12:30pm)
  • Jamey Geston (acoustic pop/blues), Saturday, 1-3pm
  • Agile Strum (acoustic pop duo), Sunday, 1-3pm

The 19th Annual Holiday Marketplace at SBBG is generously sponsored by Perry Ford of Santa Barbara.