Christmas is my favorite holiday. Everything about it is just the best. The smells, the food, the decorations, the songs, the hygge!!!! It’s all endless!! One of the best parts of Christmas is being able to give (and receive) (jk not jk) presents to all the people you love the most. Sometimes it feels like it’s impossible to find the perfect gift for someone but places like the 2nd Annual Arlington Plaza Christmas Market make it easy because everything is so freakin’ adorable! Plus – there’s churros, tamales, and hot cocoa to enjoy while you shop. Oh and did I mention Santa is there.. he asked me if his mustache curls were even so I’d say we’re on pretty good terms.
The Christmas Market features a bunch of local Santa Barbara purveyors selling the cutest products. I went around and got to take pictures to give you guys a glimpse of what’s available but there’s still a chance to go and check it out for yourself, if you haven’t yet, because tonight (12/7) is the last day. Santa and shops will all be there from 4-9pm! If you’re reading this too late, no worries, hopefully the pictures will give you a sense of the event but you can always stop by the actual boutiques any other day!
(All the boutiques / stores will be linked at the end)
Did I mention there’s complimentary face painting?
I hope you get the chance to go and check it out for yourself and don’t forget to grab some hot cocoa and treats!