Santa Barbara Symphony Announces Holiday Pops & Free Family Concert

Santa Barbara Symphony Announces Holiday Pops & Free Family Concert

Kick off your holiday season in style with festive performances by The Santa Barbara Symphony and the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, in addition to a Holiday Open House for the entire community, all taking place on Saturday, November 24. With music, activities and the anticipation of Christmas in the air, this is the perfect holiday programming to get guests into the spirit!

Bring the whole family to the FREE Family Concert Matinee on Saturday, November 24, beginning at 12 pm with a Holiday Open House (pre-show), followed by the Family Concert at 1 pm. This concert will be performed by the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, who will play on the stage at the historic Granada Theatre for the first time ever! Arrive at noon for the open house and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! While you wait, the Santa Barbara Symphony's Music Van will be on site, offering musical activities and showcasing all different types of instruments for the younger audience members to learn about and play. This special matinee concert is a free event for families. For more information about tickets to the free Family Concert, click here. Tickets can be reserved by coming to the Box Office at 1214 State Street or calling (805) 899-2222 (4 ticket limit per household).

The magic continues that evening with The Santa Barbara Symphony's festive Holiday Pops, at 8 pm at the Granada Theatre. Broadway Singer and Actress Capathia Jenkins joins forces with the Symphony, led by Maestro Nir Kabaretti, to bring to life seasonal favorites such as Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, O Holy Night, and Baby It's Cold Outside. This holiday review includes timeless classics guaranteed to get you in the spirit, curated for your enjoyment by Kabaretti. For tickets to Holiday Pops, click here or call the Box Office, (805) 899-2222.

This Thanksgiving weekend, join the Santa Barbara Symphony, whether you're continuing old traditions or forging new ones! Prepare to be delighted with an evening of festive fun and kick off the holiday season, one day only, at The Granada Theatre!

The Santa Barbara Symphony's mission is to enrich the community by creating powerful musical experiences performed with passion and excellence, and by providing indispensable music education and community engagement. The Santa Barbara Symphony was founded in 1953 on the belief that a special city deserves a special orchestra. For over 60 years, the Symphony has been lauded for its unique ability to deliver brilliant concerts, engage the community and deliver powerful music education programs. To learn more about supporting the symphony please contact Amy Marshall or 805-898-9426

For tickets click here or call the Granada Box Office at (805) 899-2222. To learn more about the Santa Barbara Symphony or its programming, visit

About The Santa Barbara Symphony

The Santa Barbara Symphony, founded in 1953 on the belief that a special city deserves a special orchestra. Consistently lauded for its unique ability to present brilliant concerts, engage the community, and deliver dynamic music education programs, the organization prizes both innovation and artistic excellence, and is widely recognized as one of the region's premier cultural institutions. Its award-winning Music Education Center serves more than 10,000 students throughout Santa Barbara County each year. Charismatic Israeli conductor Nir Kabaretti was appointed music director of the Santa Barbara Symphony in 2006.

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