HOLIDAY SERVICES... For those of you that are not affiliated with a church but would like enjoy a Christmas Eve service, view our list below in the calendar section for family services, midnight mass and candle light services.
EXPLORE THE HOLIDAY LIGHTS & DECOR... We drove around last weekend and saw some amazing houses that were decorated and lit up for the holidays. Take a drive around Santa Barbara with your kids and make sure to visit Veronica Springs (off Las Positas) and Quinientos St. on the east side, past Soledad Street. You can also view lights on the Santa Barbara Trolley or the Land Shark for a fun outing with kids.
'TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE BACK & MAKE A DIFFERENCE... Check our VOLUNTEER CHATTER page for all of the details on specific needs from local non profits. It is not too late to impact someone less fortunate in our community. And remember the giving does not have to end after Christmas, make consistent giving part of your new year resolutions.
HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES & TRADITIONS THAT BUILD MEMORIES... Create holiday cards, cook together, read to your child, get a caroling group together, decorate gingerbread houses [see our Strawberry Santas below]. MORE IDEAS >
DOWNLOAD FREE eBOOKS AT THE LIBRARY... The Santa Barbara Public Library System has stuffed the virtual shelves with thousands of eBooks that are compatible with Kindles, Nooks, iPads, iPhones and most other smart phones, tablets and reading devices. FREE eBook checkouts are available through the Library's website and include bestsellers, popular books for adults, teens, and children, biographies and other nonfiction, mysteries, and science fiction. CONTINUE READING >
The hustle and bustle is almost over which means we can now all start to focus on what the holidays are really about, being together with family and friends. And remember to take time and enjoy that one week of the year between Christmas and New Year's when emails and phone calls slow down and relax with your families. THANK YOU to all the amazing organizations in our community that help make ParentClick.com a free community resource for families.
WISHING YOU A WARM AND WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON.
~ The ParentClick Team