A Crimson Holiday is celebrating 13 years of seasonal gift galleries in uptown Santa Barbara. Visitors can meet 40-plus area artisans and join in welcoming the holiday season. A Crimson Holiday takes place in La Cumbre Plaza, across from Chico’s.
This year, the event features wearable art including jewelry, designer scarves and shawls. For the home, shoppers can select from mosaic art, lamps, cutting boards, wine-related items, handmade tiles, Christmas ornaments and sun catchers.
For the young and the young at heart, there are toys, books, clothing, stuffed critters and fairy costumes. A special book of Santa Barbara holiday memories is available for lovers of Santa Barbara history.
Started years ago by four enterprising local artisans, A Crimson Holiday has grown to include many of the area’s most talented designers, artists, crafters and authors. A Crimson Holiday has become a destination for local holiday shoppers, who look forward to seeing which artisans have returned and what new work is being offered.
The driving force behind the unique holiday offering is Marilyn Dannehower, the creator of MAD Dreams Jewelry Design.
The gallery of wares is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Extended holiday hours begin Dec. 14.
— Marilyn Dannehower for A Crimson Holiday.