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Champagne Brunch Buffet at Bacara Ballroom Terrace

November 26, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Enjoy Executive Chef Vincent Lesage’s extensive Champagne brunch buffet featuring roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, assorted shellfish and sushi, prime rib, California wine country salads, decadent desserts, and more. $85 for adults, $35 for children 12 and under, children 5 and under are free.

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Bistro

A spectacular three-course menu will highlight the freshest flavors of the season in a beautiful seaside setting. $45 for adults, $20 for children. Seatings from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A la carte menu also available.

Thanksgiving Football

9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Join us in the Screening Room and Bacara Bar to enjoy the Thanksgiving Parade, football and game day bar specials.

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The Spa at Bacara

November & December

Chocolate Soufflé Facial

Flush your skin with brightness! This chocolate mask is the most decadent holiday treat for anyone looking to soften and revitalize the skin while defending it against wrinkles. 50 min $155

Peppermint & Coconut Mani/Pedi Combo

Showcase your hands for the holidays! The use of peppermint increases microcirculation for a temporary tightening effect while the use of coconut oil softens and hydrates the skin. $95

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December Holidays

Tree Lighting Ceremonies

December 21-24, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Santa Barbara’s coastal landscape is fortunate to have an abundance of Agave Americana. These native plants only bloom once in their lifetime. Bacara’s famed Creative Director Lorrene Balzani has found a creative and sustainable way to incorporate these beautiful blooms into our holiday décor. Join us in the lobby for hot cider and cookies as we light this very special, one-of-a-kind art installation. Complimentary.

Keepsake Ornaments

Bacara’s coastal-inspired ornaments are available for purchase for $30 at Bacara Boutique. Proceeds benefit the Gaviota Coast Conservancy.

Pajama Parties in the Screening Room

Most Friday & Saturday evenings in December
Snuggle up in your pajamas and join us in the resort’s Screening Room to enjoy hot cider and a screening of a classic holiday movie, including Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas Story and more. Complimentary.

Jitney Cart Christmas Caroling

December 20-24, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Carol your way through the resort’s beautiful village on our festive jitney carts. Please meet in the lobby. Complimentary.

Christmas Eve & Christmas Dinner at The Bistro

Enjoy a heartfelt holiday with your family at The Bistro. Chef James Plant’s exquisite four-course menu will highlight his favorite holiday dishes. $60 for adults, $30 for children. Seatings from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A la carte menu also available.

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Chef Johan Miro
Bacara disco party

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Bistro

Ring in the New Year in style with live music and a spectacular five-course menu highlighting the best of Bacara’s award-winning cuisine. $80 per person, $35 for children. A la carte menu is also available. Seatings from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu at Spa Café

For a truly spectacular and more intimate New Year’s Eve, join us at Spa Café for live music and a decadent six-course menu featuring the best of Chef Denizot’s expansive talents. $145 per person, $210 with wine pairings. Seatings from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

New Year’s Eve Disco Party at Bacara Ballroom

Boogie the night away to your favorite disco classics as Bacara Ballroom is transformed into a disco nightclub. Bump, hustle and shake your bootie while enjoying Chef action stations, party favors, a cash bar and a champagne toast to a funky 2016. 7:00 pm to 1:30 am, $150 per person. Admission only (no dinner) from 10:00 pm to 1:30 am for $65 per person. Gather 10 friends for a VIP table with two bottles of champagne for $1,500. Disco attire encouraged. Tickets must be purchased online.

New Year’s Eve Overnight Stay

For the best value, book our overnight package that includes: a two-night stay, two general admission tickets to Bacara’s New Year’s Eve Disco Party and valet parking. Rooms are limited. For reservations, please click here.

New Year’s Day Brunch at Rotunda

The party continues. Start the New Year with an expansive brunch at the resort’s beautiful circular Rotunda. Chef Vincent Lesage will present made-to-order omelets, assorted seafood and sushi, prime rib, pasta, mini desserts, and all the traditional breakfast favorites.10:30 am to 1:30 pm. $80 for adults, $30 for children.

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Private Celebrations

Bacara can help you host an innovative, elegant and affordable holiday event. Take advantage of our “Best of Bacara” offer which includes: preferred pricing on lunch, dinner and happy hour menus, a complimentary glass of wine for each guest, complimentary parking, and a donation of 5% of your bill to the charity of your choice. For more information, please call 844.374.2143 or email groupsales@bacararesort.com.

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Gift Cards

Treat someone special to a Bacara Gift Card. Whether for a celebration, a spa treatment or a luxury break, give the choice of an occasion to remember. Gift cards are available in any amount and can be purchased at the Front Desk.


Holiday Reservations

Spa: 805-571-4210
Dining: 805-571-3018
Guestrooms: 877-260-2247