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Merry Christmas Santa Barbara

Did you know… Christmas was not celebrated in Santa Barbara until 1782, the year Padre Serra blessed a Christian cross near the intersection of Canon Perdido and Santa Barbara Streets to mark the founding of the Royal Presidio? Merry Christmas Santa Barbara!
Merry Christmas
Candlelight Carols at the blessing of the creche at the Santa Barbara Mission. Photo by Bill Heller

3 Responses to “Merry Christmas Santa Barbara”

  1. Nicest picture I’ve ever seen of (too often) photographed iconic Mission. Just lovely! I wonder where you were standing to get that perspective?

  2. Rex Of SB

    Great picture, but the headline should have been “Merry Holiday,” shouldn’t it?