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Holidays at Mattei's Tavern Making Spirits Bright


This winter, we invite you to discover a new series of festive experiences that bring loved ones together with both novel and time-honored traditions. Celebrate the holidays at The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern. There is no better place to gather with friends and family than around the roaring fireplace while enjoying local wines, warm drinks, and indulging in your favorite comfort dishes.

Thanksgiving with Auberge | November 23, 2023

As you step into this beloved social hub, you will be greeted by pleasant aromas wafting from the kitchen. The elegant tables adorned with flickering candles create a sense of intimacy and togetherness. The menu offers an exquisite selection of Thanksgiving classics, expertly prepared to evoke feelings of comfort and nostalgia, fitting for this historic icon.
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023

  • Seatings at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM

  • By reservation only

Featured Holiday Experiences

Tree Lighting

Gather beneath the starry night sky for our inaugural tree lighting, a new holiday tradition at the Inn at Mattei's Tavern. Gather beside family and friends of the local community, allowing laughter and camaraderie to fill the air as you sip on warm, festive beverages, indulge in cookie decorating activities, and sway to live music. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will be donated to charity.

  • Friday, December 8th | 4:00 to 6:00 PM
  • Children’s Activities
  • Complimentary cookies, hot cocoa and cider
  • Ticket Price: $10 donation

Ignite your holiday spirit. Cheers to the season of wonder and joy. Sample three different varietals and enjoy unique food pairings as you learn why Santa Barbara County is one of the best producers of sparkling wine in the country. Finish with a heart-warming Muddled Wine that carries the fondest scents of winter.

  • Saturdays throughout December
  • 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Holiday Stagecoach Rides

Experience the enchantment of the holiday season with classic stagecoach rides, inspired by the rich history of The Inn at Mattei's Tavern. As twinkling lights illuminate the charming town of Los Olivos, feel the spirit of yesteryear with the joyful sound of bells and the clatter of hooves. Warm beverage in hand, holiday cookies in your lap, and jingling sleigh bells add a touch of magic to the crisp winter air.

  • Fridays and Saturdays between December 15th and 30th
  • Available from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Complimentary for guests and members

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