Free Family Holiday Events at Malibu Country Mart on Saturdays, December 5, 12, 19

Malibu Country Mart is celebrating the December holiday season by transforming into a Winter Wonderland. Trimmed with festive holiday décor, the shopping destination will feature a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, a menorah, and plenty of twinkling lights. Families can enjoy the Christmas spirit every Saturday, with free events for all ages starting on Saturday, December 5th through Saturday, December 19th.


Saturday, December 5 noon to 4pm: Stocking and Dreidel Decorating Party and Holiday Face Painting

Saturday, December 12 noon to 4pm: Photos with Santa and Cookie Decorating Party

Saturday, December 19 noon to 4pm: Santa’s Reindeer visit the Malibu County Mart and Photos with Santa and from noon to 2pm there will be Strolling Carolers

Malibu Country Mart is located at 3835 Cross Creek Rd. Malibu


The Malibu County Mart encompasses six acres of prime real estate in the heart of Malibu. The 67 unique tenants comprised of high-end retail, dining, and service offerings are housed in an eclectic mix of architectural styles including Mediterranean, modern and rustic influences. The structures are complimented by world-class gardens, unique sculptures, outdoor dining and picnic areas, and the popular children’s playground. The Malibu County Mart is leading the trend in Malibu in eco-friendly practices, from three electric car charging stations to a chemical-free sandbox in the children’s playground. For more information visit,

2015 City of Oxnard Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and Other Holiday Events

Many holiday season events are planned once again this holiday season in and around Downtown Oxnard. More details at

65th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, Dec. 4th, 5:30 p.m. at Plaza Park
Join this six-decade tradition and watch as Ventura County's tallest Christmas tree, 110 feet high, lights up the sky! Entertainment, complimentary refreshments, and Santa’s arrival ring in the season. FREE. For more information, call 805.247.0197.

10th Annual Winter Fantasy Music & Light Show

Dec. 4th - Jan. 3rd, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly at Plaza Park

The Historic Pagoda becomes a high-tech interactive experience, allowing visitors to participate in a spectacular computer-orchestrated show featuring over 30,000 flashing colored lights, holiday music, animated characters and lit trees.

Oxnard Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 5th, 10 a.m. to noon in Downtown
Come enjoy colorful marching bands, equestrian units, local school groups, spirited floats and a visit from Santa at the annual Oxnard Christmas Parade!  The Parade route is A, 5th and C Streets in Downtown Oxnard. 

8th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival

Saturday, Dec 5th, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Plaza Park

Get the tastiest tamales in town - from sweet to savory, traditional to gourmet. Learn tamale making with live demos. Enjoy the tamale eating contest, holiday crafts fair, kids activities, and live music. Call 805.766.4906 for more information. FREE  admission.

9th Annual Holly Trolley Tours

Dec. 15th, 16th, & 17th, at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Departs from Centennial Plaza

Climb aboard a grand double-decker for a 50-minute guided tour of Downtown and the Historic District’s spectacular display of holiday lights and décor. Includes a stop at Heritage Square for hot cocoa and cookies. Prepaid reservations are a must. $10 per person.

Purchase tickets at THIS LINK or call 805.247.0197 for more information.

Heritage Square Holiday Tours & 7th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Weekends from Dec. 5th – Dec. 19th, (weekday tours by appointment) Heritage Square, 715 South A St.

Costumed docents present guided tours of elegantly decorated Victorian homes ($5 donation suggested). Admire the imagination and artistry of handmade gingerbread houses inside the historic chapel. For more information and reservations, call 805.483.7960 ext. 4.

Christmas Tree Lane

Dec. 13th through Dec. 25th. Nightly displays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., F & G Streets between 5th & Palm

Stroll or drive through one of Ventura County’s largest holiday light displays in the Henry T. Oxnard National Historic District. Residents provide all holiday decorations and lighting. Visit  or call 805.385.7545 for more information. FREE.

Holiday Lights & Music Spectacular at Janss Marketplace December 11-24

The Holiday Lights & Music Spectacular will entertain young and old alike from December 11 - 24 five times nightly at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks.  Launched last year, the free show transforms the Fountain Courtyard at Janss Marketplace into a 3-D theater every half hour from 6 – 8 p.m.

The FREE nightly shows will feature holiday music, 3-D images, lights and amazing special effects, watch as Santa’s elves come to life.   Viewing will be perfect from any location in the Fountain Courtyard area as the Janss Marketplace building exteriors near Burlington become the canvas for the colorful visual and musical production.   

Janss Marketplace commissioned Philippe Bergeron and his team of 3-D animators from PaintScaping to create the 2015 Broadway quality show.  The new "PaintScaping" art form merges a virtual world with the physical world by projecting images onto buildings and other surfaces that become the canvas for moving characters, colors, and objects.

Janss Marketplace will serve complimentary hot cocoa each night and live holiday music will be performed during weekend performances of the Holiday Lights Spectacular Shows on December 12, 13, 19 and 20.   Visit for Holiday Spectacular information and opportunity to win prizes.

Winter Walk at the Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills on Saturday, December 12th

Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills at 28914 Roadside Drive hosts its annual Winter Walk family holiday event from 2-8PM on Saturday, December 12th. Event to include scavenger hunt, wine tasting, trunk shows, specials, food drive, live music, pet adoptions and more.

Paramount Ranch Marathon, 30K, Half Marathon and 10K Trail Runs on Saturday, Dec 19th


The Paramount Ranch Marathon, 30K, Half Marathon and 10K Trail Runs take place on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The marathon starts at 6am and other races at 7:30am. Course is a 6.5 mile loop for the 10K, two loops for the half marathon and three loops for the 30K. Moderate and rolling single track trail loop.

Learn more and sign up at

2016 Sean O'Brien 100K, 50 Mile, 50K, 26.2 Mile Ultra Trail Runs in Malibu on Feb 6th

The Sean O'Brien 100K/50M/50K/26M on Saturday, February 6, 2016 in Malibu race courses are on a beautiful single track on the Backbone Trail, with miles of sweeping ocean views and over 11,000+ feet of gain in the 50 miler and 6400+ feet of gain in the 50k. 100K starts at 5am, 50 miler at 6am and 50K/Marathon at 7am.

To sign up and learn more, visit

26th Annual Heart and Sole 5K, 10K and Fun Run in Ojai on Saturday, February 20, 2016


The 26th Annual Heart and Sole Run 5K, 10K and Kids 1K Fun Run is planned for Saturday, February 20, 2016.  Events to start at 8 am. Race to be held at First Baptist Church, 930 Grand Avenue, Ojai.

Both the 5K and the 10K begin under a shady valley oak. The shorter course winds its way through quiet, pleasant neighborhood streets.With a view of the mountains, participants will be able to walk or run on a relatively flat terrain and will loop back to the start. The 10K proceeds out to the east end of the Ojai Valley and its many orchards of olive, avocado and citrus. The fragrance of the orange blossoms, the stunning view of the Topa Topa Mountains and the historic rock walls are all part of this scenic 10K.

Proceeds from the event benefit the American Heart Association.  Visit for more information and to register.

5th Annual Cancer Hope Foundation 5K/10K in Ventura on Saturday, January 9th

Come out and support the Camarillo-based Cancer Hope Foundation as they host their 5th Annual 5K and 10K to raise money for Camp Keepsake 2015. Event to be held at the Ventura Beach Promenade on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8am. 

Camp Keepsake, a program of Cancer Hope Foundation, is a place where adults with cancer and also cancer survivors can go with their family and friends to spend time away from the hectic and often stressful routine of doctor visits and treatments. For more information. visit

Entry includes free shirt, post race food and music. A lot of fun for a terrific cause. To register, visit

8th Annual Bandit 50K/30K/15K/6K Trail Runs in Simi Valley Saturday, January 30th

Welcome to the 8th Annual BANDIT 50K/30K/15K/6K Trail Runs

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Start training for the 8th Annual Bandit 50K and 30K Ultra Trail Runs! Starting times are 7 a.m. (50K), 7:30 a.m. (30K), 8 a.m. (15K/6K).

The course starts in Corriganville Park (also known as Hope Town, which was used as a set for over 3,500 films and television series with actors like Roy Rogers, Cisco Kid, Rin-Tin-Tin, Wild Bill Hickock).

Aid stations are located at the Start/Finish line, and at the half-way point on the 30K. Aid stations include medical personnel, water, food and restrooms.

For more information and to register, visit .

54th Annual Camarillo Christmas Parade and Holiday Carnival on Saturday, December 12th

The 54th Annual Camarillo Christmas Parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015, starting at Las Posas and Temple Avenue, the parade travels west on Las Posas and then takes a left on Carmen Drive.  The parade will end at the Camarillo Community Center at 1605 E. Burnley Street.  The parade features floats, bands, autos and other fun stuff!  

UPDATE: This year's parade features Grand Marshal and rock star (literally), Eddie Money.

Also taking place this day, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is Santa's Village Holiday Carnival at the Camarillo Community Center! Carnival Games, Inflatable Attractions, Live Entertainment, Arts & Craft Vendors and Food Vendors will be on hand. Visits with Santa Claus too!

For more information, visit or call 805.482.1996.

2015 Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace at Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Dec 4-6

The annual Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace, the largest folk art show in Southern California, returns to the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum with nearly 30 vendors representing more than 50 countries, and featuring an amazing selection of baskets, décor, ethnographic art, furniture, jewelry, pottery, rugs, sculpture, and more. Whether you are shopping for a gift or adding to your collection or “just because,” you can shop around the world for the truly unique whimsical, practical, and exotic treasures.

Friday, December 4 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, December 5 and 6 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Admission and parking are FREE. Proceeds from the Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace support the Museum’s exhibits and science education programs.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Located just beyond the Old Mission
2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara

Winter Celebration at the Leonis Adobe Museum Calabasas on Sunday, December 6th

Winter Celebration at the Leonis Adobe Museum on Sunday, December 6th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Activities includes Santa, Crafts, Feed the Animals Music, Games, Special Holiday Exhibits, Light Refreshments. Members are free. Non-members $4 For more information, visit or call 818-222-6511. Located at 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas (next to Sagebrush Cantina).