Christmas and Other Holiday Season Events Around Ventura County

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Hop onto the holiday bandwagon and check out some of these dozens of events in and around Ventura County, most of which are FREE! Christmas parades, Santa visits, carnivals, train rides, holiday runs, holiday home tours, boutiques, nativity displays and lots of holiday music and entertainment!

This list will be updated regularly as we move our way through the Thankgiving and Christmas holiday season! Submit additions here.

Do contact event coordinators as things sometimes change! Also, some events require RSVP.

ONGOING HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:

Residential Holiday Light Displays

Past Events (just as an fyi)

  • Sat 11/14: Annual Tree Lighting at Simi Valley Town Center
  • Tue 11/17: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County Holiday Boutique
  • Fri 11/20: Holiday Tree Lighting at The Promenade at Westlake
  • Sat 11/21: Tree Lighting Celebration and Santa Claus at The Collection at RiverPark
  • Sun 11/22: Holiday Boutique in Thousand Oaks
  • Thu 11/26: Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash at Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Thu 11/26: 8th Annual Ventura Turkey Trot
  • Fri 11/27: Santa Claus to Parachute into Janss Marketplace
  • Sat 11/28: 66th Annual Santa Paula Christmas Parade
  • Sat 11/28: Free Admission, Santa and More at Santa Paula Ag Museum
  • Sat 11/28: Fillmore & Western Presents "The Santa Train"
  • Wed 12/2: Santa Nights at Camarillo Ranch House
  • Wed 12/2: Pet Photos with Santa at The Collection at RiverPark 6-9PM
  • Thu 12/3: Red Oak Elementary Winter Boutique in Oak Park
  • Thu 12/3: Family Holiday PJ Party at Moorpark City Library
  • Fri 12/4: 63rd Annual Santa Barbara Holiday Parade
  • Fri 12/4: 65th Annual Oxnard Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Fri 12/4: Thousand Oaks High School Band Caroling Fundraiser
  • Fri 12/4: Holiday Character Meet & Greet at Ventura Harbor Village 2-4PM
  • Fri 12/4: Westlake Village Symphony Christmas Concert 8PM
  • 12/4-12/6: "No Room at the Inn" Nativity Display in Camarillo
  • Sat 12/5: Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair
  • Sat 12/5: Oxnard Christmas Parade 10AM
  • Sat 12/5: Studio Channel Islands Holiday Art Market in Camarillo
  • Sat 12/5: Breakfast with Santa at California Pizza Kitchen in Ventura
  • Sat 12/5: 8th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival
  • Sat 12/5: Holiday Boutique in Thousand Oaks
  • 12/5-12/6: Holiday Boutique in Malibu
  • Sat 12/5: Free Pictures with Santa at Simi Valley YMCA 10AM-Noon
  • Sat 12/5: Stocking and Dreidel Decorating and Face Painting at Malibu Country Mart
  • Sat 12/5: Teen Gingerbread House Event at Camarillo Public Library
  • Sat 12/5: YMCA Holiday Hiji 5K/10K in Camarillo
  • Sat 12/5: Christmas at the Ranch Event at Camarillo Ranch House
  • Sun 12/6: Snow Leopard Festival at Santa Barbara Zoo
  • 12/3-12/6: Simi Community Christmas Creche Exhibit & Music Performances
  • Sun 12/6: Las Posadas Celebration at Cal Lutheran 7-9PM
  • Sun 12/6: Christmas Concert and Advent Celebration at UMC of WLV
  • Sun 12/6: Santa Paws Photo Event and Holiday Marketplace in Ojai 10AM-3PM
  • Sun 12/6: CSU Channel Islands Choir "Holiday Around the Globe" Concert 3PM
  • Sun 12/6: Moorpark Chanukah Festival at Vons Shopping Center
  • Sun 12/6: Winter Celebration at Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas
  • Sun 12/6: Hanukkah Festival at Janss Marketplace
  • Sun 12/6: Hanukkah Concert in Thousand Oaks
  • Sun 12/6: Holiday on the Hill Event at Reagan Library
  • Mon 12/7: CSU Channel Islands Choir "Holiday Around the Globe" Concert 7:30PM
  • Mon 12/7: Ventura County Master Children's Chorale Holiday Concert in Ventura
  • Tue 12/8: Christmas Tree Lighting at The Commons at Calabasas
  • 12/8-12/9: Chanukah Storytimes at Camarillo Public Library
  • Wed 12/9: Hanukkah Festival at Janss Marketplace
  • Wed 12/9: Pet Photos with Santa at The Collection at RiverPark 6-9PM
  • Wed 12/9: Hanukkah Celebration at Cal Lutheran 4:30-6:30PM
  • Wed 12/9: Chanukah Celebration at The Commons at Calabasas 6:30PM
  • Wed 12/9: Santa Nights at Camarillo Ranch House
  • Thu 12/10: Cal Lutheran to Host Sankta Lucia Service
  • Thu 12/10: Holiday Open House at Malibu City Hall 4-6PM
  • Fri 12/11: Thousand Oaks High School Band Caroling Fundraiser
  • Fri 12/11: Holiday Character Meet & Greet at Ventura Harbor Village 2-4PM
  • Fri 12/11: Big Brothers Big Sisters of VC Holiday Angels Collection at Urbane Cafe
  • Sat 12/12: Breakfast with Santa at Lazy Dog Restaurant in Oxnard
  • Sat 12/12: Breakfast with Santa at California Pizza Kitchen in Ventura
  • Sat 12/12: "A Little Dickens Carolers" at Camarillo Public Library
  • Sat 12/12: Lunch with Santa at P.F. Chang's Thousand Oaks
  • Sat 12/12: 54th Annual Camarillo Christmas Parade and Holiday Carnival
  • Sat 12/12: Make a Holiday Wreath at Lakeshore Learning in Ventura
  • Sat 12/12: Santa at the Adobe in Agoura Hills 1-3PM
  • Sat 12/12: Santa and Cookie Decorating Party at Malibu Country Mart
  • Sat 12/12: Jingle Bell Hike at Conejo Community Center
  • Sat 12/12: Tiny Tots Holiday Concert & Santa Party at Rubicon Theatre Ventura
  • Sat 12/12: Cal Lutheran Hosts Kwanzaa Celebration 8AM-2PM
  • Sat 12/12: 36th Annual "Santa Comes to Westlake/Agoura and Beyond" Food Drive
  • Sat 12/12: 50th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights at Channel Islands Harbor
  • Sat 12/12: Winter Walk at Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills 2-8PM
  • 12/12-12/13: "Remembering Christmas" Concert at Camarillo Church of LDS
  • 12/12-12/13: Footworks Youth Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" in Oxnard
  • 12/12-12/13: Free Professional Photos with Santa at Hollywood Storage 10AM-4PM
  • Sun 12/13: Conejo Civic Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" in Thousand Oaks
  • Sun 12/13: 8th Annual Santa to the Sea Half Marathon and 5K in Oxnard
  • Sun 12/13: Chanukah Festival at Ventura Harbor Village
  • Sun, 12/13: "His Light Has Come" Concert at Emmanuel Church Thousand Oaks
  • Sun 12/13: 37th Annual "Homes for the Holidays" Home Tour & Boutique in Camarillo
  • Sun 12/13: Menorah Lighting at The Oaks Mall Outdoor Area
  • Tue 12/15: A Visit From Santa at Camarillo Public Library
  • 12/15-12/17: 9th Annual Holly Trolley Tours in Downtown Oxnard
  • Wed 12/16: Santa Nights at Camarillo Ranch House
  • Wed 12/16: Pet Photos with Santa at The Collection at RiverPark 6-9PM
  • Fri 12/18: Holiday Character Meet & Greet at Ventura Harbor Village 2-4PM
  • 12/18-12/19: 39th Annual Ventura Harbor Holiday Parade of Lights and Fireworks
  • 12/19-12/20: Arctic Lights Event at America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College
  • 12/19-12/20: Free Professional Photos with Santa at Hollywood Storage 10AM-4PM
  • Sat 12/19: Tiny Tots Holiday Concert & Santa Party at Rubicon Theatre Ventura
  • Sat 12/19: Family Fun Snow Day at Simi Valley Town Center 9AM-6PM
  • Sat 12/19: Toy Drive and Santa Appearance in Moorpark 11AM-2PM
  • Sat 12/19: Los Robles Children's Choir Holiday Wonder Concert in Thousand Oaks
  • Sat 12/19: Santa's Reindeer and Santa Photos at Malibu Country Mart
  • Sun 12/20: 4th Annual Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 5K/10K in Camarillo
  • Mon 12/21: Santa Nights at Camarillo Ranch House