Hanukkah celebrations at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks draw hundreds of people, including non-Jewish attendees, who come to the illumination of a giant Menorah Candelabrum at the shopping center.
The events to honor Jewish traditions this 2017 holiday season include:
Temple Etz Chaim will host the first night of Hanukkah candle ceremony on Tuesday, December 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. to illuminate the 18-foot giant Menorah.
Thousand Oaks Chabad Jewish Center holiday event on Tuesday, December 19 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. will feature the popular Moshav Band, food festival including hot latkes, kids craft activity and face painting.
Janss Marketplace is proud to continue its community service programs during the holiday season by hosting the Toys for Tots collection. People can bring unwrapped toys and games to the Toys R Us store entrance during all store hours. The toys will be donated to children in need through the Toys for Tots program.
The Rainbow Girls return to Janss Marketplace for a 10th annual fundraising activity in December. Shoppers can get their gifts wrapped at a booth near The entrance to Toys R Us by donating to the organization. The Rainbow Girls and Girl Scout gift wrap dates and times are posted on Janss Marketplace Facebook page.
Holiday Lights Spectacular
Experience the free Holiday Lights 3D Spectacular nightly from December 15 – 23. Each half hour from 6 – 8 p.m. the Fountain Court at Janss Marketplace is transformed into a magical 3D theater. Dancing elves, toy soldiers and other holiday icons come to life in a spectacular lights and music show.
Viewing is perfect from anywhere near the Fountain Courtyard at Janss Marketplace as building exteriors near Burlington become the canvas for the colorful visual and musical production. Set to holiday music, the choreographed show features images, lights, and other amazing special effects. Live elves will greet guests who will also enjoy complimentary hot cocoa provided by Hooters and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
NEW Santa’s Village
Families will love the new Experiential Santa’s Village where they can take photos with Santa, write a note to Santa and drop it at the Village Post Office. Guests who post a Selfie with any visit to Santa on the Janss Marketplace Facebook page will have chance to win a $100 Toys R Us gift card.
Santa’s Village opening weekend hours begin on November 24 – 25 are 12 – 8 p.m. and Sunday, 4 – 8 p.m. Santa’s Village will also be open on the next two Fridays and Saturdays in December from 12 noon – 6 p.m. and Sundays 4 – 8 p.m. and daily from 1 – 8 p.m. from December 15 – 23. Bring pets for photos with Santa on Friday, December 8 from 4 – 8 p.m. Santa has a free toy for each pet who visits on December 8. The final opportunity to visit Santa’s Village is Christmas Eve, December 24 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.