2017 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 visitoxnard.com.

67th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, December 1, 2017, 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. 

12th Annual Winter Fantasy Music & Light Show

December 1 to January 1, 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.

56th Annual Oxnard Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 2, 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.  2017 theme is "Christmas Under the Sea."

10th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival

Saturday, December 2, 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. 

11th Annual Holly Trolley Tours

December 12, 13 and 14 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. $12 per person.

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

Victorian House Tours and 9th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Weekends from December 4-18 (weekday tours by appointment) Heritage Square, 715 South A St. Costumed docents provide tours of the Victorian houses and guests can admire the artistry of handmade gingerbread houses located inside the historic chapel.  A $5 donation is suggested for the tours.

Christmas Tree Lane

December 10 through 26, 2017. Nightly displays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., F & G Streets between 5th & Palm

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