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

  • Thu 11/17: Holiday Boutique at Horizon Hills Parenting Program Thousand Oaks
  • Fri 11/18: Holiday Tree Lighting at The Promenade at Westlake
  • 11/18-19: Christmas Boutique with Santa in Simi Valley
  • 11/18-19: Kris Kringle Holiday Boutique in Thousand Oaks
  • Sat 11/19: Tree Lighting at The Collection at RiverPark
  • Sat 11/19: TOHS Cheer Boosters Holiday Boutique
  • Sat 11/19: Harrison Hugs Holiday Boutique in Simi Valley
  • Sat 11/20: Santa Paws Event at Ventura Beach Marriott
  • 11/19-20: Ventura County Ballet Company Presents "The Nutcracker"
  • Thu 11/24: Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash at Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Thu 11/24: 12th Annual Turkey Day Dash in Thousand Oaks
  • Thu 11/24: 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K in Simi Valley
  • Thu 11/24: 9th Annual Ventura Turkey Trot 5K and Kids' 1K
  • Fri 11/25: Santa Parachutes into Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks
  • Sat 11/26: 67th Annual Santa Paula Christmas Parade
  • Tue 11/28: Silent Santa at The Collection at RiverPark
  • Fri 12/2: 66th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Oxnard
  • Fri 12/2: 64th Annual Santa Barbara Downtown Holiday Parade
  • 12/2-3: Village Voices Chorale Holiday Concert in Thousand Oaks
  • Sat 12/3: 55th Annual Oxnard Christmas Parade
  • Sat 12/3: Santa Claus Visit to Zweig Family Dentistry Newbury Park
  • Sat 12/3: Holiday Boutique and Health Fair at Conejo Valley YMCA
  • Sat 12/3: Run for Holiday Fun 5K/10K at Camarillo Family YMCA
  • Sat 12/3: Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis in Thousand Oaks
  • Sat 12/3: Holiday Art Market at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo
  • Sat 12/3: Winter Boutique at Bridges Charter School in Thousand Oaks
  • Sat 12/3: 9th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival
  • Sat 12/3: "The Light of Christmas" Free Concert in Ventura
  • Sat 12/3: Simi Valley Moose Lodge Holiday Boutique
  • Sat 12/3: Alpaca Holiday Boutique in Somis
  • Sat 12/3: Santa at the Las Posas Plaza in Camarillo
  • Sat 12/3: Los Robles Master Chorale Holiday Concert in Oak Park
  • Sat 12/3: Gingerbread Houses Program at Camarillo Library
  • Sat 12/3: Ventura Winter Wine Walk and Holiday Street Fair
  • 12/1-12/4: Broadway Christmas Wonderland Show in Thousand Oaks
  • 12/2-4: Simi Community Christmas Creche Exhibit and Live Music
  • 12/2-4: Cal Lutheran Christmas Festival Concerts in Thousand Oaks (buy tix in advance)
  • 12/2-4: No Room at the Inn Nativity Display in Westlake Village
  • 12/3-4: Holiday Homes Tour and Boutique in Westlake Village
  • Sun 12/4: Winter Celebration at Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas
  • Sun 12/4: Las Posadas Celebration at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks
  • Sun 12/4: "Santa Paws" Event and Craft Fair in Ojai
  • Sun 12/4: Holiday Open House at Stagecoach Inn Museum Newbury Park
  • Sun 12/4: Snow Leopard Festival / Sledding at Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Sun 12/4: Holiday on the Hill at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley
  • Sun 12/4: Christmas Concert and Advent Celebration in Westlake Village
  • Sun 12/4: Hanukkah Boutique in Thousand Oaks
  • Tue 12/6: A Visit with Santa at Camarillo Library 7PM
  • Tue 12/6: Thousand Oaks High School Jazz Band, Wind Symphony Holiday Concert
  • Wed 12/7: Thousand Oaks High School Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert
  • Thu 12/8: Sankta Lucia Service at Cal Lutheran
  • Thu 12/8: Kwanzaa Celebration at Cal Lutheran
  • 12/9-10: The Bethlehem Experience in Westlake Village
  • Sat 12/10: Santa Comes to Agoura/Westlake and Beyond Food Drive
  • Sat 12/10: Santa at the Adobe in Agoura Hills (1:30-3:30PM)
  • Sat 12/10: Photos with Santa at Cookie Decorating at Malibu Country Mart
  • Sat 12/10: 55th Annual Camarillo Christmas Parade
  • Sat 12/10: Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus Jingle Bell Tea in Thousand Oaks
  • Sat 12/10: 51st Annual Holiday Parade of Lights at Channel Islands Harbor
  • 12/9-12/11: Ventura County Ballet Company Presents "The Nutcracker"
  • 12/10-11: Merry Makers Artisan Faire at The Collection at RiverPark
  • 12/10-11: Footworks Youth Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" in Oxnard
  • 12/10-11: Santa Photos at Hollywood Storage Center Newbury Park
  • Sun 12/11: City of Westlake Village Holiday Sing-Along
  • Sun 12/11: Santa to the Sea Half Marathon and 5K in Oxnard
  • Sun 12/11: Olivas Adobe Candlelight Tours in Ventura (Free)
  • Sun 12/11: Conejo Civic Ballet Performs "The Nutcracker" in Thousand Oaks
  • Sun 12/11: 38th Annual "Homes for the Holidays" Home Tour and Boutique in Camarillo
  • Tue 12/13: Worldwide Winter Holiday Stories at Camarillo Library 7PM
  • Tue 12/13: Christmas Tree Lighting at The Commons at Calabasas 5:30-7:30PM
  • 12/13-15: 10th Annual Holly Trolley Tours in Oxnard
  • Wed 12/14: Holiday Lunch and Tour at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley
  • Sat 12/17: Winter Wonderland and Holiday Marketplace at Ventura Harbor Village
  • Sat 12/17: Live Reindeer and Santa at Malibu Country Mart
  • Sat 12/17: Christmas Carolers at Camarillo Library 2PM
  • Sat 12/17: Snow Day at Simi Valley Town Center 9AM-4PM
  • Sat 12/17: Los Robles Children's Choir Holiday Concert in Thousand Oaks
  • Sat 12/17: 5th Annual Purrs & Paws Holiday Boutique in Ojai
  • Sat 12/17: Tiny Tots Holiday Concert at Rubicon Theatre in Ventura
  • 12/7, 12, 14, 19: Santa Nights at the Camarillo Ranch House
  • 12/7, 14, 21: Santa Paws Pet Photo Nights at The Collection at RiverPark
  • 12/16-17: 40th Annual Ventura Harbor Holiday Parade of Lights and Fireworks
  • 12/17-18: Arctic Lights Event at America's Teaching Zoo in Moorpark
  • 12/17-18: Santa Photos at Hollywood Storage Center Newbury Park
  • Sun 12/18: 5th Annual Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 5K/10K in Camarillo
  • Sun 12/18: Blue Christmas with Elvis at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
  • Sat 12/18: Harmonix Holiday Concert at Rubicon Theatre in Ventura
  • Sun 12/18: Los Robles Master Chorale "A Joyful Noise!" Concert in Thousand Oaks
  • Tue 12/20: Hanukkah Stories, Songs and Crafts at Camarillo Library
  • Tue 12/20: Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus Sings Carols at The Promenade at Westlake
  • Wed 12/21: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical at T.O. Civic Arts Plaza
  • 12/24-25: Santa Barbara Zoo is open to the public
  • 12/24-25: Eve of Christmas Radio Drama on 1590 KVTA with Bob Eubanks
  • Sun 12/25: 9th Annual Chanukah Festival in Moorpark