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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fri 11/16: Holiday Tree Lighting at The Promenade at Westlake

Sat 11/17: Annual Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival at Simi Valley Town Center

Sat 11/17: Tree Lighting at The Collection at RiverPark

Sat 11/18: Santa Paws Event at Humane Society in Ojai

Thu 11/22: Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash at Santa Barbara Zoo

Thu 11/22: 14th Annual Turkey Day Dash in Thousand Oaks

Thu 11/22: 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K in Simi Valley

Thu 11/22: 11th Annual Ventura Turkey Trot 5K and Kids' 1K

Sat 11/23: Jingle Bell Jump - Santa Parachutes Into Janss Marketplace

11/23-11/25: Dudley House Victorian Holiday Boutique in Ventura

Sat 11/24: 69th Annual Santa Paula Christmas Parade

11/28-12/1: Simi Valley Festival of Trees

Fri 11/30: 68th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Oxnard

Sat 12/1: 57th Annual Oxnard Christmas Parade

Sat 12/1: Run for Holiday Fun 5K/10K at Camarillo Family YMCA

Sat 12/1: 11th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival

Sat 12/1: Ventura Winter Wine Walk and Holiday Street Fair

11/30-12/2: Dudley House Victorian Holiday Boutique in Ventura

11/30-12/2: No Room at the Inn Nativity Display in Camarillo

Sun 12/2: Cancer Support Community Holiday Boutique in Westlake Village

Sat 12/1: Breakfast with Santa at Camarillo Community Center

Sun 12/2: Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis in Agoura Hills (new venue being sought)

Sun 12/2: Holiday Roundup at Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas

Sun 12/2: Santa Paws Annual Holiday Photo Shoot in Ojai

Sun 12/2: Holiday Open House at Stagecoach Inn Museum Newbury Park (1-4PM)

Sun 12/2: Snow Leopard Festival / Sledding at Santa Barbara Zoo

Sun 12/2: 7th Annual Holly Jolly Half Marathon, 5K/10K in Camarillo

12/5: Christmas at the Ranch with Santa at Camarillo Ranch House (4:30-7:30)

Fri 12/7: 66th Annual Santa Barbara Downtown Christmas Parade

12/7-12/9: Simi Community Christmas International Creche Exhibit and Music Performances

Sat 12/8: 56th Annual Camarillo Christmas Parade

Sat 12/8: Santa at the Adobe in Agoura Hills

Sat 12/8: 53rd Annual Holiday Parade of Lights at Channel Islands Harbor

Sun 12/9: Heritage Holiday in the Park at Strathearn Park Simi Valley

12/7-12/9: Dudley House Victorian Holiday Boutique in Ventura

12/8-12/9: Footworks Youth Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" in Oxnard

12/7-12/22: Holidays at the Plaza Downtown Ventura Events

Sun 12/9: Santa to the Sea Half Marathon and 5K in Oxnard

Sun 12/9: Holiday Sing-Along Family Event at The Shoppes at Westlake (3-6PM)

Sun 12/9: 40th Annual "Homes for the Holidays" Home Tour and Boutique in Camarillo

Sun 12/9: Olivas Adobe Holiday Candlelight Tours in Ventura

12/12: Christmas at the Ranch with Santa at Camarillo Ranch House (4:30-7:30)

12/14-12/15: The Bethlehem Experience in Westlake Village

12/14-15: 42nd Annual Ventura Harbor Holiday Parade of Lights

Sat 12/15: Winter Wonderland and Holiday Marketplace at Ventura Harbor Village

Sat 12/15: Holiday Fun at Malibu Country Mart (Noon to 4pm)

Sat 12/15: 7th Annual Purrs & Paws Holiday Boutique & Vintage Market in Ojai

12/19: Christmas at the Ranch with Santa at Camarillo Ranch House (4:30-7:30)

Sat 12/22: Holiday Fun at Malibu Country Mart (Noon to 4pm)

12/24-25: Santa Barbara Zoo is open to the public

Past Events