Conejo Valley Guide Facebook Page Followers Share Their Father's Day Plans

Bunnies pondering their Father’s Day plans.

Bunnies pondering their Father’s Day plans.

In a recent drawing on the Conejo Valley Guide Facebook Page, we asked folks what their Father’s Day weekend plans were. The response was outstanding and of course we’re going to share some highlights of these responses right here for future reference!

CVG Facebook Fan Selected Responses:

All the ladies in my family are going to cook for the amazing dads in our family. We are going to cook a traditional dish. Of course all of us are going to enjoy.

Chores at home and spending time together ❤️

My daughters and I will spend the morning baking my husband's favorite cake 🤪😊

We are going to church in the morning and then lunch with my husband's parents. Hopefully a relaxing day.

Both our kids will be over, we have not had any quality time since Christmas as we have been so busy with work, school, fixing house up and new puppy!

Channel Islands Harbor vintage boat show!

Church and family BBQ! (BBQ and lunch was a recurring theme).

Our Fathers Day plan is to bbq and play games with family and friends who have become family. Family is what my husband loves.

My husband and I are taking a Sunday drive along Mulholland and having dinner at PF Chang’s (lettuce wraps)

We have planned a family hike through Wildwood Park and then home for waffles!
We will be spoiling my husband with Fathers Day gifts and taking him out for lunch at Cheesecake Factory, one of his favorite places to eat. Not a bad day at all.

Going to the beach😎

Finney’s with my family, and seeing my father in law after!!

Going to the Channel Islands car show in the morning followed by bbqing at home with family 💙

Dinner at Bandits tonight. Miss the crowd!

BBQ swim party with family

My three boys and I are surprising my husband by making an omelette bar (*which is huge, cause I don’t cook 😂) and then we are all going bowling! 🎳

Spending time together as a family, and letting dad sleep in!

Taking my dad to breakfast then for a walk in Oak Canyon Park!

We don’t have plans for this Sunday for Father’s Day as my daughter's father (my hubby) is serving overseas. But he will be visiting later this we will celebrate then ❤️ Happy Father’s Day to all you wonderful daddies out there, near or far xoxo.

We are going to church and then out to a Fathers Day lunch at my favorite place. Then a nap 💤.

Here are some more ideas for future Father’s Day or any day for that matter plans:






Christmas and Other Holiday Season Events Around Ventura County


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.


Residential and Other Light Displays:

Keep in mind that residential displays usually don’t have set hours and are often impacted by the elements (e.g. rain and wind).

Past Events

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

Sun 11/25: Light the Night Event at Westfield Topanga in Woodland Hills (6-8PM)

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

Fri 11/30: Holiday Tree Lighting at The Promenade at Westlake (rescheduled from 11/16 in consideration of Borderline and wildfire tragedies)

Fri 11/30: Tree Lighting Event at Camarillo Premium Outlets (The Promenade) (6-8PM)

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

Fri 11/30: Christmas Festival Concert “Star of Wonder” at Cal Lutheran (8PM)

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

Sat 12/1: Christmas Festival Concert “Star of Wonder” at Cal Lutheran (4PM)

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

Sat 12/1: Los Robles Master Chorale Performs The Messiah in Oak Park

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

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

12/1-12/2: Snow Days Event at America’s Teaching Zoo in Moorpark

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

Sun 12/2: Chanukah Celebration at Simi Valley Town Center (2:30-4:30PM)

Sun 12/2: Glow in the Dark Chanukah Celebration in Dos Vientos (Newbury Park)

12/1-12/2: Ventura County Ballet Company “The Nutcracker” in Oxnard

12/1-12/2: Studio Channel Islands Annual Holiday Market in Camarillo

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: Christmas Festival Concert “Star of Wonder” at Cal Lutheran (4PM)

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

Sun 12/2: Las Posadas Event at Cal Lutheran (6-9PM)

Sun 12/2 Tuba Christmas at Pacific View Mall Ventura (Noon-1PM)

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: Chanukah Celebration at Simi Valley Town Center (2:30-4:30PM)

Sun 12/2: Silent Santa (for special sensitivity needs) at The Collection Oxnard (RSVP)

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

Mon 12/3: Chanukah Celebration at The Shoppes at Westlake Village (5:30-7PM)

Tue 12/4: 1st Night of Hanukkah Celebration at Janss Marketplace (5-7PM)

Wed 12/5: Menorah Lighting Ceremony at Janss Marketplace (6:30-8PM)

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

Wed 12/5: Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration in Calabasas (6:30-8PM)

Thr 12/6: Chanukah Festival at Pacific View Mall Ventura (7-8PM)

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

Fri 12/7: City of Agoura Hills Holiday Boutique

Fri 12/7: Camarillo Old Town Winter Walk & Tree Lighting (5-9PM)

Sat 12/8: 56th Annual Camarillo Christmas Parade

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

Sat 12/8: Jingle Bell Hike in Thousand Oaks (register in advance)

Sat 12/8: Los Robles Master Chorale Holiday Concert in Calabasas

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

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

12/7-12/9: Ventura County Ballet Company “The Nutcracker” in Ventura

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

Sun 12/9: Christmas Concert in the Park: The Nativity - Camarillo (7PM)

Sun 12/9: Community Chanukah Festival in Moorpark (4:30-6PM)

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

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

12/8-12/9: Free Photos with Santa at Hollywood Storage Newbury Park

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

Tue 12/11: Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration in Calabasas (5:30-8:30PM)

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

Fri 12/14: Holiday Soiree & Open House at Westlake Plaza (6-9PM)

12/14-12/15: The Bethlehem Experience in Westlake Village (5-9PM)

12/14-12/15: Winter Wonderland Party at Gymboree Thousand Oaks (3-6PM)

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

Sat 12/15: Santa Claus’s Party at Simi Valley Town Center

12/13-12/16: Holiday Jazz Concerts and Paintscape Light Show at Janss Marketplace (6-8PM)

12/14-16: Moorpark College Performing Arts “Holiday Spectacular”

12/15-12/16: Free Photos with Santa at Hollywood Storage Newbury Park

12/15-16: Pacific Festival Ballet Performs The Nutcracker in Thousand Oaks

Mother's Day is the Second Sunday of May


Mother's Day is the second Sunday of May each year.

On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that the observance of Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May serves as a "public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country."

Mother's Day was initiated on May 10, 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia. On that day, Ann Jarvis organized a celebration at the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, now called the International Mother's Day Shrine (a National Historical Landmark), with 407 children and their mothers in attendance. The custom caught on and led to the Federal observance in 1914.

Jarvis trademarked the phrases "second Sunday in May" and "Mother's Day" - purposefully putting the apostrophe before the "s" as the holiday is for each family to honor their mother.

Mother's Day is not considered a Federal Holiday. It is considered a day of Federal "observance" - a reminder to pause and show appreciation for all of the mothers in our lives.

Mother's Day 2018 is Sunday, March 13th!

West Virginia Governor William Glasscock's Proclamation of Mother's Day Dated April 26, 1910

Christmas Tree Lane in Downtown Oxnard is a Fun Residential Holiday Display


Every holiday season, one of Ventura County's biggest residential light displays lights up the historic section of Downtown Oxnard on F and G streets between 5th and Palm. Worth a visit! And check out the holiday decorated pagoda at nearby Plaza Park. More information at

For the 2017 holiday season, Christmas Tree Lane will be on display by local residents nightly from 6-10PM from December 10 to December 26.

Video and photos below from prior year Christmas Tree Lane displays.


Christmas Tree Lane Visitor Tips from the Oxnard Historic District:

Visitors are asked not to walk in private yards or driveways, unless allowed by residents.

Visitors can walk the route (the best way to fully take it all in) by parking on adjacent side streets and making the 10 block loop. Warm attire is recommended.

Visitors in vehicles are asked to keep headlights on for safety reasons. Old timers to Ventura’s Candy Cane Lane remember the rule of turning off your headlights off, but with three cross streets on Christmas Tree Lane and significantly more visitors headlights must be on for everyone’s safety.

Please respect the privacy of all residents. Please keep children attended with adults at all times, do not allow them to touch or climb on any exhibits - this is for their own safety!

Please be courteous when the crowds are larger on weekends and the sidewalks are congested.

Christmas 2013 Residential Holiday Light Display on Gemini/Waverly in Camarillo

As in years past, many homes on Gemini Street and Waverly Avenue south of Dunnigan Street in Camarillo are lit up and decorated with cartoon characters, trains, Santa, snowmen, and plenty of lights and other decorations this holiday season. Drive the route or park and walk. It is worth going out of your way for! From the the 101, take Arneill north past Ponderosa to Dunnigan. Turn right on Dunnigan and Gemini is the 4th street on your right.

Here are some scenes from this display in prior years.

Residential Holiday Lights and Decorations on Gemini/Waverly in Camarillo

Every year that I can recall, a vast majority of the homes on Gemini Street and Waverly Avenue south of Dunnigan Street in Camarillo are lit up and decorated with cartoon characters, trains, Santas, snowmen, and plenty of lights and other decorations. Quite a site. Either drive the route or park and walk it. Plenty to see and your kids will love it.  From the direction of the 101, take Arneill north past Ponderosa to Dunnigan. Turn right on Dunnigan and Gemini is the 4th street on your right.

Brief tour of the display last year (2010) with whiny kids in the background:

11/11/11 Facts, Figures and Fun - Celebrate!

The day is HERE! 11/11/11! And of course 2 times today, the clock will strike 11:11:11. Time for some celebration on this once-in-a lifetime day!

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