Santa to the Sea is a nonprofit event born out of a desire to give back to the community. What started in 2003 as a toy drive to celebrate the relocation of the world’s largest Santa Claus from Carpinteria to Oxnard. Since then it’s grown into a robust running event, toy drive, and community fundraiser. […]

Morgan Hill Holiday Posada by Nueva Esperanza

Join us for this incredible community event by Nueva Esperanza, the 4th Annual Morgan Hill Holiday Posada on Sunday, December 10 from 3:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center There will be bilingual caroling, a Mariachi trio, Baile Folkorico and dancing. Giveaways, pinatas, food and treats for the kids and family. Pre-register […]


Stroll or drive through one of Ventura County's largest holiday light displays in the Henry T. Oxnard National Historic District. Residents provide all holiday decorations and lighting.


Climb aboard a grand double-decker for a 50-minute guided tour of Heritage Square's Gingerbread Exhibit and Oxnard's Historic District’s spectacular display of holiday lights and décor. The tour starts at Heritage Square for hot cocoa and cookies. Prepaid reservations are a must. The Holly Trolley Tours are an annual favorite in Downtown and a perfect […]

NOCHEBUENA: A Christmas Spectacular

Experience the vibrant spirit of Mexico’s Christmas season with an all-star cast featuring Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar. Immerse yourself in Nochebuena traditions, where captivating music, dance, and festive customs create an unforgettable cultural celebration.

47th Annual Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights & Fireworks

Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights & Fireworks 2023: It’s a magical moment when spectators get their first glimpse of the magnificent boats amid festive décor at the 46th Annual Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights & Fireworks on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Vivid and bright, the […]

Island Packers Parade of Lights Cruises at Ventura Harbor Village

Island Packers Parade of Lights Cruises: For those who wish to see the colorfully-lit boats up close, look no further than Island Packers Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights Cruises on December 15 or 16, 2023. Cruises depart at 5:45 PM, 6:00 PM, & 6:15 PM. Fare is $38 for adults, $35 for seniors and $28 […]

Magical Holiday at Magical Bridge Playground in Morgan Hill

Bring your friends and family and have fun with the City of Morgan Hill’s free Magical Holiday event at Magical Bridge Playground. The playground is an inclusive park designed for people of all ages, sizes and abilities. The playground serves more than 2,000 local school children with special needs as well as their friends, family […]

Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace 2023 at Ventura Harbor Village

Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace 2023: Seas the day at Ventura Harbor Village’s Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace 2023 on Saturday, December 16, 2023 from Noon to 4 PM. Say hello and take a photo with Santa & Mrs. Claus and get up close to two of their reindeer! Witness the magic of the season […]

Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train

A seasonal tradition returns to Santa Cruz with the Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train. Vintage excursion cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights, roll through city streets past homes of Santa Cruz. Itinerary: Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Trains depart and return in front of Neptune’s Kingdom on the Boardwalk of Santa Cruz at 5:00pm, 6:30, […]

Jane Lynch “A Swingin’ Little Christmas”

What do you get when you mix one part cabaret, one part comedy, and one heaping helping of Christmas kitsch? A Swingin’ Little Christmas! It’s a fun fresh twist on the Christmas specials of the ‘50s and ‘60s when harmonies were tight and swing was the thing. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch […]

Jake Shimaburkuro: Christmas in Hawai’i

Ukulele maestro Jake Shimabukuro invites you to 'Christmas in Hawai’i' - a heartwarming holiday extravaganza! With bassist Jackson Waldhoff and singer-songwriter Justin Kawika Young, Jake transforms timeless classics into Hawaiian delights. Experience an enchanting, joyful evening sure to become a highlight of your holiday season!