2019 Holiday Events

Sounds of Christmas

69th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 6th, 5:30 p.m. at Plaza Park

Join community leaders, Downtown merchants, and friends in a festive tradition to light up the County’s tallest Christmas tree – 110 feet high! Entertainment, complimentary refreshments, and Santa’s arrival ring in the season. FREE. For more information, call 805-247-0197.

Oxnard Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 7th, 10 a.m. to noon in Downtown

The Annual Oxnard Christmas Parade themed “Making Spirits Bright” is a family favorite tradition. Enjoy the sights and sounds of colorful marching bands, equestrian units, local school groups, floats and a visit from Santa! The Parade route runs through A, 5th and C Streets in Downtown Oxnard.

The parade application period is now closed. Confirmed parade participants, download your: 2019 Parade Lineup and Route 

The parade is a rain or shine event. That said there is a little more detail. We will cancel the parade if high winds or lightning is forecast. The safety of our participants and attendees is paramount to us.

We do understand that some entries will not be able to participate in any inclement weather such as equestrian units and others. The forecasts are not detailed enough currently for us to make a call on this.

However we will be leaving a prerecorded message on our voicemail at 805.247.0197 that you can access 24/7. We will email all entrants of any changes from our current plans.

14th Annual Winter Fantasy Music & Light Show
Nightly shows every 15 minutes, from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., at Plaza Park Pagoda

The Historic Pagoda becomes a high-tech spectacle computer-orchestrated show featuring over 30,000 flashing colored lights, holiday music, animated characters, and decorated trees..

Christmas Parade Telecast

Watch a broadcast of the Christmas Parade on Spectrum Cable Channel 10 or Frontier Communications Channel 35. Schedule to be announced.

12th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival
Saturday, Dec 7th, 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 holiday crafts fair, kids activities, and live music. Call 805-385-7995 for more information. FREE admission.

13th Annual Holly Trolley Tours
Dec. 10th, 11th, 12th, & 19th at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Departs from Heritage Square

Tour historic Oxnard with the “Holly Trolley Tours.” Tour begins at Heritage Square to view Gingerbread houses. From there it’s on to Christmas Tree Lane in the Henry T. Oxnard Historic District. Hot cocoa and cookies included. Prepaid reservations are a must. $13.50  per person.

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Visit with Santa  

Santa will be arriving on Saturday December 15th, 22nd and 23rd, and will be available for photos at Centennial Plaza from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.

Heritage Square Holiday Tours & 11th Annual Gingerbread Celebration
Weekends, Dec. 8th – 29th, Fridays 1-4 pm Saturdays 10-4 pm Sundays 1-4 pm,  Heritage Square, 715 South A St.

Costumed docents present guided tours of elegantly decorated Victorian homes ($5 donation suggested). Admire the imagination and artistry of handmade gingerbread houses inside the historic chapel. For more information and reservations, call 805-483-7960 ext. 4.  

Christmas Tree Lane
Dec. 8th through Dec. 25th. Nightly displays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., F & G Streets between 5th & Palm

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. Visit  or call 805-385-7545 for more information. FREE.

Santa Claus Float Tours

Santa’s float visits numerous Oxnard neighborhoods throughout the month of December. Check the schedule at: