2020 Holiday Happenings

A “Safer at Home” Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 11th, 6:00 p.m. Streaming on all #DowntownOxnard social

Enjoy our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the comfort of your home this year. Watch as we light up the County’s tallest Christmas tree – 110 feet high! Entertainment, Holiday greetings from Downtown, and Santa’s arrival ring in the season. FREE. For more information, call 805-247-0197.

Christmas Parade

Oxnard Christmas Parade – Cancelled for 2020
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there is no live parade. Instead, Oxnard Recreation & Community Services presents a creative re-interpretation debuting Friday, Dec. 11, at Facebook.com/oxnardrec.

16th Annual Winter Fantasy Music & Light Show- Cancelled
Our traditional show at the Historic Plaza Park Pagoda will not be happening this year but in its place, we brought in a new selfie spot. Come see our lit up Pagoda, Christmas tree, additional lit tree, and our illuminated HOPE sign for your selfie pleasure!

Hope Sign

13th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival-To-Go!
Tamale Thursdays, November 5 to December 3 (Skipping Thanksgiving)


This year we had to adapt to keep out Tamale Festival alive, check out how you can enjoy the tastiest tamales in town. From sweet to savory, traditional to gourmet try them all and pick your favorite tamale. For more information click the link below.


14th Annual Holly Trolley Tours-CANCELLED-
For the safety of everyone, we will not be having our annual Holly Trolley Tours this year, we hope to bring it back next year! 

Heritage Square Holiday Tours & 11th Annual Gingerbread Celebration -CANCELLED-
We will miss you this year but hope to be open for next year!

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

Christmas Tree Lane Drive-Through
Dec. 13th through Dec. 27th. 
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Nightly except Mondays & Tuesdays)

F & G Streets between 5th & Palm

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. 

This event is presented as a drive-through experience. The Oxnard Police Department has placed extensive signage to help manage traffic while allowing for safe viewing from vehicles. Please be courteous of the neighborhood residents – plan your trip and allow time to drive carefully through the appointed route. 

Please follow the County of Ventura Public Health Orders to assure a safe experience in this time of COVID-19. 

Santa Claus Float Tours

Santa’s float visits numerous Oxnard neighborhoods throughout the month of December. Check the schedule on Twitter at @santafloat

Oxnard Recreation December 2020
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