2021 Holiday Happenings

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony/First Thursdays Holidays Mashup & Makers Market
Thursday, Dec. 2nd, 5:30 p.m. 

Christmas comes early this year as Downtown presents our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony a day early on First Thursday in December. Enjoy the spectacle of the traditional event and stay for gourmet food trucks and shop a very special holiday makers market. FREE. For more information, call 805-247-0197.

Christmas Parade

2021 Oxnard Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Parade route goes from A & 9th Streets to west on 5th, to north on C Street, and ending at 2nd Street.  

Community clubs, schools, and businesses wishing to particpate in the parade, click here to download a parade entry application

17th 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!

14th 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.


15th Annual Holly Trolley Tours- DETAILS COMING SOON!
Check back here and our social media @downtownoxnard to be among the first to hear about the exciting return of the enchanting Holly Trolley Holiday Lights Tours.  

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
Christmas Tree Lane Official Facebook Page

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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