Posted Dec 03, 2019 | By Visit Oxnard

6 Fun Things to Kick off the New Year in Oxnard

Kick off the new year in with 6 fun things to do in Oxnard in 2020! Now that presents have been unwrapped, decorations put away and Douglas Firs curbed, celebrate a new start to a new year this January 2020 with these 6 fun 2020 Oxnard events.

1. Winter Cooking Class

January 11

Everyone’s invited to learn to cook with Chef Michelle Kenney at La Dolce Vita Ristorante. These classes are customer favorites, and the recipes are so delicious that participants are “repeat attenders.” Over 200 classes held with rave reviews. Join a class, choose from the offerings below. Class includes hands on participation with complimentary wine and beverages, a sit-down meal of what you’ve cooked and copies of recipes made. $75 per person | Maximum 16 guests | Adults only

Baked Orchetti with Pork Sugo
Piadina with Ricotta, Prosciutto and Arugula
Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese salad atop greens
Fig & Raspberry Tart with Sweet Red Wine Ice Cream

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2. O My Theater Presents Disney's Frozen Jr.

January 17-19

For the first time in forever, the theatrical take on a modern classic, Disney's Frozen Jr. is set to be performed at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center! Frozen Jr. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The song features all the songs you know and love from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A whimsical story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional journey between princesses, Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure and plenty of humor, Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart.

3. Laugh Out Loud at Levity Live Oxnard

All January Long

An uproarious lineup of comics' tours through Oxnard all month long, including heavyweight of hilarity Tom Segura as he tours his new special, "En Espanol." Check out upcoming events at Levity Live Oxnard, one of the Improv's best venues on the California coast, with A-list comedy, great food and cocktails!

4. Art Comes Alive

February 15-16

Visitors of all ages enjoy an assortment of maritime mysteries associated with the life and times of historical characters, portrayed by volunteers in period costume, and hear stories about the fascinating maritime heritage surrounding rare and beautiful paintings dating back to the 1600s, world-class ship models and maritime artifacts, at the third annual Channel Islands Maritime Museum "Art Comes Alive" event!

Docents and friends of the museum dress up in costume and celebrate the spirit of various paintings, ship models, and time periods featured in the pieces on display in the galleries. The characters, brought to life, share fascinating stories and facts about the pieces they represent, creating an exciting experience unlike any other!

This family-friendly event included children's activities in the front garden and inside the museum!

Admission: $10 for Adults; $7 Members/Seniors/Military & Children 12 and under; $20 for Families of Four, ($5 ea. Additional Child)

5. Murphy Auto Museum Grand Re-Opening

February 22

Join us to celebrate our reopening at our new Oxnard location! Refreshments and fun will be served up at this very special day at The Murphy Auto Museum!

6. Start of Whale Watching Season

January – Mid April

Set sail for an adventure that is truly unique to the coasts of Southern California. Get a chance to view several whale species, as well as dolphins and other marine life, during their annual migration through the Santa Barbara Channel. Be sure to bring your camera for this unbelievable event!

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