Posted Nov 23, 2020 | By Visit Oxnard

2020 Holiday Events in Oxnard

Celebrate the 2020 holiday season in the California sunshine with family-friendly events in Oxnard.

We won't see snow, and temperatures won't drop to freezing, but Oxnard's annual holiday festivities will definitely get you in the holiday spirit. Our list of the city's best events and things to do this season will help make Oxnard a winter wonderland all month long.


Dine out, or order a Thanksgiving feast to-go from these restaurants in 2020:

Chef Michelle has curated a holiday menu that will exceed your expectations at La Dolce Vita 1901. Pre-order your meal by Monday, November 23 at noon, and enjoy Thanksgiving in the comfort of your home. For parties of 5+ (same household), LDV offers a perfectly prepared feast in a beautiful setting on their covered patio or under a tent in the Heritage Plaza. Reserve dining by 10am on Tuesday, November 24.

Coastal Grill at Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort is seating guests on Thanksgiving Day at 2pm, 4pm, and 8pm. $55 for adults & $19.99 for children 12 and under. ⁠⁠Family style meals will also be available for pickup if ordered by 5PM on Tuesday, November 24.

New to Oxnard, The Raven Tavern is accepting orders for meals to-go through November 19. Meals are $165 and feed 6 to 8 people.

Honey Cup Coffeehouse & Creamery is baking holiday pies to-go in the following flavors: Apple, Cherry Oat & Pumpkin. Yum!


This holiday season, The Collection at RiverPark has reimagined several of its annual holiday experiences to offer safe, festive fun for the whole family. From visits with Santa and virtual story time with Mrs. Claus and friends to live music, giveaways, scavenger hunts and more, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in the holiday cheer.

Photos With Santa
Date: Nov. 27th thru Dec. 24th, 2020

Time: Monday – Friday, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, 12-8 p.m.; Sunday 12-7 p.m.; Dec. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Santa’s Workshop, 540 Town Center Drive

Event Description: Santa will once again be visiting The Collection to meet families and create special memories with keepsake photos. In an effort to keep Santa, his helpers and the community safe, several safety precautions will be taken, including requiring reservations.

Note: Reservations are required.

Santa Paws Pet Photo Nights

Date: Nov. 30th, Dec. 7th, Dec. 14th, Dec. 21st, 2020

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Location: Santa’s Workshop, 540 Town Center Drive

Event Description: Our four-legged friends are part of the family and are also welcome to meet Santa himself. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome anytime this holiday season to make a reservation and join Santa in his workshop for a memorable photo.

Virtual Santa Experience
Date: Nov. 27th thru Dec. 23rd, 2020

Time: Monday – Friday, 1-2:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Virtual via Zoom technology

Event Description: For the first time ever, The Collection will be offering families the opportunity to host a Santa experience in the comfort of their home. Guests can have a virtual Santa experience for the kids to tell Santa their holiday wish list and what they have done to stay on Santa’s “nice” list.

Letters to Santa
Date: Nov. 16th thru Dec. 17th, 2020

Location: Next to The Annex Food Hall on Collection Blvd.

Event Description: The Collection will be hosting Santa’s Mailbox, sponsored by Ventura County Credit Union. The Collection will carefully deliver letters written to Santa to ensure they are mailed and received at the North Pole, where Santa and Mrs. Claus will reply to every letter that has a return address and is placed in Santa’s Mailbox by Dec. 17.

Story Time With Mrs. Claus
Date: Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 2020

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Facebook

Event Description: The Collection will be offering virtual visits with Mrs. Claus and other beloved characters for story time, arts and crafts, and dance parties that families can enjoy at home. These visits will be hosted via The Collection’s Facebook page, @TheCollectionRP.

Holiday Scavenger Hunt
Date: Nov. 27th thru Dec. 24th, 2020

Location: Guests can pick up the list at Guest Services (lobby of 2751 Park View Court) or download it from

Event Description: Guests will be given the opportunity to participate in a fun holiday scavenger hunt throughout the center, highlighting holiday decor, artwork installs and various areas of The Collection. Once guests have completed the scavenger hunt and checked all of the boxes, they are invited back to the Guest Services lobby to enter to win a fun holiday surprise!

Throughout the holiday season, shopping center visitors will have the opportunity to experience a variety of festive fun. The Collection’s team will be surprising guests at random by handing out gifts to enjoy this holiday season. In addition, local musicians will be strolling through the center and playing classic holiday songs and twists on popular tunes. For a fun way to connect virtually, The Collection will be launching its digital 12 Days of Holiday Cheer event. For the first 12 days of December, The Collection will be hosting giveaways on its Instagram page, @TheCollectionRP, to raffle off items such as gift cards for stores and dinner for two.

For more information on each of these activities and experiences, please visit

CHANNEL ISLANDS Harbor Holiday Events

Holiday Farmers Market

Dates: Dec. 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 2020
Location: Marine Emporium Landing

Open every Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm, year round at Channel Islands Harbor, the Farmers Market features farmers, fishermen and vendors selling seasonal fruits and vegetables, flowers, plants, freshly caught fish, baked goods, hand-made crafts and freshly prepared foods. The market also celebrates the holidays, with seasonal goods sold during the month of December.

Santa to the Sea

Oxnard's annual holiday half-marathon, 5k & 10k races have been moved to a virtual format for 2020. The races will be back live and in-person in 2021, so make sure to register!

Channel Islands Harbor Parade of Lights

This year's Parade of Lights has been canceled to reduce gatherings in the parade viewing areas. Although the event has been suspended for 2020, Channel Islands Harbor is still a great place to see Holiday Lights in the month of December.

Downtown Oxnard Holiday Events

Christmas Tree Lane

Dates: Dec 13th thru Dec 27th, 2020
Time: 6pm to 10pm

Downtown Oxnard will be abuzz with holiday cheer this season. Oxnard’s annual Christmas Tree Lane along F & G Streets continues its decades long tradition. Drive the route, or walk – walkers be given guidance to travel in the direction of traffic to improve flow and reduce contact. The Holly Trolley has been canceled for 2020 to reduce gatherings.

Heritage Square Holiday Tours

Enjoy the Victorian homes at Heritage Square, which will be decorated and lit, with historic tours on the weekends. Gingerbread Festival has been canceled for 2020 to reduce gatherings.

Downtown Oxnard Tree Lighting

Although the annual lighting ceremony will take place online this year, Plaza Park’s historic pagoda and the tallest Christmas tree in Ventura County will sparkle throughout the month of December.

Oxnard Tamale Festival To-Go

The Oxnard Tamale Festival will be offering holiday tamales to-go this year. Pick up pre-orders of tamale sampler packs from participating restaurants.

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