Celebrate the Holiday Season in Oxnard, California

Make sand angels instead of snow angels this holiday season in Oxnard.

VISIT OXNARD'S 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS

Each December, Visit Oxnard spreads holiday cheer with its annual "12 Days of Giveaways" contest. This year, the contest runs from December 7-22, 2020.

Each day, Visit Oxnard will feature the giveaway items on Facebook and Instagram. The prizes include an overnight stay at Residence Inn River Ridge; Island Packers excursions; a harbor cruise with Gondola Paradiso; and adventures with Channel Islands Parasail and SoCal Jet Ski. Gift cards are also up for grabs from The Collection at RiverPark, Casa Agria Ales, Red Tandem Brewery and other Oxnard restaurants and attractions.

Entries can be made via Facebook or Instagram with contest sign ups at VisitOxnard.com. Simply follow @VisitOxnardCA on Instagram or like @OxnardCA on Facebook and tag friends for a chance to win. The winners will be announced via social media.

HOLIDAY EVENTS ALL DECEMBER LONG

When you think of snow, sleigh bells and mistletoe, you're more likely to think of a remote mountainous setting with log cabins and frozen lakes than you are to think of Oxnard, California, with its miles of pristine white sand beaches and year-round beautiful weather. But, Oxnard is a holiday destination in its own right. It's no wonder (or, no winter wonder) our holiday events are so popular. Oxnard has unique holiday-themed events all throughout the month of December that set the coastal town apart. From tamale and gingerbread festivals to its famed Christmas Tree Lane, Holly Trolley Tours and Channel Islands Harbor Parade of Lights - Santa sightings are incidental! (Note: Some of these events canceled for 2020 to reduce gatherings).

BEST PLACES TO SEE HOLIDAY LIGHTS

Nighttime displays of holiday lights are a staple of the season. Bundle up for 50-degree evenings (brrr, that's cold in Oxnard!), stop by one of Oxnard's local coffee shops for a hot cocoa and hit the streets (and waters) for festive arrangements of dazzling lights. Looking for tips? We've got you covered. Check out these tips for the best places to see holiday lights in Oxnard.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE

For those who prefer in-store shopping, Oxnard's got a collection of shops and boutiques where you can find the perfect gift. Or, if you prefer gifting experiences, Oxnard's museums and attractions offer certificates that you can purchase for your loved ones to make lasting memories. No matter your preference, we highlight a variety of options in our holiday shopping guide.

For More Information, See Our Full Events Calendar Here.

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Accommodations

Beach Resorts & Hotels in Oxnard: We’re home to some of California’s best Ocean Views of the Channel Islands National Park & Marine Sanctuary. Here you can find excellent beach accommodations which include The Hampton InnMcGrath State Beach CampgroundEmbassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort and the Mandalay Shores Resort.

Hotels in Downtown Oxnard: We have two great hotels in the Downtown Area of Oxnard which are the Best Western Oxnard Inn and the Vagabond Inn.

Hotels Near Oxnard Freeways and Golf Courses: We have some conveniently located hotels near the 101 Freeway and River Ridge Golf Course in Oxnard. Stay at great hotels such as Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge Courtyard by Marriott – and Homewood Suites and Evergreen RV Park.

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Some of our hotel partners request that you leave your pets at home. If you're in need of Doggie Day Care or boarding, please find these services available at the following locations:

Inglis Pet Hotel
(805) 485-7140
3889 N. Southbank
Oxnard, CA 93036

Flying High Pet Resort

(805) 445-9099
531 Dawson Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

Getting Here

Drive - Oxnard is on the coast, just 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles, and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara.
Fly - Oxnard is an easy 90 minute drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX), 60 minutes from Burbank Airport (BUR) and 40 minutes from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).

Train - You can also sit back and enjoy the scenery aboard the train! Oxnard's Transportation Center has regular service via Amtrak and Metrolink. Once in the station, you can take a taxi or ride app to the tournament, about a 1-mile drive.

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Driving Directions

Northbound on the 101 freeway from Los Angeles: Exit Oxnard Boulevard. Turn LEFT (Southbound). Make a RIGHT onto W. 5th Street. Turn RIGHT on S. K Street. Continue 482 ft. and arrive at 350 S. K Street.

Southbound on 101/126 freeway from Santa Barbara/Santa Clarita: Exit Ventura Road. Turn LEFT (Southbound). Make a LEFT onto W. 5th Street. Turn LEFT on S. K Street. Continue 482 ft. and arrive at 350 S. K Street.

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SANTA SIGHTINGS IN OXNARD

Don't miss out on this year's Santa photos! Santa Claus is coming to town in Oxnard, California. Here's where you can see Santa this holiday season, 2020:

Santa at The Collection at RiverPark (Nov 27 - Dec 24):

  • Monday thru Friday 3pm to 8pm
  • Saturday 12pm to 8pm
  • Sunday 12pm to 7pm
  • Christmas Eve 9 am to 5pm

Santa Paws at The Collection at RiverPark: Every Monday Night from Nov 30 - Dec 21 from 5-8 pm

Story time with Mrs. Claus via The Collection’s Facebook page, @TheCollectionRP Tuesday Evenings in December at 6pm

For more details on Santa Sightings, see our Holiday Events page.