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Now thru Dec 23: WILD LIGHTS & DISCO NIGHTS at America’s Teaching Zoo The zoo at Moorpark College shines bright this holiday season during the first ever holiday light event. WILD LIGHTS & DISCO NIGHTS will inspire a groovy energy as guests walk through a sparkling disco ball forest. Visit Ira the lion under the Lion’s Den Canopy of Lights! MOVE and GROOVE to the tunes in front of our INTERACTIVE light wall in our ARCTIC VIBES area. Join us on select themed nights and come dressed to impress. Explore the ZOO and see what the animals DO...at night! Dates: December: 3rd - 5th, 10th & 11th, 16th - 23rd. Times: 6pm to 8:30pm - Last Entry is at 7:45pm. This is a rain or shine event. Pricing: Adult (13+) $11; Children (3-12) $9; Members $8. Value Nights: November 28th, December 5th, 16th & 20th (Adult (13+) $9; Children (3-12) $7; Members $7). Children 2 & Under are Free. America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College is located at 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Learn more and purchase tickets at: zoo.moorparkcollege.edu/holiday-lights

Thu, Dec 2: Thousand Oaks Certified Farmers’ Market Enjoy a wonderful outdoor shopping experience with California farmers bringing you the freshest, vine and tree ripened fruits and vegetables. Other California agricultural items include fresh meat products, herbs, honey, eggs, whole and shelled nuts, fruit juices, jams, jellies, cut flowers, potted plants, and wine. Noon to 5:00 pm at THE OAKS SHOPPING CENTER in the EAST END PARKING LOT, Wilbur Road & Oaks Mall Drive, Thousand Oaks. Info: 805-529-6266 or click here

Thu, Dec 2: Oxnard Farmers Market Shop for locally grown farm products such as fruits, flowers, veggies, eggs, nuts and honey! Enjoy fresh-baked bread, assorted live plants and jewelry. 9 am to 2 pm at Plaza Park, 5th and C Streets, Oxnard. Call 805-247-0197 or click here

Fri, Dec 3 - Sat, Dec 18: Simi YMCA Christmas Tree Lot Since the 1970s, the Simi Valley Y's Men's Club, a YMCA service organization, has run the tree lot with its members and volunteers staffing the lot each year. The YMCA will receive 750 trees, mostly Nobile and Douglas firs between 5' and 8' tall. The trees are grown in Oregon, harvested, and then packed in ice for their four-day journey to the Y. Once they arrive, they are unloaded, given a fresh cut at the base, put in water and set out for display. Proceeds from tree sales go back into the community to help those in need. The Christmas tree lot will be open through December 18. Hours are 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The lot is located at the Simi YMCA (3200 Cochran St., corner of Galena Ave. and Cochran St., in Simi Valley).

Sat, Dec 4: Fillmore Lions Christmas Parade It's the most wonderful time of the year! The Lions Club Annual Christmas Parade is back and looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces along Central Ave in Fillmore. 10am on Central Ave. in Fillmore. Info: click here

Sat, Dec 4: Living History Presentation: Pearl Harbor Attack on December 7th, 1941 The Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing will be holding a presentation on the attack of Pearl Harbor, which took place on Sunday, December 7 th , 1941. This surprise aerial attack, by the Japanese, on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii, precipitated the United States' entry into World War II. The strike climaxed a decade of worsening relations between the United States and Japan. After the event, their docents will be available to answer questions about the exhibits and offer guided tours of their museum. Light refreshments will be available during the event. Don't forget to ask about their Warbird Ride Program. Experience what it was like to fly in a Warbird back in the day. A $10 donation per adult is requested to attend. 11:00 AM at the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. Info: click here

Now thru Dec 24: Christmas on the Farm Included with Admission: • Animal Center • Holiday Photo Ops • Tractor-Drawn Wagon Rides • Holiday Store • Combine & Harvester Slides • Pick Your Own Fields (pickings in addition) • Letters for Santa • Animal Shows (Weekends Only) • Reindeer! - 12/11 & 12/12 • Visits with Santa - 11/27 & 28 and 12/4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 11am - 4pm ONLY. Santa visits are included with admission! Make sure to bring your camera. Admission: $9.00/per person Weekdays (at gate only), $12.00/per person Weekends (on-line & at gate), Children under 2 free. Seniors (65+), Military, Veterans, & Emergency First Responders receive a $2 admission discount every day (with valid ID). Discounts applied at the gate only. 9am - 5pm daily (closing at 12pm on 12/24) at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark. Info: 805-529-3690 or click here

Sat, Dec 4: Downtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market Enjoy a wonderful outdoor shopping experience with California farmers bringing you the freshest, vine and tree ripened fruits and vegetables. Other California agricultural items include fresh meat products, herbs, honey, eggs, whole and shelled nuts, fruit juices, jams, jellies, cut flowers and potted plants. Wonderful artisan bakery products, ethnic foods and tasty hot foods prepared onsite. Ocean fish fresh from the boat is also a real treat offered here. Open 8:30am to Noon at Santa Clara Street & Palm Street, Ventura. Info: 805-529-6266 or click here

Sat, Dec 4: Punk Skate Night w/ Pulley ft. Scott Radinsky & Urethane ft. Steve Caballero @ Rock & Roll Pizza! Come down to Rock and Roll Pizza, Simi Valley’s newest live music venue and enjoy some good PUNK ROCK music, food, and drinks. $10 cover, 18+. 8:30pm at Rock and Roll Pizza (harley's Bowl) 5255 Cochran St. Info: click here

Sun, Dec 5: Santa Clarita Certified Farmers’ Market Every week over 40 California farmers bring the freshest, vine and tree ripened fruits and vegetables to you. Other California agricultural items offerings are fresh ocean fish & seafood products, herbs, honey, eggs, whole and shelled nuts, fruit juices, jams, jellies, cut flowers and potted plants. 8:30am to Noon at the COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS in PARKING LOT 5,
Valencia Boulevard & Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Info: 805-529-6266 or click here

Sun, Dec 5: Reggae Sunday Come down to Rock and Roll Pizza, Simi Valley’s newest live music venue and enjoy some good Reggae music, food, and drinks. No cover. All ages from 5-7pm, 18+ after 10pm. Info: click here

Now Open: FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda Make plans to visit this brand-new 11,000 square foot exhibition which covers the history of the storied agency from its inception to its modern day efforts to fight domestic terrorism in the United States. This is the first time that many of these remarkable, historic artifacts and criminal evidence have been on public display together. Opens Jul 2, 2021 and runs through Jan 9, 2022 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Info/tix: click here

Wed, Dec 8: Midtown Ventura Certified Farmers’ Market Enjoy a wonderful outdoor shopping experience with California farmers bringing you the freshest, vine and tree ripened fruits and vegetables. Other California agricultural items include herbs, honey, eggs, cut flowers and potted plants. Wonderful artisan bakery products, ethnic foods and tasty hot foods prepared onsite are also available. 9 am to 1 pm at Pacific View Mall in the west parking lot, near Red Robin and Sears, 3301 N. Main Street, Ventura. Info: 805-529-6266 or click here

Wed, Dec 8: The Cosmic Comedy Show with Brent Pella @ Rock & Roll Pizza! The Cosmic Comedy Show is excited to have Brent Pella, of MTV's Wild 'N Out. Come down to Rock and Roll Pizza and enjoy some good LIVE COMEDY, food, and drinks. $15 cover, 18+. 8:00pm at Rock and Roll Pizza (harley's Bowl) 5255 Cochran St. Info: click here

Dec 8 - Dec 23: Seasonal Cruises with Island Packers in Ventura Harbor Village Ventura Harbor Holiday Cruises and Whale Watching trips are splendid ways to celebrate the winter season. (Masks required indoors on the vessels) Options include: One-hour Harbor Light Harbor Cruise in Ventura Harbor on select dates between 12/08 – 12/23. Cruise of the Ventura Keys to view decorated waterfront homes and listen to seasonal music. Dates are: December 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23. The fare is $17 per adult, $14 per senior (55+), and $11 per child. Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights Cruise and Fireworks: 12/17 and 12/18. Cruises depart at 5:45, & 6:00p.m. Cruises are approximately 2 ½ hours, Boat stages to watch the parade, cruise the harbor to view holiday lights (excludes the Ventura Keys due to boat traffic), and ends with a fireworks display (weather permitting). Fare is $36 for adults, $33 for seniors and $26 for children under 12. Group rates available. Private Group Holiday Party Cruises Great for company functions. Contact our office for group rates. Winter Whale Watching starting 12/26 and runs through mid-April: This annual event is best seen up close and personal aboard a comfortable catamaran. For information, reservations or to purchase gift certificates: Visit www.islandpackers.com, call 805-642-1393, or visit Island Packers at 1691 Spinnaker Dr., Suite 105B, in Ventura Harbor Village.

Thu, Dec 9: Oxnard Farmers Market Shop for locally grown farm products such as fruits, flowers, veggies, eggs, nuts and honey! Enjoy fresh-baked bread, assorted live plants and jewelry. 9 am to 2 pm at Plaza Park, 5th and C Streets, Oxnard. Call 805-247-0197 or click here

Thu, Dec 9: Thousand Oaks Certified Farmers’ Market Enjoy a wonderful outdoor shopping experience with California farmers bringing you the freshest, vine and tree ripened fruits and vegetables. Other California agricultural items include fresh meat products, herbs, honey, eggs, whole and shelled nuts, fruit juices, jams, jellies, cut flowers, potted plants, and wine. Noon TO 5:00pm at THE OAKS SHOPPING CENTER in the EAST END PARKING LOT, Wilbur Road & Oaks Mall Drive, Thousand Oaks. Info: 805-529-6266 or click here

Fri-Sat, Dec 10-11: “Noel- A Christmas Concert Under the Stars!” Enjoy this outdoor concert featuring multiple artists, a full band and string quartet. Bring your own blankets and chairs and cozy up with some hot cocoa and desserts for an incredible night of Christmas music. 7pm at Community Bible Church, 5040 Telegraph Rd, Ventura. Find out more and reserve your free ticket here: www.Noel.eventbrite.com 

Sat, Dec 11: Cars and Coffee All cars and trucks are welcome. The perfect, the weird, the bit finished, the European, the American, . . the everything. 2nd Saturday of each month from 8am-10am at Westlake Autoscape, located at 2360 Townsgate Rd. Westlake Village, Ca. 91361. The location is subject to change from month to month so please check the events page for updates each 2nd Saturday.

Sat, Dec 11: Holiday Lighting of the Tall Ship Mast at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum Local music group the CocoKnots will be on hand to perform their live music with a tropical flair. There will also be a public sing-along to holiday favorites. At 6:30 pm Santa Claus will arrive to flip the switch to light up the iconic tall ship mast. Following the lighting ceremony, Santa will be on hand to meet and greet children until 7:00 pm. This is a free community event open to all. 5 pm to 7 pm at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum 3900 Blufin Circle, Oxnard. Info: 805-984-6260

Sat, Dec 11: Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace at Ventura Harbor Village fea Santa and Mrs. Claus, live reindeer, faux snow flurries, and carolers clad in traditional costumes plus a Santa Paddle at 11 a.m. Info: click here

Sat-Sun, Dec 11-12: The Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents The Nutcracker Creating holiday memories for all ages, the enchanting production features stunning sets and costumes with a full symphony orchestra bringing Tchaikovsky’s iconic score to life. A cast of hundreds takes audiences on a magical journey with heroine Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker, and the Mouse King, where dancing tin soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes and waltzing flowers add an unforgettable spark to this time-honored fantasy. Nutcracker performances get underway Saturday, December 11th at 2:30pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday, December 12 at 2:30pm. Following state Covid protocols and safety guidelines, patrons over 12 years of age are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result within a 72-hour window. Tickets range in price from $35 to $58 and can be purchased online at santabarbarafestivalballet.com or the Arlington Box Office at 805-963-4408. Discounts apply to groups of 10 or more. Santa Barbara Festival Ballet presents The Nutcracker December 11, 12, 2021 at the Legendary Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

Sun, Dec 12: Camarillo Community Band's Christmas Concert Jingle Bells, Silver Bells, Sleigh Bells… Enjoy your holiday favorites, come and sing along.  Concertgoers will be required to follow Ventura County pandemic guidelines at the time of the event, and masks with holiday themes are encouraged.  Santa Claus is known to frequent our concerts, taking wishes from young and old! The concert is FREE! 4:00 PM in the Community Center Auditorium at the corner of Carmen and Burnley. Info: 805-530-6370, email [email protected], or visit www.camarillocommunityband.com

Sun, Dec 12: Holidays In The Village, A European Marketplace Celebrate the warmth and joy of the holiday season with lots of food, music, kid fun, and artisan and craft vendors--all with a European flair. Visitors can shop for unique holiday gifts in a festive, family atmosphere. The Marketplace features traditional European foods and beverages including Gluehwein (a warm spiced wine), craft brews, apple cider and hot cocoa. A Kris Kringle children's village with Kris Kringle himself and the Grinch includes a carousel and holiday train. Carolers and live music will entertain visitors throughout the day. Admission and parking are free. The Marketplace is hosted by the two Rotary Clubs of Westlake Village--Sunrise and Noon. Proceeds support local nonprofits. 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Lakeview Canyon Road and Agoura Road (adjacent to Stonehaus) in Westlake Village. Info: www.HolidaysInTheVillage.org

Fri-Sat, Dec 17-18: 2021 Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights & Fireworks Vivid and bright, the procession of colorfully-decorated boats is a spectacle to behold. Everyone is invited to kick off this “Back to Seality” themed boat parade. The celebration spotlights illuminated power boats and sail boats as they cruise around the entire Harbor, kiddie rides, sweet treats, warm drinks, and waterfront dining throughout Ventura Harbor Village. To cap off the evening, a fireworks display lights up the night sky and sea on both Friday & Saturday at approximately 8 p.m. (weather permitting).  This event is complimentary to visitors. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Info: click here

Jan 4 - Mar 25: Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents “Coast Guard Art” in its Brenda and Gary Farr Gallery. The Coast Guard Art Program, tasked with revealing the truth and educating the public through diverse mediums, goes beyond the simple recording of events. Coast Guard Art, made by those who protect our shores, commemorates, instructs, documents, and raises morale at home and at the front. Coast Guard Art Opens January 2022 at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.jpg Showcasing the very best of this collection, this new exhibit includes moving portraits, gripping search and rescue scenes, and depictions of everyday life during the maritime conflict. All of these masterful artworks reflect our complex relationship with the wild ocean and its abundant ecosystems and illustrate that indeed, the Coast Guard is always ready. “Coast Guard Art” runs from January 4th, 2022 through March 25, 2022. Entrance to the exhibition is included in the price of admission to CIMM. About the Channel Islands Maritime Museum: Founded in 1991 and located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor, the Museum’s galleries feature rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. The Museum is currently open Thursday-Monday from 12 pm to 4 pm. Info: click here

Island Packer Cruises Excursions with regular trips for day visitors and campers to the Channel Islands National Park.  The boat departs from Ventura Harbor Village off of California Highway 101. Info:  click here  A variety of trips through the summer.  Special trips include a visit to the Painted Cave, one of the largest known sea caves in the world as well as multi-island day trips and inter-island camper shuttles to expose visitors to the great diversity of the Channel Islands.  Spring time is the best time of year to view wildflowers on all of the islands.  For camping rates, regular schedules, rates and special trips visit: www.islandpackers.com

The Ultimate Escape Rooms are a fun, physical, adventurous way to challenge your mind. Each room has a different theme. There are up to ten people in each room depending on which room you book; when the door locks you have 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles using the elements of the room. Can U Escape? Reservations recommended; gift certificates available. Sun-Thur 11am-9:45pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm Ventura Harbor Village, 1591 Spinnaker Drive #117 C, in Ventura. Info:​​ 805-256-6600 or click here

Ongoing, Saturdays: The Camarillo Hospice Certified Farmers Market 8am until noon in the parking lot of the County of Ventura Senior Nutrition Center, at 2220 Ventura Blvd., on the south side of the Boulevard, between Elm Drive and Fir Street. Info: 389-6870 or visit the site .

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