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Select Dates in Dec: Wild Lights & Jungle Nights at America's Teaching Zoo (Moorpark College) This year we are glowing EVERYWHERE! Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore the wild wonderland of light under the stars at America's Teaching Zoo. ❄️ Take a self-guided, 45 minute stroll throughout the Zoo filled with dynamic lights, immersive interactive experiences, fabulous photo ops, and seasonal magic. ❄️ Enjoy the Arctic Enchanted Aviary and the Illuminated Jungle complete with a Glow in the Dark Garden. ❄️ Santa's Workshop and 12 foot tall Holiday Tree will greet you as you start your journey. ❄️ Catch Ira the Lion roaring (or snoring) under his Canopy of Lights which is glowing brighter & bigger this year. Select Nights November and December. Last entry is at 7:45pm. **This is not an animal centered event, some of our animals enjoy the lights and some just sleep through the night. 6:00pm - 8:30pm at  America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Rd. Moorpark. Info: click here

Now Open thru Jan 8: An American Christmas Story at The Reagan Library In this brand-new, never-before-seen 5,000 square foot Christmas exhibit, come and explore some of the fascinating  holiday  traditions  and the unique expressions of the holidays  from  all  50  states  and  all of the American territories. With over 60 trees on display, you’ll be sure to enjoy this whimsical holiday setting. Artifacts from around the world, including rarely seen items from the Reagan family’s very own Christmas trees, will also be on display during this special event. The exhibit will additionally display Hanukkah Menorahs given to the President at the White House during the 1980s. Immerse yourself in the exhibit’s festive forest of decorated trees and learn just how many different ways Americans enjoy the holiday season. See some of the White House gifts and ornaments of Christmases from the past and regale yourself in fanciful exhibits that will appeal to all ages. At the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Info: click here

Thu, Dec 1: Ladies Night Rumba Room @ Rock & Roll Pizza! Come out for a night of dancing and fun as our DJ spins your favorite Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and more… Buy-1-Get-1-Free (BOGO) Well Drinks, No cover, 18 +. 7pm-11pm at Rock and Roll Pizza (harley's Bowl) 5255 Cochran St. Info: click here

Thu, Dec 1: 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 1: 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-Fri, Dec 1-2: “A Christmas Variety Show!” presented by the Simi Valley Senior Center Performing Arts Group. People of all ages are encouraged to attend this free event. No reservations are needed, but seating is limited. The doors will open one-half hour before each performance, and complimentary refreshments will be served. 7pm-9pm at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Info: 805-583-6363

Fri, Dec 2: Sweet Lou vs. Tongues of Fire @ Rock & Roll Pizza! Come down to Rock and Roll Pizza, Simi Valley’s newest live music venue for a Classic Rock battle fea. Sweet Lou (from The Dirty Lowdown) vs. Tongues of Fire. This will be a night of Rock and Roll you will never forgot! Of course there's delicious pizza, pasta, drinks, and more. No cover, 18+. 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm at Rock and Roll Pizza (harley's Bowl) 5255 Cochran St. Info: click here

Sat, Dec 3: Simi Valley Tree Lighting & Snow Fall Celebrate Christmas with us at Simi Valley Town Center. Enriched Farms & Avanti Harvest Farmers Market & Special Events Company are hosting the Simi Valley Night Market from 6pm - 10pm 🍻Beer & 🍷Wine Garden 🔥Hot Foods 🍽 Prepackaged Foods 🛍 Artisan Crafters 👉 Enjoy 🍔 food &🥤drinks from our amazing restaurants. Free Kid Bouncy Houses 10 am - 10 pm Mrs. Claus 2pm Dancers 3-4pm Visit by Santa 6pm Tree Lighting/Cost of Tree 6:15pm Snowfall 6:30p Simi Valley Night Market 7-10pm 🎤 Live Entertainment (Bands subject to change - Check back for updates!) Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries 7-10PM 🪑Bring your chairs 🍽 No outside food or coolers please 🐶 Doggy friendly. Info: click here

Sat, Dec 3: THE KILLERS tribute "A Dustland Fairytale" w/ Gorilla Chow @ Rock & Roll Pizza! Come down to Rock and Roll Pizza, Simi Valley’s newest live music venue for a night of THE KILLERS. Hearing all the hits, including "Mr. Brightside," "When You Were Young," "Somebody Told Me," "Human," "Read My Mind," "All These Things That I've Done," "Smile Like You Mean It," "The Man," "Caution,""Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine," and more may lead you to experience the universal truth THE KILLERS believe in: "Rock 'n' roll can be transcendent.” Of course there's delicious pizza, pasta, drinks, and more. $10 cover, 18+, 8:00 pm at Rock and Roll Pizza (harley's Bowl) 5255 Cochran St. Info: click here

Sun, Dec 4: Holidays in the Village, A European Marketplace Celebrate the warmth and joy of the holiday season--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 warm mulled wine, Kinderpunsch, craft brews, apple cider and hot cocoa. A Kris Kringle children's village with Kris Kringle himself and the Grinch includes a 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--and the City of Westlake Village. Proceeds support local nonprofits. 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Lakeview Canyon Road and Agoura Road (adjacent to Stonehaus) in Westlake Village. Info: click here

Sun, Dec 4: The Camarillo Community Band's Annual Christmas Concert The Camarillo Community Band will perform your holiday favorites so come and sing along.  Santa Claus is known to frequent our concerts, taking wishes from young and old! The Christmas Concert conductor is Corey Nordal, who taught at the Junior High/Middle School level in the Simi Valley Unified School District for 35 years before retiring in 2014. The concert is FREE! 4:00 PM in the Community Center Auditorium at the corner of Carmen and Burnley in Camarillo. Info: 805-530-6370 or click here

Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm A boutique family farm located in the beautiful Santa Rita Hills of California. Immerse yourself amongst a sea of purple. Stop by the family-owned farm store for hand-crafted lavender products like bath salts, balsamic vinegar, culinary sugar, and of course, a variety of fresh-cut flowers. The farm also hosts fun and educational events like their lavender wreath-making class. Now Open From 10am - 4pm; Closed Tuesdays For Farm Maintenance. Located at 1900 Tularosa Road, Lompoc, CA 93436. Info: Text Or Call 805-395-6568 or click here

Thu, Dec 8: 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 8: 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. Dec. 9th and Sat. Dec.10th: Sing Joyfully - concert in-person and livestreamed! Join us as we Sing Joyfully for the holidays! Gold Coast Chorus brings you a collection of wonderful, fresh arrangements of your favorite classic Christmas carols and songs of the season. Do you remember caroling with family and friends? Sharing an eggnog under the mistletoe? Director Elizabeth Helms has selected a repertoire that will rekindle the magic of those memories and set your holiday season aglow. Sing Joyfully is filled with some of Gold Coast Chorus’ favorite arrangers, including two of our own - Ted Mathews and Jessica Helms! Performances will be on Friday, December 9th at 7:30 PM and on Saturday, December 10th at 2 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church in Oxnard. If you prefer to watch from home, only our Saturday afternoon performance will be livestreamed, but you must purchase a livestream ticket to receive access to the live stream. For tickets, visit our website or click here.

Sat, Dec 10: Living History Presentation: "Mass Production" The Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing will conduct a presentation on how Mass Production during WWII enabled the United States to arm the Allies – the “Arsenal of Democracy.” A $10 donation per adult is requested to attend. 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at The Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. Info: click here

Sat, Dec 10: 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 The Shoppes of Westlake Village, located at 30770 Russel Ranch 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.

Sun, Dec 11: Patchwork Show Shop handmade and local goods in downtown Ventura featuring 60+ local makers, crafters, junior entrepreneurs, designers, and food artisans alongside crafting stations. Family and dog-friendly, vibrant downtown street location surrounded by shops and restaurants, and FREE to attend! Shows feature booths from local makers, a Patchwork Junior section showcasing young creatives, music, food, DIY craft activities and more! Over the years, Patchwork has grown from a small parking lot craft fair into multiple location street festivals. Each location is as unique as the venue and showcases different makers and collaborations that reflect the local environment and community. 11-5pm at California & Main in Downtown Ventura. Info: click here

Sun, Dec 11: Malibu Cars and Coffee Enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring some of the world's finest automobiles at an unbeatable location with gorgeous views of Malibu's coastline. Cars will be available for viewing 7am-9am at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, from 7am to 9am. Recurring event on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month; Inclement weather can cause cancellation. Info: www.malibucarsandcoffee.com

Fri & Sat, Dec 16 & 17: Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights Cruise and Fireworks The 2022 theme is “Out of This World”! We anticipate fun boat décor to include twinkling stars, colorful planets – maybe even astronauts and aliens! 2 ½ hour cruise experience starts with the boat staged to watch the parade, then a cruise of the harbor to view holiday lights (excludes the Ventura Keys due to boat traffic), and ends with a fireworks display (weather permitting). Cruises depart at 5:45, 6:00, & 6:15 pm. Fare is $38 for adults, $35 for seniors and $28 for children under 12. Group rates are available. Info: VenturaHarborVillage.com

Sun, Dec 18: Simi Valley’s own Punk Rock Band STRUNG OUT w/ SideKick @ Rock & Roll Pizza! Come down to Rock and Roll Pizza, Simi Valley’s newest live music venue for a night of hometown Punk Rock! Rock and Roll Pizza’s Biggest Show EVER! Of course there's delicious pizza, pasta, drinks, and more. $25 cover, 18+, 8:30 pm at Rock and Roll Pizza (harley's Bowl) 5255 Cochran St. Info: click here

Sun, Jan 8: Malibu Cars and Coffee Enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring some of the world's finest automobiles at an unbeatable location with gorgeous views of Malibu's coastline. Cars will be available for viewing 7am-9am at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, from 7am to 9am. Recurring event on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month; Inclement weather can cause cancellation. Info: www.malibucarsandcoffee.com

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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