A Sight to See

Santa Claus is coming to town, but before he makes his late night visits to all of those chimneys in Oxnard, the City of Oxnard has many events to help count down the Advent Calendar before his visit.


Lights will be glowing in Downtown Oxnard on F and G Streets between 5th and Palm Streets. Not only will there be a beautiful display of Christmas lights, there is also a holiday-decorated pagoda near Plaza Park worth checking out.

When visiting, be smart and park on a side street, where the parking will be easy and one can also begin working off those extra holiday calories by walking the ten blocks. And, oh, by the way, even though we live in California, you will still need warm clothing.

When neighbors band together to make Christmas special, as they have done for years at Christmas Tree Lane in the Henry T. Oxnard Downtown Historic District, visitors can catch the fun December 13-26 along F and G Streets, between 5th and Palm. About 140 homeowners, according to the Ventura County Star, spend hours preparing their holiday displays.

Santa is the Christmas icon that closes Christmas with a cheer, but kicking off the holiday belongs to that symbol of life — the Christmas tree. The Tree Lighting Extravaganza was celebrated on November 22 at one of Oxnard’s newest and most popular venues, The Collection. The ceremony included not only a tree lighting, but also added some Christmas spice with fireworks.


The weekend of Friday, Dec.2- Sunday, Dec.4, our community leaders had to roll up their sleeves for the sake of helping their fellow citizens at the Ventura County 5th annual FOOD Share’s holiday event. Our community will work together to build can trees with each tree holding over 700 cans to fight hunger. “It was such a great experience being part of this and being able to cooperate with everyone and working together as a team” said Oxnard High School junior Diana Salgado.


The Collection at RiverPark and Cumulus Media, had displayed more than 200,000 canned goods lining Park View Court at The Collection as a record 300 can -trees, along with the spectacular centerpiece this year there was two 14-foot can tree engineered and assembled by students of ACE Charter High School with 10,000 canned goods each.


Although in Oxnard, California it does not snow. Make sure you take a sweater to keep yourself warm and remember Santa Claus is coming to town is watching if you are naughty or nice, so be nice.