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December Events

VENTURA TURKEY TROT – 5K RUN/WALK

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021

START – 8:00AM

Grab your friends and family and join us for the festive Ventura Annual Turkey Trot.  We are back in person for 2021 and can’t wait to see you.  This loop course is fast and flat, so come out and sweat with us before you sit down for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Custom Finishers Medal For All Registrants in the 5K & Kids Run.

Choose from our fun 2021 Turkey Trot Shirt, Mug, or $10 Mile 26 Running Co gift card.

You will pick up your shirt/mug and medal at Mile 26 Running Co in Ventura or pick up race morning.

When picking up your medal and shirt/mug (at Mile 26 Running Co the day before the event or on race morning at the Ventura Auto Center), participants are also asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate which we will donate to the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging Food Drive.

This year’s charity partner is the Ventura Land Trust – https://www.venturalandtrust.org/.

Since 2003, Ventura Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been protecting and preserving the beautiful open space in Ventura and the surrounding region. To date, we have permanently protected 30 acres of open space in the Ventura River watershed, managed 60 acres more and are currently working on the purchase of 2,100 acres of prime hillside property with the goal of opening the first large-scale, publicly accessible hillside nature preserve in Ventura.

DATE: Thursday, November 25, 2021

TIME: Starts at 8:00am

COST: $35.00 Race Fee + $3.70 Sign-Up Fee

LOCATION: SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS. The event takes place at the Ventura Auto Center on Hofer Dr. between Ventura Toyota and Paradise Chevrolet. Parking is primarily off King Dr.

REGISTRATION/INFORMATION: Registration ends November 24, 2021 at 11:59pm. https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Ventura/VenturaTurkeyTrot

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THANKSGIVING DAY 8TH ANNUAL 5K

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021

START TIME: 8:00AM

Welcome to the 8th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K!

Course Description: Race start – 8:00 am
Start at Rancho Simi Park and run along the Arroyo bike path that is lined with beautiful trees for shade and runs through the center of Simi Valley and along the Arroyo Creek. This is still home to ducks and herons, (AKA – not cranes), who are soaking up the sun while playing in the gently flowing spring /summertime water  There will be Aid stations every 1.5 miles.

Weekend Warriors / Beginners / walkers:
Yes, this is a very walker friendly course! It is mostly flat with a few gentle rollers to keep you on your game. There are plenty of aid stations, and this event is loads of fun! 

Middle of the pack runners:
Looking for a PR (Personal Record)?? Then this is the race for you! Mostly flat course with some gentle rollers and plenty of room to make your move towards your new PR.

Elite and Advanced runners:
This is a mostly flat course along with some mild rollers, which are midway through your run. There are some long stretches to allow you to open up your speed along the homestretch of the course. 

 
All Runners will receive:
Finisher medal
Race day athlete tech T-shirt

Custom race day water bottle
Custom goody bag with race day logo

DATE: Thursday, November 25, 2021

TIME: 8:00am

COST: See website for pricing.

LOCATION: Rancho Simi Park – Duck pond park, 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065

REGISTRATION/INFORMATION: https://thanksgivingday5k.com/

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STAGECOACH INN MUSEUM:

UNWRAP THE GRAND UNION HOTEL 2021

FRIDAY EVENINGS: DECEMBER 3, 10, 17 (6:30 8:30PM)

SATURDAY AFTERNOONS: DECEMBER 4, 11, 18 (1:00 4:00PM)

Celebrate 145 years of the Grand Union Hotel for the Holidays at the Inn 2021. Decor will represent the many uses of the first commercial building in the Conejo Valley starting with the Grand Union Hotel that opened in 1876 and reopened on July 4, 1976, as the Stagecoach Inn Museum. Did you know that the building was used for church services, schooling, restaurants and many other purposes? Unwrap the Grand Union Hotel tells the story of the building, with a patriotic twist in decor, music, and lights.

Holiday at the Inn Night-Life on Fridays showcases a variety of live musical performances and lights throughout the grounds. Gate on Susan Drive opens at 6:15pm; the show starts at 6:30pm. Guests will be greeted in the beautifully decorated Inn, Timber School, Tri-Village and Blacksmith Shop by knowledgeable costumed docents. Young guests will receive a gift bag while Santa’s workshop’s supplies last. Looking for a fun gift or stocking stuffer? Visit the hotel’s saloon and general store (The Emporium). Stop by Anderson Hall for a refreshment treat. Of course, Santa Claus will be atop his stagecoach for photos!

Purchase your tickets online, and celebrate the Holidays in Grand Style! Holidays at the Inn ~ Unwrap the Grand Union Hotel — Stagecoach Inn Museum.

DATES: Friday Evenings: December 3, 10, and 17, 2021 and Saturday Afternoons: December 4, 11, and 18, 2021

TIMES: Friday Evenings: December 3, 10, 17 (6:30 – 8:30pm) and Saturday Afternoons: December 4, 11, 18 (1:00 – 4:00pm)

COST: Friday – December 3, 10, 17 – 6:30 – 8:30pm: Non-Members – $10.00pp. Non-member Family of 5 – $45.00. Members – $7.00pp. Member Family of 5 – $30.00.

Saturday – December 4, 11, 18 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Community (13 & up) – $7.00pp. Children (5-12) – $5.00pp. Children under 5 – Free. Member – $7.00pp. Member Family of 5 – $30.00..

LOCATION: The original Stagecoach Inn, called the Grand Union Hotel, was built in 1876 at the southwest corner of what is now Ventu Park Road and the Ventura Freeway and is now designated City of Thousand Oaks Landmark No. 1.

Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320

TICKETS/INFORMATION: (805) 498-9441 or www.stagecoachinnmuseum.com

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THE 2ND ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW AND TOY DRIVE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021

7:30 – 10:00AM

The Ranch Car Club presents The 2nd Annual Charity Car Show and Toy Drive benefiting Casa Pacifica.  Casa Pacifica restores hope, enhances resilience, and strengthens community connections for children, young adults, and families at the most challenging times of their lives.  Hot rods, Exotics, and Classics are all welcome!

PLEASE BRING ONE NEW UNWRAPPED TOY.

DATE: Saturday, December 4, 2021

TIME: 7:30 – 10:00am

COST: FREE

LOCATION: The Shoppes of Westlake Village, 30770 Russell Ranch Rd, Westlake Village

INFORMATION: Contact [email protected]

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STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS HOSTS ANNUAL HOLIDAY ART MARKET

SATURDAY. DECEMBER 4, 2021 (11AM – 5PM)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021 (NOON – 4PM)

Studio Channel Islands, located at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, kicks off the holiday season with its annual holiday fair and festival, 11 a.m., Dec. 4, featuring distinctive artwork for gift-giving created by SCIART artists-in-residence and member artists, live music, free activities for kids, food trucks and more. The shopping continues noon to 4 p.m., Dec. 5, throughout Studio Channel Islands’ 40 artist studios offering unique gifts and one-of-a-kind artwork. Visitors can browse through 40 professional artist studios and additional vendors, meeting the artists and watching them at work creating paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, jewelry, weaving, fabric arts and more. Admission is free, and there is ample free parking.

This year’s festivities include a campus-wide outdoor exhibition of chrysalis lanterns, each measuring at least 4 feet, created by 12 member artists and representing our community coming back to life as it begins to emerge from COVID-19. Visitors are invited to create their own chrysalis under the guidance of volunteers using supplies provided free of charge.

DATES: Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, 2021

TIMES: Saturday, Dec. 4, 11am – 5pm and Sunday, Dec. 5, noon – 4pm

COST: FREE

LOCATION: Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA

INFORMATION: Visit www.studiochannelislands.org or call (805) 383-1368 for full details.

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2021 CAMARILLO CHRISTMAS PARADE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021

10:00AM

2021 Camarillo Christmas Parade is presented by Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District and the City of Camarillo, with Title Sponsor Visit Camarillo.Parade starts at 10am. Beginning at Temple Ave., the Parade travels down Las Posas, turning onto Carmen Dr. and ending at the Community Center.

BANDS ★ FLOATS ★ AUTOS ★ HORSES ★ SANTA CLAUS

Visit Santa’s Village from 9am 2pm at the Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo.

Do your holiday shopping at a variety of holiday vendor booths, and enjoy some tasty snacks from food vendors while you peruse informational booths and visit with Santa.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING ★ FOOD TRUCKS ★ MUSIC ★ VISIT SANTA

DATE: Saturday, December 11, 2021

TIME: Parade starts at 10am

COST: FREE

LOCATION: Beginning at Temple Ave., the Parade travels down Las Posas, turning onto Carmen Dr. and ending at the Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo, CA.

INFORMATION:  https://www.pvrpd.org/christmas-parade

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HOLIDAYS IN THE VILLAGE, A EUROPEAN MARKETPLACE  

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2021

11:00AM – 8:00PM

Holidays in the Village

Experience a traditional European winter festival with us at Holidays in the Village, a European Marketplace.   Immerse yourself in the festive warmth of the Holidays as you stroll through our Artisan shops showcasing their wares, sample an array of authentic fresh European foods & baked goods, enjoy a warm mug of mulled wine, cider or specialty crafted brews & much more.

Holiday Festivities at the Marketplace: 60 Artisan Vendors offering uniquely crafted gifts for the Holidays, Traditional European food & beverages, Glüehwein & specialty crafted brews, Visit Kris Kringle’s Village, and capture a magical moment with the ever-festive Grinch & Kris Kringle, Ride the Holiday Carousel, Hop aboard the Village Train, Enjoy Seasonal Entertainment with a warm cup of Glüehwein or cider in our Merrymaking Centre and more … Invite your friends & families as we celebrate together the warmth & cheer of the holidays in the heart of our quaint little village during Holidays in the Village, a European Marketplace.

DATE: Sunday, December 12, 2021

TIME:  11:00am – 8:00pm

COST: FREE

LOCATION: Lakeview Canyon Road and Agoura Road, Westlake Village (Adjacent to Stonehaus)

INFORMATION:  https://www.givsum.com/charities/holidays-in-the-village

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CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT CAROLING AND VIGIL

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2021

5:00PM

CHRISTmas CandleLIGHT Caroling and Vigil

Come Celebrate the Reason for the Season through Worship as we STAND for Freedom!

Join Dr. Chris Rake and friends.

Save the Date!  12/12/21 at 5:00pm. Location is to be determined. Check www.CUFF-USA.org for details.

Sponsored by CUFF, Citizens United for Freedom

DATE: Sunday, December 12, 2021

TIME: 5:00pm

COST: FREE

LOCATION: Location is to be determined. See www.CUFF-USA.org for details.

INFORMATION: www.CUFF-USA.org

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VENTURA HARBOR PARADE OF LIGHTS AND FIREWORKS 2021

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17 AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2021

6:30 – 8:00PM

45th Annual Parade of Lights & Fireworks is back! Join the wonder of the holiday spirit seaside for an annual Ventura tradition with the beautiful Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights and Fireworks scheduled for Friday, December 17 and Saturday, December 18, 2021.

Now more than ever, we need joyful reminders of how sweet life is, so we look forward to sharing this burst of color and holiday cheer on the water with the community and visitors this December. Overhead fireworks for the annual event remain hopeful pending approval, as is the Village holiday carnival. Make your plans now to dine by the waterfront to view the boats with friends and loved ones. Come early to grab holiday presents and seaside sweet treats at Ventura Harbor Village’s locally owned galleries, boutiques, and sweet shop options.

DATE: Friday, December 17 and Saturday, December 18, 2021

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00pm

COST: FREE

LOCATION: Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura  93001

INFORMATION: (805) 477-0470  —  https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/parade-of-lights-2020/2021-12-17/

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