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December 2023 Community Events

WILD LIGHTS AND OCEAN NIGHTS

America’s Teaching Zoo shines bright this holiday season. Take a self-guided 45-minute stroll throughout the zoo filled with dynamic lights, immersive interactive experiences, photo spots and seasonal enchantment. Dive ‘Under the Sea’ at Rajah’s Retreat and venture into the ‘Illuminated Jungle,’ featuring a captivating ‘Glow in the Dark Garden.’ Your journey commences with a warm welcome from Santa’s Workshop and a magnificent 12-foot-tall Holiday Tree. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse of Ira the Lion, who may be either roaring or snoring under his resplendent ‘Canopy of Lights,’ which shines even brighter and bigger this year. Visit with Santa on December 10 and 17. This is a rain-or-shine event.

DATES: December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 19-23, 26-28, 2023

TIME: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. The last entry is at 7:45 p.m.

COST: Adult (13+) $17, children (3-12) $14, seniors $14, members $3 off, children 2 and under are free.

Value Nights: December 1st, 3rd, 10th and 27th – $12 admission ages 3+

LOCATION: Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark

MORE INFO/TICKETS: zoo.moorparkcollege.edu/holiday-lights

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ROARING TWENTIES HOLIDAY

The Stagecoach Inn Museum complex will be “dressed to the nines” for this special time of the year. Wear your boots, jackets and “Roaring 20s” garb, and celebrate the holidays in style. Fridays feature Hanukkah and Christmas lights, decorations, music and refreshments. Saturdays include crafts, music and decorations. Santa will be available for photos on all days.
 

DATES: Fridays, December 8 & 15 and Saturdays, December 9 & 16, 2023

TIMES: Fridays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

COST: Fridays $15 for seniors, adults & teens; $10 for CVHS members with ID; $5 for ages 5-12; age 5 and under are free. Saturdays are $10 for seniors, adults & teens; $8 for CVHS members with ID; children $5; and under 5 free. 

LOCATION: Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S Ventu Park Rd, Newbury Park

MORE INFO: Call (805) 498-9441 or visit www.stagecoachinnmuseum.com

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE SYMPHONY HOLIDAY CONCERT

The Westlake Village Symphony performs a holiday concert on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at California Lutheran University.

DATE: Saturday, December 9, 2023

TIME: 2:00 p.m.

COST: $15 for adults and free for children 18 and younger

LOCATION: Cal Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Ln, Thousand Oaks

MORE INFO/TICKETS: www.westlakevillagesymphony.com/

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FORMER POW – LIVING HISTORY PRESENTATION

The Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing at Camarillo Airport will be hosting a talk by retired Navy Captain Charlie Plumb, a Vietnam vet, fighter pilot, former POW, and one of the most sought-after achievement speakers of his time. His insights on coping with the difficulties and opportunities in life positively impact those who hear his message, read his books, and come to know him as a friend. You need to come and listen!

DATE: Saturday, December 9, 2023

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

COST: Suggested donation is $15 per person, although any amount is appreciated.

LOCATION: Commemorative Air Force Hanger, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo

MORE INFO: www.cafsocal.com

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CONEJO VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA WINTER GALA CONCERT

The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra presents two concerts on Sunday, December 10, 2023. The Noon concert features the Youth Strings, Flore Ensemble and Preparatory Orchestra. The 4:30 p.m. concert features the Virtuosi Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra.

DATE: Sunday, December 10, 2023

TIMES: Two concerts: 12:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

COST: See the Website below.

LOCATION: Scherr Forum Theatre (B of A Performing Arts Center), 2100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks

MORE INFO/TICKETS: www.cvyo.org/concerts/

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CHRISTIAN TOASTMASTERS

Toastmasters provides a mutually supportive and positive environment to develop communication and leadership skills and foster self-confidence and personal growth. Guests are always welcome! Free for guests.

DATE: Thursday, December 14, 2023

TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

COST: Free

LOCATION: Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Room 2106, Westlake Village

MORE INFO: For more information, contact Lynn Scardina at 805-300-2223 /  [email protected] or email [email protected]

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VENTURA HARBOR HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS

Ventura Harbor celebrates the season with the 47th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights. This year’s theme is “Hula Holiday.” The two-day fun-filled event includes a carnival, seaside shopping and dining, followed by the lighted boat parade at 6:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Fireworks at 8 p.m.! (weather permitting)

DATES: Friday & Saturday, December 15 & 16, 2023

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

COST: Free

LOCATION: Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura

MORE INFO: venturaharborvillage.com

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH

The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra Virtuosi performs Handel’s Messiah with a combined choir in one of the season’s most beloved events.

DATE: Friday, December 15, 2023

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

COST: See the Website below.

LOCATION: Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village

MORE INFO/TICKETS: www.cvyo.org/concerts/

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THE NUTCRACKER

The Pacific Festival Ballet presents the holiday tradition of the Nutcracker.

DATES: Saturday, December 16 & Sunday, December 17, 2023

TIMES: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

COST: $35-57

LOCATION: Fred Kavli Theatre (B of A Performing Arts Center), 2100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks

MORE INFO/TICKETS: pacfestballet.org

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