Ventura County families in need will receive much-needed food and toys this holiday season thanks to the 3rd Annual Holiday Food & Toy Drive hosted on Dec. 3, 2022 at Fisherman’s Wharf in the Channel Island Harbor. An estimated 1,100 high quality toys were collected to benefit the Spark of Love Toy Drive. More than…Read More
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Channel Islands Harbor (@channelislandsharbor) More than 60 boisterous boaters took to the Channel Islands Harbor waters during the 56th Annual Parade of Lights. Nearly 30 of the boaters were competing for Sweepstakes Prize, an award that goes to the entry with the highest overall…Read More
PARADE OF LIGHTS WEATHER UPDATE: We have been monitoring the weather forecast and it appears as if the possible rain will not be significant enough to cancel the event. We hope to see you at the Harbor!
The second Saturday in December marks a special tradition at the Channel Islands Harbor as the community kicks off the holiday season with the annual Parade of Lights. This is more than just an event – it’s an awesome experience.
Here’s why you need to bring your family to the Parade of Lights, scheduled for December 10, 2022.
Our floats will be glowing boats!
Your children and family will be in awe as fantastic festive boats light up the night as the procession winds through the Harbor. This year’s theme is “Let It Glow.” The possibilities of how the boats will be decorated is endless. But one thing we are sure of – it is going to be bright!
Free pics with Santa and 36 tons of snow
Festivities at the Harbor begin at noon at Harbor View park near Marine Emporium Landing (3600 Harbor Blvd. Oxnard, CA 93035). Take your family and enjoy a variety of food options, a holiday artists’ market, live music, and children’s activities. There will be more than 36 tons of snow moved in for your family to play in. Plus, Santa will be there to take pictures, free of charge, with your children.
Treat your family
Relish the opportunity to dine and shop in your favorite establishments in the Harbor prior to the parade. From pizza to fine dining, there’s a lot to choose from. Plus, if you can’t make it out to the parade in time while dining, there’s a great chance you can see the parade from the restaurant of your choice!
Where to watch the Parade of Lights?
The parade starts in front of the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and heads to the Main Channel, turns at Hobie Beach, loops in front of the launch ramp, then heads back to Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club and repeats the route for a second run. The parade can be viewed from parks and walkways that line the route as well as from most Harbor restaurants. Boat charters are available for those who want to watch the parade from the water.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published December 7, 2022.
PARADE OF LIGHTS WEATHER UPDATE: We have been monitoring the weather forecast and it appears as if the possible rain will not be significant enough to cancel the event. We hope to see you at the Harbor! Residents and visitors who plan to attend the Harbor’s 56th Annual Parade of Lights on December 10, 2022…Read More
Happy Holidays everyone! This is one of my most favorite times of the year here at the Channel Islands Harbor. Boat decorations are going up, the weather is remaining pleasant, and the community comes together to support great causes all while having fun. Channel Islands Harbor Food & Toy Drive The Harbor Department and Harbor…Read More