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2022 Mast Lighting at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum

December 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Holiday flier

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum will again host the Holiday Lighting of the Tall Ship Mast from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on December 3, 2022  in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard.

Instead of a typical tree lighting ceremony, Santa will arrive at 7 p.m. and with the crowd’s encouragement, kick off the holiday season by lighting up the Museum’s tall ship mast.

Live music by the Coco Knots will start at 5:30 p.m. and will include sing-alongs to holiday favorites. There will also be holiday shopping and refreshments available. The beautiful 110’ schooner, Mystic Whaler, will host free deck tours for the public. Following the lighting ceremony, Santa will be on hand to meet and greet children in his special nautical sleigh.

This is a FREE public family event that is sponsored by the generosity of local community members and businesses. Those attending are encouraged to spread cheer by bringing an unwrapped toy or canned food for donation to local charities. This is a free community event that is open to all.

About the Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Founded in 1991 and located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor, the Museum’s galleries feature rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. The Museum is currently open Thursday-Monday from 12 pm to 4 pm.

About the Mystic Whaler/Central Coast Ocean Adventures

Central Coast Ocean Adventures delivers uniquely immersive ocean-based educational experiences along California’s Central Coast and the Channel Islands. The organization’s flagship resource, the 110-ft schooner Mystic Whaler, is the perfect medium for exploring adventure-inspired learning through sailing and the sea. CCOA’s hands-on, activity-based programs develop and strengthen STEM academic comprehension, social/emotional maturity, environmental stewardship, nautical skills, and historical lessons.


December 3, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Channel Islands Maritime Museum


Channel Islands Maritime Museum
3900 Bluefin Circle
Oxnard, CA 93035
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