Nov. 17 through Dec. 24 — Holiday magic making its way to The Collection at RiverPark through seasonal events

November 1, 2018

OXNARD — It’s the most wonderful time of year at The Collection at RiverPark. Regarded as Ventura County’s premier fashion, dining and entertainment destination, The Collection announces its jolly line-up of holiday events to keep the spirit of the season alive. Whether guests are in the mood to relax from the retail rush or seeking a fun and festive infusion of holiday cheer, The Collection has planned spectacular experiences with all of the trimmings for guests of all ages to enjoy.

The Collection will kick off its holiday merriments on Saturday, Nov. 17, with its Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, and will continue with cherished community favorites through Dec. 24th, such as Silent Santa, Breakfast with Santa, along with Santa Paws, Letters to Santa and more. New additions include Santa’s Shopping List, a special holiday shopping guide from our stores, and Makers Market, featuring local artisans for unique holiday gifts.

“The holidays are a very special time at The Collection at RiverPark,” said Jill Almonia, Marketing Manager for The Collection at RiverPark. “We’re excited to bring back our favorite community events, as well as add some special additions to the lineup that celebrates the spirit of the holiday season.”

To learn more about The Collection at RiverPark and holiday events, visit or call Guest Services at 805-988-7527.

The Collection Holiday Events Calendar:

2018 Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
Date: Saturday, Nov.17
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Collection Park
Event Description: Ventura County’s favorite event to kick off the holiday season returns with The Collection’s Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. This free event will commemorate the occasion with the celebratory lighting of The Collection’s holiday tree, followed by a capturing laser light and fireworks show. Live entertainment will ensue with performances from local favorites including Julien Martinez, who famously performed on NBC’s hit reality show “The Voice;” West Quave Live and the Honeybee Tap Dancers.

Photos with Santa
Date: Nov. 17 – Dec. 24
Time: Monday – Thursday 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Santa’s Beach House on Splash Pad
Event Description: The holiday season isn’t complete without a photo with Santa Claus. Families and friends will have the opportunity to meet and take photographs with Santa in his one-of-a-kind, coastal-themed Beach House.
Note: Open for Santa’s arrival on Nov. 17, from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving. Open Dec. 24, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Santa will occasionally be unavailable for photos when attending events and on Milk and Cookie breaks.

Makers Market
Date: Nov. 17
Time: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Date: Nov. 24 and Dec. 16, 22
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Park View Court
Event Description: If you’re looking for a unique gift for that special person in your life, look no further than the Makers Market being held in November and December. A collection of local artisans will be selling unique handcrafted goods to help make holiday shopping a little easier and more enjoyable. A community workshop will also be held in front of The Annex Food Hall for people to take part in a crafty and memorable afternoon.

Letters to Santa
Date: Nov. 17 – Dec. 24
Location: The Annex Food Hall
Event Description: Youngsters can sign, seal and deliver their Letters to Santa at The Collection’s Santa Express Mail Box located inside The Annex Food Hall. Children may bring their own custom cards, or write their own special message on complimentary postcards available at Guest Services.

Santa Paws Pet Photo Nights
Date: Wednesday’s Nov. 21 – Dec. 19
Location: Santa’s Surf House on the Splash Pad
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Event Description: Whether your four-legged family members have been naughty or nice, Santa loves them all the same. Sponsored by Pet Food Express, patrons may bring their pets for Santa Paws Pet Photo Nights for a special snapshot with the big man. Pet Food Express will also be hosting exciting giveaways for all members of the family to enjoy. Be sure to head on over to Lazy Dog’s Patio for Santa Paws Yappy Hour. Each pet that takes a photo with Santa will receive a free meal for pups.

Black Friday at The Collection: Coat Drive
Date: Nov. 23
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: By the Holiday Tree
Event Description: In the spirit of giving, The Collection is partnering with One Warm Coat Drive and local nonprofit organizations collecting coats to donate to community members in need for the holiday season. The community is encouraged to donate any gently worn coats on Friday Nov. 23rd on Park View Court in front of The Annex Food Hall.
Silent Santa
Date: Dec. 2
Time: Available to guests by appointment only.
Event Description: The Collection is overjoyed to host its annual Silent Santa event. The event welcomes children of all ages with Autism, hearing impairment, or other special needs to experience a private visit with Santa. Children and their families will be treated to a quiet and calm experience without crowds, music, jingle bells or additional stimulation. Families will be able to spend quality time with Santa and have their photo taken for memories that will last a lifetime.
Note: To make a reservation, contact Guest Services at (805) 988-7527.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Date: Mondays Nov. 19 – Dec. 17
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Annex Food Hall
Event Description: Sponsored by Sunny Smiles Dentistry, you can grab the little ones and join Mrs. Claus as she treats youngsters to delicious goodies and story time as she reads her favorite holiday tales. Registration is required to attend. Please visit for more information.

Menorah Lighting
Date: Dec. 9
Time: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Collection Park
Event Description: Join us for the lighting of the Menorah at Collection Park. Hosted by Chabad of Oxnard, the lighting will include a live band, entertainment and traditional Hanukkah treats.

About the Collection ( The Collection at RiverPark is a 750,000 square foot, open-air specialty retail center located in the heart of West Ventura County. Inspired by the beauty of the California coast, The Collection reflects the unique atmosphere of the surrounding seaside communities. The Collection is built around a town grid of retail streets, each of which has its own personality-a carefully crafted assortment of established and contemporary designer shops, distinctive dining, and signature entertainment venues. Anchors include Target, Century RiverPark 16, REI, Whole Foods Market, H&M, 24-Hour SuperSport and The Container Store. Restaurants include Yard House, Larsen’s Grill, Gen Korean BBQ, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Maria’s Italian Kitchen and more. Follow us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram at TheCollectionRP.

About The Annex Food Hall at The Collection at RiverPark: The Annex is a 16,000-square-foot Food Hall located within The Collection, Ventura County’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The first Food Hall in Ventura County, this gathering place celebrates the spirit of small business and local operators. A culinary focused, community-minded marketplace, The Annex shops and eateries feature an eclectic collection of purveyors blending dining experiences and unique flavors in a shared space with bar front eating and common area seating.

This one-of-a-kind destination offers a platform for proprietors who want to share their passion with others in a beautifully designed, artistic and inviting atmosphere which includes patio spaces for alfresco dining, special events, entertainment and more. Culinary offerings include celebrity chef favorite Scratch Sandwich Counter, famed local food truck Seoul Sausage, Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters, Bottle & Pint and cult classic Afters Ice Cream.

For more information and upcoming events visit and follow @AnnexFoodHall on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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