Weekend Guide: Christmas Concerts, Hanukkah Festivals and Holiday Shopping

Weekend Guide IconSo much fun, so little time! Here are our Happening’s picks for the weekend and as always, don’t forget to check out our calendar daily for lots of fresh ideas. 

 

 

Friday

 

Santa’s Cottage at The Promenade at Westlake: Come and have your professional photo taken with Santa!

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks’ Annual Holiday Ice Rink: Come celebrate the holiday season at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks Ice Rink. Tickets to the rink can be purchased onsite at the ice rink ticket window. All tickets priced at $15.

Cal Lutheran Presents Christmas Concerts: California Lutheran University presents its annual holiday gift to the community with the free Christmas Festival Concerts slated Dec. 4 through 6.

Village Voices Chorale Presents ‘Holiday Harmony’ in Thousand Oaks:Start your holiday season with a spirited concert titled HOLIDAY HARMONY presented by the Village Voices Chorale on Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre.

 

Saturday

 

Cancer Support Community Holiday Boutique: Great holiday gift shopping for a cause that gives all year. No entrance fee. At the Oak Park Community Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5-6.

Santa’s Cottage at The Promenade at Westlake: Come and have your professional photo taken with Santa!

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks’ Annual Holiday Ice Rink: Come celebrate the holiday season at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks Ice Rink. Tickets to the rink can be purchased onsite at the ice rink ticket window. All tickets priced at $15.

Free Pictures With Santa at Simi YMCA: Youngsters can get their picture taken with Santa Claus when he visits the Simi Valley Family YMCA on Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. The pictures will be sent to parents by email. The community is welcome and picture taking is free.

‘Star Wars’ Day at the Thousand Oaks Library: Bring the family and come in costume to make Star Wars themed-crafts, play trivia games, get your picture taken with a Star Wars costumed character, partake in storytime and more.

Stocking and Dreidel Decorating and Holiday Face Painting in Malibu:Malibu Country Mart is celebrating the December holiday season by transforming into a Winter Wonderland. Trimmed with festive holiday décor, the shopping destination will feature a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, a menorah, and plenty of twinkling lights.

McCrea Ranch Tour and Matinee: The Conejo Community Center/Outdoor Unit of the Conejo Recreation & Park District will be offering The McCrea Ranch Tour and Matinee on December 5, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. at the McCrea Ranch Visitors Center in Thousand Oaks

Youth Musical Theatre presents ‘The Secret Garden Musical at Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks: Join the cast of young performers as they discover a door into a world of mystery and the magic hidden deep within the garden. Meet an enchanted boy who talks to the animals, an orphaned girl struggling to begin again and a boy who has never seen the light of day in this delightful tale that has captivated generation after generation.

Westlake Village Symphony Christmas Concert: Enjoy orchestral music of the season with Musical Director/Conductor: Michael Armstrong. The free concert takes place at 1600 E.Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks at 8 p.m.

 

Sunday

 

Cancer Support Community Holiday Boutique: Great holiday gift shopping for a cause that gives all year. No entrance fee. At the Oak Park Community Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5-6.

Santa’s Cottage at The Promenade at Westlake: Come and have your professional photo taken with Santa!

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks’ Annual Holiday Ice Rink: Come celebrate the holiday season at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks Ice Rink. Tickets to the rink can be purchased onsite at the ice rink ticket window. All tickets priced at $15.

Holiday Open House at Stagecoach Inn Museum: The Conejo Valley Historical Society invites you to kick-off the holiday season at the Stagecoach Inn Museum and get into the holiday spirit by experiencing our beautifully decorated inn. Free admission —our Holiday gift to you and your family.

“Winter Celebration” at Leonis Adobe Museum: Join in the holiday fun, take photos with Mrs. Claus, enjoy arts and crafts, live music by Craig Newton, feed the ranch animals, make tortillas, and have some refreshments at Leonis Adobe Museum’s annual “Winter Celebration.”

Janss Marketplace to Host Hanukkah Festival: Thousand Oaks Chabad Jewish Center first night of Hanukkah candle ceremony on Sunday, December 6 from 4 – 6 p.m.

Christmas Concert & Advent Celebration in Westlake Village: Members of all 10 choirs at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will present a Christmas Concert and Advent Celebration at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, in the sanctuary. All are welcome to attend.

Hanukkah Concert in Thousand Oaks: Temple Etz Chaim will host a free community concert for Hanukkah on Sunday, December 6th at 5 p.m. featuring the sensational trio, The Shirettes. The music program will include popular Shirettes’ original songs, as well as traditional Hanukkah tunes, designed to engage and involve the audience. 

Las Posadas Celebration at Cal Lutheran: Community members are invited to join with California Lutheran University students and staff to re-enact the Christmas story in the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas from 7-9 p.m.

 

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