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Month of December , 2007

Oxnard, 101 & Santa Clara / Rice Avenue - 1 year ago

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This photograph was taken April 1, 2006.  I often take snap shots like this as I drive around Ventura county.   I don't normally trash boring images, because they may become valuable material later on.  Below picture of old Oxnard strreet seems boring but there are interesting stories.

Oxnard 101 santa clara

This intersection is located 101 freeway (North Bound) off ramp at Santa Clara/Rice Avenue.  I get off freeway here to go to Costco & Fry's.

As of December 2007, this entire area is being cleared off so they can start building a brand new freeway interchange.  Soon, this area will go through a major makeover that we will not remember how it was before.

Le Town Market / Oxnard mini market is now demolished.  The market was fenced off for several months.  Then it was taken down.

Rice Avenue Oxnard

Next, about these palm trees.
These are historic markers.  These trees mark the spots where big houses were located.  If you drive through farmland between Oxnard and Saticoy, you will see palm trees standing in this pattern.  In fact there are number of places like this.  These trees outline driveway to a big antique house.  It doesn't show on below picture, but in most cases, there are big pine trees in front of those houses just like the one in front of the Camarillo Ranch House.

I know for fact that there was an old house at the end of these palm trees.  The house is not there anymore.

I think the City of Oxnard will cut down these threes.  The trees look very old and tired.  If these trees can talk...

Oxnard Freeway Interchange

Oxnard in Christmas Season - 2007

Oxnard Plaza Park: 5th Street and B Street Oxnard, California

Click here for photo-gallery

Ventura County's tallest Christmas Tree is located here in Oxnard Plaza Park.

This is Fifty-Seventh year to light Christmas Tree at Oxnard Plaza Park. 

Back by popular demand, the City of Oxnard presents "Winter Fantasy Music & Light Show".  The Plaza Park Pagoda is decorated with beautiful lights and decoration.  Every 15 minutes they display Christmas music and light show from the Pagoda.  This is their second annual event. 

Oxnard Christmas

Besides the Plaza Park, City of Oxnard has more Christmas events you might want to check out.

  • Oxnard Heritage Square Holiday Open House
    Sat. Dec 8, 15, 22; Sun. Dec. 9. 10am-2pm  7th & A st.
    Select houses will be open for viewing on tours led by costumed docents. Free Admission.  Light refreshments (805) 483-7960
  • Oxnard Tree Lane
    Sun. Dec. 9 - Wed. Dec. 26. 6-10pm
    Walk or drive "F" & "G" Streets between 5th & Palm in downtown Oxnard
  • Oxnard Holly Trolley
    Dec 12 & 19. Departs from Centennial Plaza hourly starting at 6pm. This 45 minutes tour includes a stop at Heritage Square plus a drive through Christmas Tree Lane and more.  Cost $10 or unwrapped toy ($10 value). Proceeds go to Gull Wings Children's Museum and Toys for Tots.  Call 385-2705 for reservation.
  • Oxnard Christmas Parade (past event)
    Saturday Dec 1, 10am

Oxnard Christmas Tree
The tallest Christmas tree in Ventura County is in Oxnard

Oxnard Pagoda Badstand Decoration
Oxnard Plaza Park Pagoda (AKA Bandstand)
Click here for History of Plaza Pagoda

Oxnard Plaza Cinema Christmas

Plaza Cinemas Oxnard

Camarillo Christmas Parade 2007

46th annual Camarillo Christmas Parade 2007 (Dec 8)

There is what appears to be an official Camarillo Christmas Parade website but that website is totally not updated. It's still accepting application for 2006 parade (www.camarillochristmasparade.com).  If you have any old and new pictures of Camarillo Christmas Parade please let me know. 


Below images are courtesy of www.e-vlad.net where you can find travel pictures & tips. Thank you very much. Smile

Camarillo Christmas Parade
Mayor of Camarillo, Charlotte Craven


Camarillo

Parade, Camarillo

Christmas Parade 2007

Christmas Camarillo 2007

2007 Christmas Parade

2007 Parade Camarillo

Nutcracker Flyer - Oxnard Performing Arts Center, flyer, postcard

Oxnard Performance

Click below for backside of postcard

Old Town Camarillo Holiday Celebration 2007

Old Town Camarillo kick started Christmas Season on the last day of November with carriage ride, appearance of Santa Claus, free hot Chocolate, tree lighting ceremony, and more.

The event was organized by Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and Dynamite Booster club (dynamitesgymnastics.com). 

It was a heaven for the little ones and entertaining for the grown ups as well.  Mr. Santa Claus himself was here.  He took pictures with the kids at Camarillo Chamber of Commerce.

Old Town Camarillo Christmas

Hot chocolate Palermo coffee  Palermo Coffee Camarillo
Palermo Coffee provided free hot chocolate.

Old town Camarillo Carriage Ride

Christmas Camarillo Celebration

Tonight's event was scheduled for 5pm - 9pm

The carriages and horses in Old Town Camarillo looked amazing.  These white horses were unusually big and they made a lot of clip clop sounds.  Kids loved it. 

I was too cold and tired to stick around and document the whole event.  I missed out on Santa Claus and tree lighting ceremony. Frown

Santa has a lot more places to visit just in Camarillo alone; such as Fast Foto and Camarillo Community Center.  Camarillo is a lucky city.

You can click below thumbnails to view the flier for today's Camarillo Holiday Celebration.

Flier Camarillo Holiday Celebration    Camarillo Christmas flier
Camarillo Holiday Celebration Flier

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