Celebrate Joyous TIDEings Seaside

Parade of Lights boat

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Ventura Harbor invites visitors to celebrate joyous TIDEings with friends and family in true nautical style. Holiday goers from near and far can embrace the sights, sounds, and smells that are unique to the seaside destination.

Putting you in the holiday spirit – Ventura Harbor Village is creating a spectacular backdrop with ocean-inspired SEAson’s Greetings decor in a color palette of sparkling blue/aqua/ green beaching hues Thanksgiving through New Year’s and is showcasing festive spiraling sea peals, whimsical holiday trees, vibrant wreaths and other glistening décor that bounces off the marina waters.

The wonder and magic of the SEAson come alive at this haven for sun and fun. Planned are a series of spectacular “must-sea” events as part of a two-day holiday celebration that includes Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 27th, Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace at Ventura Harbor Village on December 11th, featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, live reindeer, faux snow flurries, and carolers clad in traditional costumes. Plus join in a paddle with Santa at the holiday Santa Paddle at 11 AM in front of Ventura Boat Rentals, and plan to attend the popular Annual Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights & Fireworks on Friday, December 17th & 18th at 6:30 PM for an outdoor holiday experience the whole family will enjoy.

The already picturesque harbor will shine even brighter during the holidays with fabulous seaside dining on scenic outdoor patios where diners can enjoy cuisine from around the world. Following a relaxing meal, visitors can stroll along the promenade to browse one-of-a-kind finds from Ventura’s locally owned boutiques and local makers with no shortage of gifts found seaside and participate in the Holiday Shopping Passport until December 19th – get 6 stamps and a chance to win gift cards and prizes! Plus, support small businesses, a win-win!

Get on the water with festive Holiday Light Cruises with Island Packers through the harbor to see decorated homes in the Ventura Keys & harbor boats, or book a private charter on the California Sleigh Rides with Ventura Boat Rentals this December. Ventura Harbor Village stores and restaurants offer holiday specials, sales, holiday treats, and much more!

Click here to SEA a stellar line-up to make your holidays merry and bright.