Your Conejo Valley-Malibu-Calabasas-Thousand Oaks Holiday Guide 🎁🎅🎄

From Holiday happenings to Santa sightings and more, we have your Holiday Family Fun Things to do ✨

By Brenna Gutell December 17, 2021

Here is your guide to all the local festivities this Holiday Season! Everything you need for your family to celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year's and more!  It's time for holiday family fun things to do in Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas and nearby, we can hardly wait! We're lucky to have so many holiday activities and events happening in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Malibu, Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks where families have been making memories for years. 

From the many Holiday celebrations to Santa sightings and photo ops where to cut down a Christmas tree or just pick one up to local holiday shopping and gift ideas and other seasonal festivities . . . Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas has all the details for you and your family to make the most of this holiday season finding lots of fun things to do with your kids.

Helpful and interesting Holiday articles:

Holiday activities to engage your kids:

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Updated:  December 17, 2021

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Santa sightings and Photo ops in Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas and nearby

There are so many places for your kids to see Santa all season long in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Malibu, Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks.  From in-person visits with options to create lasting memories to fun experiences and virtual visits safely from home we have something for everyone.   Don't forget to send your letter to Santa, he might just write back and on December 24 you can track exactly where he is with your kids. 

Where your Family can find Santa - Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas with Santa Sightings, Visits and Photo ops for your Family this Holiday Season!

This article is updated often so check back regularly as Santa updates his schedule.

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Where to find your Christmas tree near Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas:

Looking for an old fashioned Christmas experience for your family where you can take your kids to pick out and cut down your own Christmas Tree or do you want to get one that's ready to go?  Either way Macaroni KID has all the options just for you.

Find your Family a Christmas Tree - Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas

Holiday events in Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas and nearby:

Friday Evening ~ December 17 from 6:30-8:30pm

🎅 Unwrap the Grand Union Hotel 2021 - Newbury Park

Celebrate 145 years of the Grand Union Hotel for the Holiday at the Inn 2021. Unwrap the Grand Union Hotel tells the story of the building, with a patriotic twist in décor, music, and lights.  Holiday at the Inn Night Life on Fridays showcases a variety of live musical performances and lights throughout the grounds.  Young guests will receive a gift bag while Santa's workshop's supplies last. Looking for a fun gift or stocking stuffer visit the hotel's saloon and general store (The Emporium). Stop in Anderson Hall for a refreshment treat. Of course, Santa Claus will be atop his stagecoach for photos

December 18th ~ 12 pm - 4 pm

🎅 đŸ¤ļ Holidays at Malibu Country Mart

On Saturday, December 18, Malibu Country Mart is hosting two days of celebrations. During both events, visitors can take photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, listen to carolers, write letters to Santa and drop them off in our North Pole-bound mailbox and enjoy winter-ready treats, including s'mores and hot cocoa.

All activities are free to experience. Malibu Country Mart celebrates the holiday season throughout December by transforming the seaside shopping and dining destination into a winter wonderland. Trimmed with festive holiday décor, the shopping destination features a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, a light-up menorah for Hanukkah and twinkling lights.

Saturday Afternoon ~ December 18 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

🎅 Stagecoach Inn Museum - Newbury Park

Music, Readers theater A Christmas Carol, holiday décor:  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol will be performed as Readers Theater on the Grand Porch at 2:00pm on Saturdays. Throughout the grounds, musicians will be strumming, piping and singing. You may even find a dancer or two. Stationed in every wonderfully decorated building, our costumed docents share the tales of each. Be sure to browse the hotel's saloon and general store (The Emporium) for a fun gift. Stop at the Carriage House for a photo with Santa Claus!

Holiday Road Los Angeles

Now through December 31st ~ 5 - 10 pm

HOLIDAY ROAD Dazzling Walking Trail Celebrate the season at Holiday Road at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas!

Illuminating the grounds of King Gillette Ranch, this half-mile outdoor immersive walking trail is filled with thousands of brightly twinkling lights and iconic scenes that will enchant visitors of all ages.

The dazzling display lights up the night with a winter wonderland complete with larger-than-life holiday installations including the North Pole, an Elf Village, Gingerbread Lane, Light Tunnels, a 10-foot Menorah, Christmas Tree Forests and so much more!

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December: 16th - 23rd

6pm to 8:30pm - Last Entry is at 7:45pm

đŸĻ Wild Lights & Disco NightsđŸĒŠ - Moorpark

America’s Teaching Zoo shines bright this holiday season during the first ever holiday light event. WILD LIGHTS & DISCO NIGHTS will inspire a groovy energy as guests walk through a sparkling disco ball forest. Visit Ira the lion under the Lion’s Den Canopy of Lights! MOVE and GROOVE to the tunes in front of our INTERACTIVE light wall in our ARCTIC VIBES area.  Explore the ZOO and see what the animals DO... at night!  Join us on a themed night and come dressed to impress according to the theme.

Christmas on the Farm at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark!

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Now through January 2nd ~ Open Daily from 5:30 pm - 10 pm

Christmas in Color Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show - Los Angeles

Experience Christmas like never before!  Get ready for an upbeat drive-through holiday adventure at Christmas in Color! This uplifting, musical experience takes the tradition of gazing at Christmas lights through the car window to a whole new level. With millions of lights perfectly synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes, larger-than-life Christmas trees, candy canes and animated snowmen who will serenade you with songs, Christmas in Color is an immersive experience for all ages and abilities!  Closed  Christmas Day

On view now through January 31, 2022

✨ Mystic Universe at Wisdome LA  - DTLA

Escape the everyday for an experience that is out of this world! Wisdome LA, the 24,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art entertainment park located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, has announced its reopening and BRAND NEW immersive exhibition, Mystic Universe.  Using art installations and 360-degree mapping technology, it's a fully immersive journey that takes visitors beyond the boundaries of space and time to unravel the secrets of sacred, ancient knowledge. Enjoy stunning works by internationally-acclaimed artists previously featured at Coachella, Burning Man, and ARTECHOUSE. Mystic Universe is a family-friendly experience that will dazzle and captivate guests of all ages.

Exhibit Dates and Times:

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Fridays, 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Saturdays, 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Sundays, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Virtual Holiday events you can enjoy from home:

Now through January 3rd at 11:59pm EST.

🎄 The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Christmas Video-on-Demand

Take your family back to a simpler time with 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, and a cast of the worlds most accomplished dancers. The New York Times says, “Hot Ticket!” and the LA Times, "Bravura Expertise". Tchaikovsky’s incomparable score sets the stage for the most magical of Christmas traditions!  Watch Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker uninterrupted from your living room, all through December. Don't miss the 2021 Extras, chalk full of never before seen rehearsal and backstage footage! The dancers have been busy at work choreographing, practicing, and recording all new content to share with you this holiday season. From Classical Ballet to Modern Dance and all the way back around. Check out what these world-class artists have created!

Saturday, December 18th at 9 am & 2 pm

A Laurie Berkner Virtual Family Concert - Holiday Party ~ Two Shows!

Sing, dance, and play interactive games through your device with Laurie Berkner (plus some special guests) as they perform your favorite songs, interact with you through the computer, and bring in a few surprises – from Laurie’s house to yours! This special virtual concert event is the 10th in this series, and your ticket helps support the team in continuing operations while we can’t tour.  Join us for the hour before the concert for some fun pre-show activities and to make sure your stream is working smoothly!  Bring your holiday cheer, your dancin’ shoes, an animal (for your head), and your whole family! Laurie will be singing some greatest hits alongside special holiday-themed songs.

Saturday, December 18,th from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

đŸ–Ĩī¸ Virtual Family Art Day: DIY Gift Tags

Dreaming of a green Christmas? Give your holiday gifts a creative and purposeful touch and join CMATO and CReATE STUDIO for our next Virtual Family Art Day as we create one-of-a-kind gift tags using recycled and repurposed materials from home. Turn your stash of old greeting cards into festive and beautiful tags, perfectly suited for a no-waste holiday. Hand-made tags give your gifts a unique and personal look while also giving you a chance to practice creativity in a sustainable way. What's not to love? Admission to Virtual Family Art Day is free for museum members and $6 for non-members. Visit to register. Members, use promo code MEMBER.  Ages five and up

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Kwanzaa Celebrations in or near Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas

Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26 - January 1, here are some family fun things to do to Celebrate Kwanzza with your kids from crafts to recipies to fun events local and virtual. 

Kwanzaa With Kids: Celebrating the Holiday With Recipes and Crafts

Here are a few events, but check back for updates:


December 26, 29, 30 and 31

💚 Festival of Kwanzaa Celebration - Irvine


December 30

💚 Nia: A Kwanzaa Celebration - Virtual

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New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Stay tuned events and activities coming soon!

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Shopping local this holiday season in Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas and nearby

Your local Farmers Markets have many of your most needed seasonal ingredients, prepared food items and lots of season treats for your family gathering. Keep them in mind for need items for gift giving, including plants, flowers and many have gifts, jewelry and creations by local artist.

Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas is making it a priority to shop local this holiday season. Here are a few of our favorite Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Malibu, Newbury Park or Thousand Oaks owned stores, attractions, and restaurants where we're planning on purchasing gifts!

Farmer's Markets:

Whizin Market Square - Farmers Market in Agoura Hills Open every Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm

Calabasas Farmers Market Open every Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm

🐟 Fisherman's Market - Ventura Harbor Village Every Saturday from 7:30 - 11 am

Malibu Farmer's Market is OPEN every Sunday from 9 am - 2 pm

Westlake Farmers Market Open every Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm

Thousand Oaks Certified Farmers' Market Open every Thursday from 12 - 5 pm

Local Bakery:

Village Bakery and Café - Agoura Hills

Emil's Bake House - Agoura Hills

Historia Bakery Cafe - Thousand Oaks

Karma Baker - Westlake Village and online, Everything is Vegan and Gluten Free

Donut Shops in Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and nearby towns

We will continue to update our Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas Holiday Guide with events as they are posted, so check back often!

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