All day holiday festivities to be held at Channel Islands Harbor
Channel Islands Harbor kicks off the holidays with its 52nd annual holiday Parade of Lights, scheduled from noon – 8 p.m., Dec. 9, with the parade beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “Fairy Tales Afloat.” Everyone is invited to enjoy a full day of holiday activities and watch festively decorated boats in the parade while listening to carolers sing holiday songs.
Beginning at noon, families can play in 36 tons of snow falling at the north end of Harbor View Park, off Harbor Blvd. near Marine Emporium Landing, 3600 Harbor Blvd. Santa will be there from noon – 4 p.m. and will take pictures with families free of charge. There will also be holiday arts and crafts vendors starting at 10 a.m.
Santa and his reindeer will ride through the sky at 7 p.m. to mark the beginning of the parade. The parade starts in front of Peninsula Park and heads to the Main Channel, turns at Hobie Beach, loops in front of the launch ramp, then heads back to Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club and repeats the route for a second run. The parade can be viewed from parks and walkways that line the route as well as from most Harbor restaurants.
Any size boat can register for the Parade of Lights. To participate in the parade, download an entry form from www.channelislandsharbor.org. Parade participants can take part in various decorating contests and compete for awards.
For more information on the Parade of Lights visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.
Blossom Tea House is a local, family-owned Thai food and Boba Tea café, featuring delicious made-to-order Thai Street Food. They have a wide variety of milk tea flavors, iced tea, smoothies, and slushes, which come with boba.
Blossom Tea House offers special deals and a loyalty program for customers. Stop in for the Lunch Special, which includes a main dish, cream cheese wonton, and a small Thai Tea Boba for $7.50 (lunch deal Tue-Fri 11am -3pm). Or come in for an afternoon Tea Break Special (Tue-Fri: 3pm-6pm and Sat-Sun: 2pm-5pm). Tea Break includes your choice of a small appetizer and a small tea drink for $6.50 (Tue-Fri: 3pm-6pm and Sat-Sun: 2pm-5pm).
The café is located at 814 N. Ventura Road and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00am – 9:00pm. Blossom Tea House is a take-out restaurant; however there are tables and customers are welcome to stay. Customers can conveniently call in orders for pick up at 805-553-8402 or email email@example.com
Centerpoint Mall To Open New Free Indoor Playground, Joins Lazer Broadcasting to Raise Funds For Children's Hospital
Oxnard Chamber of Commerce to lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony
while students from area schools to enjoy the new indoor playground
OXNARD, Calif., (October 17, 2017) --- Centerpoint Mall is set to open its new PlayTime Free Indoor Playground on Friday, October 27 at 11 a.m. To celebrate the opening, Centerpoint Mall is hosting Lazer Broadcasting for its 10th Annual live broadcast to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Centerpoint Mall is located at 2655 Saviers Rd.
Joining Centerpoint Mall officials will be Nancy Lindholm, president and CEO of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, to lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Also scheduled to attend are Tim Flynn, Mayor of Oxnard; Bryan McDonald, City Councilmember of Oxnard; Alyce Bosacki, Associate Executive Director at the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau; Scott Whitney, Chief of Police of Oxnard; and Andrew Salinas, Chief of Police of Port Hueneme. Representatives are also scheduled to attend from the offices of Julia Brownley, United States Congress Member, District 26; Jacqui Irwin, California State Assembly Member, District 44; and John Zaragoza, Ventura County Supervisor.
“We are grateful for the support in the Oxnard community for the opening of our new indoor playground at Centerpoint Mall,” said Tony Shooshani, managing member of Shooshani Developers and owners of Centerpoint Mall. “As the retail environment continues to change, it’s important that we still maintain a connection with our core customers and the surrounding community. We feel with the opening of the new free indoor playground we can provide a safe place where kids can play and families to shop all in the center of Oxnard.”
The nearly 1,000-square-feet PlayTime Indoor Playground features a highly colorful floor design with a jungle themed pattern and river-print running through it. The area is dotted with butterflies, ladybugs, dragonflies, and colorful flowers, along with rock designs and shorelines. The PlayTime Indoor playground structure is strategically positioned in the center of the mall with a parameter of play panels measuring 40 feet long and 24 1/2 feet wide.
A whimsical Monkey anchors the entrance to the playground and is the Welcome Greeter and Keeper of the Rules and Regulations. The monkey measures 5 feet long by 1 foot wide by 5 feet tall. Eight fun-filled protruding animals and obstacles are strategically positioned in the free indoor playground including:
- Dueling Elephants tunnel that functions as a climber and are 11 feet long by 3 feet wide by 3 feet tall.
- Jeep on Dirt tunnel that functions as a climber with seats and is 6 feet long by 4 feet wide by 2 1/2 feet tall.
- Giraffe tunnel that functions as a climber and is 5 feet long by 2 feet wide by 2 feet tall.
- Gorilla Over Log Crawl tunnel that functions as a climber and is 4 feet long by 4 feet wide by 3 1/2 feet tall.
- Rock Waterfall tunnel that functions as a ramp and climber and is 6 1/2 feet long by 5 1/4 feet wide by 3 feet tall.
- Swimming Gator that functions as a climber with its head size 2 feet long by 1 foot wide by 1/2 foot tall and its body size is 2 feet long by 1/2 foot wide by 1/2 foot tall.
- Beetle that functions as a climber and is 2 feet long by 2 feet wide by 1 foot tall.
- Monarch Butterfly that functions as a climber and is 3 feet long by 2 feet wide by 1 foot tall.
“We’re very pleased with the design of the PlayTime playground. The kids will enjoy themselves while the parents will have an opportunity to rest and enjoy a refreshing drink or delicious meal at the nearby restaurants,” added Shooshani.
For a complete list of the 49 retail stores, specialty shops and dining outlets at Centerpoint Mall, please visit Facebook: facebook.com/centerpoint.
About Centerpoint Mall
Centerpoint Mall is a 383,000-square-foot vibrant, mixed-use shopping center with a variety of national and local retail stores located in the center of Oxnard, California. Centerpoint Mall is the City Center of regional enclosed shopping. The broad mix of tenants consistently serves the needs of the surrounding community featuring tenants of various sizes with creative, unique, and moderately priced goods. Centerpoint Mall provides free parking in its parking lots throughout the area. For additional information, please call 805-487-1142, or Like at Facebook: facebook.com/centerpoint.
On Saturday, October 28th, The Oxnard Downtown Improvement District will present “Halloween Haunt in the Park.” The kid-friendly thrills occur all evening from 4-7:00pm at Plaza Park in Downtown Oxnard.
Be sure to register for the free Costume Contest. Everyone wearing a costume can enter to win great prizes. Contests start at 5:30pm starting with the youngest group: 3 and under, 4-12, and 13 and above.
From 4-7:00pm children can hit up the Trick-or-Treat Village. Booths created by local non-profits and businesses await trick-or-treaters with games, tricks and goodies to be gained.
Additionally, there will be free activities including bounce houses, face painting, games, hands-on crafts for the kids, Halloween themed movie clips and music, and more.
There is much to do at Downtown Oxnard Halloween Haunt in the Park and Costume Contest. Come out for the games and crafts, participate in the Costume Contest, win great prizes, and go "door-to-door" for the "trick-or-treating" experience within the safety of the caring community of downtown Oxnard.
Channel Islands Harbor will hosts its Annual Pumpkin Fun Day Oct. 29. The community is invited to join in the fun at the Channel Islands Harbor Farmers’ Market located in the north parking lot adjacent to Marine Emporium Landing, 3350 S. Harbor Blvd.
Bring the whole family for a day of fun. Various events will be taking place all day, including a decorating pop-up shop where children can make Halloween hats, trick-or-treating throughout the Farmers’ Market, and a costume parade and costume contest, with special prizes given to the winners. Other activities include face painting, live music and a bounce house. The costume parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the costume contest will start at noon.
The Farmers’ Market Pumpkin Fun Day is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Farmers Market office at 818-591-8161.
Channel Islands Harbor serves as a center of recreation, boating, shopping and water sports activities. The harbor is home to three yacht clubs and nine full-service marinas that provide berths for 2,150 boats. It also hosts the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. The museum is a cultural center dedicated to the interpretation of maritime history through interactive exhibits and educational outreach. For more information visit us at www.channelislandsharbor.org.