The Conejo Valley YMCA hosts the 14th annual Turkey Day Dash on Thanksgiving morning. The 5K run/walk and 1K family fun run/walk welcomes all ages and abilities. A costume contest precedes the kids' race. Proceeds benefit Conejo Valley YMCA youth and senior programs. TurkeyDayDash.org
Renowned for her potent combination of dynamic vocals, impeccable phrasing and powerful emotional resonance, acclaimed jazz singer Nicole Henry brings new life to classic holiday repertoire. Performing favorites such as “O Holy Night,” “The Christmas Song” and “Angels We Have Heard on High,” her heartwarming holiday show is not only nostalgic, but inspiring; 8 p.m. Pepperdine.Arts.edu
This festive charity event benefits Adventist Health Simi Valley's cancer patients and their families. SimiValleyFestivalOfTrees.com
Cancer Support Community Valley Ventura Santa Barbara presents four stunning Conejo Valley homes and a holiday boutique. The self-guided tour of Conejo Valley homes is the organization's signature fundraiser, with proceeds funding cancer support programs for local families. The holiday boutique features apparel and accessories, handcrafted jewelry, gourmet culinary creations and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Dec. 2. CancerSupportVVSB.org
In just over a decade of recording music and playing sold-out shows worldwide, Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined the ukulele. In his hands, this diminutive Hawaiian instrument becomes a complex and bold new musical force. Also December 2, at 2 p.m. Arts.Pepperdine.edu
Jazz at Lincoln Center presents: The Digital Concert Network, an exclusive network designed to provide free digital content of the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. As an affiliate, the Thousand Oaks Library presents this screening, preceded by a short talk with Peter Gordon, Director of New Initiatives – Music Industry, of CLU.
The parade travels west on Las Posas and then takes a left on Carmen Drive, ending at the Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley Street. The parade features floats, bands, autos and other fun stuff! Santa's Village Holiday Carnival also talks place. PVRPD.org
Come see the Square decorated at the best time of year. Magnificent display of gingerbread creations at Heritage Square Hall. Take a guided tour of the former house’s exteriors w/select interiors. Special events planned through Dec. 30. Saturdays 10-4; Sundays 1-4. Tours: $5. DowntownOxnard.org
Meadowlark Service League's 40th annual homes tour features beautiful, unique homes dressed in their holiday best. The Red Barn Holiday Boutique offers refreshments and holiday shopping at Camarillo Ranch, starting at 10 a.m. Guests are also invited to a Champagne Pre-tour Brunch at Adolfo Grill & Daily Bar ($65). Tickets: $30/advance; $35/door. The Red Barn Boutique is free. MeadowlarkServiceLeague,org
The City of Westlake Village hosts this annual event in partnership with The Shoppes at Westlake Village. Activities will include a toy drive for Casa Pacifica and a canned food drive for Manna, a balloon artist, Santa and cookie and cupcake decorating area. WLV.org
Pacific Festival Ballet presents "The Nutcracker" with returning guest artists from New York City Ballet and a mega-cast of over 100 dancers. This season promises visions of sugar plums and a 100% chance of snowfall on the audience! Don't miss this timeless holiday classic! Runs at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Fred Kavli Theatre through Dec. 17. PacFestBallet.org
For two magical nights, Bethlehem comes to Westlake Village as the congregation of Westminster Presbyterian (with support from Moorpark Presbyterian) transforms their church grounds into an amazingly lifelike recreation of the 1st century village. Incredible sets, theatrical lighting, a wonderful collection of props and over 100 members of the congregation in period costumes transport visitors back in time. GoToBethlehem.com
The 32nd Annual Parade of Lights includes 30 boats motoring, sailing and paddling the Santa Barbara Coastline, followed by the lighting of a beautiful 25-foot Green White Fir by Honorable Mayor Helene Schneider and fireworks. StearnsWharf.org
The TO Woman’s Club is open to women looking for stimulating and rewarding friendships with women who have a common interest in assisting with local charitable endeavors. Chef’s Choice lunch includes salad and dessert. The Thousand Oaks High School Choral Groups kick off the holiday season with a variety of choral songs and styles. $22. RSVP: 805.573.6609.
The Ojai Concert Series brings high quality live Celtic, Folk and Roots musicians to beautiful Ojai. The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show, now in its 14th season, features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy. OjaiConcertSeries.com