2011 HOLIDAY EVENT IN VENTURA COUNTY: Oxnard Christmas Tree Lane

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One of my fave Christmas traditions that hubby and I love is visiting Christmas Tree Lane up in the city of Oxnard’s Historical District.  Last night, hubby and I introduced some of our friends to this treasured holiday event.

If you've never seen this area, it is all about some of the city’s oldest homes, dating back to 1911.  Most of the homeowners here have taken great pride in the charm of this historic neighborhood and surrounding community and that pride is reflected in the ten blocks of carefully restored homes ranging from Craftsman, Spanish Colonials and Period Revival bungalows.

The 144 homes in this district were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 because it has one of the highest ratios of contributing structures: meaning the homes have not been greatly modified and because the neighborhood has maintained its character.  Furthermore, most of the homes have remained within the same family for generations.

This year marks the 19th anniversary of Oxnards Christmas Tree Lane event in the historic homes district on F Street and G Street between 5th Street and Palm Dr.   All decorations and lighting are provided by individual homeowners and no City support is provided other than increased traffic control and refuse barrels to lessen the impact on the residents.

Oxnard's Christmas Tree Lane is a tradition that hubby and I have been doing for many, many years and it’s a must-see for your holiday entertainment.  Visitors can walk on the sidewalks or drive their cars through the neighborhoods that comprise this historic region.

If you haven't been yet, there is still time to enjoy this wonderful event that will continue every night until December 26th.  Here are just a few shots of some of the incredible displays from our visit last night.














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Comments (15)

Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Donne - That is gorgeous and so much fun!  I remember we used to take our kids thru places like that when they were young - such fun!

Dec 21, 2011 03:14 PM
Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz
(909) 973-0410 - Fontana, CA
TCR Group Keller Williams Realty Rancho Cucamonga

Hello Donna, these are some awesome pictures. We have a Christmas Lane in our city as well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012.

Dec 21, 2011 03:15 PM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Donne:  This looks like a wonderful tradition!!! I can just feel the Christmas spirit looking at your photos!

Dec 21, 2011 03:18 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Now these are some inspiring light displays Donne, there is a lot of work involved in doing all this.

Dec 21, 2011 06:42 PM
Constina M. Baylor
REMAX Gold Coast Realtors Oxnard - Oxnard, CA
Broker Associate - Oxnard Homes, Oxnard Beach and Marina

Donne, I've taken my children and now my grandchildren and as beautiful as the displays are, its the "awe" captured on the children's faces as they wander from house to house.  I've always loved the homes in Oxnard's historical district and I certainly appreciate the homeowers inviting and welcoming the rest of us this time of year.


Dec 21, 2011 06:51 PM
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA


We have a similar Christmas Tree Lane here in Alameda, too....but the scale doesn't seem to be in the same league as yours. WOW.

Some of these are really elaborate productions!

Dec 21, 2011 07:24 PM
Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas

Hello Donne,

I love neighborhoods that do that sort of thing! How much fun! Have a great Christmas!

Dec 21, 2011 10:55 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Good Morning Donne, Those are som wonderful pictures. The Christmas lights on those homes are just amazing. I wish it was closer to go visit in person. Have a great Thursday.

Dec 22, 2011 01:43 AM
Todd Mack
Coral Springs, FL
Property Manager Assistant

What a great event for your area Donne! The beautiful lights really help put me in the Christmas spirit!

Dec 22, 2011 02:36 AM
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Dagney - I also grew up with a Christmas Tree Lane down in Santa Monica when I was a kid.  I think that's a big reason why I am still fascinated with this particular type of event. 

  Kymberly - There are actually quite a few Christmas Tree Lanes too here in Los Angeles & Ventura counties but the Oxnard one is one of my fave!  They really do it up really nice!

Jane - These are just a few of my faves but I had more than 50 shots of some of the more elaborate displays.  It was really hard to choose the top 10.

Tom - They are some pretty phenomenal displays and most of the 144 homes do participate too!

Constina - I love watching all the kids too!  There were also a lot of homes that had characters like Mickey & Minnie and elves and Santas and even some carolers.

Thx for stopping by everyone; I really appreciate it.  Have a really good day folks and a wonderful holiday too!

Seasons Greetings

Dec 22, 2011 06:42 AM
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Pacita - There are other cities that have their own Christmas Tree Lanes too but the Oxnard one is by far one of the best I have ever seen (I've seen them all).

Maggie - I do too and think it's really great that the homeowners are so committed every year.

Scott - The pictures don't do the displays justice (I'm no photographer) and they are truly a site to see!

Tod - It is such a lovely event and hubby and I have been doing it for so many years that it's now our tradition.  Over the years, we have also introduced it so many friends and associates who also make a tradition of it now too!

Thx for stopping by everyone; I really appreciate it.  Have a good day and a wonderful holiday too!

Seasons Greetings

Dec 22, 2011 06:47 AM
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Great photos, and it is nice to see that some areas take real pride in decorating for the holidays.  Have a wonderful holiday season, Donne.

Dec 22, 2011 10:07 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Those really are some stunning pictures of houses that are so beautifully decorated they should win a prize.

Dec 22, 2011 01:54 PM
Doug Anderson
Tucker Associates Real Estate Services - Danville, CA
Bay Area Real Estate Views
Donne: May you and yours enjoy the Christmas Holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas!
Dec 24, 2011 04:27 AM
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Don - Oh, these folks really know how to do it up at Christmas!  So many are so creative in their designs too!

Jill - I know but they all do this for no more than the community's enjoyment!

Doug - You too!

Thx for stopping by everyone; I really appreciate it.  Have a good day everyone and a wonderful holiday too!

Seasons Greetings


Dec 24, 2011 06:39 AM