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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