The generosity and outstanding efforts by all in our community created a wonderful outcome! We will post final numbers when we have them!

Needs are up and donations are down!
Help us help many!

We have matching funds to $12,000!


Volunteers will be at the drive up drop off to take your donations from
10 AM – 4 PM.

Feel free to stop & donate & help us! 

At the end of the day the Boat will move to the other side of the Harbor for the Lighting of the Tall Ship Mast at the Maritime museum!


Time & Location

Dec 03, 5:30 PM

Oxnard, 3900 Bluefin Cir, Oxnard, CA 93035, USA

About the event

On the evening of December 3, 2022, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum will once again be hosting the Holiday Lighting of the Tall Ship Mast in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard. The event will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Instead of a typical tree lighting ceremony, Santa will arrive at 7:00 p.m., and with the crowd’s encouragement, kick off the holiday season by lighting up the Museum’s tall ship mast. 

Live music by the Coco Knots will start at 5:30 p.m. and will include sing-alongs to holiday favorites. There will also be holiday shopping and refreshments available. The beautiful 110’ schooner, Mystic Whaler, will host free deck tours for the public. Following the lighting ceremony, Santa will be on hand to meet and greet children in his special nautical sleigh.

This is a FREE public family event that is sponsored by the generosity of local community members and businesses. Those attending are encouraged to spread cheer by bringing an unwrapped toy or canned food for donation to the local charities. This is a free community event that is open to all.

Generously sponsored by: Ann Howarth – RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors, Channel Islands Harbor Association of Lessees, Jonathan Zilli – The New Whale’s Tail, Susan O’Brien – Ann Howarth Group – RE/MAX, Central Coast Electric Boats, Vintage Marina Partners, Pat Hart, Homebridge – The Mark Johnson Team, Rudder Room, Seacoast Yachts, RE/MAX Gold Coast Property Management.