There’s No Place Like The Collection For The Holidays

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The Collection at RiverPark




(OXNARD, Calif.) — Experience the excitement and holiday magic at The Collection at RiverPark! Regarded as Ventura County’s premier fashion, dining and entertainment destination, The Collection announces it will kick off its holiday merriments on Saturday, November 16, with its Annual Tree Lighting Celebration.

“The holiday season is quickly approaching, and we are thrilled to be celebrating with our new neighbors in Oxnard. The tree lighting will kick things off and we look forward to seeing everyone there,” said Gina Salman, Executive Director of Oakmont at Riverpark.

Holiday festivities start early with our monthly Makers Market at 11 a.m. on Park View Court in front of The Annex Food Hall. A collection of local artisans will be selling unique handcrafted goods, while guests can enjoy live music provided by Rock City Studios.

We also invite the community to give back this holiday season. The Collection is partnering with ABC7, Southern California Firefighters and Toys for Tots in the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Kicking off at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration and continuing on through Dec. 24, the community is encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys, gift cards or sports equipment for children and teens at the Spark of Love Collection Boxes.

Little ones can also take pictures at our Character Meet and Greet! From 4 – 6 p.m. your favorite winter characters will be talking a stroll around the center. Be ready for a photo-op with Cinderella, Frozen characters such as Elsa and Anna, and of course Mrs. Claus!

Photos with Santa inside his custom Beach House will be available as well from 12 – 7 p.m. If you can’t make it that day, Santa will be around all winter long. Be sure to bring little ones by to tell him their holiday wishes before Christmas Eve! For more information or for additional Santa Photo times, visit

The event commemorates with the celebratory lighting of The Collection’s 40 ft holiday tree, followed by a sprinkle of snow and the signature fireworks show! Get ready to go rockin’ around the Christmas Tree with live entertainment and performances from local favorites including Julien Martinez, who famously performed on NBC’s hit reality show “The Voice,” dancers from Ventura County Ballet, and a live holiday band.

“The holidays are a very special time at The Collection at RiverPark,” said Jill Almonia, Marketing Manager for The Collection at RiverPark. “We love hosting this event and having the opportunity to gather the community together to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.”

To learn more about The Collection at RiverPark and more signature holiday events, visit or call Guest Services at 805-988-7527.

Event Details:

WHO: The Collection at RiverPark

WHAT: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, November 16th

Festivities begin at 11 a.m. Tree Lighting Celebration from 7 — 8:30 p.m.


About The Collection (

The Collection at RiverPark is a 750,000 square foot, open-air specialty retail center located in the heart of West Ventura County. Inspired by the beauty of the California coast, The Collection reflects the unique atmosphere of the surrounding seaside communities. The Collection is built around a town grid of retail streets, each of which has its own personality-a carefully crafted assortment of established and contemporary designer shops, distinctive dining, and signature entertainment venues. Anchors include Target, Century RiverPark 16, REI, Whole Foods Market, H&M, 24-Hour SuperSport and The Container Store. Restaurants include Yard House, Larsen’s Grill, Gen Korean BBQ, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, The Cheesecake Factory and more. Follow us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at TheCollectionRP.

About The Annex Food Hall at The Collection at RiverPark

The Annex is a 16,000-square-foot Food Hall located within The Collection, Ventura County’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The first Food Hall in Ventura County, this gathering place celebrates the spirit of small business and local operators. A culinary focused, community-minded marketplace, The Annex shops and eateries feature an eclectic collection of purveyors blending dining experiences and unique flavors in a shared space with bar front eating and common area seating.

This one-of-a-kind destination offers a platform for proprietors who want to share their passion with others in a beautifully designed, artistic and inviting atmosphere which includes patio spaces for alfresco dining, special events, entertainment and more. Culinary offerings include famed local food truck Seoul Sausage, Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters, Bottle & Pint and cult classic Afters Ice Cream. For more information and upcoming events visit and follow @AnnexFoodHall on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Oakmont of RiverPark
Oakmont Senior Living is a recognized leader in the retirement industry. Residents receive customized care services delivered in luxurious, resort-style settings. With an impressive array of five-star amenities and compassionate team members, residents at Oakmont Senior Living benefit from the finest senior living experience in the industry. For more information about Oakmont Senior Living, visit


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