Simi Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony and Other Holiday Events 2023

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The holiday spirit is in full swing in Simi Valley, with a multitude of festive events to enjoy. Whether you prefer time-honored traditions such as the annual tree lighting ceremony or unique experiences like visiting Santa on the Farm, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Plan a weekend getaway to Simi Valley and immerse yourself in the joy of the season. Below, you’ll find a curated list of wonderful events for your visit.

Tree Lighting Celebration

November 18 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Simi Valley Town Center

The 19th annual tree lighting celebration is taking place at Simi Valley Town Center! Join for an evening of holiday festivities including special performances, a visit from Santa, a snow show, and of course, the city’s tree adorned with hundreds of twinkling lights and stunning decorations.

Christmas On The Farm

Christmas On The Farm

Christmas on the Farm

November 24 – December 24

Underwood Family Farms

Underwood Farms’ Christmas on the Farm is a special holiday event that takes place each year. Visitors can enjoy a variety of festive activities, including a hayride to the North Pole, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a live nativity scene. There are also plenty of opportunities to take pictures with santa, Tractor-Drawn Wagon Rides, Letters for Santa, Holiday Arts & Crafts, or take a holiday ride around the farm.

Strathearn Park Holiday Open House

December 3 @ 11:00am-3:00pm

Strathearn Historical Park & Museum

The Simi Valley Historical Society & Museum at Strathearn Park will be hosting their annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 3 from 11am to 3pm. Free to public.

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

December 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Simi Valley Town Center

Join us for vibrant celebration as we wish you a joyous eight-day festival, surrounded by the warmth of community and cultural festivities.

Christmas Spectacular by Circus Caballero

December 7 – January 1

Simi Valley Town Center

Step right up to the spectacular world of Circus Caballero!  Join us under the big top for a mesmerizing experience of jaw-dropping performances, daring acrobatics, and laughter-inducing clown acts! Bring the whole family for an unforgettable night filled with thrilling moments and magical memories!

Blues with Elvis

Elvis Blue Christmas

December 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center

One of the top Elvis Presley tribute artists in the U.S., Raymond Michael, offers a crowd-pleasing night of songs. Tickets sell out quickly for this annual event, which is held at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $29 for adults, Children 12 and under are $22.

With so much to see and do this holiday season in Simi Valley, it’s the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Book a hotel and make a list of must-see events during your upcoming stay.

Holiday Dinner and Tour of Reagan Library and Museum

December 14 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum

Tour the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and there special exhibit, FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda covers the history of the storied agency from inception to its modern day efforts to fight domestic terrorism in the United States. This is the first time that many of these objects have been on public display together.

Santa Claus’ Party

December 16th @ Starts at 8:00 AM, play all DAY!

Simi Valley Town Center

Come celebrate with Santa Claus! On December 16th there will be over 17 tons of fresh snow delivered right to center court at the Simi Valley Town Center for Santa Claus’ Spectacular Party!

14th annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Reagan Library

December 31, 2023 @ 8:00 pm – January 1, 2024 @ 1:00 am

Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum

Celebrate the start of the new year at the 14th annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Reagan Library! The celebration will take place December 31st from 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM under the wings of Air Force One. The evening festivities will include a four-course meal, a champagne toast at midnight, party hats, streamers, party horns, and more! Enjoy live music by The Platinum Groove as well as classics, disco, Mowtown, and 50’s through 90’s top hits that will be played by a DJ. The incredible Air Force One and Christmas Trees Around the World exhibits will also be open to view from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

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