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VENTURA HARBOR FESTIVAL OF HOLIDAY LIGHTS, FIREWORKS, DINNER, & A CRUISE.

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  • Ventura Harbor Village

    1583 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA (map)

    34.241577 -119.264999

  • Hello Ladies,

    there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding this event especially the cruises.
    This is a day trip only.
    Regarding the cruises here are the latest updates according to the respective companies, as I spoke to each company this morning.

    Island Packers :

    They are not currently taking reservations. One of their ships is undergoing maintenance, and may not be ready by Dec 17th.
    Both cruises have been combined, and they confirmed it will return by 8:30 pm, or sooner.
    They will update me on the second ship. Ventura Boat Rentals :

    They have a 5:30 -7:00 pm cruise, that entails the Parade of Lights, and the Keys.

    It stays in the harbor until 8:00 pm for the fireworks.
    Cost is $25.00, and includes cookies
    and hot chocolate.
    They currently have 15 spots remaining.
    are expected to sell out quickly.

    For this cruise they are taking reservations only by phone.
    Office hours today are 10:00 - 8:00 pm.
    Tickets are non refundable.

    [masked] -7753.

    Remember the Parade of lights can also be viewed from the Promenade.

    If you have additional questions don't hesitate to ask . Ventura Harbor celebrates the season with its 40th. Annual Holiday Parade of Lights & Fireworks. Come on over and enjoy festive dining seaside while you watch the decorated boats go by, and the shops are open in the Village for last minute gift shopping.
    Saturday, see Santa and his sleigh fly overhead! Fireworks at 8:00.

    Saturday, December 17:

    1 – 5 pm: Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace, Santa & Mrs. Claus / Holiday Carnival.
    5:30 – 6:30 pm: Santa and Mrs. Claus at Carousel Stage.

    6:30 pm: Parade of Lights.

    6:45 pm: Santa flies over the Harbor in a Lighted Sleigh (weather pending).

    8 pm: Fireworks over the Water (approx. time – weather pending).

    A Free Chartered bus:

    First pick up will be at the Noho Red Line Station at 1:30 pm, the second pickup will be at the Expo Line at 3500 Crenshaw, approximately 30 minutes later. Our scheduled pickup to return is 8:45pm.

    There are three areas for viewing the Festival of Lights , the Promenade, Restaurants, or a ship.

    Restaurants and ships require an advance reservation.

    There are numerous restaurants on the harbor. After bus confirmation, I will provide a list of restaurants or members can choose their own.
    For members that choose to view the parade of lights from a boat here are the details:
    Advanced reservations required, $32 for seniors, regular price is $35.
    Cruise takes two hours, goes to the keys, and has a view of private homes on the islands, as well as the parade of lights. http://islandpackers.com/harbor-cruises/

    EVENT OFFICIALS STATED ALL DETAILS HAVE NOT BEEN FINALIZED, SO I HAVE INCLUDED INFO FROM LAST YEAR.
    I WILL UPDATE INFO AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

    Upcoming Events | 40th Annual Parade of Lights | | Ventura Harbor Village | California's Seaside Playground
    Mark your calendar! The Ventura Harbor's 40th annual Parade of Lights celebrates 100 years of our National Parks. This year's parade is sure to be an event to remember.

    https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/40th-annual-parade-of-lights-2016-12-17/
    https://venturaharbor.com/ventura-harbor-parade-lights-winter-wonderland/
    https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/parade-of-lights-cruise-with-island-packers/

    THIS MEETUP IS CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL OF THE CHARTERED BUS.
    APPROVAL TAKES SEVERAL WEEKS.

    NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED ON THE BUS!

    Our requests for the bus has been confirmed.

    Island Packer'' Tours
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    Tours during the Harbor Lights Tour last approximately 2 hours.
    In addition to the harbor the tour includes the homes located in the keys, and will remain in the harbor during the parade and fireworks .
    Snacks, beer, and wine are available for purchase.
    Only snacks may be brought aboard.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $32 for seniors, & regular priced tickets are $35.
    This boat accommodates over 100 people.

    https://reserve.islandpackers.com/

    Ventura Boat Rentals
    [masked]--7753

    This tours lasts one and one half hours.
    Tours hours are 5:30 -7:00pm.
    They tour the harbor and the homes in the keys.
    (Please do not purchase the 6:30 pm tour. You will be late for the return bus ride home.)
    Passengers must disembark promptly when the tour ends. ( Before the parade of lights ends.)
    Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are non refundable.
    Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies included.
    Tickets are $25.
    This boat accommodates 49 passengers.

    http://venturaboatrentals.com/CaliforniaSleighRides_000.htm

    Restaurants on the harbor:

    https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/dine/

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  • Tammy W.

    Hi Beverly
    Sherry and I are staying at The LaQuinta for 3 Days On Imperial Highway close to the LAX look forward to meeting The Group !!!

    1 · 3 days ago

    • Beverly M.

      Sounds great Tammy. Will have a great time.

      1 · 3 days ago

  • Beverly M.

    Hi Ladies:

    Some of the restaurants require a deposit for reservations.
    That is not an option for our group.

    Here are several alternative suggestions for dining and two for staying inside where it's warm.
    Most restaurants get busy just prior to the Parade of lights, so arriving early is a must.

    Margaraitaville: No reservations needed, good observation area, and no time limit.
    Andrias Seafood: No reservations needed, no view of the Parade of Lights, no time limit.
    Copa Cubana: No reservation required before 6:00pm & after deposit & reservation req.

    Please take notes, because we will be in different areas of the harbor.

    1 · 3 days ago

    • Tammy W.

      Thanks for the update I know me & Sherry Love Seafood

      1 · 3 days ago

  • Elma M.

    Hi Beverly did you include my Niece Deryl. Thanks

    1 · 4 days ago

    • Beverly M.

      Yes I did. We also had several cancellations.

      3 days ago

  • Jahna H.

    Hello Betty and Ladies of SSSS! As much as I have been looking forward to it, I will not be able to attend the Meetup activity in Ventura after all. I have an unexpected shoot to do over the weekend of Dec 9 but I will be thinking of all of you and wishing you a wonderful time. Hopefully my cancelation will open up a spot for someone else who has been on the waiting list. Happy holidays to everyone! Catch you at the next Meetup!

    4 days ago

  • Daralyn W.

    Hi Beverly,.....booked my cruise. 9 spots left. Also,....the phone number to call is[masked]-7753.......NOT[masked]

    3 · 6 days ago

    • Beverly M.

      Hi Daralyn, thanks for bringing my error to my attention. I'll correct it to avoid future confusion. Glad you booked the cruise.

      1 · 6 days ago

    • Tammy W.

      Thanks for the Update Ladies for the Cruise

      4 days ago

  • Edith G.

    Hello Ladies, Going to be nice to finally meet some of the group. I'm not taking the cruise. I there anyone not taking the cruise?

    1 · November 26

    • Francine

      Hi Ladies. I'm looking forward to this event. I will not be taking the cruise and hope to hang with you ladies if that's ok.

      4 days ago

    • Jolonda C.

      Not taking the cruise either!

      4 days ago

  • Jolonda C.

    Hi I'm Jolonda, this will be my first Meetup with the group.. the bus picking up at the Expo station on Crenshaw will pick up at 2 pm, right?

    5 days ago

  • Elma M.

    My niece will be joining us

    2 · 5 days ago

  • Estellaleigh F.

    Yup, this Sassy Sister is booked on the cruise. Whoo-hoo!

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Joyce F.

    Good Morning all, booked and ready to ride and meet the SSSS. Thanks, Beverly

    2 · 5 days ago

  • Elma M.

    Good Morning SSSS I just booked my cruise!

    2 · 5 days ago

    • Beverly M.

      Yay Elma, we're taking a holiday cruise. Exciting.

      1 · 5 days ago

  • Beverly M.

    Hello Ladies,
    I booked my cruise with Ventura Boat Rentals @[masked]-7753.
    The cost is $25, and you need a cc to hold your reservation. The boat leaves at 5:30, and boards approximately fifteen minutes prior to the cruise.
    They require cash prior to boarding.
    Depending on who you book with, they may not inform you of this policy.
    If you are a no show, your cc will be charged.
    They expect to sell out before the event and there are less than ten tickets remaining.

    5 days ago

  • Daralyn W.

    Hi Beverly,.....thanks for all your hard work. I spoke to "Allen" and he said you need a credit card to hold the reservation however, bring cash to pay for it. If you are a "no show" your credit card will be charged.

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Susan B

    Hi just booked my cruise also thanks Beverly!

    1 · November 27

  • Beverly M.

    Hi Ladies. Please read the updates for this event regarding the cruises, Thanks.

    November 27

  • Jahna H.

    Hello ladies! I'm Jahna Houston. I live in NoHo and I would love to meet you at the Festival of Lights meetup in Ventura. I'm new to this group and to the site. When my monies land on the 3rd I will be purchasing my ticket! I'm a little confused about which ticket to buy. The Promenade sounds great, but the cruise sounds even better! I just don't want to choose the wrong thing and miss the bus ride home:-) Beverly, can you clarify? Thanks

    November 23

    • Beverly M.

      Very convenient for you. We often take the Red Line when convenient to do so. Looking forward to meeting you and the other new members.

      November 27

  • Monica J.

    What's the price for this event

    October 22

    • Jahna H.

      Would like to take the boat ride. Is there a 5:30 AND a 6:30 ride? I noticed that you said not to take the 6:30 ride.

      November 23

    • Jahna H.

      How do I RSVP when I am ready to purchase my ticket?

      November 23

  • Estellaleigh F.

    Wow, it's been a long time since I've been able to come out and play. I'm attending by myself. The $32 harbor cruise sounds like the best option because there's a place to sit during the parade of lights, but I don't want to be stuck on there by myself. Anyone else taking that option? I want to tag along with folks. Thanks!

    2 · November 23

    • Tammy W.

      Me & my Family will be Doing The Cruise as Well

      2 · November 23

  • Tammy W.

    This will be so nice and Finally meet the Group

    1 · November 15

  • Elma M.

    Appreciate you Beverly

    2 · November 15

    • Beverly M.

      Awww so sweet Elma. Thank you.

      November 15

  • Daralyn W.

    Got the message Beverly.

    1 · November 14

  • Beverly M.

    Hello Ladies, recently my meetup account has had some glitches. Members were not able to see my latest comments, and I missed some of yours as well.
    I contacted the administrators and voiced my frustration. Hopefully the issues have been resolved.

    What you may have missed:

    Our bus for the Ventura meetup was approved last week.
    If you plan to attend this event RSVP'S are mandatory for a seat on the bus.
    I was required to confirm the number of members attending to determine the size of the bus, before submitting my request. All other recent posts pertained to our event yesterday "When Jazz Had The Blues",
    and are no longer revelant. Can someone please respond to verify my messages are being seen?

    Thank you.

    November 14

    • Ingrid S.

      Yes today, but not the original message reg the bus being approved.

      1 · November 14

    • Beverly M.

      Ok. Thanks Ingrid.

      November 14

  • Jacqueline S.

    Hello Ladies
    My name is Jacqueline and I am new to this s group and area. I would like to know if many of the members live in the Tarzana area. I don't have a car and would like to attend the up coming events. Please fell feel to contract me at [masked], as soon a possible

    1 · November 14

  • Beverly M.

    Hello Ladies, If you want to attend this meetup, RSVP's are MANDATORY. We have a limited number of seats available on the bus for this event.

    November 7

  • Margaret G

    Ladies, have missed being with all of you. Cant wait for this Ventura adventure

    1 · November 1

  • Jean H.

    Hi Ladies - This looks like fun. See you there.

    1 · October 31

  • Tammy W.

    Not sure how long tell I check all hotel Rates Beverly

    1 · October 30

  • Tammy W.

    I truly need to make this one after this election Job need a Vacation and Meet all the Seniors in the Group

    1 · October 24

    • Beverly M.

      Glad you are joining us Tammy. How long will you be in town?

      October 24

  • Dollie

    Sounds beautiful

    2 · October 22

  • Monica J.

    Okay let me see if I could a friend of to join me,I believe she sign up with meetup

    October 22

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