Welcome to Downtown Ventura’s newest Holiday event!
Thursday, December 8, 2017 – Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Candy Cane Forest:
The Forest will consist of sponsored live trees decorated and placed in Plaza Park for the Holidays. The trees will be placed in pods by the walkways to create an atmosphere of seasonal fun and community engagement. The mission is to create a destination and recurring event for Ventura for the coming holiday seasons and to encourage and foster community throughout the city. The Forest is free to enter.
Here is how YOU can get involved! Each tree is sponsored by a business, non-profit, family, corporation (anyone can have a tree!) and we encourage you to decorate it in any theme you wish! For example, if you are a Optometrist, use old frames and business cards, get creative! Each tree will have a placard naming the sponsor. The 5-6′ tree is $250, or $500 fully decorated. You also have the option of sponsoring a “Flagship Tree” which is 8-9′ situated at the entrance of the Forest for $500, or $1000 fully decorated. THERE ARE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TREES, RESERVE YOURS NOW! Sponsors must bring all decorations and lights for their tree, unless the upgrade option has been chosen. All proceeds from the event go to the Downtown Ventura Organization for the Family Reconnection Program, and to upgraded lighting and security in the Downtown Core.
Donate a tree: Would you like to support the Candy Cane Forest but don’t want to decorate a tree? You can donate your tree to a non-profit of your choice, or let us choose one for you! You and the non-profit will be listed on the tree and get exposure to thousands of guests.
Honor the memory of a family member, friend or loved one by purchasing a bulb on the Remembrance Tree for $100. The light that represents your loved one that will shine over three weeks (December 8 – January 2) and their name will be placed on a plaque under the tree, on a pamphlet by the tree and on the Candy Cane Forest website. Share a photo if desired to be highlighted on the website.
Honor your pet! A special “Saint Nick” tree for our furry friends will accompany the remembrance tree. Purchase a light in memory of your animal for $25.
12 Days of Holiday Cheer:
Twelve days of special events including Breakfast with Santa, Menorah Lighting, Silent Night Disco, Santa’s Workshop, Yoga with Santa & more. Final events and dates will be available in the fall.