2023 Winter Wonderland, Presented by Visit Camarillo.
You're invited to celebrate the Holidays with us at the 2023 Winter Wonderland. This long standing NBVC event started as a special event put on by the Child & Youth Programs and it quickly grew to become an NBVC tradition that continues to get bigger and bigger every year. This free evening of Holiday excitement and fun is scheduled for Friday, December 8 from 3 pm – 8 pm (rain or shine) at Stingers Park, NBVC Port Hueneme, bldg. 5354.
The event will features 30 tons of fresh snow, toy giveaways, carnival games, bounce houses, the north pole express train ride, food truck(s), a beer garden, face painting, crafts, photos with Santa, and more.
You can’t have a winter wonderland without snow! We are bringing in 30 tons of fresh snow for everyone to enjoy. There will be a snow sliding area for kids and adults ages 6 and up. For our younger visitors a separate dedicated snow play area will be available for kids 5 and under to enjoy. The snow activities are free to experience all evening long. Be on the lookout for falling snow as well.
Free Photos with Santa
Make sure to take the opportunity to get your free photo with Santa and Mrs. Clause.
North Pole Express Train Ride
Hop aboard the North Pole express and take a magical ride to the MWR Holiday bake shop where riders will get a complimentary treat and hot coco. The Train ride will require tickets to experience. Tickets will be available for purchase at the ticket booth, MWR is cashless we do accept all cards.
Thanks to our generous Sponsors the Oxnard Ambassadors and the American Legion Post 741 all kids in attendance this year will receive an unwrapped toy. Over $6,000 worth of toys will be distributed thanks to these two amazing community partners. Toys will be distributed from the Stingers Park stage. Limit one toy per child while supplies last.
Food Trucks & Bar
We now have three food trucks confirmed for the event. The Happy Place, Betto’s catering, and Dave's Dogs will be serving all night. Play the MWR prize wheel game and you could win 1 of 300 complimentary food vouchers we will be giving away. The vouchers will be good at any food truck. The game is free to play, restrictions apply. No purchase necessary, not everyone will win. See staff for details. Please bring cash and or card to purchase food from the food trucks. The MWR frost bar will available for those 21 and over serving select beer & cocktails all evening. Remember to please enjoy sensibly. The Frost bar is cashless. We accept all major cards.
Christmas Tree Giveaway
We are once again partnering with the Christmas Spirit Foundation as part of their Trees for Troops program to give away a limited number of live Christmas trees to the troops and families of NBVC. Trees are available on a first come first served basis and open to active duty personnel or their spouses only. A strict limit of 1-tree per household is in effect due to the limited number of trees available. Persons wanting a tree must pre-register and will be required to show your ID at the tree lot to claim a tree.
Pre-Registration for trees is NOW CLOSED.
As of today November 27, 2023 all available trees have been claimed. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page. If more trees become available we will announce the opportunity there.
EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program) Hour
Navy families registered with the FFSC’s EFMP will enjoy early access to the event for a sensory friendly experience. EFMP hour is 3 pm – 4 pm and you must pre register. To register please call 805-982-5037 and ask for the EFMP coordinator.
Playground, Inflatables & Ornament Decorating Craft
All kids are welcome to utilize the Stingers Park playground during the event. We will have a lineup of inflatables for kids to play in as well. Plus we are offering a Holiday ornament decorating station for kids and adults. All of these activities are a free for all our families to enjoy.
Try your hand at our carnival game row to win prizes. Attendees must purchase tickets to play games. Games may require a different number of tickets to play. Tickets are only $1 each. Save some dough with the purchase of a ticket book. Each book includes10 tickets for only $9.00. Tickets and ticket books are available for purchase at the event, look for the booth. Please remember MWR is cashless, we accept all major cards.
Event details are subject to change without notice.
Updated: November 27, 2023
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This event is Presented by Visit Camarillo and Sponsored by USAA, Liberty Military Housing, Oxnard Ambassadors, American Legion Post 741, Sonesta Select Hotel, Camarillo, The Christmas Spirt Foundation, & the Camarillo Premium Outlets.
Navy endorsement not implied.