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Yep, it’s that time of year. Santa is heading down from the North Pole
to say hi to all the good little children in the Conejo Valley and he’s
even taking time to see the good dogs and cats too!

Remember how much fun my friend A and I had both with our dogs in November 2017 and just ourselves in November 2016 with Santa? Well, he is coming back! And so is the awesome high tech HGTV Santa HQ from last year that was a hit with kids and adults alike featuring the Naughty or Nice Meter and the Control Center? You’re never too old to meet up with Santa.

Santa HQ – Control Center 2016. (c) The Joyous Living

Santa lands at the Thousand Oaks’ Oaks Mall on November 10th.

A and Yours Truly with Santa 2016. (c) The Joyous Living

Look for my review of Santa HQ’s accessibility after Veteran’s Day!

Joy x

Santa’s Visiting Dates: 

November 10 – December 24
Santa HQ will be open 7 days a week.  
For more information on Santa’s operating hours please visit


The Oaks, Center Court near JCPenney
350 West Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Special Dates:

  • Santa Paws, Pet nights with Santa:  November 14, 28, December 5 & 12 5pm to 8pm
  • Grandparents Day:  November 29
  • Meet Jack & Strawberry (Santa’s Favorite Elves): December 1 & 8 from 1pm to 4pm.
  • Holiday PJ Days:  November 30 & December 6
  • Ugly Sweater Day:  December 13

Giving Back:
Shoppers also are invited to bring an unwrapped toy and participate in Help Through Holiday Giving. The Oaks hopes to gather over 1,000 toys to be donated to Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County.

Photo Special:
Early bird photo packages are available starting at $39.99 and as an
added bonus guests who pre-purchase a photo package can make a
reservation with the Big Man at

Santa HQ 2016 (c) the Joyous Living
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