About Holidays in the Village

Event Information

Experience a traditional European winter festival with us at Holidays in the Village, a European Marketplace. Immerse yourself in the festive warmth of the Holidays as you stroll through our Artisan shops showcasing their wares, sample an array of authentic fresh European foods and baked goods, enjoy a warm mug of mulled wine, Kinderpunsch or specialty crafted brews, and introduce the kids to Kris Kringle’s Village.

Holidays in the Village
December 7, 2024
11 AM – 7 PM
The Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks


European Marketplace

As you stroll the marketplace, you’ll be transported to a quaint European village brimming with holiday warmth & festive cheer. Sixty artisan vendors line the streets with uniquely crafted gifts for the Holidays, bakers & chocolatiers offer delightful treats and you’re sure to see Kris Kringle & his merry elves as they mingle with children of all ages.

Festive Garden

After you’ve strolled through the marketplace, join us in the Festive Garden where you’ll enjoy live seasonal entertainment & an array of traditional fresh European faire and baked goods. Relax with a warm mug of Glühwein or a specialty-crafted brew. Children especially love our homemade hot cocoa and Kinderpunsch!

Kris Kringle’s Village

Children of all ages will be enchanted when they visit Kris Kringle’s Village! Capture a magical moment with Kris Kringle or the ever festive Grinch, hop aboard the Village Train or our classic ferris wheel. There will be an Art Trek specialty craft experience, face painting & even an old world Village Bear Scavenger hunt for all to enjoy!

Le French Quarter

Our newest enhancement located within the Festive Garden offering a touch of your favorite french delights. Champagne, mimosas, freshly baked croissants, delectable pastries & more. Vive La France!!

Sip. Shop. Savor.

Experience the European Marketplace

Experiencing a Holiday Marketplace is one of the highlights of the winter season in Europe. These open-air festivals date back some seven centuries. Holidays in the Village revives this cultural tradition bringing its sights, sounds, and aromas to Westlake Village.

An Experience to Remember

“The Holidays in the Village event mirrors the wholesome, special, and unique feel that is Westlake Village. The Rotary Clubs of Westlake Village have been fantastic partners in the development of what is becoming a signature event in the community.  Come experience something truly magical for all ages!”

Brad Halpern, Mayor, City of Westlake Village

“Holidays in the Village was a spectacular event. The vendors were amazing! There was gorgeous clothing, handcrafted jewelry, children’s items, and much more. There were also fun activities for children, photos with Santa & the Grinch at Kris Kringle’s Village, and food for every palate. My family cannot wait to attend again this year! ”

Cathy B, Resident of Oak Park

“Holidays in the Village was a spectacular event. The vendors were amazing! There was gorgeous clothing, handcrafted jewelry, children’s items, and much more. There were also fun activities for children, photos with Santa & the Grinch at Kris Kringle’s Village, and food for every palate. My family cannot wait to attend again this year!”

Jennifer B, Winkey’s Fashion Boutique, European Marketplace Vendor

“The festive spirit of Holidays in the Village, a European Marketplace, brought old-world holiday warmth and charm to the hearts of  Westlake Village.  Every aspect was quintessentially European, from the warm Glühwein to the streets lined with Artisan vendors and so much more…”

Chris Cuilty, Westlake Village Inn / Stonehaus / Mediterraneo / Bogies

Know Before You Go: Frequently Asked Questions

It’s an event hosted by both Rotary Clubs of Westlake Village giving our guests an opportunity to experience the warmth and charm of an authentic European Holiday Market, a holiday tradition dating back to the early 1200’s but right here in the heart of Westlake Village. Stroll through the Marketplace and shop for unique, finely crafted artisan gifts and tasty treats brought to you by our local artisans. As cheerful sounds of live holiday music fill the air, savor the season with traditional glühwein, biers, Kinderpunsch and traditional European holiday fare in the Festive Gardens. The children will enjoy the Kris Kringle Village, the Scavenger Hunt, Village Polar Express and activities designed to entertain. And let’s not forget our magic hour when the sun goes down and the holiday lights come on.

Admission for the entire event area is free.

Food, drink, shopping, and ride tickets are pay as you go.

Families with children of all ages are welcome at the market! There will be plenty of entertainment for children, as well as sweets and pastry vendors and an opportunity to meet the Kris Kringle.  Hot chocolate and Kinderpunsch is also available to savor for purchase. We do ask that young children always be supervised by parents

There is plenty of space around the outside of the venue in general to leave your bike. As a courtesy to fellow visitors, we kindly ask you to lock your bike nearby before entering the festival venue, even if you are just strolling around.

Yes, the event is wheelchair accessible, as well as ADA-accessible toilets.

The HITV European Marketplace does not provide wi-fi for its guests, however guests are welcome to use hot spots on the premises.

Alcoholic beverages are available for the enjoyment of all guests at least 21 years of age who bring valid identification with proof of their age. You must be wearing a Holidays in the Village approved wristband. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited. The Spirits Team has the authority to refuse to serve any guest at any time for any reason.

Alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed within the HITV European Marketplace’s perimeter, which is clearly marked at each entrance. Tables and chairs will be available in the Festive Gardens.

To contact our vendors please click on the Explore button on the website.  This page provides links to each vendor’s online shop.

You can locate the first-aid in the Volunteer Booth which is located in the former movie theater-see map.

A European Marketplace? You will find the lost and found in the Volunteer Booth

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