It’s hard to believe the holiday season is here! While visiting us at Mandalay Beach, you might take advantage of the many seasonal events taking place throughout the city.

For a ‘sweet’ experience, stop by Heritage Square in downtown Oxnard and view and vote on your favorite gingerbread work of art selecting from a wide range of fanciful entries on display through December 22. Or, perhaps take a tour of the Victorian houses that surround the Square during the ‘Victorian Holiday Tours’ offered Saturdays and Sundays through December 30.

Bright lights dance across the water during the annual ‘Parade of Lights & Seaside Fair’ on Saturday, December 8. The seaside crafts & food fair takes place in the afternoon followed by the lighted boat parade in the evening.

Holiday lights can also be enjoyed during the ‘Winter Fantasy Music & Light Show’ in Plaza Park, downtown Oxnard. Enjoy favorite holiday jingles while watching a synchronized show with over 30,000 colorful lights, animated characters and decorated trees.

Other fun holiday events include ‘Holly Trolley Tours’, a 50-minute guided tour aboard a double-decker trolley through the downtown area and Christmas Tree Lane, Ventura County’s largest and most spectacular holiday light displays along Oxnard’s Historic District. We wish you a happy holiday season!


If you have visited us lately, you may have noticed construction going on in our lobby. We recently renovated the lobby and are currently renovating all of our meeting space with a brand new look! We will also be revamping our restaurant starting January, which is scheduled to be completed in March. Watch for more to come!

Whale Watching Season is upon us! It’s that wonderful time of year when visitors can view nature up close and personal as the Pacific Gray Whales make their annual journey through the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel. The action begins the day after Christmas (December 26) and continues through mid April. Visitors can hop aboard with Island Packers, the official concessionaire to the Channel Islands National Park to capture a glimpse of this magnificent mammal.

Along the way, you might even catch sightings of seals, sea lions and several species of dolphins! The fares are $36 for adults, $32 for seniors 55+, $26 for children, 3 to 12 years of age and free for children 3 and under.


It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome in the New Year! We have a special evening planned at Mandalay Beach. Our onsite Capistrano’s Restaurant will be the setting for ‘Capistrano’s Party’, which includes
a delectable four-course gourmet dinner,
live entertainment and dancing to Sound Effect.
The evening also includes a midnight champagne
toast, balloon drop, party favors and more!

Want to keep the party going? If so, you can take
advantage of our ‘Suite Packages’ consisting of one, two or three-night accommodations
for two in a deluxe suite.

The packages include all the amenities –
full cooked-to-order breakfast,
evening manager’s reception,
self-parking, internet access,
two tickets to the ‘Capistrano’s Party’
and a bottle of champagne &
signature glasses.

Happy 2013!

Visit our website and find out about our
Deals and Specials.

We offer Pick Your Third Perk, Suite Renovation, Stay Connected, AAA Kids Eat Free and other packages.

Whatever you decide to do when visiting our beautiful seaside resort,
our staff is ready to assist! We can help make arrangements or provide suggestions for additional activities.
We are here to serve you!


Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
1-800-EMBASSY • 805-984-2500 • 2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, 93035