Making the 2015 Holidays Meaningful and Memorable

There are many events that help to ring in the holiday season. Here are a few events that contributed to a meaningful and memorable holiday season of 2015!

Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Adela Ibarra (r) and Guillermina Montes (l), both from Camarillo, make tamales on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 for the holiday orders at Doris Bakery Panaderia in Camarillo.

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Adela Ibarra (r) and Guillermina Montes (l), both from Camarillo, make tamales on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 for the holiday orders at Doris Bakery Panaderia in Camarillo.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Sydney Beley, 7, of Simi Valley hands a toy to Station 43 firemen at a Sparks of Love donation on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Phoenix Ranch School in Simi Valley.

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Sydney Beley, 7, of Simi Valley hands a toy to Station 43 firemen at a Sparks of Love donation on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Phoenix Ranch School in Simi Valley.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Mikos Bazerkanian, 12, of Simi Valley hands a toy to Fireman Peter Botz of Torrance as he hands it to Engineer Ron Sandor of Newbury Park, both from Station 43, at a Sparks of Love donation on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Phoenix Ranch School in Simi Valley.

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Mikos Bazerkanian, 12, of Simi Valley hands a toy to Fireman Peter Botz of Torrance as he hands it to Engineer Ron Sandor of Newbury Park, both from Station 43, at a Sparks of Love donation on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Phoenix Ranch School in Simi Valley.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Pastor Dan Nelson of Camarillo reads the story of Jesus birth to Janet and Rocky Nungester of Agoura Hills at the “Drive Through Nativity” on Friday, December 18, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Camarillo.

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Pastor Dan Nelson of Camarillo reads the story of Jesus birth to Janet and Rocky Nungester of Agoura Hills at the “Drive Through Nativity” on Friday, December 18, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Camarillo.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers A live Nativity scene was displayed by Kaili- Rose Vargas, 11, as Mary, Florene Sanders, 2, as baby Jesus, and the three wise men played by Jon Brahim, 13, Oliver Brumage, 10, and Chase Appleton, 14, all from Camarillo, at the “Drive Through Nativity” on Friday, December 18, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Camarillo.

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A live Nativity scene was displayed by Kaili- Rose Vargas, 11, as Mary, Florene Sanders, 2, as baby Jesus, and the three wise men played by Jon Brahim, 13, Oliver Brumage, 10, and Chase Appleton, 14, all from Camarillo, at the “Drive Through Nativity” on Friday, December 18, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Camarillo.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Shannon Botkin, 10 of Simi Valley kicks up some snow at Family Snow Day held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 9am to 6pm at the Town Center in Simi Valley. Officials trucked in more than 15 tons of snow for the kids to play in. Plenty of entertainment was on hand such as music, arts and crafts and bouncers for kids of all ages.

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Shannon Botkin, 10 of Simi Valley kicks up some snow at Family Snow Day held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 9am to 6pm at the Town Center in Simi Valley. Officials trucked in more than 15 tons of snow for the kids to play in. Plenty of entertainment was on hand such as music, arts and crafts and bouncers for kids of all ages.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Mike Pellegrini of Simi Valley gets ready to put sprinkles on cookies for his son Liam, 2, at Family Snow Day held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 9am to 6pm at the Town Center in Simi Valley.

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Mike Pellegrini of Simi Valley gets ready to put sprinkles on cookies for his son Liam, 2, at Family Snow Day held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 9am to 6pm at the Town Center in Simi Valley.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Shannon and Hannah Botkin, 10, of Simi Valley pose for mom holding a snowball at Family Snow Day held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 9am to 6pm at the Town Center in Simi Valley.

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Shannon and Hannah Botkin, 10, of Simi Valley pose for mom holding a snowball at Family Snow Day held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 9am to 6pm at the Town Center in Simi Valley.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Grazziel Garcia-Melgarejo, 15 months, of Thousand Oaks looks a little leary of the man in red (Santa aka Gary Gordon-Goff of Ventura) at a “Breakfast With Santa” event on Saturday, December 19, 2015 held at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center in Moorpark.

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Grazziel Garcia-Melgarejo, 15 months, of Thousand Oaks looks a little leary of the man in red (Santa aka Gary Gordon-Goff of Ventura) at a “Breakfast With Santa” event on Saturday, December 19, 2015 held at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center in Moorpark.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Santa (aka Gary Gordon-Goff of Ventura) reads a Christmas story to children at a “Breakfast With Santa” event on Saturday, December 19, 2015 held at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center in Moorpark.

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Santa (aka Gary Gordon-Goff of Ventura) reads a Christmas story to children at a “Breakfast With Santa” event on Saturday, December 19, 2015 held at the Arroyo Vista Recreation Center in Moorpark.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Brooke Hiraoka, 3, of Newbury Park makes a snowman with snow that was brought into the zoo at an Arctic Lights Event held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College.

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Brooke Hiraoka, 3, of Newbury Park makes a snowman with snow that was brought into the zoo at an Arctic Lights Event held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Wakely Rosenlof, 11 months takes a photo with Tara Hofman, 10, both from Santa Clarita at an Arctic Lights Event held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College.

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Wakely Rosenlof, 11 months takes a photo with Tara Hofman, 10, both from Santa Clarita at an Arctic Lights Event held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Mark Hooper of Simi Valley smiles as his grandson, Elijah Real, 12 months of Simi Valley as he approves of the Elmo Guitar on a shopping spree held Wednesday, December 22, 2015 at the Target store on Tierra Rejada in Simi Valley.

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Mark Hooper of Simi Valley smiles as his grandson, Elijah Real, 12 months of Simi Valley as he approves of the Elmo Guitar on a shopping spree held Wednesday, December 22, 2015 at the Target store on Tierra Rejada in Simi Valley.

 

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Santa (aka Robert Tatangelo of Simi Valley) helps Anabela Macias, 9, and her brother, Gabriel, 7, of Simi Valley search for the perfect gift on a shopping spree held Wednesday, December 22, 2015 at the Target store on Tierra Rejada in Simi Valley.

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Santa (aka Robert Tatangelo of Simi Valley) helps Anabela Macias, 9, and her brother, Gabriel, 7, of Simi Valley search for the perfect gift on a shopping spree held Wednesday, December 22, 2015 at the Target store on Tierra Rejada in Simi Valley.

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