A reminder from the Oakland Police Department to celebrate the New Year safely!
Please check with the respective event organizers for the COVID protocols in place at their venues.
Through Thursday, December 30, 4-7pm
Fairy Winterland & “Thank You, Santa” Nights
Children's Fairyland, 666 Bellevue Ave.
Evenings in late December are lit with the return of Fairy Winterland at Children’s Fairyland. This magical multicultural event brings families together to share in the season’s festivities. It’s the same Winterland you know and love, with a few additional measures to help keep everyone safe. Black Santa will be there each evening at 6:30 p.m., and he’ll lead the physically distanced Festival of Lights Parade and, at the end, a treat will be given to all the kids. Cozy up with a complimentary cup of hot cocoa.
www.fairyland.org or (510) 452-2259
Through Friday, December 31, Dusk
Christmas Light Displays
Oakland Temple Hill Gardens, 4770 Lincoln Ave.
Lights and decorations create a festive setting overlooking Oakland. Gates open daily 5:30-9:30pm
Through Sunday, January 6, various times
Oakland Ice Center, 519 18th St.
Looking for affordable family fun? Look no further than Oakland Ice. Bring your family and friends to experience the Bay Area's premier ice skating and hockey facilities.
www.oaklandice.com or (510) 268-9000
Sundays, through January 9, 11am-2pm
A Very Victorian Christmas
Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Dr.
Roam the historic home's decorated halls and parlors and revel in holiday cheer while contemplating what celebrating the holidays may have looked like for the families who lived there.
Extended to February 6, 5-10pm
Oakland Zoo Glowfari
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road
This wildly popular, family-friendly experience is back with hundreds of new, larger-than-life animal lanterns throughout the Zoo. Each lantern tells the story of the ongoing journey of wildlife, the importance of every species on our planet, and Oakland Zoo's commitment to conservation. Take a mile-long illuminated stroll through the Zoo and visit the desert with camels and bighorn sheep, have an African safari adventure with elephants, giraffes, and an 8-foot crocodile head, walk through the forests of Asia to meet red and giant pandas - and of course ride the gondola to the land of bugs featuring a 65-foot Queen Ant Tunnel. Finish the evening with a visit to Santa and ride the Express Train through a Winter Wonderland.
https://www.oaklandzoo.org/programs-and-events/glowfari or (510) 632-9525
Saturday, January 8, 1-5pm
Three Kings Day Party
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 35th Ave.
elebrate the re-opening of the Peralta House Museum. Get ready for family fun with a musical parade, art-making activities, pop-up exhibitions, and a community dialogue to rename the Park. As always, there will be traditional rosca cake and hot chocolate.
Saturday, January 22 & Sunday, January 23, 10am-5pm
"Year of Tiger" Lunar New Year Bazaar
Oakland Chinatown, 9th & Franklin Sts.
Chinatown Annual Lunar New Year marketplace for the API community to prepare and celebrate the holiday.
www.oaklandchinatownchamber.org or (510) 893-8979