It's the holiday season here in Oakland, California! Although we are celebrating differently this year, there are still plenty of ways to get in the holiday spirit! Here’s a list for holiday shopping, and more to get you started! So, get your calendar out, pick the events that look the most fun for you and your family, and create ever-lasting memories!

Seasons greetings from Oakland!

  1. Outdoor Events
  2. Shopping in The Town
  3. Eat and Drink

Outdoor & Virtual Events

Join us for a family-friendly Halloween celebration at Camron-Stanford House! In our Haunted Garden you’ll find: Halloween and Fall themed arts & crafts Lawn Games Music Snacks & drinks available for purchase Includes entry to Morbid Desire museum exhibit …and plenty more spooky fun in store! Tickets: $5 (members and children are free!) VIP Ticket Includes Artist led art demonstration Complimentary refreshments on the veranda Purchase a standard ticket now and upgrade to VIP when tickets...

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The Haunted Garden

Just like the classic Nutcracker story, in The Hip Hop Nutcracker Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker prince go on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and learning the lessons of the holiday season. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th Century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of a colorful and contemporary New York City. Through the modern, self-expressive gaze of...

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Hip Hop Nutcracker


Shopping in Oakland

Oakland Grown Gift Guide: Home For the Holidays

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Eat & Drink

At Homeroom, we make great mac + cheese, and a whole lot of it! Choose from over a dozen mac varieties — each is made-to-order, the way mac is meant to be. Ordering or picking up in-person? Visit us at our restaurant (400 40th Street). It was truly a labor of love—Homeroom opened its doors on Valentine’s Day 2011. We're proud to be a favorite Bay Area restaurant among locals and visitors alike. We're committed to a different way of doing business, employing a kick-ass, diverse team.

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Homeroom

Pulled pork sandwiches, oyster po' boys, fresh flaky biscuits and fried chicken & waffles. Brown Sugar Kitchen cooks with locally grown, organic and seasonal ingredients whenever possible.

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Brown Sugar Kitchen

In 2001 El Huarache Azteca opened its location at 3842 International Blvd. Beautiful murals are painted on the walls of the restaurant that take the customers back in time to the Aztec years. They proudly serve Mexican Food from Mexico City, and offer Bay Area residents a unique opportunity to enjoy traditional delicacies. They are among the first pioneers to serve homemade red and green moles, huitlacoche (Black Corn Mushroom), Flor de Calbaza (Squash Flower), Huaraches (Corn based dish),...

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El Huarache Azteca

Cana's parlor is an upscale full-service dining restaurant and lounge serving delicious Cuban dishes and fun cocktails. They also have a more casual cafe that offers Cuban dining, coffee, pastries, and more.

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Cana Cuban Parlor and Cafe
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