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

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) will present its first-ever virtual Lunar New Year Celebration with a weeklong schedule of diverse cultural content featuring new year’s traditions from China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, and more! OACC is proud to bring our signature Lunar New Year Celebration in virtual format to our Oakland Chinatown neighborhood and our broader communities. This annual community event that typically hosts more than 1,400 participants, spectators and guests will reach even...

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WELCOME THE YEAR OF THE OX WITH OAKLAND ASIAN CULTURAL CENTER!


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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