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Experience all that Oakland has to offer when you shop local
this holiday season!

Oakland’s welcoming community shines bright during the holiday season. Known as a diverse city filled with creative energy – Oakland is home to numerous small businesses and local shops that are signature to The Town. From artisan baked goods to hand crafted makers creations, local fashion designs, vintage treasures, foodie finds, and eclectic shops filled with unique gifts – Oakland is the place to find the perfect present for someone special.

While you’re here, take advantage of live music performances, the vibrant art scene, fun holiday events, great holiday markets, award-winning dining experiences, family-friendly activities and so much more. And these experiences also make great gifts! Who wouldn’t love the gift of an art tour, tickets to a concert, or a reservation for an amazing cultural culinary experience?

With so much to do in The Town, we highly recommend that you treat yourself to a stay at one of our hotels and make the most of the holidays in Oakland! 

The Think Oakland First Holiday campaign is a partnership between the City of Oakland, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Visit Oakland.

Here’s a few ways to experience all that Oakland has to offer...


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