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2016 Holidays on Fourth Street: End of the Season | Berkeley

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Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Fourth Street (Berkeley) | Fourth St. and Virginia St., Berkeley, CA

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2023 Holidays on Fourth Street | Berkeley

Dazzling Holiday Lights ~ On Each Night
On each night starting at dusk, Fourth Street street sparkles with cheer every night at about 5PM. Holiday lights embroider every tree and glowing balls of light dangle from the branches. Enjoy the three blocks of beauty with friends and family all season long! Location: Fourth Street at Hearst.
Note : Lights will come down in January 2023.

Lights On & Sparkling
SAT 11/11 from 5-7pm
Invite family and friends to stroll the street and enjoy 3 blocks of sparkling lights plus complimentary hot beverages and entertainment! This event marks the beginning of the holiday season on Fourth Street so we hope you can join us.
Free Activities include:
Brian Scott Magic Show at 5:30pm and 6:15
-Live Music: The 3 Elements
-Art Project: on black paper, make night trains (or any design you like) using thin, neon and sparkle art tape
-Complimentary hot beverages: Coffee, Cider and Cocoa
-Glowing Snow Fairy on Stilts and roller skating elf covered in LEDs!
Location: On Delaware at Fourth Street

NOTE: Holiday lights will turn on each night at about 5pm for the entire holiday season. They will turn off in Feb 2024.

Maker’s Row: Second Saturdays – Wiggins x Bizerkeley
SAT 11/11 from 11-4pm, EVENT INFO
Wiggins Markets brings Black makers and Bizerkeley brings Black food vendors to Maker’s Row for a 25+ vendor event.

11/25 & 12/23 from 1-3pm
Join the caroling from 1-3pm along with SF Chorus as they walk the street in song! Starting at 1776 Fourth Street near Peet’s but you can join in at any point.

Saturdays with Santa
11/25 & 12/23 from 1-4pm

Santa is parking his sleigh and visiting with families from 1-4pm outside this season near Peet’s ! Check out his gigantic, antique, wooden, red sleigh and chat with Mr. and Mrs. Kringle. Bring your camera for pictures and your letters to drop in the mailbox. If you include a return address you will get a letter back!

Santa’s Mailbox & A Real Letter Back from the Elves!
Come to Fourth Street and find Santa’s Mailbox night or day, outside in front of Peet’s Coffee at 1776 Fourth Street. You can’t miss it (see picture below)! Letters with a return address will receive a reply from Santa’s Elves! Yes, kids will get a real letter back in the mail from the Elves!

Fused Ornament Workshop with Stained Glass Garden
SAT 11/18 from 1-3pm
A crowd favorite, our neighbors at Stained Glass Garden will help you create a fused glass ornament. Create the piece then pick it up a week later after they fuse it in the kilns! All for free! All ages welcome, assistance available if needed!

Puppets & Popcorn – Fratello Marionette Shows
Sun 12/2 at 1pm and 3pm

Join us for free popcorn plus the enchanting Fratello Marionette’s – Holiday Shows! Their costumes and artistry are incredible! Each show lasts 30 minutes. Stay turned here for location change in case of rainy weather. Location: On Delaware at Fourth Street.

Holiday Craft Market—- NEW EVENT!
12/9 from 1-4pm
Fourth Street is excited to add a new event to the season of fun featuring a star craft project by Castle in the Air, ornament making with Stained Glass Garden, cider and cookie give-away, mini wreath making with our friends at Paraiso, a magic show at 1:30 and 3:30pm with Brian Scott Magic, gifts for purchase at the Builders Booksource booth (plus an art project), gifts for purchase and a stencil activity at the Earthsake booth plus a crystal giveaway. We may add more but we’ll see…but hope mostly to see you! Location: on Delaware at Fourth Street.

Maker’s Row: Second Saturdays – Wiggins x Bizerkeley
12/9 from 11-4pm, EVENT INFO
Wiggins Markets brings Black makers and Bizerkeley brings Black food vendors to Maker’s Row for a 25+ vendor event.

A Holiday Fantasy Parade – You Drive, We Wave!
12/16 from 5:30-7:30pm, RAIN OR SHINE!

Join us for another fantastic, fantasy parade! Costumed characters lit by LED’s and often on stilts, will line the sidewalk and you will drive by waving at your favorite friends : the Grinch, snow queens on stilts, numerous stunning costumes by Castle in the Air, Elsa, the famous, giant white arctic fox by Giant Puppets Save the World, Christmas trees on stilts, only to name a few. Under the sparkling holiday lights, we hope to surprise and entertain you. Location: On Fourth Street between Hearst and Virginia Street.

Holiday Artisan Market @ Fourth Street Maker’s Row
12/16 from 11am-4pm, EVENT INFO
Shop 25+ Makers at a Holiday themed Artisan Market in collaboration with Creative Communal. Location: Along the paseo between Warby Parker and Cafe Reville, 1911 Fourth Street

Each Friday & Saturday night in December, participating shops will stay open until 7pm. Check websites for details or call to confirm!

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, East Bay, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Shopping & Fashion, Tree + Holiday Lightings
Address: Fourth St. and Virginia St., Berkeley, CA