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Sunday, December 15

2019 Christmas Bird Walk | Oakland
2019 Christmas Bird Walk | Oakland

Help start off Christmas Bird Count Day with a pair of binoculars or some sharp eyes for the Annual Christmas Bird Walk. Every December, hundreds of Bay Area birders take part in Golden Gate Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) in Oakland and San Francisco. From before dawn ...

2019 Family Chanukah & Shadow Puppets w/ Daniel Barash | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: $15*
*$15 general admission; $8 kids
| JCC East Bay
2019 Family Chanukah & Shadow Puppets w/ Daniel Barash | Berkeley
Join educator and longtime East Bay Jewish community member and artist Daniel Barash for an event that invigorates Jewish holiday traditions through the ancient art of shadow puppetry. As shadows are cast upon a lit screen, Jewish stories and folktales from around the world will be brought ...

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...Monthly

2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 29th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

The Guild will host its annual holiday show and open house starting the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 49th Annual Holiday Open House, over several weekends in November and December. Featuring this year’s ...

1876 Victorian Holiday Open House | Oakland
Sunday, December 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Camron-Stanford House
1876 Victorian Holiday Open House | Oakland
Celebrating the holidays at the annual open house on December 15, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm. The doors will be open to explore the festive period rooms and the current exhibit. House Holidays tours at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.
2019 “Wintersongs” Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Sunday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Nile Hall (Preservation Park)
2019 "Wintersongs" Community Sing-Along | Oakland
On Sunday, December 15, 2019, join Kitka in an inclusive, family-friendly, celebratory circle of song. Experience the magic of raising your voice to create lush Eastern European and Eurasian seasonal harmonies as they were originally intended to be sung by many voices in community. Free, but ...

Monday, December 16

Final Show for 2019: Free Nerd Nite Party, Trivia, Prizes & Fun | Oakland
Monday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. The event is for 21+
| Club 21
Final Show for 2019: Free Nerd Nite Party, Trivia, Prizes & Fun | Oakland

Nerd Nite had a good 2019, with great crowds and excellent speakers. They are taking December off from their regular show format but they will be back with regular events in Jan 2020. But first, they want to celebrate 2019. On Monday, Dec 16th, Nerd Nite ...Monthly

Wednesday, December 18

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, December 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...Monthly

“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland
Wednesday, December 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
| The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase featuring the best local and traveling comedians from around the country About this Event Each week features the best local and traveling comedians from around the country as seen on Late Night, Comedy Central, HBO and ...Every Wednesday

Saturday, December 21

2019 Solstice Sun Hike | Tilden Nature Area
Saturday, December 21 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tilden Nature Area
2019 Solstice Sun Hike | Tilden Nature Area
Rise with the sun, on this early morning hike. Meet at the Nature Center (600 Canon Dr, Berkeley, CA 94708) and hike to the peak in hopes of greeting the solstice sun. BYOC: Bring your own coffee and a flashlight. No registration is needed; this is a ...
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Saturday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 29th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Saturday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

The Guild will host its annual holiday show and open house starting the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 49th Annual Holiday Open House, over several weekends in November and December. Featuring this year’s ...

2019 Winter Solstice Campfire Celebration | John Muir Historic Site
Saturday, December 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Muir National Historic Site
2019 Winter Solstice Campfire Celebration | John Muir Historic Site
On Saturday, December 21, 2019, join Park Rangers for winter crafts, festive music, and a marshmallow roast. Meet behind the Visitor Center. No fire if it is a spare the air day.
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, December 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

Sunday, December 22

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 29th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

Monday, December 23

2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Monday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

The Guild will host its annual holiday show and open house starting the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 49th Annual Holiday Open House, over several weekends in November and December. Featuring this year’s ...

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Monday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

Tuesday, December 24

Free Peet’s Coffee Day | Christmas Eve 2019
Tuesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*One free complimentary brewed coffee or tea per person. Donations are encouraged.
| Peet's (Bay Area)
Free Peet's Coffee Day | Christmas Eve 2019
The annual Peet’s Holiday Donation Program is entering its 34th year, supporting No Kid Hungry, a national non-profit that works to end child hunger in America. To celebrate the program’s success and thank donors to the charities, Peet’s is treating Peetnicks to a free drip coffee ...
Final Day: 2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Tuesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
Final Day: 2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

The Guild will host its annual holiday show and open house starting the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 49th Annual Holiday Open House, over several weekends in November and December. Featuring this year’s ...

Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Tuesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

AAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Christmas Eve 2019
AAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | Christmas Eve 2019

AAA’s Holiday Safe Ride Home Program (formerly called “Tipsy Tow”) offers a free safe tow ride home for drinking drivers in Northern California. And you don’t even have to be a AAA member. You call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO and tell the operator you need a safe ride home. ...

Wednesday, December 25

Oakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2019
Oakland's Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2019

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season, from New Year’s Day to Christmas Day. The city of Oakland will offer free off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check out local merchants. ...

Christmas Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay
Wednesday, December 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended. No one turned away
| Badarikashrama
Christmas Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay
Enjoy a Christmas concert and a complimentary vegetarian international dinner on Christmas Day at Badarikashrama in San Leandro at 3 pm on December 25, 2019. Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Call for reservations at 510-278-2444; space is limited, but no one will be turned away. This year, listen to a splendid concert ...

Friday, December 27

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, December 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...Monthly

Tuesday, December 31

Around the World NYE: Balloon Drop & Family Celebration | Oakland
Around the World NYE: Balloon Drop & Family Celebration | Oakland
Ring in the New Year Without Staying Up All Night. When it’s 11 a.m. in Oakland, it will be 2020 somewhere on the planet. Celebrate strokes of midnight around the world at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. Kids will count down and celebrate with hundreds ...
Pacific Pinball Museum “2 Tix for $20” New Year’s Eve | Alameda
Tuesday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*NYE Adult tickets are 2 for $20 all day
| Pacific Pinball Museum
Pacific Pinball Museum "2 Tix for $20" New Year's Eve | Alameda
Come ring a ding in the new Yyar at Pacific Pinball with over 90 classic and vintage pinball machines (from the 1940s to the present) all set on free play. Come for a night of low key pinball fun. They will stay open New Year’s Eve ...