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2021 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony (Oakland)

Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Jack London Square | Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA


Join us for a FREE Holiday Tree Lighting at Jack London Square on Saturday, December 11th, from 6pm to 8pm located at the plaza near Plank.

There will be live entertainment featuring laser light shows, snowfall, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the Merrie Old Christmas carolers, peppermint princess elf stilt walker, selfies with the Christmas teddy bear and Rudolph and a special appearance by Santa.

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.


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Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Holiday Shopping, In Person, Kids & Families, Live Music, Shopping & Fashion, Theater & Performance, Tree + Holiday Lightings
Address: Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA

Saturday, December 11, 2021

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9:00 am   Palo Alto December Flea Market  FREE
9:00 am   “The Market” New Farmers Market at Parkmerced (SF)  FREE
9:30 am   Ghirardelli’s Annual Chocolate Warehouse Sale 2021 (Dec. 10-12)  FREE
9:30 am   Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)  FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Advanced timed tickets required.
9:30 am   Volunteer: SF City Impact’s Pre-Christmas Block Party (Tenderloin)  $25*
*All of our outreaches are volunteer led and funded, so there is a $25 fee for all participants.
9:30 am   Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)  FREE*
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10:00 am   Open Air Plant Market (San jose)  FREE*
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