Holiday Magic in Oakland: A Festive Guide to Christmas Events

Oakland, California, is a city that knows how to celebrate the festive season. As the air gets crisper and the nights draw in, the streets of Oakland come alive with the spirit of Christmas. From heartwarming concerts to exhilarating races, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant city. Dive into our curated list of must-attend Christmas events in Oakland and make this holiday season one to remember!

Christmas in Oakland, CA

Joy to the World! Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four

Location: Temple Hill Auditorium, Oakland, CA

Date & Time: Friday, December 22, 2023, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Tickets range from $25 to $45

Celebrate Christmas with Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and her talented children, the musical group Family Four. This Christ-centered Christmas show features sacred carols, exhilarating performances, and special guests like Irish Soprano Alex Sharpe, formerly of Celtic Woman. With music by Emmy Award-winning Composer Kurt Bestor and narration by New York Times Best-selling Author Jason F. Wright, this event promises to be a festive season highlight.

2023 Santa’s Big Day 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2

Location: Around the world!

Date: Throughout December 2023

Cost: $18

Join the festive race and celebrate Santa’s busiest month! Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for some festive fun, there’s a distance for everyone. Plus, 15% of all registrations go to Operation Warm, providing new winter coats to needy children. Sign up now and believe in the magic!

ALBACORE, The Phantom Surfers, and More!

Location: Thee Stork Club, Oakland, CA

Date & Time: Saturday, December 9, 2023, 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $18

Get ready for a night of electrifying music with ALBACORE, The Phantom Surfers, The Okmoniks, Chaki the Funk Wizard, and Thee S’Lobsters. This event promises a mix of genres and a night to remember. Book your tickets now!

Joyeux Noël: A French Christmas

Location: Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, Oakland, CA 

Date & Time: November 26, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

Artistic Director James Meredith presents a unique holiday program inspired by the French Art Nouveau movement. Dive into the world of French carols from various regions and enjoy a night of cultural immersion. The event is a tribute to the beauty of French songs and the magic of Christmas.

Oakland’s Christmas events are a testament to the city’s vibrant culture and the universal joy of the festive season. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these events offer a unique way to experience the magic of Christmas in Oakland. And while you’re enjoying the festivities, remember that De Castroverde is more than just a law firm. With deep roots in the community, they’re here to ensure everyone has a safe and joyful holiday season. So, mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and dive into the festive spirit of Oakland!