Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the East Bay? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated five of the top events this month so you don’t have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!
Featured Photo: Oakland Ballet’s The Nutcracker, by John Hefti
This musical version of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” portrays the miserly Ebenezer as he goes through a profound personal transformation.
More info: concordtheatricals.com
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair
Enjoy some holiday shopping throughout select December weekends at the Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair. The event will feature over 200 local artisans selling handcrafted wares. Free gift wrapping will be available at the fair.
More info: telegraphfair.com
A special appearance by Santa is just the tip of the holiday iceberg at an event at the plaza at Jack London Square that includes laser light shows, snowfall, carolers, the peppermint princess elf stilt walker and selfies with Rudolph.
More info: jacklondonsquare.com
With musical accompaniment by the Oakland Symphony and the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Oakland Ballet Company recreates the Edwardian-era tale of a doll come to life with art nouveau set design and costumes and the debut of Lawrence Chen in the role of the Nutcracker Prince.
More info: oaklandballet.org