Best Things to Do in the East Bay This November

Best Things to Do in the East Bay This November

November is full of exciting and festive events of all sorts. From a free museum day in Berkeley to Glowfari at the Oakland Zoo, you sure don’t want to miss out on all the fun! Make this month an eventful one before the holiday season arrives with this list of the best things to do in the East Bay this November. 

Featured photo courtesy of Oakland Turkey Trot FB. 

Intersection filled with people for First Fridays in Oakland
Photo courtesy of Oakland First Fridays FB.

First Fridays Street Festival: Oh Give Thanks!

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Spread the spirit of the holidays and give thanks to the local community at First Fridays Street Festival: Oh Give Thanks! in Oakland. Support Oakland’s small businesses and artistic entrepreneurs, and enjoy all the festive fun at this family-friendly event.

More info: oaklandfirstfridays.org

Glowing Antelope Lantern at Oakland Zoo's Glofari.
Photo courtesy of Oakland Zoo.

Glowfari at the Oakland Zoo

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Make room in your calendar for Oakland Zoo’s annual Glowfari. This year’s lanterns include all sorts of animals from the land down under to the tropical forest, each of which tells a story of the ongoing journey of wildlife and the importance of every species on our planet. There’s also a fantasy wonderland train ride — perfect for the kiddos. Grab your tickets now and don’t miss out!

More info: oaklandzoo.org

Runner in turkey costume runs at Oakland's Thanksgiving Turkey Trot event
Photo courtesy of Oakland Turkey Trot FB.

Oakland Turkey Trot

Date TBD

Before you chow down that Thanksgiving feast, make some extra room at the Oakland Turkey Trot. Whether you want to run like a gold medalist or enjoy a brisk walk, this 5K trot is a perfect event for friends and family to come together and enjoy the holiday in a fun, meaningful way. 

More info: oaklandturkeytrot.org

Cactuses lit up at Garden of D'Light Walnut Creek
Photo courtesy of Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery.

Garden of D’Lights

Date TBD

Experience the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek in a whole new light during the holiday season. Meander through the garden’s 2.5 acres of mature cacti, succulents and trees that are transformed into magical and colorful botanical sculptures by thousands of lights. 

More info: ruthbancroftgarden.org

Looking for more things to do in the area?
Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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