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.

Featured Photo: Courtesy of Oakland Turkey Trot FB
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Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum

November 3

Looking for a Thursday night date idea? Come out to the Berkeley Art Museum’s free first Thursdays. At this all-day event, you can enjoy free admission to the art museum/film archive as well as guided exhibition tours. It’s a perfect event for art lovers and freebie seekers!

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food vendors outside
Photo: Courtesy of Oakland First Fridays FB

First Fridays Street Festival: Oh Give Thanks!

November 4

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.

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smiling runner at oakland turkey trot
Photo: Courtesy of Oakland Turkey Trot FB

Oakland Turkey Trot 2022

November 24

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.

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Vienna Boys poster
Photo: Courtesy of Lukas Beck

Vienna Boys' Choir

November 26

Jumpstart the holiday season and hear the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys’ Choir live in Berkeley. This choir is one of the best-known boys’ choirs in the world, and they will be performing classic folk songs and Christmas hymns for all to see.

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Photo: Courtesy of 510 Families and Oakland Zoo

Glowfari at the Oakland Zoo

November weekends

Make room in your calendar for Oakland Zoo’s annual Glowfari. This year’s installations will include all sorts of animals from the land down under to the tropical forest. This event includes a fun, fantasy wonderland train ride — perfect for the kiddos. Grab your tickets now and don’t miss out!

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