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FEATURED EVENTS

GLOW 2022: Discover the Art of Light - The Exploratorium

Turn up the radiance this winter! Six artists illuminate Pier 15 with light sculptures big and small, inviting you to connect and get inspired in their glow. Explore the galleries for captivating new light art by Anila Quayyum Agha, Craig Newswanger, and Sally Weber and returning favorites by Luke Jerram and Burt Libe. In Bechtel Gallery 3, splash in waves of light with The Last Ocean, Jen Lewin’s monumental, luminescent landscape created from recycled ocean plastics. Experiment with color, shadows, and more in the Seeing and Reflections gallery. And join us for sparkling adult and family programs. Don’t miss this wondrous seasonal expansion of the Exploratorium’s exhibits on light.
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
11/29/2022
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Organization:

The Exploratorium

Location:

Pier 15(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA, 94111
United States

Phone:

(415) 528-4444

Holiday Tree Lighting - Pier 39

PIER 39 is spreading Holiday cheer on the San Francisco Waterfront! Enjoy the Holidays all season long with The PIER’s nightly Tree Lighting Musical Moments on our Christmas tree which will come to life every half hour from 5pm – 10pm, November 22, 2022 through January 8, 2023. Synchronized to Holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors, adorned with thousands of specialty lights and ornaments. These dazzling Tree Lighting Musical Moments will take center stage all season long. This year’s live tree will be 60 ft. tall, harvested by Carlton Christmas Trees from Siskiyou County in Northern California. Get into the spirit of the season at PIER 39 while shopping, dining and strolling The PIER. HapPIER Holidays from PIER 39!
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
11/28/2022
Christmas tree which will come to life every half hour from 5pm – 10pm
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Organization:

Pier 39

Location:

39 Pier Ste 101
San Francisco, CA, 94133
United States

Phone:

(415) 981-7437

Contra Costa Ballet's The Nutcracker - Lesher Center for the Arts

Returning for its 33rd year, Contra Costa Ballet presents the Bay Area’s most family-friendly production of The Nutcracker. For one weekend only, join Clara and her beloved nutcracker-turned-prince on a magical journey among giant mice and toy soldiers into the deliciously-delightful Candy Kingdom. Contra Costa Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life in this festive production filled with colorful costumes, whimsical sets and an array of talented, young dancers. This one-hour performance is an elegant introduction to the holiday classic.
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
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Location:

1601 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
United States

Phone:

(925) 295-1400

Celebrate Chaunkah - Chabad Jewish Center of Novato

Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights, ” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers, and fried foods. The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication, ” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple. Chanukah begins on the eve of Kislev 25 and continues for eight days.
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/30/2022
12/03/2022
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Location:

7430 Redwood Blvd Ste D
Novato, CA, 94945
United States

Phone:

(415) 878-6770

Glowfari: A Wildly Illuminating Lantern Festival - Oakland Zoo

This year's experience features new displays including a walkabout through the land down under with kangaroos and koalas, icons of the California coastline including whales, otters, and jellies, exotic animals of the tropical rainforest, and a trip to the past with a towering t-rex and a megalodon shark tunnel! Finish your experience with a ride on the train through a fantasy wonderland full of fabled creatures like fairies, unicorns, and more mythical beasts!
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
11/30/2022
5:00 - 9:00pm PST
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Organization:

Oakland Zoo

Location:

9777 Golf links Rd
Oakland, CA, 94605
United States

Phone:

(510) 632-9525

Days of Christmas - Temple Hill - Oakland, CA

Come and enjoy peace and beauty this Christmas season at Temple Hill. Experience the Christmas lights and get into the holiday spirit at one of the many performances. All Days of Christmas activities are open to the public, free of charge, and family-friendly.
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
11/28/2022
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Location:

4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA, 94602
United States

Phone:

(801) 369-9651

Garden of d’Lights - Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery

Experience the Ruth Bancroft Garden in a whole new light! Guests of all ages are in for a holiday treat as they 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!
Dates: 
11/26/2022
11/27/2022
12/01/2022
Times Vary Admission Group 2: Enter from 6:30pm – 7:00pm Admission Group 3: Enter from 7:30pm – 8pm
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Location:

1552 Bancroft Road
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
United States

Phone:

(925) 944-9352