Top Tickets: December 14–20
Get in the festive spirit with a beer-tasting event, holiday craft fair, and Christmas concert.
Food and Drink
Beer and Bites Benefit
12/14 Oakland’s Aisle 5 teams up with Local Food Adventures and Whole Brew World to present an evening of festive fun, live music, and exclusive beer pairings—all to raise funds for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. aisle5oakland.com.
Craneway Crafts Fair
12/16–12/17 Now in its 47th year, this popular art and crafts festival has become a Bay Area cultural institution. Shop for wares made by more than 180 artists and vendors while enjoying live music and delicious food at Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion. cranewaycraftsfair.com.
Take Root: Oakland Grows Food
12/16–1/13 See how urban meets agriculture in this new exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California. Hear stories from local farmers, and get your hands dirty in interactive exhibits that explore how and why food is grown in Oakland. museumca.org.
A Christmas Fantasia
12/17 Local choirs and the Diablo Symphony Orchestra join forces for this holiday concert of classic carols and symphonic works at the Lesher Center for the Arts. lesherartscenter.org.
Giant Menorah Lighting
12/19 The Chabad of Fremont Jewish Center hosts its fifth annual public menorah lighting at the Fremont Pacific Commons, complete with donuts, raffles, crafts, and a life-size dreidel experience. chabadfremont.com.
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