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An artist painting a picture that will be auction off later in the night.

Drawn Together event supports Children’s Fairyland through art

Children's Fairyland held their annual Drawn Together event which drew over 250 attendees, selling out the venue. This adults-only event invited artists and the general public into the park for a night of artistry, food,...

Thursday morning, 11 am

Oakland North reporters went out to different locations across Oakland on Thursday, October 22, between 11 a.m. and noon to observe what happens throughout the city on an ordinary weekday morning.
Children's Fairyland, near Lake Merritt, will be transformed into a Fairy Winterland for the holidays. Photo by Debora Silva.

Children’s Fairyland to turn into “Fairy Winterland” to celebrate the holiday season

The Nutcracker Prince, the Grinch, Snowflake the Elf, Santa Claus and even a tap dancing Christmas tree will be joining the whimsical cast of characters at Children’s Fairyland this holiday season. For 10 days, the...
A boy wearing a doctor’s costume observes people during the 100th anniversary of Children’s Hospital at Fairyland.

Children’s Hospital Oakland celebrates 100th birthday at Fairyland

At Children’s Fairyland on Saturday, a three-tiered yellow and pink birthday cake stood towering several feet in height, papered with handwritten messages like, “Thank you for our son,” “Thanks for helping our daughter live a...

60 years after it was built, Children’s Fairyland keeps the tradition of storytelling alive

Over the years, Fairyland has kept its focus on storytelling alive. Each week, the puppets go live in front of a crowd of children, telling classic tales like “Sleeping Beauty” and more obscure ones the...

New Oakland city budget cuts 80 jobs, but spares arts funding, zoo and Fairyland

The Oakland City Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will eliminate 80 city jobs. But thanks to a last-minute proposal from four councilmembers, funding for art and culture programs that had been on the...
On Friday night, the spell that had been cast over Children’s Fairyland for the past 60 years ago was broken: adults were allowed into the park without a child.

Grown-ups gather for a night out at Children’s Fairyland

For one night only, Oakland's historic Children's Fairyland opened its magical doors to the young at heart aged 21 and over. The spell that has been cast over Children’s Fairyland for 60 years was broken:...