Posts Tagged ‘Holidays’

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

Children's Fairyland, near Lake Merritt, will be transformed into a Fairy Winterland for the holidays. Photo by Debora Silva.

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 beloved Oakland theme park will be transformed with twinkling lights and decorations into a multi-cultural winter wonderland.

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Winter holidays 2012: December special events, and what’s open on Christmas

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The Oakland North staff has found places to eat, celebrate, shop and pray during the holiday season. We hope we found something especially for you. We have also included information about the holiday schedules of local favorite attractions as well as the AC Transit and BART transportation schedules. Check back frequently because we’ll continue to…

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Oakland’s Jewish community celebrates eight days of Hanukkah

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This Wednesday, Oakland residents who follow the Jewish faith will join millions of people around the world in celebrating Hanukkah. The eight-day “festival of light” begins in the third month of the Hebrew calendar on the eve of Kislev 25, which falls either at the end of November or at the beginning of December on the Gregorian calendar. The religious holiday commemorates the triumph of light over darkness.

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