Want to see the Nutcracker in Oakland? Here are some lovely holiday performances to choose from including larger- and small-scale theaters.
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"Family-friendly improv comedy" is almost an oxymoron, but Made Up Theatre captures wholesome lightning in a bottle. The show features a series of improvised games based on audience suggestions, like ... Read more
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
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Nestled in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences boasts some pretty impressive credentials: This San Francisco landmark is the only place on Earth that houses an aquarium, ... Read more
Visit Aquarium of the Bay for your chance to experience the Bay's fascinating aquatic wildlife up close. Located along San Francisco's walkable waterfront, Aquarium of the Bay is home to more than 20,... Read more
The Bay Area’s favorite Clown Prince of Fools, Unique Derique, returns to The Marsh Berkeley in his zany comedy extravaganza for all ages, "Fool La La! Over the Rainbow". This hippity-hop, non-stop ... Read more
The Oakland Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker" has a couple of things going for it, aside from the gorgeous dancing, sets and costumes. First of all, you'll be treated to live musical acco... Read more
Why is it that nothing sounds more magical at Christmastime than the melancholy melodies of Vince Guaraldi’s piano? Well, get ready for some goosebumps when the San Francisco Symphony performs his "... Read more
Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater, Walnut Creek
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Called "the "Christmas Carol" to see in the Bay Area, " Center REP's annual holiday production boasts a stellar cast, memorable holiday music and an array of special effects that will delight and ench... Read more
There’s a reason we feel the desire to tell and be told certain stories year after year — some tales just cut to the core of the human experience. That’s why, even after more than a century-and-... Read more
Join us as SFYBT celebrate its 19th annual performance of "The Nutcracker" This magical, full-length version of The Nutcracker features Bay Area guest artists and the wonderful talents from the San Fr... Read more
Voted Best Family Show in Vegas! International circus legend award-winner Gregory Popovich brings his European-style physical comedy, acrobats, jugglers -- but most important his furry cast of animals... Read more
Enjoy the magic of the Christmas season with Santa Claus! “Believe with Santa” is celebrating our seventh annual show! Families will experience a show filled with music, stories, a bit of Christma... Read more
Come watch Alex Ramon’s annual holiday magic show, and experience family fun at its finest. You’ll witness amazing magic and be a part of the show right from your seats. "The New York Times" says ... Read more
It's Christmas Time again and somewhere in Kansas, Dorothy is lonely for her friends back in Oz. So with the help of kindly Mister Tinker, she builds a magical wish machine and returns to the Emerald ... Read more
A holiday musical treat for the whole family! Hearts will be captivated by the plights of Georg, Amalia, and their co-workers in the Parfumerie. These characters remind us that the most important thin... Read more
Welcome to the wonderful world of LumiNight™: a walking safari through scenes from our magical planet revealed by larger-than-life lantern sculptures created by Chinese artisans. More than your aver... Read more
Town Hall Theatre celebrates the holidays with a delightfully original take on the classic Brothers Grimm story, "Cinderella: A Fairytale", by Sally Cookson and Adam Peck, as part of our 75TH “Trans... Read more
With the charm of a crackling fireplace and the thrill of a high-wire act, "Cirque Dreams: Holidaze" meshes holiday cheer with jaw-dropping spectacle. The whole family can enjoy dozens of original num... Read more
The most rewatchable, most quotable holiday movie "ever" gets even more fun in this hit Broadway adaptation. The musical wizards behind "La La Land," and "Dear Evan Hansen" have added a lively score, ... Read more
Connect, dance, sing and party with your kids and their favorite Disney characters! The "Disney Junior Holiday Party!" is a perfect way for the whole family to celebrate the season. Featuring imaginat... Read more
From October 17-19, the Gardens at Lake Merritt will be lit up at night. Come, take a stroll.
An action packed family-friendly day out featuring THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BOUNCE HOUSE is coming to Oakland in September. Get tix now!
Best date night ever? Dinner in SF and a stroll through the Museum of Ice Cream. But only if you plan ahead.
The Fairyland children’s book festival, Saturday, May 18, from 10 to 4, will bring together more than 30 Bay Area children’s authors and illustrators who will do read-alouds and demonstrations and talk about their craft with kids and parents.
This Broadway show invites families to follow the tale of Charlie Bucket as he journeys through Willy Wonka’s candy world.
Easter Bunny, egg hunt, and steam train ride through the redwoods! Just, wow. Buy tickets now for one of six available train rides.