Local Holiday Shows

Bay Area Holiday ShowsChristmas Past
It can feel wonderful to put aside contemporary holiday stress, suspend disbelief, and step into Christmas Past. Here are a few suggested Bay Area holiday shows where you can visit a simpler time.

Christmas at Ardenwood
A Victorian-style holiday! Visit the beautifully decorated Patterson House, sing Christmas carols and visit Father Christmas. Enjoy live musical performances and much more.

Friday, December 8th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont
Tickets and more information here.

Great Dickens Christmas Fair
And Victorian Holiday Party
The bustling streets of London, immortalized for all time by the mighty pen of Charles Dickens, form the living backdrop of your excursion into Christmas Past. You are a living part of a Victorian Christmas card come to life!

November 23rd to December 22nd
10 AM ’til 7 PM.
Cow Palace, San Francisco
Tickets and more information here.

The Christmas Revels
A Solstice Journey Through Time
It is the turning of the year, and the spirits of Solstice revelers, driven from their customary haunts, are coming together. They summon the Revels family to sing the glorious music of many ages and myriad places. They enact familiar customs, dances and joyful festivities drawn from the many decades of Revels celebration.

Eight performances from December 13th through the 22nd
First Congregational Church
2501 Harrison Street, Oakland
Tickets and more information here.

A Christmas Carol
Featuring a lively cast of dozens, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition returns with a sparkling, music-infused production of A Christmas Carol. Bring your family, bring your friends, and check your “humbugs” at the door!

American Conservatory Theater
November 29th through December 24th
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
405 Geary Street in San Francisco
Tickets and more information here.

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