Holidays in Berkeley

Season's Greetings! Berkeley lights up for the holidays. Here are a few ways how.

Berkeley’s college-town roll slows with winter break, but the East Bay’s hip hub more than makes up for it with holiday happenings citywide. Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios is a self-guided treasure map tour of working crafts workshops and art galleries all across town. It’s on every weekend through Christmas, and perfect for handcrafted gift shopping; Berkeley’s foodie scene means lots of lunch-break options too. The annual Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair unfurls with more than 200 artisan vendors on December 8, 9, 15, 16, 23 and 24. Both events offer one-of-a-kind works of art, affordable gift options, and an abundance of holiday cheer.

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