Berkeley for the Holidays

Peruse, Purchase, Play - Berkeley for the Holidays!

Neighborhood decorated with Christmas lights in Berkeley CA at night
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Once upon a time, holiday shopping was actually enjoyable; a time to celebrate the season, behold twinkling lights, and take a well-deserved "cheer" break. In other words, something far from the frenzied antics that start in the pre-dawn hours after Thanksgiving!

There's at least one place where that throwback tradition of great holiday vibe lives on. Berkeley is bright with high-quality holiday experiences to celebrate the season. Joy, Berkeley-style includes finding a parking space, local and organic snacks (and craft beer and natural wine) on nearly every block, and an abundance of holiday spirit. Friendly shopping streets and local, independent retail in neighborhoods all around.

More spirit. Less stress. Revive, revel, and yes, relax! Create your new/throwback holiday tradition in Berkeley.

2022 Berkeley Holiday Events

Berkeley Holiday Gift Fair

The Berkeley Chamber's 4th Annual Holiday Gift Fair is Thursday December 8, 2022, from 4-7pm at Hotel Shattuck Plaza.

Check out 30+ local vendors and pick up gifts for everyone on your list! Bring your mask and proof of vaccination. This event is FREE to the public!

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair

Another stellar Berkeley holiday tradition is the 39th annual Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair.

Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California's finest artists.

Fourth Street's Holiday Lights

Fourth Street lights up with Dazzling Lights and Holiday Festivities, complemented by its signature blend of on-trend retail and local merchant storefronts.

Berkeley Holiday Gift Guide

Check out the Berkeley Holiday Gift Guide, the Berkeley Chamber's online resource for shopping Berkeley's small businesses.

2022 Berkeley Holiday Event Calendar

Weekends in December Santa on Solano!

December 9 4pm-7pm Downtown Berkeley Holiday on the Plaza!

December 10 ACCI Holiday Street Fair

December 11, 11am-5pm Solano Avenue Winter Stroll

December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23 & 24 Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair

December 3-4 Opening Weekend, 10, 11, 17-24, 11am-5pm Berkeley Potters Guild Holiday Show

Saturday & Sunday Afternoons 1-3pm Nov. 27th thru Dec. 25th Winter Weekend Music Series in North Shattuck

For more things to do in Berkeley check out our ongoing local events calendar and our top annual events of the year!

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Fourth Street Holiday Lights
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