Berkeley for the Holidays

Peruse, Purchase, and Play in Berkeley for the Holidays!

Click Here for the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gift Guide!

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.

2021 Berkeley Holiday Events

Berkeley Holiday Gift Fair

The Berkeley Chamber's 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Fair is Thursday December 9th, 2021, from 4-7pm at The UC Theatre. 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 38th annual Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair. Come and experience the Republic of Telegraph, with vendors and shops showcased throughout the Holiday season.

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.

2021 Berkeley Holiday Event Calendar

Weekends in December
Santa on Solano!

December 11, 11am-5pm

Solano Avenue Winter Stroll

December 11, 12, 18, 19, 23 & 24 11am -6pm
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair

December 4th & 5th Opening Weekend, 11, 12, 18,19 & weekdays 20-23 11am-5pm
Berkeley Potters Guild 50 Year Anniversary

December 4th 10am-4pm
ACCI Holiday Street Fair

December 10th 4pm-7pm
Downtown Berkeley Holiday on the Plaza!

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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