Come and enjoy a wonderful night of peace and Christmas enchantment at Temple Hill. See the Christmas lights, give back at the Giving Machines, explore the true meaning of Christmas with a Nativity Tour, and feel the spirit of Christmas at one of the many performances. All activities are open to the public, free of charge, and family friendly. Follow the links below for more information about specific activities happening at Temple Hill.
The Oakland Temple Christmas Lights will shine every evening from dusk to 9:00 pm, November 26 through January 3, 2022. We invite everyone to come to witness the wonder of Christmas!
This Christmas season help us light the bay and the world with love as we welcome the Giving Machines to Oakland. The Giving Machines will be at Temple Hill from November 23 – January 3, in front of the auditorium. Giving back to the community has never been so simple, it is as easy as buying a candy bar from a vending machine.
Celebrate the original Christmas story by taking a personal Temple Hill Nativity Tour at the Visitors’ Center. We invite you to explore the Christmas story as you are guided through inspiring works of art depicting Christ’s birth and early life. Tours are free and can be reserved at the Visitors’ Center.
Take in breathtaking views with a free personalized tour of the Temple Hill grounds. Experience the Christmas lights from the roof gardens and get the best photo shots of the season. Free guided tours are available from dusk to 8:30 pm, ending at 9:00 pm, and can be arranged at the Visitors’ Center.
We have an amazing line up of shows and performances that are sure to lift your spirit. From the popular Scrooge! The Musical to the Nutcracker Ballet, there are lots of events for everyone to enjoy.