Days of Christmas at Temple Hill

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.

Days of Christmas Hours

4770 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 328-0044

Monday: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Christmas Lights: Monday – Sunday: dusk – 9:00 PM

Free Parking.

Christmas Lights

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!

Giving Machines

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.

Nativity Tour

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.

Outside Tours

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.

Christmas 2021

COVID Restrictions

Due to current COVID restrictions in place, modifications to the Christmas displays and activities have been made. Please ensure that you and your family follow all of the following guidelines:

  1. Face masks are required for all indoor events.
  2. For indoor events with over 1,000 attendees (like at Temple Hill Auditorium) attendees will need: Proof of vaccination OR a recent negative COVID test, and ID for ages 18+ (starting December 1, 2021).

For outdoor activities there are currently no mask requirements, county tiers, capacity limits, or physical distancing requirements.

Upcoming Events

“Got Questions?” – 11:00 A.M. FamilySearch Class
4766 Lincoln Ave
Oakland, CA 94602 United States
, 2023-06-07 11:00 am
FamilySearch Wiki – 11:00 A.M. FamilySearch Class
4766 Lincoln Ave
Oakland, CA 94602 United States
, 2023-06-14 11:00 am
Bay Area Regional YSA Conference
4780 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA United States
, 2023-06-16 12:00 am
Using FindMyPast – 11:00 A.M. FamilySearch Class
4766 Lincoln Ave
Oakland, CA 94602 United States
, 2023-06-21 11:00 am
Celebration of America Concert with Temple Hill Choir
4766 Lincoln Ave
Oakland, CA 94602 United States
, 2023-07-01 07:00 pm
The Music Man, July 21, 7 P.M.
4780 Lincoln Ave
Oakland, CA 94602 United States
, 2023-07-21 07:00 pm