A Holiday Tradition 2016

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Saturdays, December 3rd, 10th and 17th
Sundays, December 4th, 11th and 18th

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Oakland, CA – City of Oakland Parks & Recreation invites you to step back in time and experience a turn-of-the-century Holiday Tradition at the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate. The magnificent 16,000 square foot, 37-room mansion that volunteers would have put in more than 2,000 hours to transform into a breathtaking masterpiece of an Edwardian holiday will be open December 3rd-18th (Saturday and Sunday only).

Each room is decorated with elegant holiday trees, garlands, antique furnishings and festive decorations to provide you with ideas for your own home decorations. Visitors can enjoy a light lunch or snack at the Winter Café, while filling their holiday shopping list by purchasing from the Mansion Gift Shop. Kids and families can begin the morning with Brunch with Santa, and afterwards enjoy games, face-painting and other activities. The Holiday High Tea for adults and children is a special treat and wonderful way for families and friends to begin their own tradition and celebrate the holiday season.

Oakland Parks & Recreation Director Nicholas Williams sums it up when he said, “Holiday traditions help us create memories and have lasting impacts on our children. We invite everyone to enjoy the season with us at the Annual Holiday Tradition.”

EVENT PRICES (Tickets went on sale October 18th)

No ticket sale is final until you receive a confirmation by e-mail.

General Admission

Adults: $22 
Seniors: $18 (62 yrs. and older)
Juniors: $12 (12 yrs. and younger)

Holiday Adult Tea Package

Saturdays, December 3rd, 10th and 17th: 11:30 am & 1:30 pm seatings (December 3rd @ 11:30 am Sold Out)
Sundays, December 4th and 18th: 11:30 am & 1:30 pm seatings
Sundays, December 11th: 11:30 am seating

Seniors: $44 (62 yrs. and older)

Children's Tea Package

Sunday, December 11th: 11:15 am seating (one seating only)

Seniors: $44 (62 yrs. and older)
Juniors: $39 (6 yrs - 12 yrs)

Brunch with Santa Package (2yrs & under most sit with parent)

Sunday, December 18th: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (one seating only)

$29 (11 yrs - 61 yrs)
Seniors: $27 (62 yrs. and older)
Juniors: $21 (5 yrs - 10 yrs)
Children: $17 (2 yrs - 4 yrs)

Parking Passes: $15.00

Tickets are limited and can only be purchased from our Box Office.
Call at (510) 615-5555 between 10 am – 4pm Tuesday thru Friday.