The 2014 "A Holiday Tradition"

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APPRECIATION
On behalf of our OPR Director Audree V. Jones-Taylor, I wish to express appreciation to all those who participated in this year's "A Holiday Tradition." It was wonderful seeing everyone. Please have a safe holiday season and a most prosperous New Year 2015.
- Deborah F. Cooper, Estae Manager
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NEWS FLASH -
A HOLIDAY TRADITION ACTIVITIES WILL GO ON AS PLANNED - SAT AND SUN
The National Weather Service has confirmed that there will be a break from the rain on Saturday and Sunday. Therefore, the Holiday High Teas, Santa's Brunch and Entertainment activities will be held as planned - RAIN OR SHINE. Our Estate Manager, Deborah F. Cooper wishes to thank all those who have already called to express concern about this. We look forward to welcoming you to the Estate this weekend. Thank you.
-DHHE


A HOLIDAY TRADITION (One Weekend Only)

Saturday and Sunday, December 13th and 14th, 2014
11:00am - 4:00pm
(Enter Peralta Oaks Court Gate)

Oakland, CA – City of Oakland Parks and 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 16,224 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 for only one weekend this year December 13th and 14th (Saturday and Sunday).

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 also 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. A Holiday Tradition is a wonderful way for families and friends to begin their own tradition and celebrate the holiday season.

This year's Special Attraction: is The Oakland Ballet's Holiday Performance on Sunday, Dec 14. Come enjoy the season with us

Oakland Parks and Recreation (OPR) Director Audree V. Jones-Taylor sums it up when she said, "Holiday traditions help us create memories and have lasting impacts on our children. So we invite everyone to 'Come Out and Play the OPR Way' and have a great time at the Annual Holiday Tradition activities."

TICKETS

General Grounds Admission: FREE
(Can attend all Grounds activities - for Free - including the Mansion Tours)

Holiday High Tea

Saturday, December 13
11:30am (Sorry, SOLD OUT)
1:30pm (Sorry, SOLD OUT)
3:30pm (Sorry, SOLD OUT)

Sunday, December 14
11:30am (Sorry, SOLD OUT)
1:30pm (Sorry, SOLD OUT)
3:30pm (Sorry, SOLD OUT)

· Adult Tickets: $33.00
· Senior Tickets: (62yrs+): $31.00
· Children Tickets: (under 12years): $31.00
(There is a $2.00 surcharge per ticket)

Brunch with Santa

Sunday, December 14 only
11:30am (Sorry, SOLD OUT)

· Adult Tickets: $20.00
· Senior Tickets (62yrs+): $18.00
· Children Tickets: (12yrs and under): $15.00
· Toddlers: (2yrs and under): Free
(There is a $2.00 surcharge per ticket)

Activities & Entertainment

Mansion Tours | Holiday High Tea | Winter Café | Carriage Rides | Brunch with Santa
Mansion Gift shop | Live Entertainment | Kid's Zone | Group Tours | Special Attraction featuring The Oakland Ballet's Holiday Performance

Entertainment Details:

Saturday, December 13
11:00am  Grounds Open
11:30am - 3:30pm  Mansion Tour & Gift Shop
11:30am; 1:30pm; 3:30pm  Holiday High Tea
at the Dinkelpiel House
12:00pm TOSCA: The Oakland Symphony Chorus
A la carte! at the Meadow
12:00pm - 4:00pm  Frozen Family Fun Zone - Free Fun for All Ages: Jumpers, Face Painting, Crafts, Santa Photos, Petting Zoo, Smores etc  (Also accepting unwrapped toys for Boys and Girls ages 12yrs and under in support of 2014 Oakland Mayor's Toy Drive)
12:30pm Mike Dee What's Up Big Band at the Meadow
1:00pm   Mike Dee What's Up Big Band &  Strings of Soul Youth Ensemble at the Meadow and Mansion Porch
1:30pm   Ms. Wei Asian Cultural and Performance Art Academy at the Meadow
2:00pm   Ms. Wei Asian Cultural and Performance Art Academy at the Meadow
2:30pm   The Holy Names University Preparatory Music Department Stringers at the Meadow

Sunday, December 14
11:00am  Grounds Open
11:00am - 11:45am  Prescott Circus Theater
- Strolling Entertainment on Grounds
11:30am - 3:30pm Mansion Tour & Gift Shop
11:30am   Brunch with Santa
at the Garden Pavilion
11:30am; 1:30pm; 3:30pm  Holiday High Tea at Dinlkelspiel House
11:30am   Tap Dancing Christmas Trees at the Garden Pavilion
12:00pm   The Puppet Company's "A Time To Be Jolly" at the Garden Pavilion
12:00pm - 4:00pm  Frozen Family Fun Zone - Free Fun for all Ages: Jumpers, Face Painting, Crafts, Santa Photos, Petting Zoo, Smores etc  (Also accepting unwrapped toys for Boys and Girls ages 12yrs and under in support of 2014 Oakland Mayor's Toy Drive)
12:30pm   East Oakland Sports Center's Performance Group at the Garden Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:30pm  Prescott Circus Theater - Strolling Entertainment on Grounds
1:00pm    Tap Dancing Christmas Trees at the Mansion
1:30pm    The Oakland Ballet Company's Holiday Performance at the Meadow
2:00pm    Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers at the Garden Pavilion
2:00pm    The Oakland Ballet Company's Holiday Performance at the Meadow
2:30pm    The Oakland Ballet Company's Holiday Performance at the Meadow
3:00pm    Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers at the Garden Pavilion


Weekday Group Private Tours

(10 or more persons by Reservation only)
· Adult Tickets: $10.00
· Children: (12yrs and under): $5

Download Flyer
For more information call
(510) 615-5555 • Monday – Friday, 10 am to 4 pm

Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate
2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94605

Dads and Jazz

2014 Slide 3 DadsJazz EVENT

DADS AND JAZZ

Sunday, June 15, 2014
2 - 6 pm

TICKETS (Phone Ticket Sales at 510-615-5555)
Adults: $20
Kids (under age 12): $10

The concert will feature Ric Alexander and the 2wo 4our 1ne Band. He has been nominated as "Best Jazz Musician" for an East Bay Area Music Award. He recently performed at six sold out shows at Yoshi's. Ric comes with a profile of shared stage with various well known artists such as Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Dave Koz, Shirley Caesar, Edwin and Walter Hawkins, Ledisi, Goapele, Tony Toni Ton'e, Shiela E. and a host of others.  Ric will be joined by Leah Tysee whose debut album, 'Real Good Fire' was released in 2007 and features the song "You Don't Scare Me" which won Billboard's Best R&B/Blues Song of 2007 award. There will also be other guest performing artists.

"This will be the perfect opportunity to treat your father, father-figure, uncles, granfathers, or big brothers to a relaxing and enjoyable Sunday afternoon with live jazz against the backdrop of the old turn-of-the-century Carriage House near the Covington Gate entrance. It is also to encourage a healthy, active and fit lifestyle. Everyone will be able to enjoy great music, food, drinks, invited vendors, and designated Estate area to play and have fun," says Deborah F. Cooper, DHHE Estate Manager.

Please enter the Estate through the Covington Street entrance (H580 to Dutton to Marlow and turn left at Covington Street and loop to Parking Lot beyond the "Not a Through Street" sign post.)

For additional information, and to purchase tickets call 510-615-5555.
Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early.

Download Flyer

For more information call
(510) 615-5555 • Monday – Friday, 10 am to 4 pm

Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate
2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94605