The 2014 "A Holiday Tradition"

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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 Saturday. 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

Holiday High Tea

Saturday, December 13
11:30am (Sorry, SOLD OUT)
1:30pm (Sorry, SOLD OUT)
3:30pm (New Opening just added - Seats Available, Reserve Now)

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 (Seats Currently Available, Reserve NOW)

· 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
12:00pm TOSCA: The Oakland Symphony Chorus A la carte!
12:30pm Mike Dee What's Up Big Band
1:00pm   Mike Dee What's Up Big Band &  Strings of Soul Youth Ensemble
1:30pm   Ms. Wei Asian Cultural and Performance Art Academy
2:00pm   Ms. Wei Asian Cultural and Performance Art Academy
2:30pm   The Holy Names University Preparatory Music Department Stringers

Sunday, December 14
11:30am   Brunch with Santa at the Garden Pavilion
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
12:30pm   East Oakland Sports Center's Performance Group at the Garden Pavilion
1:00pm    Tap Dancing Christmas Trees at the Mansion
1:30pm    The Oakland Ballet Company's Holiday Performance at the Garden Pavilion
2:00pm    Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers at the Garden Pavilion
2:00pm    The Oakland Ballet Company
2:30pm    The Oakland Ballet Company's Holiday Performance
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

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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