Holiday Things to Do in Alameda, CA

Christmas in the Bay Area is a lovely mix of large-scale celebrations and intimate festivities, with a West Coast focus on family and community. Celebrate in Jack London Square with locals from Alameda and Oakland, or take a short trip to Union Square for the treasured San Francisco tree lighting ceremony. Then on your way back to the hotel, enjoy our neighborhood's colorfully decorated homes with the ones you love.

Alameda Things to See and Do

  • Jack London Square Lights Up for the Holidays

    The waterfront heart of Christmas in Oakland is just 7 minutes from our hotel. A festive tree lighting ceremony in Jack London Square takes place on Friday, December 6th, with live music, reindeer, and Santa on a "water sleigh" under the 55-ft. tree.
  • San Francisco-Union Square Tree Lighting 2013 Macy's 24th Annual Tree Lighting

    One of the most famous holiday destinations in the United States, Christmas in San Francisco's Union Square is the West Coast version of the tree in Rockefeller Center. Be sure to join Macy's for the 24th Annual Tree Lighting on November 29th at 6pm.
  • Best Holiday House Lights in Alameda CA

    Some of the most incredibly decorated homes in Alameda are right outside our hotel. A few that stand out from recent years include the lagoon-side houses near Kilkenny Place, and the extremely festive area around the 3200 block of Thompson Avenue.
  • USS Hornet New Year's Eve Dance Party

    The USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier hosts regular events for locals and tourists alike, none more famous for its nightlong revelry than the New Year's Eve Dance Party. Voted best dance venue in the Bay Area, there's no place better to ring in 2014!



    The San Francisco Bay is known for its eco-conscious, locally sourced culinary style, immaculately realized at Scott's Seafood on the River. Make this Thanksgiving all the more memorable with a decadent "Diestal Ranch" Turkey and fresh-caught feast.
  • La Soirée 2013: The French-American Gastronomy & Wine Show of the Bay Area

    Celebrate all things French and American in the spirit of the 1920s at this annual fundraiser on Nov. 22nd. France and California shine at this stylish, mouthwatering festival of expertly prepared food, vintage wine, pro cooking demos, and dance.


  • Alameda South Shore Center

    Charmingly unique, Alameda South Shore Center is a sprawling open-air shopping and recreation area, complete with a seasonal ice-skating rink, just 8 minutes from our hotel. Retailers include Dress Barn, Kohl's, TJ Maxx, and Children's Place.
  • Webster Street Alameda Shopping District

    Home to a Naval Air Station until 1997, this revitalized business district is changing every day, with a twice-weekly Farmers' Market. In fact, Santa himself will be paying a visit for tree trimming, carol singing, arts and crafts on December 14th.
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1628 Webster St., Alameda, California 94501
Alameda, California Extended Stay Hotel
Hawthorn Suites Oakland/Alameda Hotel - Alameda California (CA)
1628 Webster St., Alameda, California 94501
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