Time to highlight two more local places that are lots of fun for families to visit during December! Today’s post travels to the nearby city of…Oakland!

Fairy Winterland Celebration (Children’s Fairyland)  Annual4-winterland

During December, Children’s Fairyland is transformed into a Fairy Winter Wonderland! Featuring live performances celebrating holidays from many cultures, daily appearances by Santa Claus, special decorations and thousands of twinkling lights, rides, puppet shows, arts and crafts, free holiday treats, cider and hot cocoa, and more surprises.

Runs daily from Dec. 14 – 23,  Noon – 7 pm.

Admission: $8.00 ages 1 – 100 (under age 1, free!)

689 Bellevue Ave., Oakland

Holiday ZooLights (Oakland Zoo) Basic CMYK

Hundreds of thousands of LED lights brighten Oakland’s night sky. Highlights include a night-time adventure on the Outback Express train, rocking around the Christmas trees in the Children’s Zoo, and a festively decorated Reptile Room with mistletoe and all things jolly. Santa will be there, too.

5:30 – 9 pm nightly through Jan. 5 (closed Dec. 24 and 25)

Admission: $8.00 (adults), $7.00 (seniors and children). Parking is free.

9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland