Your Ticket to Holiday Events in the Bay Area

December 3, 2021

This winter, enjoy the season’s festivities by hopping on Amtrak San Joaquins and exploring holiday events around the Bay Area. From holiday tree lightings, to local craft fairs and Lunar New Year celebrations, many exciting options are accessible from Amtrak stations.

Street New Year's fair handmade goods. Handmade toys.
Street New Year's fair handmade goods. Handmade toys.

Girl Gang Craft - Holiday Craft Fair

Take a nice stroll from the Oakland Jack London Square station to Lake Merritt for this free, fun and feminist holiday craft fair. Girl Gang Craft is a female-forward community of creatives and entrepreneurs who are back in person to host their holiday market. Be sure to check them out Saturday, December 11 from 11 am to 5 pm at the Oakland Scottish Rite, 1547 Lakeside Dr Oakland, CA 94612, about a 21 minute walk from Jack London Square station. For more information click here

A Procrastinator's Holiday Pop-Up

Need to find a last minute gift? This holiday pop-up in Richmond has you covered! Just a 13 minute walk from the Richmond station, A Procrastinator's Holiday Pop-Up will feature an array of gifts from local makers in a warehouse-type format perfect for those last items on your list. Check them out on Saturday December 18 from 10 am to 2 pm at 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, Richmond, CA. Hosted by PaperCut Pottery. For more information click here

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"Year of Tiger" Lunar New Year Bazaar

Oakland Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Bazaar is an annual marketplace for the API community to prepare and celebrate the holiday. On January 22nd and 23rd, 2022, peruse dozens of fascinating and eclectic stores in Oakland’s Historic Chinatown, and choose from a plethora of Asian cuisine. The Bazaar runs from 10am - 5pm both days. From the Jack London Amtrak Station, you can walk 15 minutes to Franklin and 9th street to enjoy the marketplace. For more information click here.

Holiday Bazaar Pop-Up Shop

Check out local Richmond vendors for your holiday shopping! This Holiday Bazaar Pop-Up shop is a great way to support small businesses, with over 16 local merchants in attendance. This Saturday, December 11, check out this eclectic shopping bonanza from 12pm - 3pm in downtown Richmond. Located at 1503 Macdonald Avenue, this holiday bazaar is just a 9 minute walk from the Richmond Amtrak station! For more information click here

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