Schedule of Events

Here’s our schedule of weekend events for the next two months.
If you prefer to plan ahead, check out our seasonal park hours and annual events.

December Events    

Fairy Winterland Celebration
Friday - Sunday, December 5-21
December 22-23

For eleven exciting days, Fairyland will be transformed into a Fairy Winter Wonderland! Featuring live performances celebrating holidays from many cultures, appearances by Santa Claus, special decorations, thousands of twinkling lights, rides, puppet shows, free holiday treats, cider, hot cocoa, and more surprises!

Park hours: 12pm - 7pm.

December
5

2pm & 4pm & 6pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  4pm-7pm Characters roaming in the park. Bring your cameras!
  5pm - 6pm Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!
  5:30pm Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Snow Queen performs "Tales from Winter Wonderland", a magical music and storytelling performance.
  6:15pm Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.
December
6
1pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

 

2pm & 4pm & 6pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  2pm - 5pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  2:30pm Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful holiday magic performances.
  4pm-7pm Characters roaming in the park. Bring your cameras!
  5pm - 6pm Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!
  5:30pm The Nutcracker- The Puppet Company. Based on the tale by E.T.A. Hoffman and the music of Tchaikovsky, our show features dancing candies, the Snow Queen, prancing clowns, mechanical toys, and Chinese dragons. Don't miss the big battle between the Mouse King’s armies and the toy soldiers!
  6:15pm Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.
  6:30pm Fairyland Tree Lighting Ceremony
December
7
12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theater Holiday Program. Whether or not you're celebrating Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, or the Chinese New Year, the Fairyland Children’s Theatre Program sends out a message of peace, joy and light in its annual holiday show.
  1pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

 

2pm & 4pm & 6pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  2pm - 5pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  2:30pm Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful holiday magic performances.
  4pm-7pm Characters roaming in the park. Bring your cameras!
  5pm - 6pm Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!
  5:30pm Brian Scott combines magic, comedy and oddities to create a holiday show called Bizarre and Strange that is enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
  6:15pm Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

December
12

2pm & 4pm & 6pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  4pm-7pm Characters roaming in the park. Bring your cameras!
  5pm - 6pm Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!
  5:30pm Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire eating and a multitude of surprises.
  6:15pm Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.
December
13
12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theater Holiday Program. Whether or not you're celebrating Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, or the Chinese New Year, the Fairyland Children’s Theatre Program sends out a message of peace, joy and light in its annual holiday show.
  1pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

 

2pm & 4pm & 6pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  2pm - 5pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  2:30pm Join the Oakland Ballet Company as they present the history of ballet, the life of a professional ballet dancer, and a mini, narrated performance of "The Nutcracker."
  4pm-7pm Characters roaming in the park. Bring your cameras!
  5pm - 6pm Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!
  5:30pm The Nutcracker- The Puppet Company. Based on the tale by E.T.A. Hoffman and the music of Tchaikovsky, our show features dancing candies, the Snow Queen, prancing clowns, mechanical toys, and Chinese dragons. Don't miss the big battle between the Mouse King’s armies and the toy soldiers!
  6:15pm Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.
December
14
12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theater Holiday Program. Whether or not you're celebrating Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, or the Chinese New Year, the Fairyland Children’s Theatre Program sends out a message of peace, joy and light in its annual holiday show.
  1pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

 

2pm & 4pm & 6pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  2pm - 5pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  2:30pm Award-winning Storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages.
  4pm-7pm Characters roaming in the park. Bring your cameras!
  5pm - 6pm Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!
  5:30pm Owen Baker Flynn with his "World Premiere", a lively show featuring juggling, fire eating and a multitude of surprises.
  6:15pm Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

December
19

2pm & 4pm & 6pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  4pm-7pm Characters roaming in the park. Bring your cameras!
  5pm - 6pm Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!
  5:30pm The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees. Come enjoy this Bay Area favorite as they tap their way through a special holiday performance.
  6:15pm Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.
December
20
12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theater Holiday Program. Whether or not you're celebrating Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, or the Chinese New Year, the Fairyland Children’s Theatre Program sends out a message of peace, joy and light in its annual holiday show.
  1pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm The DC Dancers, ranging in age between 3 and 21, will dance to holiday favorites, ballet and jazz tunes.

 

2pm & 4pm & 6pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  2pm - 5pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  2:30pm Storyteller Kirk Waller will present a series of classic winter tales with an original flair.
  4pm-7pm Characters roaming in the park. Bring your cameras!
  5pm - 6pm Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!
  5:30pm Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Snow Queen performs "Tales from Winter Wonderland", a magical music and storytelling performance.
  6:15pm Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.
December
21
12:30pm & 3pm Children's Theater Holiday Program. Whether or not you're celebrating Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, or the Chinese New Year, the Fairyland Children’s Theatre Program sends out a message of peace, joy and light in its annual holiday show.
  1pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.

 

2pm & 4pm & 6pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  2pm - 5pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  2:30pm Fairyland favorite Blake Maxam, "The Wizard of Ahhhhs", astounds and amazes children of all ages with his magic show.
  4pm-7pm Characters roaming in the park. Bring your cameras!
  5pm - 6pm Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!
  5:30pm Award-winning Storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled holiday stories for children of all ages.
  6:15pm Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

December
22

2pm & 4pm & 6pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  4pm-7pm Characters roaming in the park. Bring your cameras!
  5pm - 6pm Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!
  5:30pm The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees. Come enjoy this Bay Area favorite as they tap their way through a special holiday performance.
  6:15pm Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

December
23

2pm & 4pm & 6pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  4pm-7pm Characters roaming in the park. Bring your cameras!
  5pm - 6pm Santa Claus visits Fairyland! Everybody will have a chance to meet Santa to deliver holiday wish lists and have photos taken with the jolliest guy around. Plus, each one of Santa’s little visitors will receive a holiday treat!
  5:30pm The Nutcracker- The Puppet Company. Based on the tale by E.T.A. Hoffman and the music of Tchaikovsky, our show features dancing candies, the Snow Queen, prancing clowns, mechanical toys, and Chinese dragons. Don't miss the big battle between the Mouse King’s armies and the toy soldiers!
  6:15pm Join Santa Claus as he leads guests through the park on our Festival of Lights Parade.

Grandparents Week - December 26 - 30, 10am - 4pm

Presented by:

Grandparents admitted free this week!

December
27 & 28

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: King Midas and the Golden Touch. Do you think you’d be happy if everything you touched turned to gold? King Midas thought so-- until things started going wrong, and he risked losing his precious daughter. Join us as the King learns an important lesson in a most unusual way. Puppets designed by Pamelia McIntire. Scenery and script by Lewis Mahlmann.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Mother Goose, will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories.

January
Events

   

January
3 & 4

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Based on the famous Norwegian folk tale, this is the story of three goats who think that the grass is greener on the other side of their bridge. The problem? A troll has taken up residence under the bridge. Can the goats and the troll come to an understanding? We think so; no “butts” about it! Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann, adapted by David C. Jones.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Brian Scott combines magic, comedy and oddities to create a show called Bizarre and Strange that is enjoyed by audiences of all ages. 

January
10 & 11

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Based on the famous Norwegian folk tale, this is the story of three goats who think that the grass is greener on the other side of their bridge. The problem? A troll has taken up residence under the bridge. Can the goats and the troll come to an understanding? We think so; no “butts” about it! Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann, adapted by David C. Jones.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Dana Smith performs a show for all ages, with circus arts, comedy, improv and audience participation.

January
17 & 18

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Based on the famous Norwegian folk tale, this is the story of three goats who think that the grass is greener on the other side of their bridge. The problem? A troll has taken up residence under the bridge. Can the goats and the troll come to an understanding? We think so; no “butts” about it! Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann, adapted by David C. Jones.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Award-winning Storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages.

January
24 & 25

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Based on the famous Norwegian folk tale, this is the story of three goats who think that the grass is greener on the other side of their bridge. The problem? A troll has taken up residence under the bridge. Can the goats and the troll come to an understanding? We think so; no “butts” about it! Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann, adapted by David C. Jones.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Snow Queen performs "Tales from Winter Wonderland", a magical music and storytelling performance.

January
1 & Feb. 1

11am & 2pm & 4pm Puppet Show: Three Billy Goats Gruff. Based on the famous Norwegian folk tale, this is the story of three goats who think that the grass is greener on the other side of their bridge. The problem? A troll has taken up residence under the bridge. Can the goats and the troll come to an understanding? We think so; no “butts” about it! Puppets by Lewis Mahlmann, adapted by David C. Jones.
  12pm-2pm The Marilynn O'Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
  1pm-1:20pm Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. Which one of Fairyland's feathered, furry or wooly creatures will it be today? Find out at the Humpty Dumpty wall.
  1:30pm & 2:30pm Buki the Clown and her way cool magic show is here to make you laugh and giggle at her crazy antics!