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Fairy Winterland Celebration

Through Dec. 21, 12-7 p.m. and Through Dec. 23, 12-7 p.m.
Fairy Winterland Celebration
Children’s Fairyland (699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland) is already an Oakland entertainment classic. But during the holidays, its programming transforms to involve all the seasonal classics, too. In a seamless convergence of all things cute, festive, and joy-inducing, the children’s theme park will reinvent itself as Fairy Winter Wonderland from December 5 through 21. The packed programming includes daily visits from Santa Claus, as well as a tour of the Festival of Lights every evening from the man himself. Each day will also feature a different guest performer providing some holiday cheer; attractions include a mini performance of The Nutcracker by the Oakland Ballet Company and The Puppet Company, a show by The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees (pretty self-explanatory), and a number of different magicians and storytellers. Holiday characters will also be roaming the park ready for photos and complimentary treats, and cider and hot cocoa will be on hand. Everyone is welcome and Fairyland promises that all celebrations are non-denominational. You might have trouble getting your kids to go home with you, however. $8
Children's Fairyland 699 Bellevue Ave. (at Lake Merritt), Oakland (map)


Fight Night

, , Tuesdays, 4 p.m.

The first rule of The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment's (610 16th St., Ste. 230, Oakland) weekly Fight Club gatherings: Gamers of all ages are free to duke it out via old-school video games like Soul Caliburand Street Fighter 2, played on gaming systems from Atari 2600 to Neo Geo. The second rule of The MADE's weekly Fight Club gatherings: Halfway through the evening, the gloves come off and the real tournament begins, with the game du jour determined by participants, and games and other geekery awarded to the winners. Kids under fifteen: Bring a parent or guardian. Every Tuesday, including Dec. 6.6-9 p.m.; general play free, tournament $5. 510-788-5702 or



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