ZooLights: A Holiday Light Display. The Zoo's holiday celebration includes hundreds of thousands of LED lights, a candy cane lane themed rides area, a night time adventure on the Outback Express train, rocking around the Christmas trees in the Children's Zoo, and Santa. 5:30 to 9 p.m. starting Nov. 30. Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland. Starting at $6. 510-632-9525, www.oaklandzoo.org.
Jingletown Winter ArtWalk Announced. The Jingletown Arts & Business Community kicks off its 7th Annual Winter Art Walk, with an opening reception highlighting 35 artists who live and/or work in the area known as Jingletown. 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30. 420 Gallery, 420 Peterson St., Oakland. Free. 510-499-3445, www.jingletown.org.
Miracle on 34th St. The 1947 movie classic with Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara and Edmund Gwenn. 8 p.m. Nov. 30. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. $5. 510-465-6400, www.paramounttheatre.com.
Toddler Storytime. Songs, active rhymes and stories especially for ages 18 months to 3 years. 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Melrose Branch Library, 4805 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. 510-535-5623, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Chess at the Library. A weekly chess program offers instruction for beginners and a place for patrons of all ages and levels to play with each other. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. César E. Chávez Branch, 3301 E. 12th St., Oakland. 510-535-5620, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Off the Hook Knitting Group. The Melrose Knitting Group meets the second and fourth Saturday every month. 3 to 5 p.m. Melrose Branch Library, 4805 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. 510-535-5623, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Songs for a Starry Night. Laney College presents its 14th annual Holiday Concert. From Renaissance to Pop and Traditional to Contemporary, there are certainly plenty of holiday favorites for everyone to enjoy, with the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men's Chorus. 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. Laney College, Odell Johnson Theater, 900 Fallon St., Oakland. $15-$25. 800-706-2389, www.oebgmc.org.
Holiday Gift & Art Sale. Shop student artwork and handmade wares from local artists at the Junior Center of Art and Science's holiday gift and art sale. There will also be face painting, activities for kids and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. Junior Center of Art and Science, 558 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-839-5777, www.juniorcenter.org.
Find Your Family: Intro to Genealogy. Trace your family history at Northern California's premier genealogy society library's free Introduction to Genealogy Class. 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 1. California Genealogical Society and Library, 2201 Broadway, Oakland. Free. 510-663-1358.
PNNC Annual Holiday Party. Piedmont Neighbors and Newcomers' annual holiday party is an elegant evening of cocktails, generous hors d'oeuvres and connection with neighbors and friends new and old. To join, call 510-604-1022 or 510-813-3484. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Location given with purchased ticket. Piedmont. $45 -- $60. 510-653-8085, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merrily on High Candlelight Concert. The top choirs of the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir dazzle by candlelight, featuring music commissioned by the Choir over the years, including wonderful carol and folk song arrangements by Eric Tuan, the world premiere of Mark Winges' Pool is to Wade, and Pekka Kostianen's The Cold Told a Tale to Me. Holiday favorites round out the evening. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland. $30. 510-547-4441, www.piedmontchoirs.org.
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Concert. The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir ushers in the spirit of the holidays with its 27th annual Holiday Concert. Guests are encouraged to bring a men, women or children's coat as part of a Warm Coat Drive. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. $10-$40. 510-839-4361, www.oigc.org.
All I Want For Christmas Is You. Cantare Con Vivo presents All I Want For Christmas is You, featuring Britten's choral masterpiece A Ceremony of Carols with other prized holiday classics from around the world, with audience sing-a-long. 4 p.m. Dec. 2. First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, 2619 Broadway, Oakland. $35 general. $30 senior. $10 youth. 510-836-0789, www.cantareconvivo.org.
Winter Planting Season Festival. Save The Bay needs volunteers for its winter planting programs for restoration sites in Oakland, Hayward, Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Kentfield. Registration required. 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 5 through Dec. 8. 510-463-6850, www.savesfbay.org/volunteer.
The 27th Annual Christmas Revels. In celebration of the winter solstice, the 2012 Revels finds us in the Adriatic Sea village of Prosecco in 1520. Led by the local Guild of Fools, villagers prepare for a feast and holiday pageant that will mark the end of the old year. Filled with music, drama and ritual, this is a truly celestial celebration. 8 p.m. Dec. 7 through Dec. 16. Historic Scottish Rite Center at Lake Merritt, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland. $20-$50. Discounts for seniors and youth. 510-452-8800, www.californiarevels.org.
Do-It-Yourself Nutcracker. Glenview's first Do-It-Yourself Nutcracker, presented by East Bay Dance Center, invites the audience to participate in portions of the program. Also on hand, a silent art auction, complimentary wine and raffle. 3 p.m. Dec. 9 through Dec. 16. East Bay Dance Center, 1318 Glenfield Ave., Oakland. $10/$20 at the door. 510-336-3262, eastbaydancecenter.org.
OEBS Holiday Concert. Oakland East Bay Symphony celebrates the holiday season with its popular annual holiday celebration Let Us Break Bread Together. 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. $15-$50. 510-465-6400, www.oebs.org.
Midwinter's Idyll. Voci presents soothing reflections on peace, birth and nature in Midwinter's Idyll, the 11th in their traditional Voices in Peace concert series. 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. $15-$20. 510-531-8714, www.vocisings.com.
Wild Woods and Starry Nights. San Francisco Choral Artists performs gorgeous a cappella singing sampling from 1000 years of motets, hymns, and carols, we offer choral masterpieces by Praetorius, Lassus, Poulenc, Howells, Kodály and others. 4 p.m. Dec. 9. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland. $12-$25. 415-494-8149, www.sfca.org.