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65th Annual White Elephant Public Shopping Days

January 31 @ 10:00 am February 24 @ 2:00 pm


The 65th annual White Elephant (WES) Public Shopping Days Sale, a Bay Area tradition and the largest rummage sale in Northern California.

Browse without the crowds on select days between January 31 and February 24 between 10 am and 2 pm. New merchandise will be added throughout the sale. Reserve your spot for $5 per day. Only 2200 shoppers will be allowed per day.

The new schedule for admittance into the Public Shopping Days is the following:

Shoppers with reservations will be admitted first. After the reserved tickets have been admitted, shoppers without reservations may purchase a ticket for $5, as space allows. At 1:00 pm, anyone can enter the warehouse and shops for free.

Tickets are now available online:

Donating to the White Elephant Sale

Support the White Elephant Sale and OMCA by donating your gently-used goods! Check out the “Cannot Take” list for more information as you gather your donations.  

About The Oakland Museum Women’s Board

The White Elephant Sale is held annually in the Spring, attracting shoppers of all ages from the greater Bay Area and beyond.

The sole purpose of the Oakland Museum Women’s Board (OMWB), a dedicated group with 114 year-round members, has been to raise money to support the Oakland Museum of California acquisitions, exhibitions, educational programs, capital improvements, and more. Since 1959, the OMWB has contributed over $30 million to the Museum. With the help of a thousand dedicated volunteers, they work year round to organize and present the White Elephant Sale which attracts shoppers of all ages from the greater Bay Area and beyond.

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