White Elephant Sale

Oakland’s beloved 63rd annual White Elephant Sale is back and in person in 2022! Known as the best and biggest rummage sale in Northern California, this year’s event includes even more opportunities to safely shop during the annual Bay Area tradition.

Featuring 19 departments with a wide range of quality goods, the White Elephant Sale proceeds directly benefit the Oakland Museum of California’s programming and exhibitions. The Sale is organized by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, whose sole purpose has been to raise money to support OMCA since 1959.

This year, shoppers are in luck — additional sale dates have been added, and reservations will be required in advance in order to manage capacity. Reservations will be available in mid-January at whiteelephantsale.org.

Know before you go

In order to keep shoppers and volunteers safe, there are a few new guidelines to keep in mind before shopping the in-person sale.

  • Proof of vaccination required, including booster if eligible; shoppers must also wear a mask at all times
  • Guests 12 years of age and older are permitted to shop; children under 12 are not allowed at the warehouse this year
  • Reservations are required for all sale dates. Capacity is limited; please make your reservations in advance
  • This is a cashless event; sales transactions by credit card or debit card will be accepted

 

Sale dates

White Elephant Preview Sale
Sunday, February 27
10 am–3 pm
$40 for a reserved spot; Capacity limited to 1,500 shoppers
Reservations will be available at whitelephantsale.org
Proof of vaccination required, including booster if eligible.

March Sale Dates
March 2–5, 9–12, 16–19, and 23–26
10 am–2 pm
$5 for a reserved spot; Capacity limited to 500 shoppers per day
Reservations will be available at whitelephantsale.org
Proof of vaccination required, including booster if eligible
Note: during the March public sale dates, all items will include a 10% surcharge.

Final “Blowout” Weekend Sale
Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3
10 am–3 pm
Free admission; Capacity limited to 1,500 shoppers
Reservations will be available at whitelephantsale.org
Proof of vaccination required, including booster if eligible

For complete details, join The White Elephant Sale mailing list.