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OMCA Announces Holiday Festivities for 2013 during Friday Nights @ OMCA and Special Hours in December

(OAKLAND, CA)–The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) announces December holiday programs and events. With the OMCA Store offering free parking for shoppers, Friday Nights @ OMCA weekly through December 20, and special holiday hours, OMCA offers many ways to make the holidays bright.

Throughout November and December, the OMCA Store will feature a curated selection of artisan, local crafts, and merchandise, where shoppers can expect to find the perfect Museum-quality gifts. OMCA Store shoppers can receive an hour of free parking at the Museum Garage with purchase from 11 am to 5 pm on days the Museum is open, and free gift-wrapping with purchase during Friday Nights @ OMCA in December. The OMCA Store offers a great selection of apparel for men, women, and children, toys, games, artful home décor, artisanal jewelry, calendars, stationery, kids’ books, cookbooks, and more. A pop-up holiday kiosk during Friday Nights @ OMCA in November and December features a selection of great gift items from OMCA Store.

In addition to the weekly offering of gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid, at Friday Nights @ OMCA in December, the music theme features festive holiday music, from klezmer to carols. Children can make a holiday card for someone special at the drop-in art table all month long. On the final Friday Nights @ OMCA for the year, December 20, kids and families are invited to join the emcee to practice counting down for the New Year, or enjoy story time with the Oakland Public Library. After December 20, Friday Nights @ OMCA takes a hiatus for two weeks, returning for an all-new 2014 season on January 10. Friday Nights @ OMCA always features half-off Museum admission for adults, free admission for ages 18 and under, and $5 flat-rate parking in the garage.

OMCA offers special holiday hours during the last two weeks of the year, staying open on Monday, December 23 from 11 am to 5 pm, and Tuesday, December 24 from 11 am to 3 pm. Before New Year’s, OMCA will be open Monday, December 30 from 11 am to 5 pm, and Tuesday, December 31, from 11 am to 3 pm. Visitors can enjoy the galleries, OMCA Store, Blue Oak café, and all that OMCA has to offer on these special days.