The 32nd Annual Christmas Revels
With the skirling of pipes and the swirling of kilts, the Christmas Revels celebrates the turning of the year in Scottish style. Join us this December in the land of Robbie Burns as we pass the shortest day in song, dance, and spirited folk tales. Be there for haggis and Hogmanay, first-footing, wool-waulking, mouth music, and even Guising! Of course the Lord of the Dance will welcome you, and Abbots Bromley Antler Dance will cast its mysterious spell.
There will be plaids a-plenty, as Scots of all ages gather the clans to observe the return of the sun in the Bay Area’s most treasured holiday tradition.
This seating chart reflects the general layout for the venue. See specific seat locations on each the ticket page for each performance.
Parking near the Scottish Rite Theater
Special Event Parking is available to Revelers at the ALCO Park Garage located at 1220 Jackson Street at 13th Street; just 3 blocks from the theater. The rate is $5 per vehicle and no reservations are required.
Parking in the lot behind the theater is extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no special reservations or parking passes sold for the parking lot this year.
Every year, California Revels puts together a chorus totaling up to 65 singers. For many chorus members, participating in Revels is the highlight of the holiday season, bringing them together in community, transporting them to another time, giving them comfort in the darkest days of the year. And, it’s a lot of fun!
Many of the Young Performers have appeared previously in the Christmas Revels children's chorus and many of them will pass into the ranks of the adult chorus, often after a time away for college. The talent and performing energy that our youngsters add to the stage is undeniable. Their participation broadens the scope of what we can do and adds yet one more ingredient to the wonderful stew that is a Revels performance.
Maintaining school work and setting aside sports and other activities can be a challenge, but the artistic and social development of children in the Revels chorus is extremely rewarding. Several members of the adult chorus can point to the children's chorus as their first experience of Revels, and the start of their performing career.
On-sale October 15th.
Fridays: December 8 & 15 at 8PM
Saturdays: December 9 & 16 at 1 PM and 5 PM
Sundays: December 10 & 17 at 1 PM and 5 PM
Scottish Rite Theater, Oakland, CA