The 33rd Annual Christmas Revels:
A Celebration of the Solstice - 2018 theme to be announced!

With the skirling of pipes and the swirling of kilts, the 2017 Christmas Revels celebrated the turning of the year in Scottish style. Last December we passed the shortest day in song, dance, and spirited folk tales in the land of Robbie Burns. There was haggis and Hogmanay, first-footing, wool-waulking, mouth music, and even Guising! Of course the Lord of the Dance welcomed you, and the Abbots Bromley Antler Dance  cast its mysterious spell. There were plaids a-plenty, as Scots of all ages and visitors gathered the clans to observe the return of the sun in the Bay Area’s most treasured holiday tradition.

Where will we go in imagination to celebrate the 2018 Christmas Revels?

December 7th through 16th, 2018 at the Scottish Rite Theater in Oakland, CA.

Fridays 8:00 pm.
Saturdays 1:00 and 5:00 pm.
Sundays 1:00 and 5:00 pm.

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Seating Chart

This seating chart reflects the general layout for the venue. See specific seat locations on 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.

Adult Chorus

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!

Young Performers

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.

Children's Chorus

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.

Box Office

Open Mondays - Fridays
Hours: 11 am to 3 pm
337 17th St, Suite 209

Please call us for groups of 10 or more,
or for accessible seating.

Event Details

December 8th through 17th
Fridays 8:00 pm
Saturdays 1:00 and 5:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 and 5:00 pm

Scottish Rite Theater
1547 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612

Fully Accessible on the Main Floor
Call us for accessible seating, 510-452-9334.

The Revels Box Office is open onsite one hour before each show for Walk-ins and Will Call tickets.