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The Oakland LDS Temple
The Oakland California LDS Temple, Visitors Center & Family History Library
Sitting atop the Oakland Hills, the LDS Temple serves as a welcoming beacon to ships and planes entering the San Francisco Bay. Easy to reach from all areas of the Bay Area, there is plenty to do and see for young and old, and visitors are always welcome. The view of San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda is stunning. Be sure to return for the Christmas lights and special events during the holiday months. Annual performances of the Messiah are free to the public, including a very popular Messiah Singalong.
Where is the Oakland LDS Temple Located?
The Oakland California LDS Temple
4770 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California 94602-2535
United States of America
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Admission is free. Accessible to persons with disabilities.
Stroll the grounds, including the roof garden, courtyard and fountains, see the displays and attractions in the visitors' center, take in the panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, learn how to trace your family tree, or take in a performance in the Interstake Center Auditorium.
Saint Mary's College: Visiting the Oakland California Temple
The Oakland LDS Temple Grounds is famous for its Christmas light display. Bring a jacket, it gets windy and cold in winter.
The Oakland Temple Visitors' Center
Art exhibits, videos, displays and seasonal exhibits can be found in the Visitors' Center. Children are welcome.
The Oakland Interstake Center Auditorium
Many visiting music, dance and theater performances are featured throughout the year in the auditorium, from within the local community and from far away. Favorite events include: The Temple Christmas Lighting right after Thanksgiving, the Nutcracker, the Messiah, special Easter performances and pageants, guest performers from all over the world. Consult the calendar for upcoming and current events and if tickets are necessary. Tickets are almost always free of charge.
The resident performing groups on Temple Hill:
Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra
Temple Hill Choir
Behold Dance Collective
The Temple Hill Dance Company
BYU Dance Team Cloggers
BYU Dance Teams are frequent performers on Temple Hill.
Russell Hancock: Rachmaninoff 2nd, Temple Hill
Alex Chien plays Liu Yang River - a Chinese Folk Song on Temple Hill
The Oakland LDS Family History Center & Library at Temple Hill
Volunteers will help you research your family tree at the Oakland Family History Center. The official website describes the research library as one of the largest and most accessible centers for genealogical research in California, with over 9,000 volumes of books, periodicals, family histories, city and county histories, city directories, plus over 37,000 reels of microfilm and 9,000 microfiche containing millions of local vital records and historical census data from all over the world.
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