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The Oakland LDS Temple

Updated on October 4, 2013

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

510-531-1475 (Main)

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Admission is free. Accessible to persons with disabilities.

Map and Directions.

Official Website of the Oakland Temple Visitors Center.

Official Website of Temple Hill Events.

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.

Official Website of the Oakland Temple Visitors Center.

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

Current Calendar of Events.

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.

Official Website of the Oakland LDS Family History Library.

Photos used with permission are credited in individual modules. Every other photo on this lens resides in original form in my personal collection.

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      tmadeira lm 3 years ago

      My family visited the Oakland Temple while I was home visiting during the holidays last month. It's always fun to see the lights and enjoy all the performances! Thanks for the lens.