Jack London Square welcomes Black Santa Co. pop-up shop

Oakland, Calif. – November 19, 2018: Jack London Square kicks off the holiday season with Black Santa’s U Wish Workshop, a new pop-up store at the Oakland waterfront from November 23 through December 24.

The Winter Wonderland will feature free, kid-friendly, activities:

  • Black Santa and Mrs. C meet-and-greets and photo ops on weekends
  • Festive workshops with ornament-making and dreamer note-writing
  • Kids yoga
  • Dance parties

Former Golden State Warrior and two-time NBA All-Star, Baron Davis, founded the company, intended to celebrate diversity through animated storytelling, popular music and more. A schedule of concerts, toy drives, and other charitable events, is being developed for the Jack London Square pop-up at 54 Washington St.

The store will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Meet Black Santa and/or Mrs. C, from Noon to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays (hours are subject to change.) The schedule of workshops and events will be announced on social media, with a master calendar kept in the pop-up storefront. For more information, visit https://blacksanta.com/. Black Santa merchandise is available for purchase with profits contributed to The Many Faces of Santa Claus, a 5013C charity.

Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, Amtrak, biking, walking and driving. The free “B” Broadway shuttle runs Monday thru Friday, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The shuttle will take you anywhere from Uptown Oakland to Jack London Square and back.  For directions to the Oakland waterfront, please go here.


About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.


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