KQED Celebrates the Holidays 2013
The Cat in the Hat and other beloved PBS KIDS characters will be participating in the 14th Annual America's Children's Holiday Parade. Join more than 100,000 spectators lining the streets of downtown Oakland to view children's stars, new floats, giant balloons and terrific marching bands. The parade will be televised on KQED and throughout North America on PBS stations.
Get a head-start on winter fun at the California Academy of Sciences, where you can meet a pair of live reindeer, frolic in indoor snow flurries and explore holiday activities for all ages. Sun, December 15, 2013, 11am to 5pm.
More from The Cat in the Hat
A sprinkling of Santastic spectacles dashing into sight on Bay Area stages.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 10am Listen Online Now
This year's batch of kid lit picks by Hucklebee's Book Store co-owner Valerie Lewis features stories about people solving problems.
Svpply.com can help curate your online wish list this holiday season.
A collection of rad children's books by some of our favorite artists, most of them local.
A step-by-step guide and some motivating facts.
Tips for avoiding the 'wrong present' trap, especially for those 50+.
Get recipes for everything from Cranberry Jalapeno Relish to DIY Candy Canes on KQED's food blog.
Here in the Bay Area we have a lot to be grateful for. Why not give back to the community by volunteering this holiday season?
KQED Guides brings you a few suggestions for impressing visitors.
One for each night of Hanukkah, because this year it starts on Thanksgiving, or, if you will, "Thanksgivukkah."
Christmas KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 2:30pm
The Klezmatics, Alberto Mizrari and other music performers celebrate
the Jewish Festival of Lights.
KQED 9: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 1:30pm
KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 10am
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 1pm
KQED 9: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 8:30am
KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 10:30am
More air dates
KQED 9: Tue, Nov 29, 2013 at 7am
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 8am
KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 10am
More air dates
KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 3pm
KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 11pm
Christmas in Vienna, Austria KQED 9: Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 7:30pm
KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 7pm
KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 9pm
KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 11pm
KQED 9: Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 9pm; Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 9:03pm
The unique parade in Oakland features colorful floats and marching bands.
KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 9am
The world-renowned singer captures the spirit of the season.
KQED 9: Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 10pm
This acclaimed opera recounts the true story of the World War I Christmas Eve truce in 1914.
KQED 9: Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at noon
KQED 9: Mon, Dec 23, 2013at 7:30pm
KQED 9: Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 8pm
2012 Special - KQED 9: Sun, Dec 29, 2013 7:30pm
2013 Special - KQED 9: Sun, Dec 29, 2013 9pm
The New York Philharmonic rings in 2013 with this New Year's Eve celebration.
KQED 9: Mon, Dec 31, 2013 at 8pm
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 10am Listen Online Now
Hanukkah Lights 2013 (NPR)
Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 8pm
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 2pm
Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 8pm
Another collection of the best and most requested NPR holiday stories
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 8pm
A Season's Griot 2013 (PRI)
Public Radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 2pm
The broadcast features live performances from Boston to Monterey, and celebrates midnight in four U.S. time zones. This year's perfomances include Wynton Marsalis with Vince Giordano: The Louis Armstrong Continuum; and Dee Alexander's Funkin' with Electric Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown.
Mon, Dec 31, 2013 at 7pm into Tue, Jan 1, 2014 (time TBA)
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KQED Celebrates the Holidays
Find holiday-related KQED television and radio programming, events, gift ideas, recipes, and other Web-exclusive goodies.