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Pirate Weekend
October 25th & 26th
Pirate Weekend
Arrrrrg, mateys! Sail the seven seas to Playland and seek your treasure on the biggest, best treasure hunt ever! Come dressed as a pirate and win a special rewarrrrrrrd. Guests pay one low price to enter and can play all day: $10 for children and seniors.
Magical Nathaniel
Magical Nathaniel
Saturday, October 25th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
We are pleased to feature Magical Nathaniel performing some of his most amazing stunts. Nathaniel is our 19-year old in-house discovery. He has been performing since he was 3 years old, and he is an amazing magician and magic inventor. If you have never seen him in person, you will adore Magical Nathaniel.
Fabulous Frank
Sunday, October 26th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Fabulous Frank will join us to perform his wonderfully funny magic. Originally from Connecticut, Frank assisted other magicians at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, but always in a sidekick role. When one of the in-house magicians became ill, Frank began performing his own shows. This guy is really Fabulous and knows how to have a good time with his audience!!!


Playland After Dark
Thursday, October 30th
Playland's Halloween Edition of After Dark (Grown-Up Game Night)
All Hallow's Eve eve is the perfect night to put on that costume and join fellow adult revelers at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's after dark Halloween party. Get ready for spooky magic, mystery, treats and games, with no kids allowed. Awoooo! Adults only (18 years and older), no babies or children please. 6:00pm-10:00pm. Only $10

November 1st & 2nd
Halloween Costume Weekend
Keep that costume on! Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's Halloween Costume Party weekend gives trick-or-treaters chances to win prizes and more. Don't forget to explore the Dark Mystery exhibition and check out our spooky 5000-year-old mummy!
Fabulous Frank
Saturday & Sunday
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Fabulous Frank will join us to perform his wonderfully funny magic. Originally from Connecticut, Frank assisted other magicians at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, but always in a sidekick role. When one of the in-house magicians became ill, Frank began performing his own shows. This guy is really Fabulous and knows how to have a good time with his audience!!!

November 8th & 9th
Veterans Day Weekend
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach pays tribute to those who serve in the US military with discounts for veterans and those in active service, and an extra day to play for everyone on Tuesday, November 11! Show military ID and get $2 off per person. (Good for active duty, veterans and family with current military ID.)
Magical Nathaniel
Magical Nathaniel
Saturday, November 8th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
We are pleased to feature Magical Nathaniel performing some of his most amazing stunts. Nathaniel is our 19-year old in-house discovery. He has been performing since he was 3 years old, and he is an amazing magician and magic inventor. If you have never seen him in person, you will adore Magical Nathaniel.
Scott Alcalay
Scott Alcalay
Sunday, November 9th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Scott Alcalay was the very first magician to perform at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach — way back at our Sneak Peek event in 2005. Ironically that day he created exquisite balloon animals for our many guests. We did not learn until later of his magical powers. He is also the president of the Oakland Magic Circle.

Tuesday, November 11th
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is OPEN on
Veterans Day
    Extra Day To Play!
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach pays tribute to those who serve in the US military with discounts for veterans and those in active service. An extra day to play for everyone on Tuesday, November 11! Show military ID and get $2 off per person. (Good for active duty, veterans and family with current military ID).


Playland After Dark
Tuesday, November 11th
Veterans Night at Playland After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
The Veterans Day fun continues into night at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's Grown-up Game Night. Get some R&R (pinball, board games, arcade and carnival games) without the kids (or grandkids!). Grown-Ups only (no children or babies please). $10 for general admission. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

November 15th & 16th
Pooh Happens at
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
Celebrate Christopher Robin's lovable bear and all his friends. Lead an expedition deep into Playland's "Hundred-Acre Wood" to spot Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Eeyore and the rest to win prize tickets.
Magician Mike Della Penna
Saturday, November 15th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Magician Mike Della Penna is a transplanted New England illusionist who also teaches second grade in the Berkeley School System. Mike perfected his entertainment skills as a standup comic in Boston but developed an early love for children's magic. His live shows are extraordinary as he involves make believe and interactivity which embraces every child's dream of what just might be possible. His assistant is Clara the Clarevoyant Duck who has amazing powers even when blindfolded. Mike taught Playland's 2010, 2011, 2012. 2013, and 2014 sold out Magic Camps (where he got raves from his students). Don't miss this amazing performer.
Fabulous Frank
Sunday, November 16th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Fabulous Frank will join us to perform his wonderfully funny magic. Originally from Connecticut, Frank assisted other magicians at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, but always in a sidekick role. When one of the in-house magicians became ill, Frank began performing his own shows. This guy is really Fabulous and knows how to have a good time with his audience!!!

Sunday, November 16th
Pinball Tournament Sunday
These tournaments have a casual vibe and are intended to be beginner-friendly. We encourage pinball fans to participate regardless of experience or skill level.

Youth Tournament is 12:00pm through 3:00pm and included with regular youth admission. Adult Tournament is 4:00pm through 9:00pm and the $20 fee includes all day admission to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. Tournament registration is at the door. All pinball games are included in the admission fee. Sorry, no coupons or discount accepted for these tournaments.

The adult tournament will use a group play format. Players will be randomly placed into groups and play through three pinball machines per group. Each group of pinball machines will include one modern pinball machine, one early solid state pinball machine, and one electro-mechanical pinball machine. The highest scoring player in each group will receive 5 point, second highest scoring player will receive 3 points, third highest scoring player will receive 2 points, and lowest scoring player will receive 1 point. The winner will be determined at the end of the tournament based on the accumulated number of points received throughout the tournament. There are awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, plus awards for best woman player and best novice player. For the purposes of these events, a novice is considered anyone who has participated in five or fewer pinball tournaments.

This is an International Flipper Pinball Association sanctioned event and full World Pinball Player Ranking points will be awarded (for the adult tournament only).

Playland-Not-at-the-Beach does not serve food or drink, but you are welcome to bring your own. Friends and family staying for the Adult Tournament but not participating may pay general admission and stay and play non-tournament games (prizes not available).
Expected Adult Tournament Pinball Machines include the following:
• Flying Circus • Big Game
• Roller Coaster • Haunted House
• Travel Time • Cirqus Voltaire
• Gigi • RollerCoaster Tycoon
• Circus • White Water
• Flight 2000 • Funhouse
       (Subject to change without notification)


Playland After Dark
Thursday, November 20th
Game Night at Playland After Dark
(Grown-Ups Only)
Shake off some pre-holiday stress with fellow game lovers at Playland's Grown-up Game Night. Play all the pinball, carnival, arcade and board games you can in one evening…without the little ones around! No little ones yet? Playland After Dark is the best date night in the Bay Area. Grown-Ups only (no children or babies please.) $10 for general admission. Open 6:00pm-10:00pm.

November 22nd & 23rd
Hunger Games Weekend
The Mocking Jay has caught fire on the big screen once again. We've set up a special treasure hunt to find and identify Hunger Games characters and give you a chance to compete for your own Mocking Jay button. Will you volunteer for this game?

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
November 28th, 29th, & 30th
Thanksgiving Weekend
     An Extra Day To Play! — Open Friday after Thanksgiving!
Thanks be to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach for being open for an extra day to play on Friday, November 28th! Spend quality time with friends and family in our Museum of Fun where every generation has fun!

December 20th – January 4th
Wacky Winter Wonderland
   (Open everyday except Christmas Day)
     A Bunch of Extra Days To Play!
A gift from us to you: Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is open every weekend and most holidays, but for the last two weeks of this year, we're going to let visitors in Monday through Friday. Join us for special activities and family fun during the week – for every generation, it's a great way to pack a bit more fun into the year before it is over. (Sorry, closed Christmas Day.)

Monday & Tuesday
December 29th & 30th
    A Very Special Winter Magic Camp, Jr.
    at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach!
Does your young child love magic? Playland-Not-at-the-Beach presents Winter Magic Camp, Jr., tailored especially for budding magicians aged 5 to 8 years old. A two-hour morning workshop led by award-winning magician (and second-grade teacher) Mike Della Penna features build-your-own tricks, a special magic show just for campers and lots of fun and laughter. A blend of crafts and magic, campers will make props and be taught how to use them to perform magic effects.

All materials needed for the class are provided. Also included in the price is a day pass for one adult and one child to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. Attendance is limited to 10 campers per session.

Session One: Monday, December 29, 2014
Session Two: Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Time: 10:00am-Noon

Cost: $40 (Includes a $25 value all-day pass for one adult and one child to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach)

Contact Tim Sauer at 510-232-4264 x24 to register or fill out the registration form.

Wednesday, December 31st
    8:00pm to 12:30am
A Family Friendly New Year's Eve Party
     Join us for a Special Party
Playland throws a New Year's celebration the entire family can enjoy! Play pinball, carnival games, and arcade games all night long. New this year is our New Year's Treasure Hunt. We will have a "quiet room" for sleepy young partiers and countdowns for each American time zone (Eastern through Pacific) with sparkling-cider provided. Join us for this unique chance for all generations to ring in 2015 together.

Open 8:00pm-12:30am. Guests pay one low price to enter and play all night: $30 for everyone ages 3 and up (no reservations required). Sorry, no coupons or discounts accepted for this event. Guests are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Please contact us for additional information or to reserve a private party room.







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