KQED DTV Channels



Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.

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More from KQED

KQED Celebrates the Holidays 2014

KQED Holiday Specials and Events 2012 Events | Recipes, Gift Ideas, Music and More | Television | Radio
Local Holiday Events
Dickens Fair
The Great Dickens Holiday Fair: How to Make the Most of Victorian London

A travel guide to the Bay Area's version of Victorian London. several weekends (weekends, November 22 – December 21)

downtown ice
Downtown Ice (open through Jan 11)

The South Bay's largest ice rink, the rink is wrapped around the Circle of Palms (next to KQED's Silicon Valley office), and it's across the street from Christmas in the Park. KQED is a Media Sponsor.

Recipes, Gift Ideas, Music and More!
Mixtape: Going Home (for the Holidays)

Listen Online

dinosaur in thrift shop
Secondhand SF: 13 Vintage Stores Worth Digging Through

If you don't like to shop, but enjoy a good archaeological dig, check out these San Francisco vintage shops to uncover the perfect gift for your more finicky friends.

Art Book
Trade Cash for Craft: Find the Perfect Gift at These 11 Holiday Art Events

We feature familiar favorites (with new names), as well as up-and-coming newbies, and most everything in between. Happy shopping!

Small Gift
5 Gifts to Skip This (and Every) Holiday Season

Tips for avoiding the 'wrong present' trap, especially for those 50+.

Bay Area Bites
Bay Area Bites: Christmas Recipes

Get recipes for everything from Cranberry Jalapeno Relish to DIY Candy Canes on KQED's food blog.

Volunteers Needed
During the Holidays, 9 Ways to Volunteer

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?

Holiday Programs on KQED TV 9 & KQED Plus
Renee Fleming - Christmas In New York
Renee Fleming - Christmas In New York

KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 30, 2014 -- 11:30am

Curious George
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 4:00pm
KQED 9: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 8:00am
More air dates

St. George Monastery
Rick Steves' Europe Holy Land Marathon

KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 1:00pm
KQED 9: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 6:00pm

Irish Rovers
Irish Rovers Christmas

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 11:00pm

A Christmas Carol: The Concert
Christmas on the Danube

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 2:00pm

National Christmas Tree
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2014

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 7:00pm

Xmas Without China
Xmas Without China

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 11:00pm

Call the Midwife Holiday Special (2014)
Call the Midwife Holiday Specials

2012 Special - KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 8:00pm
2013 Special - KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 24, 2014 -- 8:16pm; KQED 9: Thu, Dec 25, 2014 -- 9:30pm
2014 Special - KQED 9: Thu, Dec 25, 2014 -- 8:00pm

Il Volo
Il Volo Buon Natale

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 1:30pm

Chef Hubert Keller
Christmas In Alsace with Chef Hubert Keller

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 11:00pm
KQED 9: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 -- 1:30pm

Burt Wolf: Travels and Traditions

Hanukkah KQED 9: Sun, Dec 21, 2014 -- 12:00pm

Rick Steves
Rick Steves' European Christmas

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 21, 2014 -- 2:00pm; Tue, Dec 23, 2014 -- 10:00pm

Mormon Tabernacle Featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 9:00pm
KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 -- 7:00pm

First Silent Night

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 10:00pm, Wed, Dec 24, 2014 -- 11:00pm

Santa with sesame street group
Elmo's Christmas Countdown

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 -- 11:00am

Boys Chorus
Holiday Concert: San Francisco Boys Chorus

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 -- 7:30pm

Bear in Snow
Nature: Christmas In Yellowstone

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 8pm

Yo-Yo Ma
Gershwin Celebration at The New York Philharmonic with Dianne Reeves

The New York Philharmonic rings in 2014 with this New Year's Eve celebration.
KQED 9: Wed, Dec 31, 2014 -- 9:00pm

Holiday Programs on KQED Radio 88.5 & 89.3

Hanukkah Lights 2014 (NPR)

Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show.
Wed, Dec 17 at 8pm and Sat, Dec 20 at 2pm


Ho, Ho, Huh?  Selected Shorts' Christmas Special

Sat, Dec 20 at 8pm

HEARING VOICES from NPR® Shopping for Santa: A Season's Greeting

Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 8pm

Jonathan Winters
Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol (NPR)

Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 8pm

Toast of the Nation 2014 (NPR)

Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 7pm into Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 2am (exact start time TBD)

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