Weekend Family Fun

Historic Folsom Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday 5-9

Historic Folsom

Santa visits and horse and wagon rides begin on Sutter Street at 5pm. Singing and dancing begin at 6pm at the Zittel Family Amphitheater and on Sutter Street. This beloved celebration is not to be missed! The tree lights up at 7:30pm in the plaza.

Christmas Tree Lighting: Downtown Holiday Celebration

Thursday at 6pm

Vernon Street Town Square

The City’s Christmas Tree will officially be lit on the Square. Experience an old fashion celebration and holiday cheer with decorating cookies, visiting with Santa, kids activity zone, music, food and celebration.
*Christmas Tree Lighting takes place in the first 15 minutes of the event - rain or shine.

Wild Nights & Holiday Lights

Friday 5-8:30

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

Celebrate the magic of the season and help support the amazing animals at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. 

Historic Folsom 54th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair

Sunday 9-4

Historic Folsom

At 54 years strong, this juried arts and crafts fair features more than 200 artisan crafters, strolling musicians, free face painting, and Historic District merchants and restaurateurs. It is the best place to find unique, quality, handmade items for gifts or yourself!

Theatre of Lights

Thursday - Sunday

Old Sacramento Waterfront

The highlight of the 20-minute production is a live dramatization on the balconies above K Street, complete with a special appearance by Jack Frost, and the lighting of the 60-foot Christmas tree by St. Nick himself. Discover how early pioneers experienced the calamities — and revelry — that befell the new city in the 1850s, the sounds of the fires, floods, and parties will surround the audience as the 150-year-old building facades light up with color.

Van Gogh Exhibit The Immersive Experience

Thursday  -  Sunday

West Sacramento

Have you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting? Now you can with this exhibition that has been touring since 2017 with +5,000,000 visitors!

Arden Park Holiday in the Park

Thursday 6-8

1000 La Sierra Dr, Sacramento

Join us for our 9th annual Holiday in the Park! Santa will use his Christmas magic to light up our 17 foot tree and the community center for the holidays! Local music and talent groups will take the stage and help celebrate the kickoff to the holiday season. Pictures with Santa will be available after the tree lighting and crafts for kids!

Snow Much Fun

Saturday 4-8

Fountains at Roseville

❄️ Live performances
❄️ Snow Globe experience
❄️ Snow!
❄️ Favorite winter characters
❄️ Hot chocolate and churros cart

Victorian Christmas

Sunday 12-5

Nevada City Downtown Historic District

The aroma of roasted chestnuts fill the air, along with cries of street vendors hawking their wares and lamp-lit streets filled with Christmas treasures.... It’s the one & only Victorian Christmas.
Welcome the holiday season in Nevada City. It’s a magical setting of hilly streets with authentic gas lamps, wandering carolers dressed in Victorian attire, and visitors sharing holiday cheer and good tidings.

Festival of Lights Parade

Saturday at 5:30pm

Downtown Auburn

Marvel at the festive floats, paired with vibrant music, brilliant lights displays, and colorful costumes!
The parade route runs from Cherry Avenue and Lincoln Way and ends at the Upper Parking Lot at the Fairgrounds.

Rocklin Tree Lighting

Saturday 4-8pm

Rocklin Quarry Park

This is a holiday hometown favorite you don't want to miss. Free admission. Visit our Holiday Market, Food Trucks and of course Santa and Mrs. Clause. Tree lighting will be at 7pm.

Elk Grove Illumination Holiday Festival

Saturday 3-8pm

Elk Grove

We've expanded the event this year to include tons of free activities including bounce houses, an ice rink, holiday carnival games, curling, photos with Santa and more! Plus, enjoy holiday treats and shop for gifts in the Vendor Village

Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday 12-5

1550 Maidu Dr, Roseville

Join us for some fun with Santa, crafts with Santa's elves and check out some amazing vendors to find that perfect holiday gift.


Saturday 12-7

405 K St, Sacramento

A perfect day at DOCO - holiday shopping, Selfies with Santa, dining and drone light shows! We'll see you at DOCO!

EDH Town Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday at 3pm

Town Center~ El Dorado Hills

The first 300 kids can pick up their stockings at the California Welcome Center at 4pm to participate in the “Stuff Your Stocking” game. There will be a variety of Town Center businesses that will give each child, with a stocking, a special gift. 

Cornish Christmas

Friday 6-9pm

Grass Valley

Cornish Christmas invites you to mill around downtown, stroll with mulled wine, and visit a Winter festival of holiday murals alongside the Cornish Christmas favorites you know and love. Shop our “Downtown Promenade” and Main Street with extended Holiday Hours.

City Of Winters Holiday Tractor Parade

Saturday 2-10pm

Rotary Park, 201 E Main St, Winters

50+ decorated tractors expected, food trucks on every corner, music at Rotary Park after the parade.

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