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Top 10 Christmas Destinations in Sacramento, CA

November 13, 2014

Top 10 Christmas Destinations in Sacramento, CA

Living in a city like Sacramento, it’s hard to imagine how one could get into the Christmas spirit. While the winters can be quite chilly, snow sightings are rarer than a good defensive possession by the Los Angeles Lakers. And let’s face it, rain-drenched Decembers aren’t exactly the stuff that Christmas carols are made of!

It seems that many Sacramentans would rather visit the snow-capped winter wonderlands of New York, Chicago and Washington, DC than check out the Christmas activities that Sactown has to offer. We hope that this blog post will inform you of some of the great holiday events taking place in the greater Sacramento area. Our Top 10 Christmas Destinations in Sacramento, CA focuses on free or low-cost options for families looking to get their ho-ho-ho’s on at a reasonable cost. You can also explore additional options by visiting sites like Sacramento365.com.

Chicken Little’s Christmas Party

November 8 – December 6, 2014 (Saturdays 11 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 3 pm)

Theater One presents Chicken Little’s Christmas Party, an interactive play that offers all-ages fun for the young and the young at heart. Quoting from their description: “Come join Chicken Little and her friends as they celebrate Christmas and foil Foxy-Loxy’s evil scheme!” The play features singing, dancing and even some yoga. Admission is $5 for all ages. Visit the Theater One website for more information.  

The Dickens’ Street Fair

November 29, 2014 (10 am – 4 pm)

Old Town Elk Grove kicks off the yuletide season with its 27th annual Dickens’ Street Fair. Traditionally, the event occurs the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and includes arts and crafts, food and entertainers decked out in Victorian-era costumes. The day’s festivities conclude with the Parade of Lights from 6 pm – 9 pm, during which time you can enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and Christmas carols. Learn more about the Dickens’ Street Fair on the Old Town Elk Grove Calendar of Events page.

Breakfast with Santa!

December 6, 2014 (8 am – 11 am)

The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) and the Pride of Laguna Creek Lions Club bring you this annual breakfast with Santa Claus himself in Laguna Town Hall. All good boys and girls will get to meet Santa during these three seating times: 8 am, 9 am and 10 am. The price is $5 per person and $7 at the door. Cost for children 2 years of age and under is $1. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, log onto the CSD website or click this link. 

Winter Wonderland

December 11 – 14, 2014 (1 pm – 7 pm)

December 18 – 21, 2014 (1 pm – 7 pm)

At Fairytale Town, celebrate the holiday season with a series of fun, festive events. On December 13 – 14, meet two of Santa’s reindeer. On December 13 – 14 and 20 – 21, visit Santa’s workshop and meet with the man himself from 3 – 6 pm. The Winter Wonderland program is free with paid park admission. Weekend admission is $5.50 for adults and for children ages 2 and older. Children ages 1 and under get in free. To learn more, go to Fairytale Town and go to their Calendar & Programs page.

Santa & Sirens Parade

December 12 – 14, 2014 (7 pm – 9 pm)

Celebrate the holiday season with your local police and fire personnel at the annual Santa & Sirens Parade. The Cosumnes Firefighters Association and the Elk Grove Police Department are teaming up to organize a series of parades at the following fire stations:

December 12: Station 76, Elk Grove – W. Vineyard

December 13: Station 71, Elk Grove

December 14: Station 74, Laguna

All three parades will start and end at the above listed fire stations. The parade routes are scheduled to travel their respective routes from 7 – 9 pm (weather permitting). Additional information can be found by logging onto the Elk Grove Police Department website.

A Simple Emigrant Christmas

December 13, 2014 (10 am – 5 pm)

In the era when John Sutter lived, people passed through the gates to share their holiday customs and traditions. This Christmas event held at Sutter’s Fort presents several holiday vignettes and includes foods, music, decorations and traditions from various cultures. Visitors will also be able to dip candles, make cornhusk dolls and create Christmas ornaments. Tickets are $7 for ages 18 and up, $5 for ages 6 – 17, and free for children 5 years and younger. For more information, visit the Sutter Fort Events and Exhibits page.

Christmas Dance Show

December 13 2014 (2 pm – 4 pm)

The First Covenant Church in Rancho Cordova is bringing you its first annual Christmas dance show. The show, which is based on favorite Christmas memories, is designed to be fun for the whole family and is free to the public. Dancers of varying ability levels are welcome, and the featured genres include hip-hop, jazz, ballet and Highland dancing. If you are interested in participating, you can do so by signing up here.  

All I Want for Christmas is Clean Air

December 13 – December 14, 2014 (12:30 pm – 4 pm)

Breathe California invites you to join them as they explore the air quality in Sacramento. It’s a great way for you and your family to learn how to keep the holidays green. Children are invited to take part in a helping hands craft project that they can take home with them. Admission to this event also includes a visit to the Blast from the Past and Nature Discovery Room exhibits and a planetarium show. Tickets are $8 for ages 18 and up, $7 for seniors ages 60 and up, $6 for children ages 4 – 12, and free for ages 0 – 3 and Discovery Museum Science & Space Center members. Find out more at Sacramento365

PJ Party Christmas Eve

December 24, 2014 (10 am – 1:30 pm)

At the Sacramento Zoo, celebrate Christmas Eve in your pajamas! Admission is free to the public. Learn more about the event on their website, www.saczoo.org.

Free Admission Day: Christmas Eve

December 24, 2014 (10 am – 2 pm)

Also on Christmas Eve, Fairytale Town is inviting guests to enter for free. Enjoy the holiday season with a free day of play for you and the whole family. For more information, visit the Free Admission Day page.

At Elk Grove Ford, we’re proud to be a part of such a great community. Come by and take a look at our amazing inventory, and let us help you find the car you are looking for. Our finanace team can help simplify the process of getting a car loan in the city of Sacramento. Be sure to check our blog for future events in the Elk Grove and surrounding Sacramento area—we look forward to hearing from you soon!