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    Free Admission Day: Canned Food Drive

    Presented by Fairytale Town at Fairytale Town, Sacramento

    November 28, 2014

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    As a special thanks for visiting throughout the year, Fairytale Town offers free admission to visitors who bring in a canned good to donate the day after Thanksgiving! All goods collected will be donated to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive.

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    Artful Tot

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 2, 2014

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    Toddlers explore art-making with different materials and in new ways, from printmaking and color mixing to clay and fabric. Adults learn how to encourage experimentation and self-expression while...more

    California State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony

    at California State Capitol - West Steps, Sacramento

    December 2, 2014

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    Celebrate the holiday season with Governor Jerry Brown, First Lady Anne Gust Brown and fellow Californians with musical performances and the official lighting of the California State...more

    First Friday Neighborhood Dinner: Tamale Night

    Presented by Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association at Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento

    December 5, 2014

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    Join the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association for the First Friday Neighborhood Dinner featuring Tamales catered by Sacramento's Best Tacos!

    Select from a choice of Pork, Chicken or...more

    Community Mission: Rendezvous with Comet Halley

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 5, 2014

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    The Challenger Learning Center simulated space mission is open to the public on occasional Friday evenings.  You can experience the thrill of space exploration with your family, friends,...more

    Holiday Concert: On This Night (Sacramento)

    Presented by Sacramento Children's Chorus at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento

    December 6, 2014

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    The Sacramento Children’s Chorus kicks off its 22nd season with a performance of their holiday concert. All five choirs will perform under the direction of Lynn Stevens along with Julie...more

    2nd Annual Snow Much Fun and Tree Lighting

    Presented by City of Sacramento Dept. of Parks & Rec at Coloma Community Center, Sacramento

    December 6, 2014

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    Come out and play during an evening of holiday fun. Children are invited to participate in holiday themed arts and crafts, photos with Santa, cookie decorating, and more!


    Chicken Little's Christmas Party

    Presented by Theater One

    November 8 - December 6, 2014

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    Come join Chicken Little and her friends as they celebrate Christmas and foil Foxy-Loxy's evil scheme. Geared for children, this interactive play is fun for all ages. There will be singing,...more

    Breakfast with Santa

    Presented by Cosumnes Community Services District at Laguna Town Hall, Elk Grove

    December 6, 2014

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    Santa is stopping by Elk Grove for his annual breakfast at Laguna Town Hall. The Cosumnes CSD and the Pride of Laguna Creek Lions Club is inviting all good girls and boys to have “Breakfast...more

    PJs in the Park

    Presented by Sacramento River Cats at Raley Field, West Sacramento

    December 6, 2014

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    Hang out in Raley Field in your warmest and coziest PJs for a morning of holiday cheer! This family-friendly events features holiday crafts, games, pictures with Santa, and some scrumptious...more

    The Elves and the Shoemaker

    at Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom

    December 6, 2014

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    A story of when two merry elves arrive at a small village in the Black Forest to discover a poor, gentle shoemaker who clearly needs their assistance. Their good deeds, kindness and...more

    The Jungle Book

    Presented by Big Idea Theatre at Big Idea Theatre, Sacramento

    November 7 - December 7, 2014

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    Big Idea's The Jungle Book will be an original full-length adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic by Briandaniel Oglesby, a Sacramento native and graduate of the University of Texas...more

    Holiday Concert: On This Night (Carmichael)

    Presented by Sacramento Children's Chorus at Carmichael Seventh Day Adventist Church, Carmichael

    December 7, 2014

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    The Sacramento Children’s Chorus kicks off its 22nd season with a performance of their holiday concert. All five choirs will perform under the direction of Lynn Stevens along with Julie...more

    Sugar Plum Fairy Tea (SOLD OUT)

    Presented by Sacramento Ballet at The Capitol Plaza Ballroom, Grand Hall, Sacramento

    December 7, 2014

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    Join the Sacramento Ballet’s Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Tea! Meet and greet your beloved characters of The...more

    Orion First Flight Viewing Event

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

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    The Discovery Museum is hosting an Orion first flight viewing event to celebrate the first test flight of NASA’s new spacecraft, Orion. Enjoy themed, hands-on activities, weet JPL Solar...more

    Youth Chamber Orchestra

    Presented by Folsom Lake College Music Department at Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

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    The Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra has been created to inspire music appreciation and excellence among children ages 12-18, and to increase community awareness of and participation in...more

    Critter Corner

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    December 7, 2014

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    Have you ever wondered where the animals in the Nature Center come from? Join us for this program to meet some of our critters and learn why these animals are unable to return to the wild. Space...more

    Annie Jr.

    Presented by Davis Musical Theatre Company at Davis Musical Theatre Co. Performing Arts Center, Davis

    November 15 - December 7, 2014

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    Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie...more

    Theater Kids

    Presented by Blacktop Comedy at Blacktop Comedy, Roseville

    November 4 - December 9, 2014

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    Students will learn the essentials of stage performance and use those skills to create hilarious stories on stage as a performance ensemble. This course teaches students to be positive, think...more

    Preschool Program

    Presented by Roseville Utility Exploration Center at Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Roseville

    December 11, 2014

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    Inspire your child to be a future Planet Protector! Drop in for free hands-on crafts, fun and discovery. Created specifically with preschoolers in mind, this program offers engaging and age...more

    Poodlums Music Hour

    Presented by Sacramento Public Library at Franklin Community Library, Elk Grove

    December 13, 2014

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    Get your bodies moving and your smiles beaming at this is a great musical event for children of all ages.


    Holiday Magic

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    December 13, 2014

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    Bundle up the family and come enjoy the holiday season at the Zoo!

    The Zoofari Market will be open at 10am for Sacramento Zoo Member shopping. Members recieve a 25% discount with their...more

    Santa's Workshop Open House

    Presented by Verge Center for the Arts at Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento

    December 13, 2014

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    Join for holiday fun arts and crafts! Create holiday lanterns, patterned wrapping paper, paper snowflakes, garlands, and ornaments. Move from station to station making holiday masterpieces and...more

    Save the Frogs with Michael Starkey

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    December 11 - December 13, 2014

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    Amphibian populations around the world are declining at an alarming rate. Nearly one third of the world's amphibian species are on the verge of extinction. Up to 200 species have completely...more

    Pictures With Santa

    Presented by Harley-Davidson of Sacramento

    December 13, 2014

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    Santa Claus is coming to Harley-Davidson of Sacramento! Avoid the long lines in the mall and take your complimentary picture with Santa! Guests...more

    Christmas Memories at the Mansion

    at Governor's Mansion State Historic Park, Sacramento

    December 6 - December 13, 2014

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    On two special Saturdays in December, the community is invited to tour the majestic Governor’s Mansion! Delight in elaborate holiday decorations, festive live holiday music, children’s...more

    Breakfast with Santa

    at Rio Linda Community Center, Rio Linda

    December 13, 2014

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    The kids can enjoy free arts and crafts, games and photos with Santa! Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, ham, coffee and juice.


    Sacramento's first Kings: King Salmon

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    December 13, 2014

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    We’re not talking basketball here, we’re talking fish! Join a Naturalist for a walk to the salmon “arena” and see Sacramento’s first Kings! Space is limited though...more

    Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas

    at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, Sacramento

    December 13, 2014

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    In John Sutter’s day, people from around the world passed through the gates of Sutter’s Fort, each with their own customs and traditions for the holiday season. Families are...more

    Victorian Holiday Ball & Pony Express Ride

    Presented by Historic Old Sacramento Foundation/Sacramento History Museum at Old Sacramento, Sacramento

    December 13, 2014

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    Come one, come all to a traditional and FREE Victorian Holiday Ball complete with music and dancing! Guests are welcome to enjoy the festivities and can learn the fashionable dance steps of the...more

    Karts, Kids and Cars Toy Drive

    Presented by Dreams and Drivers, Inc at K1 Speed Sacramento, Sacramento

    December 14, 2014

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    Dreams and Drivers will host its first annual Karts, Kids and Cars Toy Drive for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Greater Sacramento. KKC will be a car show and shine event, and all...more

    All I Want for Christmas is Clean Air

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

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    Join Breathe California as they explore Sacramento’s air quality. Join for the family feature to learn how you and your family can keep your holidays green. Children are invited to...more

    Christmas Fair

    Presented by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Church at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Church, Sacramento

    December 14, 2014

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    Reject the shopping mall madness! Find gifts both local & global that support Artists, Craftspeople and Non-Profit groups. Join us in the Great Hall at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral for a wide...more

    Gifts from Mother Earth

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    December 14, 2014

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    Learn the skill of making abalone necklaces to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry from Mother Earth. Keep your gift for yourself or share it with someone special! Space is limited though...more

    8th Annual Elk Grove Nativity Festival

    Presented by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

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    Come see hundreds of multi-cultural creches, watch local children re-enact the Nativity, hear musical talents from our diverse community, and participate in a scavenger hunt as you wander the...more

    Wee Wednesday

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 3 - December 17, 2014

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    Bring your little one and yourself to this gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5. The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30am and 11am. This program takes place...more

    Museum Free Days at Maidu

    Presented by Maidu Museum & Historic Site at Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Roseville

    December 16 - December 18, 2014

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    Visit the Maidu Museum & Historic Site to Grind acorns, make a beaded bracelet, or try the scavenger hunt. Bring the whole family and enjoy the contemporary art galleries and...more

    Hand Built Sculpture (May-December)

    Presented by Allied Ceramics Arts Institute at Allied Ceramics Art Institute Studios & Gallery, Fair Oaks

    May 31 - December 20, 2014

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    Join the Allied Ceramics Arts Institute (ACAI) each month for a morning of ceramics.


    Playing with Programming

    Presented by Lego Education: We Do at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 20, 2014

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    What do animation and Legos have in common? They are both great ways to introduce the idea of programming to children. Build a robot with ...more

    Winter Wonderland

    Presented by Fairytale Town at Fairytale Town, Sacramento

    December 11 - December 21, 2014

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    Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town! The storybook park will be trimmed with festive décor and lit up with a dazzling display of lights, starting at dusk. Enjoy hands-on craft...more

    Polar Express Train Rides (SOLD OUT)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    November 28 - December 21, 2014

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    Experience the magic of a train ride based on The Polar Express, the classic children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. Come in your jammies and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while...more

    Jingle All the Way

    Presented by Sacramento Master Singers at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Sacramento

    December 21, 2014

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    This concert by Sacramento Master Singers is a family event, perfect for young children. Hosted by head-elf Hildegarde, Mrs. Claus, and others, the singers will perform many songs kids are sure to...more

    The Nutcracker (Sacramento Ballet)

    Presented by Sacramento Ballet at Community Center Theater, Sacramento

    December 6 - December 21, 2014

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    Best-known and most beloved of all Sacramento Ballet productions, Ron Cunningham’s The Nutcracker has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people. The images of young Clara battling...more

    Holiday Scents

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    December 20 - December 21, 2014

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    You are familiar with the sights and sounds of the holidays, but this weekend we are focusing on the scents! Sniff out the smell stations to test your nose on some mystery holiday aromas. Kids...more

    The Nutcracker (Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet)

    Presented by Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet at Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom

    December 19 - December 21, 2014

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    Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker will be returning to the Harris Center. Infusing fantasy with comedic choreography and stunning costumes, Pamela Hayes...more

    Winter Mini-Camp

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    December 21, 2014

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    Winter at the Zoo is unlike any other time of year. Whether you love our summer camp or are new to the zoo and want to try a program, you will love this one day mini-camp! Campers will explore the...more

    Santa Holiday River Cruise

    Presented by Hornblower Cruises & Events at L Street Dock, Sacramento

    November 29 - December 21, 2014

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    Looking to meet Santa while avoiding the huge lines at the mall? Instead spend your afternoon cruising along the Sacramento River with Santa himself! You and your family will be greeted with a...more

    26th Annual Gingerbread Holiday: Gingerbread Houses

    Presented by Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, Sacramento

    December 5 - December 21, 2014

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    Come and see dozens of sweet confections on display at the 26th Annual Gingerbread Holiday gingerbread house display. There will be houses, mansions, shacks and other gingerbread structures...more

    Polar Express Holiday Drop-Off

    Presented by Sacramento Children's Museum at Sacramento Children's Museum, Rancho Cordova

    December 22, 2014

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    Need time to sneak away from the kids for some last minute holiday shopping? Sacramento Children's Museum is offering a Polar Express themed Holiday Drop-Off Night for you! Drop off your...more

    Christmas Train

    Presented by Sacramento RiverTrain at Sacramento RiverTrain - West Sacramento, West Sacramento

    November 28 - December 23, 2014

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    The Christmas Train experience now boards at West Sacramento! Meet Morgan, a little girl who has lost her Christmas spirit and now her Teddy Bear is missing, too! Follow Morgan's journey...more

    Holiday in the Hills

    at Sutter Street Theatre, Folsom

    December 6 - December 23, 2014

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    This will be the ninth performance of the annual holiday celebration, Holiday in the Hills. The story takes place in Folsom on Sutter Street at the end of the 19th century; and all of...more

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