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    HOLIDAY EVENTS

    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 created by school children, families, bakery academy students and adults. Entries are made of spicy gingerbread, cookies, candies and imagination! Vote for your favorite entry!

    Selected entries will be presented ...more



    The Nutcracker: Once Upon A Time In The West (Rocklin Youth Ballet)

    Presented by Rocklin Youth Ballet

    December 19 - December 20, 2014

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    The Nutcracker -- Once Upon A Time In The West is a vibrant and colorful production set in 1907 on a cattle ranch in Arizona. This narrated version of the beloved holiday classic is...more

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Presented by Free Fall Stage at Victory Life Church, Folsom

    December 5 - December 20, 2014

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    Join Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang in this fun, festive show that's a holiday treat for the whole family. Back by popular demand, A Charlie Brown Christmas brings all of...more

    Boutiques and Bubbly: Bike Bus Tour

    Presented by Downtown Sacramento Partnership at Downtown Sacramento, Sacramento

    December 13 - December 20, 2014

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    Put a little joy back into holiday shopping on this two-hour pedal powered tour of Downtown and Old Sacramento boutiques.

    The tour starts with a small bite and mimosa toast. Then,...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

    From Heaven on High (St. Ignatius Catholic Church)

    Presented by Schola Cantorum

    December 21, 2014

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    Enjoy a Christmas performance of From Heaven on High with conductor Donald Kendrick, organist Ryan Enright, oboist Cindy Behmer, and harpist Beverly Wesner-Hoehn.

    There will also be...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

    Wreath & Mistletoe Sales: AAZK Fundraiser

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    December 13 - December 21, 2014

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    Celebrate the holiday season with Zoo-grown mistletoe and homemade wreaths! Members of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) will be at the front of the Zoo during the December weekends...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

    Wreath Sale Fundraiser

    Presented by American Association of Zoo Keepers at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    December 13 - December 21, 2014

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    Celebrate the holiday season with zoo-grown homemade wreaths! The local chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) will be at the front of the Zoo during the December weekends...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

    Peter White Christmas

    Presented by HuskyShows at Red Lion Woodlake Hotel & Conference Center, Sacramento

    December 21, 2014

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    Peter White Christmas is in its remarkable 10th year! This year, Rick Braun is back to spice up the holiday season with ...more

    A New Song for Christmas

    at Celebration Arts Theatre, Sacramento

    December 6 - December 21, 2014

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    This holiday season come see the world premiere of A New Song For Christmas, a dramatic musical, by James Wheatley. The cast of 15 actor and singers will have you laughing one moment and...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

    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

    The Gift of the Magi

    Presented by Free Fall Stage at Victory Life Church, Folsom

    December 5 - December 21, 2014

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    Adopted from the short story, "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry (a pen name for William Sydney Porter), the play is about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of...more

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    Presented by Crest Theatre at Crest Theatre, Sacramento

    December 21, 2014

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    Come one, come all! Take a break from the frantic holiday shopping season and join in watching a modern Christmas classic in an elegant, historic setting. Charles Dickens' timeless tale...more

    Indie Craft Fair Presents Merry Market

    at Shine, Sacramento

    December 21, 2014

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    It's the holiday season -- have you finished up your Christmas shopping? 12 local vendors will be selling vintage clothing, jewelry, body care, candles, soaps and more. The Roaming Spoon will...more

    La Pastorela de Sacramento: A Holiday Tradition

    Presented by La Raza Galeria Posada

    December 21, 2014

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    A Pastorela is one of Mexico’s most beloved holiday traditions. Historically, pastorelas recreate the story of shepherds minding their sheep who, upon a visit from an angel,...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

    Diciembre Navideño

    Presented by Ballet Folklorico de Sacramento at Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom

    December 22, 2014

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    Under the tutelage of Dr. Zenon Barron, Balet Folkorico de Sacramento presents Diciembre Navideno (December is Christmas), bringing a subtle theatrical nuance to this explosive dance presentation....more

    Snowfall

    Presented by Shaun Slaughter's Events at Shady Lady Saloon, Sacramento

    December 22, 2014

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    The 6th Annual Snowfall will bring you an evening of glitz, glamor, holiday spirit, and festive fun. There will be tons of holiday spirits made to by the skilled bartenders at the Shady...more

    State Capitol Holiday Music Program

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

    December 1 - December 23, 2014

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    Get ready for some holiday fun on your next visit to the California State Capitol! To set a festive stage and spread holiday cheer, beautiful vintage decorations will create a lovely backdrop for...more

    A Celtic Christmas (Sacramento)

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

    December 13 - December 23, 2014

    Event Rating (5 votes)

    The Sacramento Master Singers celebrate the holidays with a Celtic flair! The group will offer the mesmerizing songs of Irish composer...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

    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

    Giving Tree at Arden Fair

    at Arden Fair Mall, Sacramento

    November 25 - December 23, 2014

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    Arden Fair is encouraging guests to pay it forward this holiday season. Show your support by donating a gift to a child in need. Visit the Giving Tree in Center Court, and pick up a gift tag...more

    Wild Nights and Holiday Lights

    Presented by Folsom Parks and Recreation at Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, Folsom

    December 17 - December 23, 2014

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    Celebrate the magic of the season and help support the amazing animals at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary! Thousands of colorful lights illuminate the zoo's buildings, grounds, and animal exhibits;...more

    Holiday Edition Sketch It

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 23, 2014

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    Visitors ages 5 and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month.

    Note: No experience necessary, and...more

    A Christmas Story Film Screening

    Presented by Crest Theatre at Crest Theatre, Sacramento

    December 23, 2014

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    Ho ho ho! When it comes to holiday icons, few can touch the depiction of Santa Clause in the 1983 classic, A Christmas...more

    Scrooge

    at Chautauqua Playhouse, Carmichael

    December 5 - December 23, 2014

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    Come see the Chautauqua Christmas tradition, a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas...more

    Free Admission Day: Christmas Eve

    Presented by Fairytale Town at Fairytale Town, Sacramento

    December 24, 2014

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    Happy Holidays from Fairytale Town! Guests who visit on Christmas Eve receive free admission. Enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with a day of free play for the whole...more

    Nutcracker in Oak Park

    Presented by Natalia Johnson Conservatory and Girls Self-Esteem Program at Guild Theater, Sacramento

    December 22 - December 24, 2014

    Event Rating (3 votes)

    Nutcracker in Oak Park is a soulful, updated version of the holiday classic. This rendition stars Prima Ballerina Natalia Johnson from the nationally televised, ...more

    Christmas Eve PJ Party

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    December 24, 2014

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    Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Zoo where you don't even have to change out of your pajamas! That's right, admission is free and everyone will be in their best pjs.


    Holiday Tangram Puzzles

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

    December 22 - December 24, 2014

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    Get in the holiday spirit by completing some tangram challenges. The tangram is a puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form pictures. The objective of the...more

    Santa Photos

    at Arden Fair Mall, Sacramento

    November 21 - December 24, 2014

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    Come meet Santa and get your picture taken at Center Court in the Arden Fair Mall. 

    Note: Advance registration and pre-pay is required for the 30% off...more

    The Sound of Music Sing-Along

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 26, 2014

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    Out with the fa-la-la and in with the do-re-mi! Now a Sacramento tradition, the can’t-miss The Sound of Music Sing-Along returns for its third year with costume contests, door prizes,...more

    2014 Kwanzaa Celebration

    Presented by The Brickhouse Gallery at Brickhouse Gallery, Sacramento

    December 26, 2014

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    Come celebrate Kwanzaa with your family and community! Please bring a dish for the Karamu potluck feast. There will also be a collection for unworn caps, scarves, and gloves for the MLK Homeless...more

    Santaland Diaries

    Presented by Capital Stage Company at Capital Stage, Sacramento

    December 3 - December 27, 2014

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    Aaron Wilton returns to star as Crumpet the Elf for another round of best-selling author David Sedaris’ sardonic comedy. This wry tale is based on the outlandish, and true, chronicles of...more

    The Deadlies Rockin' Holiday Beach Party

    at Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar and Grill, Roseville

    December 26 - December 27, 2014

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    Come check out Northern California’s most dangerous surf band, The Deadlies. The Deadlies are fresh out of San...more

    The Quiltmaker's Gift

    Presented by Sutter Street Theatre at Sutter Street Theatre, Folsom

    December 13 - December 28, 2014

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    A mysterious old woman lives in the misty mountains, making beautiful quilts for the poor. Meanwhile, the greedy king is desperate to find happiness, assuming it will come from one of the many...more

    Holiday Edition Art Blast

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 30, 2014

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    A different work of art provides the inspiration for a memorable art-making activity for families with children ages 7 to 12. Families are welcome to drop in anytime during this special holiday...more

    New Year's Eve at the Hyatt

    Presented by NOW 100.5 at Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Sacramento

    December 31, 2014

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    Sip some bubbly and enjoy the smooth sounds of Quinn Hedges and Ryan Hernandez before you party into the new year with DJ Rated-R and headliner, ...more

    New Year’s Banner

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

    December 29 - December 31, 2014

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    Make the end of 2014 memorable by visiting the Discovery Museum with family and friends. Explore exhibits, a nature walk and the craft room. Kids 12 and younger color and assemble a New Year...more

    Noon Year’s Eve: A Free Family Festival

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 31, 2014

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    This year the Crocker says “bienvenido” to 2015 with a high-energy New Year’s extravaganza that celebrates its current exhibition of Latino artists from around the world....more

    TBD NYE BlockParty

    Presented by Beautiful Buzz at MARRS Building, Sacramento

    December 31, 2014

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    TBD Fest & Beautiful Buzz present TBD NYE BLOCK PARTY closing out 2014 in style with the biggest party of the year!

    PERFORMANCES BY: 

    ...more

    New Year's Eve with Mumbo Gumbo

    December 31, 2014

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    Ring in the New Year with Mumbo Gumbo! Along with great live music, you can welcome 2015 with gumbo and cornbread, party favors, and the traditional champagne toast. No host bars will be open in...more

    Professional Guild's New Years Eve Party

    Presented by Professionals Guild and Hip Entertainment at Hilton Sacramento Arden West, Sacramento

    December 31, 2014

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    This is a great way to ring in the New Year with old and new friends! This party will feature casino games, specialty drinks, professional keepsake photos, a balloon drop, and live music! Come see...more

    New Year's Eve with Lovefool

    Presented by Harlow's at Harlow's, Sacramento

    December 31, 2014

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    Lovefool combines the best pop hits of the 80s, with the mega dance hits and rock anthems of the 90s, and hits from the millennium to the...more

    Lipstick New Years Eve

    Presented by Shaun Slaughter's Events at Old Ironsides, Sacramento

    December 31, 2014

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    Lipstick Presents New Year's Eve with the Sunmonks!

    This NYE bash offers a super intimate, super cheap place to dance to...more

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