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    Theatre of Lights

    Presented by at Old Sacramento

    November 27 - December 31, 2013

    Event Rating (47 votes)


    Theatre of Lights

    Experience the holiday magic of Old Sacramento’s 5th Annual Theatre of Lights! The free outdoor performances artfully mix the historic charm of Old Sacramento with state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology to create a memorable and visually-exciting holiday experience for all visitors. 

    With new storytelling elements incorporated this year, Old Sacramento’s Theatre of Lights blends a symphony of lights, sounds, and visual effects that transport the audience back in time with a reading of the famous poem The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. The narrated reading of the powerful and nostalgic poem is brought to life through theatrical elements and visually-exciting lighting choreography that takes place on the balconies and rooftops of Old Sacramento’s historic buildings.

    The performance's opening night coincides with the lighting of the City of Sacramento Christmas tree.

    Old Sacramento

    1002 2nd Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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    General Day and Time Info:

    Thursdays-Sundays 6:15pm & 7:45pm

    Opening Night (11/27) 6pm
    Christmas Eve (12/24) 6:15pm
    New Year's Eve (12/31) 7pm & 8:30pm

    *No performance Thurs 11/28

    Phone: (916) 442-8575


    Street parking
    Old Sacramento (2nd & I) and Tower Bridge (Capitol & Neasham) garages.
    *During the holiday season, the garages above may be full. Additional parking can be found at the Macy's West Garage (3rd and L St.).

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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    • Event Name: Theatre of Lights
      4.5 out of 5 stars rating "A Very Merry Christmas"
      Review posted by: Grandma Cathy from Sacramento, CA, Dec 08, 2013

      We went last year and it was an awesome show of history and Christmas. Great for any age. Great pictures by the Christmas tree too.

    • Event Name: Theatre of Lights
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Great for the whole family!"
      Review posted by: Mari from Rialto, CA, Nov 30, 2013

      Great Christmas show (Twas the Night Before Christmas) performed on the balconies in Old Sacramento. Definitely worth seeing. The kids loved the show. A great way to start this season! Little... Expand

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