Courtesy of the Sacramento SPCA Facebook Page
With dazzling lights, homemade cookies, and warm spirits, there’s a reason it is called the most wonderful time of the year. Take one look around Sacramento and it is clear the community is eager to get into the holiday spirit! With a lighted boat parade, holiday performances, Santa meet ups, and more, Sacramento365 has rounded up events to make your season merry and bright.
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley
Nov 30-Dec 24 | Wed & Thurs 7pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm
It’s Christmas at Pemberley again! This warm holiday comedy takes you into the warmth of the Darcy kitchen, two years after the conclusion of Pride and Prejudice. Family secrets are revealed, and loyalties are tested as you watch a bright holiday tale full of mirth, wit, and the power of giving back to others.
12 Days of Midtown
Dec 1-12 | Mon-Sun; Various times
Throughout the first 12 days of December, Midtown guests can enjoy holiday-themed dinners, drinks, events, shows, discounts, and more, all while supporting local businesses.
A Christmas Carol
Sacramento Theatre Company
Dec 1-24 | Wed-Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm & 7pm, & Sun 2pm
This audience favorite of Charles Dickens’ time-honored tale returns! It’s Christmas Eve, and the greedy Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits who force Scrooge to confront his regrettable youth, his icy present, and what his future holds if he doesn’t change his miserly ways.
Jingle Bell Pup Crawl
Brooks Truitt Bark Park
Dec 10 | Sat Noon-4pm
Join the Sacramento SPCA and partnering Midtown businesses to celebrate the paw-lidays by giving back to the animals while you sip, savor, and shop this holiday season!
Dec 10, 11, 17, & 18 | Sat & Sun 1pm-7pm
Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town with holiday lights, festive décor and vendors, snow, Santa, arts and crafts, and more. NOTE: Saturday (12/10) activities have been canceled.
Holly Jolly Santa Bar Crawl
Dec 10 | Sat 4pm-11pm
Wear your fanciest (or ugliest) holiday attire and join XOSO for a fun night around Sacramento! Turn good times into good for the community and bring a donation of toys or craft supplies for Shriners Hospital for Children.
SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center
Dec 10-24 | Various dates and times
The Sacramento Ballet continues its treasured, annual holiday celebration set to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. This year, the Ballet presents its newest staged production that features choreography by Sacramento hometown dancers Nicole Haskins, Colby Damon, and Julia Feldman.
Vernon Street Town Square
Dec 11 | Sun 7:30am, 8am, & 8:15am
It’s the most magical time of the year and you can experience the magic at the Santa Hustle fun run! This run has the option for a 10k, 5k, and a Kid’s Dash.
Fleet Feet Holiday Classic
Sutter’s Landing Regional Park
Dec 11 | Sun 9am
Do all those cozy holiday gatherings make you sweat? Run for the chill of it! Join Fleet Feet Sacramento for their annual Holiday Classic Fun Run.
Light Up Elk Grove
Old Town Plaza
Dec 18 | Sun 3pm-5pm
Chabad of Elk Grove is thrilled to invite you to Elk Grove’s first ever Chanukah celebration! Bring your friends and family to enjoy doughnuts, latkes, bounce houses, face painting, and a nine-foot LED menorah!
Hanukkah Pop-Up Bar
Dec 19-23 | Mon-Fri 3pm-9pm
SMIC’S bar is thrilled to be hosting their annual Hanukkah Pop-Up Bar! Mark your calendars for a celebration of lights, love and joy. Guests can enjoy cocktail overhaul and a delicious Jewish food menu.
Christmas Dinner at 7th Street Standard
7th Street Standard
Dec 24 & 25 | Sat 5pm-7pm & Sun 2pm-7pm
Spend quality time with your family as 7th Street Standard handles the dinner! This dinner menu has delicious farm-to-fork options such as prime rib, whole Cornish game hen, and sticky toffee pudding to keep everyone in the family happy.
Magical Christmas Trains on the River Fox
River Fox Train
Through Dec 24 | Various dates and times
All aboard the River Fox’s Magical Christmas Train for an outing that will usher friends and families into the spirit of the season. This is a chance to journey with Santa and his elves through the beautiful countryside of Yolo County.
If you’re looking for more ways to have a holly jolly Christmas, visit Sacramento365’s holiday events page!