Where: Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
When: Nov 24
We supply the tree and you decorate it in a family-friendly holiday theme with your own creativity and imagination! Only approved LED lighting and decorations are allowed* Decorating groups of up to four persons per tree (for safety reasons, no children under 8 years allowed). YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST 6 - 100 light strings to cover your tree effectively.
Where: Placerville & Sacremento Valley Railroad
When: Dec 1-16
Take a short trip to Santa’s grotto, nestled in the woods next to beautiful Willow Creek. Motorcars depart about every 20 minutes, so you can return whenever you like. This event boards at Oak Avenue Whistlestop, which is located at 700 Oak Avenue Parkway near California Family Fitness.
Where: St. John’s the Evangelist School
When: Nov 30-Dec 2
Join the fun at the 40h annual Holiday Show of Hands, an arts and crafts Christmas sale featuring custom work by over 150 craftsmen and artists! This year features include a Fashion Pavilion, and a Green Room with crafts from found and recycled items.
Where: Cal Expo
When: Dec 1st & 2nd
If you are looking for an amazing holiday festival that is a multi-cultural celebrate we suggest taking the family to Global Winter Wonderland. This year there will be awe-inspiring illuminated landscapes celebrating holidays for all over world, entertainment by Circus of Light, holiday ice skating, thrill rides, food, photos with Santa, and much more!
Where: SkateTown Ice Arena
When: Dec 7
Get ready to ice skate all night long! Enjoy games, prizes, sing Christmas songs, a live DJ, awesome laser light shows, black and disco lights and a pile of snow play in. This is a family-friendly event so everyone is welcome.
Where: Sacramento Zoo
When: Dec 8th
Bundle up the family and come enjoy the holiday season at Holiday Magic! The highlight of the day is watching the animals receive special holiday treats. Yum! The staff will also be on hand to share facts, secrets and answer your questions.
Where: Fairytale Town
When: Dec 8, 9, 15, 16
Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town with festive décor and a dazzling display of lights! Visit with Santa in his workshop from, experience a flurry of snow falling nightly and enjoy Charlie Brown-themed hands-on activities!
Where: Downtown Sacramento
When: December 8
Sacramento's traditional holiday parade.
Starts at 14th and N, west on N to 10th, north on 10th to L, east on L to 12th.
Where: Fairytale Town
When: Dec 24th
In true Christmas spirit Fairytale Town is having a free admission day on Christmas Eve. Bring the entire family out and enjoy this festive event together from 10am to 2pm.
Where: Downtown Sacramento at St. Rose of Lima
When: Nov 2 - January 21
Last but not least is one of our favorite holiday activities in the city. The downtown Sacramento Ice Rink is open daily. Check their website as hours and pricing vary.
For more family friendly holiday events, check out ChatterBlock’s Christmas Events in Sacramento!