Kids Christmas Events in Sacramento

Published Nov 15, 2018

Christmas is approaching, and like Santa, there is a lot for us to do! But where are all the fun events? Here is our schedule:

Tree Decoration Day for Wild Nights and Holiday Lights

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.

Santa's Whilstlestop Adventure

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.

40th Annual Holiday Show of Hands

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.

Global Winter Wonderland

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!

Winter Wonderland Holiday Skate Party

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.


Sacramento Zoo Holiday Magic

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.

Winter Wonderland

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!


Santa Parade

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.

Free Admission Day

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.


Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink

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!



Share This Article!

Start The Conversation

It's That Time! Easily Find After School Programs

More Articles on ChatterBlock


Best Dance Classes for Kids in Sacramento
Help encourage your child's inner dancer and check out ChatterBlock's awesome list of a...

Get FREE Slurpees Next Week at all 7-Elevens Across the Country
Enjoy your free Slurpee to celebrate 7-Eleven's 50th birthday! Head to your local 7-Ele...
Childcare Centers in Sacramento
Choosing childcare for you little one can be a challenging task. The anxiety of leaving...

Best Of


Top STEM and Academic Camps in Sacramento
Are you looking for a fun and educational experience for your child this summer? If so...

Best Of

Top Summer Camps in Sacramento
Summer 2018 is around the corner! Having fun while doing some your favourite activitie...


88 Things to do with Kids in Sacramento
There are plenty of activities for kids in the Sacramento area, from exploring local at...

Upcoming Events You Might Like

Explore More of ChatterBlock

Find Kids Activities

Browse upcoming events, or schedules of classes and camps, all tailored to families.

Plug In Locally

Find kid-friendly businesses & places and read experiences from other parents.

One-Stop Resource

We can help with your child's educational needs or even their next birthday party.