With all the shopping and money being spent on the holidays, it’s nice to catch a deal! Have a great time on the town with the family for FREE this holiday season! Here is a list of FREE family friendly events and activities in the Sacramento Area.
Streets of Old Sac “Theater of Lights” FREE
If you missed the tree lighting ceremony, don’t fret! There are still plenty of activities to join in on. Old Sacramento will be hosting the ‘Theater of Lights’ show for the second year in a row. Two shows will be held nightly, Thursdays through Sundays throughout the holiday season into the new year. Shows will begin at 6pm and 7:30 pm each night and run about 20 minutes long. This is a kid friendly event and is free of charge. The show will take place outdoors so make sure to bring your jacket! For more information on events please visit the Old Sac website.
“Gingerbread Holiday Houses” Old Sac School House FREE
Make your way to the old school house for a sweet display of gingerbread houses! Dozens of gingerbread houses will be on display for your viewing pleasure. Make sure to vote for your favorite while your there! There will be refreshments and prizes for the best houses! This event will be held Dec. 3-18. Prizes will be awarded on the 18th at 2pm. Winners from the contest will have their gingerbread houses presented to The Sacramento Children’s Home, Children’s receiving home, and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. For more info visit: www.oldsacramento.com
“Lighted Boat Parade” Old Sac Riverfront FREE
The Sacramento Yacht Club participates in this amazing waterfront parade of lights. Boats will be decked to the hulls in this festive boat parade on the Sacramento riverfront. Parade will be held on December 4th at dusk. Need more info? Call 916-442-7644.
“Christmas in the Village” Town & Country FREE
Enjoy all the sights, sounds, and smells of the season! Visit with Santa, listen to live music, and sip some hot cider! This is a great family event for the holidays! Lots of FREE activities including, face painting, chocolate dipping, and fresh kettle corn. There will be live music by strolling carolers, the El Camino School band, and choir. This event will take place on Saturday Dec. 4th from 9:30am until 4pm. For more info and directions visit www.shoptownandcountry.com
Pictures with Santa FREE
Century 21 Select in Citrus Heights, Ca is starting the Christmas season off by offering photos with Santa for FREE! Please bring a canned food item to donate to the local food banks and receive your photo with Santa and refreshments for FREE. Santa will be visiting with children from 10a – 2p and pets from 1p – 2p. Century 21 is located at 719 Pebble Beach Dr., Suite 102, Citrus Heights, Ca.
“Christmas in the Village” Fair Oaks FREE
The 27th annual event will be held at Plaza Park in the Old Fair Oaks Village on December 4th from 1pm -6pm. There will be a parade, music, food lights, and of course Santa!! Many activities and sights to see! Bring a canned food item to drop at the base of the tree! Christmas tree lighting ceremony will begin at dusk. For more info visit: www.fairoakschamber.com
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