This Week: Everything Spells Out Festive-ness
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Food & Wine: A Taste of Elegance
Food & Wine: A Taste of Elegance
Doubletree Hotel
Dec 6
Tues 6pm

Sacramento's best chefs showcase their talents cooking pork at this competition and tasting. Also enjoy live music and local wineries.

 Special Events: State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony

Special Events: State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony
California State Capitol West Steps
Dec 7
Wed 4:45pm

The 80th Annual Ceremony features a 40-foot tall white fir tree, decorated with ornaments created by kids & adults with developmental disabilities.

Special Events: Grown Up Spelling Bee Special Events: Grown Up Spelling Bee
Bows & Arrows
Dec 8
Thurs 7pm-10pm

Sacred City Derby Girls host, with proceeds going to Sac's Gender Health Center. As long as they keep up with the words, participants get $1 off taps!
 
 Festivals: Holiday Artisan & Craft Fair

Festivals: Holiday Artisan & Craft Fair
Sacramento Fine Arts Center
Dec 9-Dec 11
Fri & Sun 11am-5pm; Sat 11am-9pm

Shop from local woodworkers, fabric artists, photographers, painters, knitters, crocheters, card makers, potters, and ceramicists!

 
 Dance: The Nutcracker Dance: The Nutcracker
Community Center Theater
Dec 9-Dec 23
Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm & 7pm; Sun 1pm; Thurs 2pm & 7pm

Be part of a tradition that has become the heart of Sacramento's holiday season-Sacramento Ballet's rendition of The Nutcracker.
 
Comedy: Adam Carolla Hates the Holidays
Comedy: Adam Carolla Hates the Holidays
Crest Theatre
Dec 9
Fri 8pm

Radio personality, TV host, comedian, & actor Adam Carolla comes to Sacramento for one night only on his stand up comedy tour.
 
Special Events: Santa Parade

Special Events: Santa Parade
Begins from City Hall
Dec 10
Sat 10am

Santa Parade has a spirit of its own, embodied by the many wonderful parade entrants-from tuneful marching bands to high-stepping horses, colorful clowns to vintage vehicles, skillful twirlers to dazzling floats. It ends right in front of Sac365's Holi-Day at the Ice Rink--come say hi!

 
 Kids & Fam: Holiday Magic

Kids & Fam: Holiday Magic
Sacramento Zoo
Dec 10
Sat 10am-4pm

Why should only humans receive gifts during the holidays? See the animals pounce, tear, and stomp into their one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Zoo keepers will be on hand to let you in on interesting animal facts and answer any questions you have.

 
 Visual Arts: 2nd Saturday Activities
  2nd Saturday Activities:
-Crayons to Canvas Reception: Creative Vera Studio, 5pm-8pm
-A Season of Stars: Artists' Collaborative Gallery, 5pm-8pm
-Constancy Veiled: New Work by Jeff Felker: Cuffs, 6pm-10pm
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Music: Music of Charles Lloyd: The Saxophone Whisperer Music: Music of Charles Lloyd:
The Saxophone Whisperer

American River College Theatre
Dec 11
Sun 7pm

Join Capital Jazz Project as they perform Charles Lloyd's music, which expresses a message of spirituality, beauty, and joy.

 
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Sac365.com's Holi-Day at the Ice Rink

Sac365's Holi-Day at the Ice Rink

 

If you haven't made it to the Downtown Holiday Ice Rink yet (and even if you have!), be sure to come out this special Saturday & join the Sacramento365.com crew for a fun filled day! The Ice Rink is a great way to participate in Sacramento outdoor activities during the winter time!

 

  Featured Local Artist of the Month: Tracy Saville

Tracy Saville - Featured Local Artist of the Month

 

 Learn about creative writer Tracy Saville in her Featured Artist Profile.

 

 

 

 

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