This Week: Sounds of the Season

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra will perform two swinging concerts this Sunday at Sacramento City College. (Photo courtesy of the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra.)

The holidays--and Christmas concerts--are in full swing in Sacramento! If you have an ear for jazzy, classic or even funky Christmas tunes, you are in luck this week. See below for concerts and other seasonal events you can enjoy in the next seven days.


26th Annual Gingerbread Holiday, Old Sac Schoolhouse Museum
Monday-Saturday 12/16-21, 1pm-4pm

See dozens of sweet confections on display created by school children, families & bakery academy students.

Holiday Music, Revolutionary Wines
Tuesday 12/ 17, 6pm-9pm

Enjoy Vernada Swing's unique take on classic holiday & jazz tunes while sipping wine at happy hour prices all night long.

Winter Wonderland, Fairytale Town
Thursday-Sunday 12/19-22, 1pm-7pm

The storybook park will be trimmed with festive décor for the holiday season.

A Victorian Christmas, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday 12/20, 7:30pm

Capella Antiqua & Vox Musica present a beautiful evening of Victorian holiday songs.

Funked for Christmas, Harlow's
Friday 12/20, 9pm

Enjoy a night of hot soul & slick grooves performed by Sacramento-based funk bands Joy and Madness & Island of Black and White.

Sacramento Santa Run, Sacramento Downtown Plaza
Saturday 12/21, 9am

Dress up as the jolly good soul or your favorite holiday character in this family-friendly 5K Run/Walk. No matter if you've been bad or good, you'll finish the race with cookies & milk! 

Christmas at Denio's, Denio's Swap Meet
Saturday & Sunday 12/21-22, 10am-2pm

While grabbing the perfect gift for friends & family, enjoy pony rides and tasty holiday treats!

107.9 The End's Jingle Ball, Memorial Auditorium
Saturday 12/21, 6pm

Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Emblem3, Cimorelli Girls and others will rock the bells at the historic theatre.

Handmade Holidays, Beatnik Studios
Sunday 12/22, 11am-5pm

In its fifth year, the quirky craft fair boasts a wide variety of artsy, stylish and even tacky handmade treasures from over 30 local artisans!

A Swinging Holiday with the Count Basie Orchestra, Sacramento City College
Sunday 12/22, 2:30pm & 6:15pm

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing! Hear the legendary orchestra perform timeless Christmas hits.

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