Holiday Events, Activities & Christmas Cheer in Sacramento

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Sacramento is gearing up for another year full of holiday fun including Theatre of Lights on the Old Sacramento Waterfront, the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink, Imaginarium at Cal Expo, lighting displays at popular locations like the Fab 40s and Dovewood Court, and so much more!

While you're in town with family this year, treat yourself to a holiday drink – be it hot cocoa or a hot toddy – and support local businesses by buying unique gifts from them to share a little bit of Sacramento with those you love.

If you're coming in from out of town, rather than staying in your childhood bedroom, treat yourself to a Sacramento hotel stay that gives you your own space and keeps you close to all the best holiday activities.




Christmas Light Displays You Won’t Want to Miss

Here's a roundup of this year's best light displays in Sacramento.

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Make Your Spirits Bright at these Sacramento Christmas Bars

It’s time to make your holiday bucket list and check it twice to make sure going to one of these Sacramento’s Christmas pop-up bars is on it.

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Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Old Sacramento Waterfront

If you’re looking to get in the holiday spirit, the Old Sacramento Waterfront has plenty of fun and festive events throughout the month of December that are sure to get you excited for the holidays.

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The Ultimate Sacramento Holiday Bucket List

It’s time to make your holiday bucket list, check it twice, and make sure these Sacramento holiday happenings are on it.

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Your Guide to Visiting the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink

We’ve gathered everything you need to know about the ice rink to make sure your experience is as easy as gliding on the ice will be after a few rounds.

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Where to Shop Local During the Holidays in Sacramento

Give the gift of Sacramento to your loved ones this year by buying them a gift from a Sacramento small business.

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Imaginarium Holiday Light Festival Returns to Sacramento’s Cal Expo

Imaginarium "Holiday Lights, Fairytale Delights," Sacramento’s largest holiday light festival of the year, is returning to Cal Expo from Nov. 17 through Jan. 7.

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Warehouse Creative: A Holiday Haven for Artisanal Delights in Sacramento

Warehouse Creative, nestled in the heart of the Old Sacramento Waterfront, is a treasure trove of handcrafted wonders that will have you waving goodbye to gift-giving stress.

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Celebrate the Holidays in Midtown Sacramento

It's a great time to shop local and not only find gifs for your loved ones, but also spend time and enjoy all that Sacramento has to offer.

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Cozy Restaurants in Sacramento

We’ve gathered a few Sacramento restaurants you can cozy up at whether it be outside by a fire pit or inside in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

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Holiday Events

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May 27

Veterans' Memorial Day Car Show

May 27, 2024 California Automobile Museum
May 29

Rainbow Movie Show

May 29, 2024 Esquire IMAX Theatre
Jun 07

Juneteenth Celebration

Jun 7, 2024 North Natomas Regional Park
Jun 15

Meeting of the Music

Jun 15, 2024 California Museum

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