It’s officially the holiday season! Each week we will keep you updated on some great holiday fun for you and your family in both the Sacramento and Bay Area.

Editor’s Note: As dates and times are subject to change, always call before heading out to an event.


Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink
Open until January 21, 2013
M-R, 2-8pm; F-Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-8pm
701 K Street

Folsom Ice Rink
Open until January 21, 2013
Daily, 10am-10pm

Elk Grove Ice Rink
Open until 1/21
10am-10pm daily
SE corner of Elk Grove Blvd. & Railroad Blvd., Old Town Elk Grove

“The Gift of the Magi”
Through December 30
B Street Theatre, 2727 B St., Sacramento

Raley’s Theater of Lights
November 21-December 31
Old Sacramento

“A Christmas Carol”
November 28-December 23
Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento

The Citizen’s First Annual List Party
November 29
The Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street, Sacramento

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Historic Folsom Tree Lighting
November 30
Old Town Folsom

Holiday Craft Fair & Book Sale
December 1
Maidu Community Center and Library, 1550 Maidu Park Drive, Roseville

Winter Wonderland
December 1
Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive

Breakfast With Santa
December 1
The Pavilion – Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove

45th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair
December 1
Old Town Folsom

Lighted Boat Parade
December 1
Boats will travel upriver past Old Sacramento to the Virgin Sturgeon and back to the Sacramento Yacht Club.

6th Annual Sacramento Festival of Trees and Lights
December 1-2
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th Street, Sacramento
(916) 212-5355

GOOD: Holiday Edition
December 1-2
1409 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento

12 Days of Midtown
December 1-12
Kick-off the holiday season with a variety of events and specials showcasing local businesses and organizations.

Santa Claws Pet Photos
December 1, 8 & 15
PetSmart, Watt Ave. & Arden Way, Sacramento

Holiday Music Program
December 1-23
California State Capitol Museum

18th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
December 7-9
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330-B Gibbons Dr., Carmichael

Sacramento Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”
December 7-23
Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street, Sacramento

Wild Nights & Holiday Lights
December 7-23
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, 403 Stafford St., Folsom

Santa in the Park
December 8: Roseville Sports Center in Mahany Park, Roseville; 3-6pm
December 9: Maidu Community Center in Maidu Park, Roseville; 3-6pm

A Simple Emigrant Christmas & Candlelight Tours
December 8
Sutter’s Fort

Holiday Magic
December 8
Sacramento Zoo, Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road, Sacramento

Breakfast With Santa
December 8
Conzelmann Center, Howe Park, 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento
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“Madeline’s Christmas”
December 8-30
Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., Folsom
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Sacramento Women’s Chorus 3rd Annual Concert and Singalong
December 10
First Christian Church, 3901 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento

PJ Party Christmas Eve
December 24
Sacramento Zoo, Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road, Sacramento

Family Kwanzaa Concert: Big Dreams, Small Shoulders
December 28
Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento


Downtown Ice
Through January 13, 2013
120 S Market St, San Jose
(408) 291-0525

Walnut Creek on Ice
Through January 13
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek

Christmas in the Park
Through January 1, 2013
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Downtown San Jose

Filoli’s Holiday Traditions
Through December 1
86 Canada Road, Woodside

“The Velveteen Rabbit”
Through December 9
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Novellus Theater, 700 Howard St., San Francisco
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Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party
Weekends through December 23
Cow Palace, San Francisco

Martinez Snow Park
November 30-December 2
Main Street Plaza, Martinez

Jack London Square Tree Lighting
November 30
Jack London Square, Oakland

Zoo Lights
November 30-December 31
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Children’s Holiday Parade
December 1
Broadway to 20th Street, Downtown Oakland

Dublin Holiday Fair
December 1
Dublin Heritage Park & Museums, 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin
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Family Day at the Winchester Mystery House
December 1
Winchester Mystery House, 525 S Winchester Blvd., San Jose

Hanukkah Palooza
December 1
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center. 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos

Union Street Fantasy of Lights
December 1
Union Street (between Van Ness and Steiner), San Francisco
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Dunsmuir House Holiday Tradition
December 1-16
Dunsmuir Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland

It’s A Wonderful Night
December 7
Joaquin Plaza (between Washinton and East 14th), San Leandro

Berkeley Ballet “The Nutcracker”
December 7-8, 14-16
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley

Christmas Revels
December 7-16
Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair
December 14-16
Between Dwight Way and Bancroft Way (near UC Campus), Berkeley

Fairy Winterland
December 14-23
Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland

Jingle Bell Dash
December 15
San Pablo Reservoir, 500 San Pablo Dam Road, Orinda
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Oakland Ballet’s “Nutcracker”
December 22-24
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

Holiday Cable Car Tour
December 23-30
San Francisco
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