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
Through December 31
Old Sacramento

“A Christmas Carol”
Through December 23
Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento

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

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

Holiday Music Program
Through December 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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Wells Faro Home for the Holidays
December 8
Memorial Auditorium, 15th and J Streets, Sacramento

Old Sacramento Living History Holiday Ball and Pony Express Ride
December 8
Old Sacramento

26th Annual Christmas in the Village
December 8
Fair Oaks Village
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Christmas Memories
December 8-15
Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park, 1526 H Street, 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

“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

Zoo Lights
Through December 31
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Dunsmuir House Holiday Tradition
Through December 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

Santa’s Reindeer
December 8
Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon

Ballet San Jose “Nutcracker”
December 8-23
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose

Children’s Holiday Festival
December 8
History Park, San Jose

Holiday Puppet Shows “Holiday Treats”
December 8
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto

Parol Lantern Festival and Parade
December 8
Yerba Buena Gardens to St. Patrick’s Church, San Francisco

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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