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.


Posada Navideña
December 14
Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom

Christmas Memories
Through December 15
Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park, 1526 H Street, Sacramento
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Santa Claws Pet Photos
December 15
PetSmart, Watt Ave. & Arden Way, Sacramento

Winter Wonderland
December 15
Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Dr., Sacramento

Lighted Boat Parade
December 15
Old Sacramento State Historic Park, 1002 2nd St., Sacramento

Drawing for Toys
December 15
Empire’s Comics Vault, 2357 Arden Way, Sacramento

Fleet Feet Free Holiday Classic
December 16
Sutter’s Landing Regional Park, 20 28th Street, Sacramento
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45th Annual Cornish Christmas

T1hrough December 21
Downtown Grass Valley
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“A Christmas Carol”
Through December 23
Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento

Holiday Music Program
Through December 23
California State Capitol Museum

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

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

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

“Madeline’s Christmas”
Through December 30
Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., Folsom
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Raley’s Theater of Lights
Through December 31
Old 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 Sacramento Ice Rink
Through January 21, 2013
M-R, 2-8pm; F-Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-8pm
701 K Street

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

Elk Grove Ice Rink
Through January 21, 2013
10am-10pm daily
SE corner of Elk Grove Blvd. & Railroad Blvd., Old Town Elk Grove


Lighted Boat Parade
December 14
View at Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 or Aquatic Park, San Francisco
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Berkeley Ballet “The Nutcracker”
December 14-16
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley

Creche Festival
December 14-16
Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., 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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Frosting the Conservatory
December 15
Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
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Art and Ornaments in Nature
December 15
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, Gilroy
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Kwanzaa Festival
December 15
History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose

Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteer Day
December 15
**Pre-registration required – space is limited**
San Carlos Distribution Center, 1051 Bing St., San Carlos

Christmas with Walt Disney
December 16
The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St., San Francisco

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

Dunsmuir House Holiday Tradition
Through December 16
Dunsmuir Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland

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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Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party
Weekends through December 23
Cow Palace, San Francisco

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

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

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

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

Walnut Creek on Ice
Through January 13, 2013
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek


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