It’s officially the holiday season! Here’s some great ways to kick it off in Sacramento and the Bay Area this Thanksgiving weekend.

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 20, 2014
M-R, 2-8pm; F-Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-8pm
701 K Street
Click here

Folsom Ice Rink
Open until January 20, 2014
Daily, 10am-9:30pm

Old Sacramento Christmas Tree Lighting
November 27
Old Sacramento

“It’s a Wonderful Life”
November 27-December 22
Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento
Click here

Raley’s Theater of Lights
November 27-December 31
Old Sacramento

Fairytale Town Free Admission Day
November 29
Free admission if you bring a canned good to donate.
Click here

Small Train Holiday
November 29-30
California State Railroad Museum, 125 I St., Sacramento
Click here

Old Town Elk Grove Dickens Faire & Holiday Light Parade
November 30
10am-4pm; 6pm Parade
Old Town Elk Grove

Food and Toy Drive
Through November 30
Sacramento Zoo, Land Park Dr. & Sutterville Rd.

Cordova Community Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1
Village Green Park, 3141 Bridgeway Dr., Rancho Cordova
Click here
Palladio’s Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1
Palladio, 340 Palladio Parkway, Folsom


Downtown Ice
Through January 12, 2014
120 S Market St, San Jose
(408) 291-0525
Click here

Walnut Creek on Ice
Through January 12, 2014
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek

Christmas in the Park
Through January 1, 2014
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Downtown San Jose

Filoli’s Holiday Traditions
November 29-December 7
86 Canada Road, Woodside

Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party
Weekends through December 22
Cow Palace, San Francisco

Zoo Lights
November 29-January 5
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

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