December events to get you in the holiday spirit

"An Old Fashion Christmas"

“An Old Fashion Christmas”

What’s going on in Sacramento during December? Think holiday plays, festive town gatherings, and charitable events. All the things to get you in the spirit of the holidays, Sacramento style.

City of Sacramento Event Calendar

  • Sacramento Ballet Presents

“Best-known and most beloved of all Sacramento traditions, Ron Cunningham’s delightful “The Nutcracker” is a true holiday spectacular. This year, live music is an option for selected performances (* performances with Philharmonic)”

Dates:  December 7 – December 8, 2013; December 13 – December 15, 2013; December 20-December 22, 2013

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  • Dance 10 Dance Center presents T’was the Nigh Before Christmas

Date: December 8, 2013

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  • Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays

“A Sacramento tradition that ushers in the holiday spirit. Special Guests: Sacramento Children’s Chorus and Lynn Stevens, Conductor.”

Date: December 14, 2013

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays at Memorial Auditorium - Dec. 14 at 8 PM

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays at Memorial Auditorium – Dec. 14 at 8 PM

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“One of Northern California’s most loved holiday home tours returns this December with five elegantly decorated homes in East Sacramento’s historic Fabulous Forties neighborhood.”

Dates: December 6 – December 8, 2013

2013 Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour

2013 Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour

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Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Bar, de Vere’s Irish Pub, and DeMarcus Cousins have joined charitable forces this holiday season to create the first Golden Ticket Toy Drive: an effort to help local kids in need and reward donors for their generosity!”

Dates: November 26 – December 10, 2013

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“The finely tuned voices of the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus (SGMC) in harmony with the Big Band sound of Sacramento’s acclaimed Harley White Jr. Orchestra all add up to a “Cool Yule” holiday concert in Midtown. In addition to traditional holiday tunes arranged to a Big Band beat, the two-hour show will include traditional seasonal carols and hymns, as well as spotlight innovative staging, choralography, and humorous vignettes with…”

Dates: December 6 – December 10, 2013

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“Come join Xoso for twelve days of merriment and support the Sacramento Children’s Home! Have a delicious craft cocktail from some of Sacramento’s best bars and bartenders. For every cocktail sold, a $1 donation will be made to the Sacramento Children’s Home. So come eat, drink, and make a local child’s holiday extra merry!”

Dates: December 1 – December 12, 2013

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“Experience the holiday magic of Old Sacramento’s 5th Annual Theatre of Lights! The free outdoor performances artfully mix the historic charm of Old Sacramento with state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology to create a memorable and visually-exciting holiday experience for all visitors. “

Dates: November 27 – December 31, 2013

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Please visit Special Events page for more holiday drives, festivals and events. Also, check these out for more awesome things to do in Sacramento to get you in the holiday spirit:


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