Take a break from the holiday cooking and start your celebration with the City’s first tree lighting in Old Sacramento! On Wednesday, November 24th at 6:00pm, join others in Old Sacramento at Front and K Streets and watch Mayor Kevin Johnson flip the switch to light the Christmas tree.
Along with the tree lighting, a symphony of lights, sounds and visual effects will take you back in time when the beloved poem “The Night Before Christmas” was first introduced in Sacramento in 1857. The Old Sacramento Theatre of Lights will run two 20- minute light shows throughout the holiday season Thursdays through Sundays at 6:00pm and 7:30pm.
Enjoy some hot cocoa while watching the festivities and even Jolly Ol’ St. Nick will be joining in the fun. Santa Claus himself will be in The Christmas Shoppe following the performances.