Holiday Fun at the Santa Parade, Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town.

By Heather Crivellone

This Saturday, December 10th, take a break from the holiday shopping, decorating and baking and make some time for fun with the family.  There are so many festive things to do in Sacramento this time of year, there is no excuse to not have fun and be merry!
This weekend there are many things going on in the area, that I wanted to point out a few fun holiday events that the entire family could enjoy.

Saturday morning, you can enjoy the sights of downtown Sacramento at the annual Santa Parade. Bundle the kids up and grab a cup of hot cocoa and hit the streets to watch this lively and colorful parade.
Enjoy the marching bands, horses, music, vintages vehicles, silly clowns and dazzling floats. The parade starts at 10am in front of City Hall at 9th and I streets.

When the parade is finished, head over to the Sacramento Zoo for some holiday magic with the animals and zoo keepers.
The animals will be receiving their holiday treats and the staff will be on hand to share facts and answer questions about your favorite animals.   And if you bring a new unwrapped toy or non-perishable food items, you will receive $1 off the price of admission.
Admission into the zoo is 10.50 for adults and $6.50 for children ages 2-11.

And across the street from the zoo, at Fairytale Town you can join other families and celebrate the holidays from around the world with hands on arts and crafts activities throughout the park. Santa Claus will be on sight for photos and a chance for your child to tell him what they are wishing for this holiday season.

If you haven’t been to Fairytale Town- this really is a magical park for children where fairy tales come to life… and what a better time to visit when the holiday season is so magical! Admission into the park is $4.50. Children who are under the age of 1 are free.

So now that I have helped you plan out your entire Saturday morning and afternoon- I would suggest a pizza for a late lunch/ early dinner… put in a Christmas Classic on the TV, let the kids fall asleep early and you can get some of those presents wrapped, hidden and then enjoy some well earned “me” time after your long, busy- yet fun day!





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