So it looks like the weather is not going to cooperate with us this weekend…but don’t let that stop you from having some good family fun! Here’s whats going on in Sacramento this weekend:
12/1 – Winter Wonderland at Fairytale Town – Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town! Join for a day of holiday fun featuring arts and crafts, Santa Claus, and his reindeer. Enjoy festive decor and holiday music throughout the park. Stop by Santa’s (temporary) workshop
located in the Children’s Theater and let the big guy know what you are wishing for this holiday season. Photos with Santa will be available for purchase for an additional fee. Don’t forget to visit with two of Santa’s best reindeer in Pooh Corner as they rest up for the flight back to the North Pole. Happy Holidays!
12/1 – Santa Parade – The parade is a hometown tradition for all—spectators and participants alike. The Santa Parade has a spirit of its own, embodied by the many wonderful parade entrants—from tuneful marching bands to high-stepping horses, colorful clowns to vintage vehicles, skillful twirlers to dazzling floats. The crowd of spectators greets the passing parade with enthusiastic approval. Their smiles and cheers are the perfect expression of the holidays—and a big part of the Santa Parade spirit.
The parade steps off from the corner of 13th and N Streets (in front of the State Capitol), travels West on N Street to 9th Street, north on 9th Street, and west on L Street, disbanding at 4th and L Streets.
12/1 – Happy Heart Healthy Eating – Sacramento Children’s Museum is hosting Happy Heart Healthy Eating Day to promote healthy eating and good exercise habits for museum attendees.
Incorporating healthy habits with fun activities is important for children and adults alike. Activities will include a happy yogis exercise class, a music and movement exercise class, placemat art, and a cooking demonstration by Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. Members of Girl Scout Troop 2153 from Arden Park in Sacramento will be hosting a scavenger hunt, as well as a take-home winter vegetable planting activity.
12/1 – Lighted Boat Parade – All boaters are welcome to participate. The boats will travel upriver past Old Sacramento to the Virgin Sturgeon and back to the Sacramento Yacht Club for an
awards ceremony for best decorated boats. Spectators can view the event from the Old Sacramento docks.
12/1 – Breakfast with Santa – Come to the 4th Annual Holiday on the Boulevard Breakfast With Santa! This is a fundraiser for Station 99 Sacramento City Fire Volunteer Reserves featuring
pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and hot beverages. Don’t miss an opportunity for photos with Santa, kids crafts, raffles, and community information tables to kick off the holiday season.
12/1 – Santa’s Workshop – Skip the crowded malls this holiday season and bring your wish lists and your camera down to the MARRS Building in Midtown to visit Santa’s Workshop! Santa and his elves will be opening up their workshop every Saturday in December
before Christmas. MARRS retailers invite all, big and small, to join them at this festive event located in the heart of Midtown at 20th & J Streets.
Families will have the opportunity to take their own photos or they can
purchase an instant photo from the on-site photographer.
12/1-2 – 6th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights – Are you looking for a wonderful festival to help kick-off your holiday season? Come to The Festival of Trees and Lights at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Downtown Sacramento. The FOTL is the fundraiser that supports the
Cathedral Square Homeless Program (CSHP). The CSHP has been providing temporary
housing to some of Sacramento’s downtown homeless and assists them as they transition into permanent housing. The Festival supports the CSHP, which has been operating since 2005. All proceeds from the festival benefit Sacramento’s downtown homeless.
12/2 – Family Activity: By the Water’s Edge at the Nature Center – Who lives at the river’s edge? Hike with a naturalist and explore the habitat where beaver, otter, herons, and other wildlife live. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair.
1/2 – Winnie the Pooh by the Fair Oaks Theater Co. – Once again, the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival will present a free show. Don’t miss Winnie the Pooh this holiday season! Kids of all ages welcome.