Win Tickets: Be the First to Enjoy Disney on Ice at Sacramento’s New Golden 1 Center


Another Disney on Ice Production is coming to Sacramento, but this time, the excitement will extend from the show itself, to the backdrop of Sacramento’s newest venue, Golden 1 Center. Passport to Adventure rolls into downtown on Thursday, Nov. 3, and sticks around all weekend long with seven performances in all. Passport to Adventure follows Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they travel from place to place, each highlighting a Disney movie setting. Your kids will love traveling with them to the worlds of Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Frozen. The Disney on Ice cast will entertain with colorful sets, upbeat music, fun choreography, and of course,  award-winning figure skaters.  Disney on Ice comes around often, but if there’s one thing you can count on with Disney on Ice, it’s that it’s always a good time!

Win Tickets: If you would like to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the opening night of Passport to Adventure, leave a comment telling us why you are dying to see this show at Sacramento’s new Golden 1 Center. Comments must be received by Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at 5pm. A winner will be chosen on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. One entry per person, please. Thank you and good luck!

What: Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure

When: November 3-6, 2016

Where: Golden 1 Center

Admission: Ticket prices start at $20. readers will receive a special 20 % discount by entering the code: MOM when purchasing. Purchase tickets here.




Win Tickets: Enter Comic Book City and Meet your Favorite Superheroes at Fairytale Town’s Safe & Super Halloween Event


One of the best places for kids to celebrate Halloween in Sacramento is at Fairytale Town. Located in William Land Park, across the street from the Sacramento Zoo and next door to Funderland Amusement Park, Fairytale Town is celebrating its 30th year of Safe & Super Halloweens. And let me tell you, nobody does Halloween better than FTT. This year, the theme is a popular one – Superheroes. The three-night event will entertain little guests as they enter comic book city to trick-or-treat at 15 different stations, and they just might meet their favorite heroes along the way! Guests can take part in Wonder Woman’s Amazon training camp, see a magic show featuring Batman and Harley Quinn, and participate in a nightly costume parade.

WIN TICKETS: Doesn’t this sound like a blast? If you are ready to don your cape and mask and fly to this fun Halloween event, you are in luck. Our friends at Fairytale Town have given us 4 tickets to give away to one lucky reader. Here’s what you need to do to enter. Leave us a comment letting us know what superhero your child would most like to run into at this year’s Safe & Super Halloween by Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at 4pm. One entry per person, please. The winner will be chosen via a random drawing. Thank you!

What: Fairytale Town’s Safe & Super Halloween: Superheroes

When: Oct. 21, 22, 23, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento

Admission: $10 per person (child & adult) with advance purchase, $12 at the door. Children 1 year and younger, FREE.


Halloween Events for the Whole Family to enjoy this month

halloween-cartoon-ghostBy Heather Crivellone

October is my favorite month of the year!  The weather is getting cooler, the kids are back in the groove of school, pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin muffins and caramel apples are everywhere- It’s a glorious time of year!! With the tastes and colors of fall, you can be sure to spot a few ghosts, goblins and zombies around every corner.  If you are searching for some fun and safe Halloween activities for your family, Sacramento has plenty to keep you going all month long.

I have compiled a list of events that your family may want to check out this month.  Some of these events are free, some have a small admission charge and some may or may not be appropriate for your children’s age group.  Either way, there is something going on for everyone.

Saturdays and Sundays, October 15- October 31: Sacramento Halloween River Cruise. For three weekends in October, – the Hornblower will be cruising along the Sacramento River with fun, family friendly Halloween events. Cruise along the river as the evening begins to set with chilling haunted sounds and kid friendly events. The cruise is 1 hour in length and begins boarding at 2:45pm with a 3pm departure time. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their costumes for this family fun event. Tickets are $18.

Saturdays and Sundays, October 15- October 30:  The California State Railroad Museum is proud to offer diesel–powered “Spookomotive” train rides. This family friendly “spooky” train is perfect for riders of all ages.   Enjoy a train ride along the levees of the river and listen to a whimsical Halloween story while the “skeleton” crew passes out a special toy treat for each child.  On the return trip, rock to the music of the “Monster Mash” and other creepy Halloween.  Each weekend is specially-themed: Super Heroes and Villains, Princesses and Pirates and Wizards and Witches.  Tickets range from $8- $25.  Children 2 and under are free.



October 22: Sacramento Children’s Museum- Monster Bash from 6-8pm. Enjoy an evening of ghoulish games and treats with music and dancing… and of course, museum play! $15 general admission.

October 29:  Safetyvilles Annual Halloween Haunt. This is a perfect event for your youngest of children, as they can prance around in their costumes at the Costume Parade; enjoy food, drinks and raffles.  Get lost in a Hay Maze and enjoy games all throughout the Safetyville “town”.  $5 per person and 2 and under are FREE. 11am-4pm.

October 28 and 29: The Haunted Fort at Sutter’s Fort State Park.  The historic site will offer a special Halloween program based in fact, but with a creepy twist.  Visitors will go on guided tours through the darkened rooms and hear unusual tales of how California’s early pioneers perished throughout history.  $6 adults, $4 youth.

October 21- October 23:  Fairytale Town’s Safe and Super Halloween- Superheroes. Kids can trick or treat in a safe environment throughout the park at Fairytale Town.   Hands on activities, a costume parade and live performances will keep you entertained all night long…5pm-9pm. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Fairytale Town Halloween

October 24- October 31: Bass Pro Shops in Rocklin is hosting a FREE pumpkin celebration with crafts, pumpkins, costumer parade, face painting and trick or treating.  This is a free event that is fun for the whole family!

October 28-29, 11am-5pm: Boo at the Zoo at the Sacramento Zoo.  Kids can trick or treat around the zoo, enjoy crafts, activities and entertainment…And of course- the animals! Admission is $10-$12.

This is just a handful of the events going on around the city.  Hopefully your little ghosts and goblins find the perfect event to keep you having fun all month long.


California Aerospace Museum celebrates 100 years of Coast Guard Aviation


I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone in admitting that I have seen Top Gun a million times and can recite almost every line in that movie!  Hollywood has done a good job with introducing us to the world of aviation; Leonardo DiCaprio in “Aviator”, Harrison Ford in “Air Force One” and of course the great Jimmy Stewart in “The Spirit of St. Louis”.  And with the help of the California Aerospace Museum we can visit and see up close these amazing aeronautical wonders.

The Aerospace Museum of California has an extensive display of aircraft- both military and civilian. You can have an opportunity to see fighter planes, trainers, transport and specialized types flown by the USAF and Navy.

The museum itself consists of aircraft, engines, a beautiful Coast Guard art collection and so much more.  Outside in the airpark you can wander through history while exploring aircraft that was used during the World Wars and aircraft that is still used today.

If you have children who are interested in Aviation, they have an Aerospace Learning Center that teaches students the introduction to flight- along with science, math, navigation, weather, forces of lift and more.  If you have children that are too young for the educational courses, they have a kids’ corner equipped with toys, coloring pages and markers to keep their imaginations running wild and busy while learning about the science of aviation.

This Saturday, October 15- the museum is celebrating 100 years of Coast Guard Aviation.  It’s going to be a celebration that everyone will enjoy with special presentations about the Coast Guard.  You will be able to tour a new C-27J Spartan Coast Guard Multi Mission Aircraft, talk to active duty and retired coast guard pilots and crew members, view the USCG Aviation art display and even have complimentary refreshments during the day.
The museum is located at 3200 Freedom Park Drive at the McClellan Air Force Base. Admission into the museum is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students age 13-17, $5 for children and kids under the age of 5 are free. Museum hours are Tuesday- Sunday 10am-5pm.

As a bonus, the park next to the museum is fantastic for kids to play and picnic at.  The play structure looks like a large Rocket Ship- with plenty of things to climb on, slide down and crawl through. My kids always have a blast at this park, and is always a great end to fun afternoon at the museum.