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Sleeping Beauty at the Black Box Theatre

Sleeping Beauty: A British Panto produced by Splinter Group Theatre is playing December 14th through the 23rd at the West Sacramento Black Box Theatre! This festive holiday comedy is fun for the whole family. Tickets are available here.

The Black Box Theatre is located on the second floor of the West Sacramento Community Center at 1075 W Capitol Ave... Read More

“12 Days of Midtown” in December highlights festive & fun ways to celebrate the season

“12 Days of Midtown” in December highlights festive & fun ways to celebrate the season

Committed to fostering a center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core, the Midtown Association is pleased to present “12 Days of Midtown” where local businesses and organizations offer celebratory events, activities and specials to encourage visitors to spend time in Midtown this season.  

“The holidays offer a perfect opportunity to explore and discover Midtown,” said Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Association.  “With so many locally owned businesses and eateries, guests to Midtown can take great pride in supporting the community while engaging in festive activities and finding unique gift items along the way.”

Throughout the first 12 days of December, Midtown guests can experience something extra special each day, a sampling of which includes the following:

The magic continues in historic Sacramento with the 8th annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights”

The magic continues in historic Sacramento  with the 8th annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights”

An electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition, the ever-popular “Macy’s Theatre of Lights” performances will return to historic Sacramento this holiday season. Kicking off on Wednesday November 23, 2016 and coinciding with a festive and fun tree lighting ceremony, the FREE performances will continue for a total of 22 magical evenings ending on Christmas Eve.

Railroad Museum to showcase a family-favorite “Small Train Holiday” on November 25 & 26

Railroad Museum to showcase a family-favorite “Small Train Holiday” on November 25 & 26

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation have exciting plans to dazzle, delight and engage post-Thanksgiving visitors with a special “Small Train Holiday” on Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, 2016.

For this special two-day holiday extravaganza, the Museum brings together a magical assortment of trains, hundreds of feet of track and an array of buildings and accessories. For just two days a year, local organizations and devoted individuals set up shop in the Museum, filling the Roundhouse with delightful model and toy train layouts of every description. Visitors of all ages will marvel at the variety of locomotives that pull pretend passengers and scaled-down shipments through all kinds of scenery, whether modeled on real places or created in the imaginations of the collectors.
 

Sutter’s Fort offers festive & fun candlelight tours on November 19

Sutter’s Fort offers festive & fun candlelight tours on November 19

California State Parks, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to present festive and fun Candlelight Tours on Saturday evening, November 19, 2016. With all modern lights turned off and the iconic Fort lit by candlelight, guides will lead small groups of visitors into the Fort’s more intimate rooms for intriguing glimpses into the private lives of those who uprooted their families for a better life in early California.  

Each year, the popular Candlelight Tours offer a magical experience for individuals, families and groups of friends to “eavesdrop” on inhabitants of Fort rooms as they gossip about their neighbors and comment on the current events of 1846.  At the end of the enchanting tour, guests will receive a souvenir bandana and enjoy a piece of pie and hot beverage while discussing which 1846 story was the highlight of their memorable night.

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: The Donner Party and Westward Migration”

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: The Donner Party and Westward Migration”

Continuing a series of fun and interactive “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: The Donner Party and Westward Migration” event on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls and gates plus have the opportunity to step back in time to learn more about the Donner Party and western migration in general.  

Local museums honor military veterans with celebratory events, activities and admission specials

Local museums honor military veterans with celebratory events, activities and admission specials

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. On Veterans Day, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring a number of special events and activities honoring military veterans, a sampling of which includes the following: