Holiday events this weekend in Sacramento

We’re diving into holiday season this weekend with galleries, festivals, markets, and more.

Red and gold ribbon bows adorn a garland, wrapped around the exterior of a seating area at Old Soul in Downtown Sacramento.

Festive decor + celebrations are in full swing this weekend.

Photo by SACtoday staff

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You don’t want to miss out on these holiday events this weekend in Sacramento. From Friday, Dec. 15 through Sunday, Dec. 17, experience the magic of community + local activities for all ages.

Friday, Dec. 15

Saving Sustainable Santa | Atrium 916, 1020 Front St.
Take part in this zero-waste holiday celebration with an immersive photo experience, tote bag painting + hot drinks like cider and mulled wine.

California State Capitol Holiday Music Program | 1315 10th St.
Stop in for a free musical performance at the California State Capitol Museum. Pro tip: Even if the event says “sold out”, you can still attend but keep in mind seating is limited, so you might have to listen from afar.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Holiday Shoppe | CLARA Auditorium, 1425 24th St.
Shop from a variety of local vendors, artisans + makers in a festive environment with live music. Entry is free, just get your wallets ready to support small businesses.

Holiday Hula Showcase | Midtown Church, 2225 19th St.
Put on by Kūhai Hālau O Kanoheaokalikolaua’e Pā ‘Ōlapa Kahiko, a center for Hawaiian culture + traditions, this event features live hula dancing, a ritual performed for the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele.

Winter Craft Festival | Exotic Plants Ltd, 1525 Fulton Ave.
Still have some gift shopping to wrap up? Create your own hanging terrarium ornament, shop handmade items + explore a pop-up vendor village at this hands-on holiday hangout.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Wooden Holiday Ornament Workshop | Acheson Wine Co., 1629 19th St.
Paint + sip at this workshop — each ticket includes a wooden ornament to decorate, along with a glass of wine.

Annual Christmas Charity Event | 2326 Fair Oaks Blvd., Ste. J
Join in this fundraiser, benefiting children in hospitals + homeless shelters. Cost of admission is a toy donation, which gives you access to vendors, crafts, gift wrapping, and more.

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