Holiday Happenings Around Town

tree Lighting

The Holiday Season is in full swing, and there are lots of fun activities and events scheduled right here in Folsom.

Here are a few:

Friday December 6Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Historic District. Events run from 6 to 9 and includes train rides on Sutter Street, Santa photos at Sutter and Decatur (bring your own camera), entertainment at the ice rink at 630, and the tree lighting itself at 730. Stick around and enjoy the shops and restaurants along Sutter, and of course, a visit Snook’s for some chocolate. 

Saturday, December 7 – The annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair is a Folsom family tradition. From 8AM to 4PM,  Sutter Street is filled with quality arts, crafts and gifts, from over 150 vendors. The fair is the perfect place to complete your holiday shopping plus fun for the whole family! Live music, carolers, face painting and so much more! 

Every weekend until Christmas – Santa Carriage Rides – Palladio Center – 1 to 4pm Saturday and Sunday – Free –

Folsom Zoo – Has their 4th annual Wild Nights and Holiday Lights featuring thousands of environmentally-friendly bright and colorful LED lights adorning the Zoo’s grounds, buildings and animal exhibits, and a beautiful enchanted forest of lighted and decorated trees. There’ll be carolers, seasonal refreshments, visits from Santa Claus and the Zoo’s holiday bear mascot, Santa Paws (great photo ops!), animal presentations by Folsom Zoo Docents, and you can ride the miniature live steam Starlight Express train (tickets $4pp) Dates: December 7-8 and December 13-23 Hours: 5-8 p.m. Admission: $5pp (ages under 2 years free) –


Harris Center for the Arts – Has several holiday presentations, including the Folsom Lake Symphony performing ‘Music of Many Lands’,  ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ with the David Benoit Quartet playing the music made famous by the Vince Guaraldi Quartet on the Charlie Brown Christmas specials.  There are two presentations of ‘The Nutcracker’ and more.

December 22 – Powerhouse Pub Blues Christmas Party – 3 -6pm –

Historic District Ice Rink – Open daily 10am to 10pm through January 20

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