Some people have a very commercialized concept of the Christmas season to the point that they mostly associate it with fancy gifts and exotic vacations. But the truth is, the holiday should be an opportunity to spend more time with friends and family to create fun, loving memories by doing holiday-themed activities together.
Here, we list holiday events and activities in Sacramento that you and your family will surely enjoy.
Go ice skating
Do you have a pair of ice skates collecting dust in your garage? Why not go ice skating on a beautiful, donut-shaped ice rink in the Historic Folsom Plaza?
The ice rink is open between 10 am and 9:30 pm, with each skate session lasting 90 minutes. General admission costs $16 when purchased online and $18 at the ticket counter, while the entrance fee for children aged six years and younger is $13, which already includes skate rental.
If you’re thinking about making reservations, choose your date and time carefully since the management does not allow refunds.
Global Winter Wonderland
This theme park features illuminated landscapes and decorations perfect for families with kids. Additionally, it showcases villages from different cultures and heritages, which they change daily.
Other things you can expect from Global Winter Wonderland include laser light shows, live entertainment, a full carnival experience, fun rides, illuminated lanterns, a shopping center, and international cuisine.
The theme park is open between November 19, 2021 and January 16, 2022 and is located at 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA.
Wild Nights and Holiday Lights 2021 at Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
This special annual event allows visitors to marvel at the thousands of colorful lights decorating the zoo’s walkways, buildings, and animal exhibits. They can also step into the enchanted forest of decorated and illuminated trees and see nocturnal animals in action.
The event is held December 10-12 and December 17-23, between 4:30 and 8:30 pm; the management limits the number of visitors to 2,000.
The admission fee costs $10 per person, but it’s free for children two years and under, while train tickets cost $5 per ride, with no fee for children under two. Meanwhile, all proceeds from the event will benefit the zoo animals.
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Christmas was traditionally a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus, but it has become a secular family holiday observed by both Christians and non-Christians alike. From then on, for most people, Christmas is a day for family, not faith.
Nonetheless, some families have this tradition of going to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Christmas Day. This church has become one of the most recognizable and iconic structures thanks to its religious artworks, stained-glass windows, and elegant clock tower.
This house of worship has been attracting thousands of visitors every year with its Italian Renaissance-style facade and its historical significance in the city of Sacramento.
Located near the California State Capitol Building, the cathedral offers a free guided tour after morning mass on Wednesday.
Holiday-themed activities not only build life-long memories but also break your family away from the daily routine, giving everyone opportunities to learn about new cultures and experiences. Even going to a local vacation spot is enough to make you happier and more relaxed when returning home.
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