Our Favorite Ways to Spend the Holidays Around Sacramento, CA

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Sacramento. This proud hub of Northern California quietly boasts ample outdoor activities, charming and independent neighborhoods, and a creative melting pot with so much to do year-round. Whether you’re a visiting tourist, returning to see friends and family, or a curious local, if you’re in Sacramento for the holidays, read on for some of our favorite things to see and do in the area, and get ready to explore!

12 Days of Midtown

This annual series is a great way to see and do all there is in Sacramento’s Midtown, enjoying great food, music, and shopping! A sort of ‘open house’ for the businesses of Midtown, visitors can enjoy open-air markets, pop-up booths, happy hour events at bars and wineries, special dining deals, farmers markets, and free public transport on select days! This is great news for those compiling itineraries to see every part of Sacramento. Come to Midtown this holiday season and get the Christmas shopping done early, enjoy some of the city’s best in dining and make memories on a night out on the town.

Zion VR’s Christmas Escape Room

A unique entry when it comes to holiday season events, Sacramento’s Zion VR is a great option for travelers of all ages to enjoy the wonders of virtual reality gaming! Among the attractions at Zion, a Christmas-themed virtual escape room is one of the things you and your party can tackle. Aside from this Christmas escape room, there is also a number of free-roam racing, horror, action, escape room, and exploration attractions for both single and multiplayer. Take the holiday fun to this next frontier and enjoy the wonders and adventures of virtual reality gaming in this accessible and immersive experience.

Folsom Historic District Ice Skating

Enjoy the timeless fun of ice skating outdoors in Folsom’s historic district! Take the group to this quaint and charming area and lace up in this circular rink around a towering tree, and enjoy music and dining options in the adjacent festivities. This is a great option for those looking for a more relaxed and condensed activity for a holiday season itinerary.

Global Winter Wonderland

Head over to the iconic Cal Expo and California State Fairgrounds for a light show and holiday celebration that is truly inspiring. At the Global Winter Wonderland, guests can enjoy immersive light sculptures and visual art celebrating the holiday season, a great activity for those looking for a vacation photo opportunity, or a more laid-back activity. In addition to the trail and lights, there are also the rides at the Cal Expo, providing thrills and views for a more varied experience. With the customizable selection of activities, this is as suited to date nights as it is for families and large groups. Make your trip to the Sacramento area a memorable one and take the whole party to the Global Winter Wonderland for a night under the Northern California stars and lights.

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