Special Events

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November 22-December 24, 2017 
Theatre of Lights
The ninth annual Theatre of Lights is a free holiday program presented by the Old Sacramento Department of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership in cooperation with Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF), the City of Sacramento and Old Sacramento merchants. The event will return right after the Annual Tree Lighting on November 22nd, 2017. Read More



November 24-December 21, 2017 
Polar Express Train Ride
Enjoy hot chocolate and yummy cookies as you ride along with many of the story’s characters such as the Train Conductor, the Dancing Waiters, and a ghostly Hobo. Once you reach the North Pole, the jolly old elf — Santa himself — will come on board to give each passenger a silver sleigh bell, the “first gift of Christmas”.  Read More



December 16, 2017 
Sacramento Santa Run
Run with 1,000’s of Santas on Saturday, December 16th! A free Santa suit is provided for every registered runner participating in the 5th Annual Sacramento Santa Run in Downtown Sacramento.  Read More



December 16, 2017
Sacramento SantaCon 2017
SantaCon is a worldwide pub crawl that takes place in cities across the globe. Old Sacramento is excited to be the official host for the event in Sacramento. Grab your holiday themed costumes and get ready for a day of high spirited fun! Festivities begin at 12pm. Meet at 2nd and K for a pub crawl map and goodies! Read more



December 31, 2017 
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Sacramento’s best New Year’s Eve tradition lights up the skies above Old Sacramento with bright colors and flashes during the New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular. This free celebration is open to all residents and features activities for the whole family to enjoy. Including children’s programming, live music, dinner specials, hot food and drink vendors and a variety of colorful street entertainment..  Read More



March 17, 2018
23rd Annual St. Patricks Day Parade
We are getting ready for a day of green fun! Stay tuned for details, and find out how you can enter the parade, sponsor, or volunteer!