Special Events

Every Thursday in October, 2017 
Live at 5
Join the restaurants of Old Sacramento as they welcome some of Sacramento’s favorite local musicians to the stage during Happy Hour! Enjoy food and drink specials as you listen to tunes that capture a purely Sactown vibe.  RSVP



October 13-28, 2017 
Ghost Tours
Come join the “ghosts” of early Sacramento on an eerie journey back in time!  Beware of wayward miners, murder victims, and other colorful Gold Rush characters.  Hear tantalizing tales of how folks lived – and died! – in our fair city.. Read More



October 14-28, 2017 
Spookomotive Train Ride
This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the whole family. For three special weekends, guests will enjoy exciting onboard entertainment and a tasty Halloween treat. Read More





October 20-21, 2017 
Trains and Tripods
Lights, camera, action! Join California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum for a two-part Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar for photographers on Friday evening, October 20 and Saturday morning, October 21. Read More



October 27, 2017 
Sips & Spirits: The Train Ride
Halloween fun for adults! A new train ride complete with a blood-shot signature cocktail, Mad Scientist and his minions, Monster Mash dancers and more. Sip a hard cider and nibble on delicious appetizers provided by Fat’s Catering while enjoying a dark night aboard the Sacramento Southern Railroad.  Read More



October 28, 2017 
Trick or Treat in Old Sacramento
From 12-3pm, join the businesses of Old Sacramento in celebrating Trick or Treat! LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. Register your child of 13 or under here and read more information here.



October 29, 2017 
Trunk or Treat at the Automobile Museum
Join the California Automobile Museum on Sunday, October 29th for some family friendly Halloween fun and trunk-or-treating!  Read More



October 31, 2017 
Join the Old Sacramento bars for the spookiest pub crawl in Sacramento! 8 bars throughout the district are participating and Official Crawloween Mugs that will score you special discounts are available for purchase! Meet at Sactown Sports Bar for the costume contest at 11pm! Read more information here or buy your cup here! The crawl is free for all who would like to participate.



October 31, 2017 
Haunted Headlights
Every car has stories, even one you just bought last year. But cars that’ve been around for decades, even centuries…imagine how many stories they could tell. And…how many of them are unsettling, unnerving, or downright creepy or gory? Come find out at the Automobile Museum! Read More


November 4, 2017 
Charles Phoenix: Addicted to Americana
Presented by SacMod and hosted by the California Automobile Museum, join showman, tour guide, food crafter and author Charles Phoenix for “Addicted to Americana”, a live comedy slide show performance celebrating classic and kitschy American life and style!  Read More


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November 22, 2017 

Old Sacramento Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Standing center stage at Front Street and K Street in Old Sacramento, the 58-foot tall Old Sacramento District Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday evening, November 22, 2017, at 6p.m.  Read More


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