Theatre of Lights

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Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas poem will come to spectacular life from Thanksgiving to New Years on the balconies and facades of Old Sacramento at K Street and Front.

The seventh annual Theatre of Lights is a free holiday program presented by the Old Sacramento Business Association in cooperation with Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF), the City of Sacramento and Old Sacramento merchants. The event will return November 25th, 2015.

Theatre of Lights SacramentoThe live-action retelling of Moore’s 1823 poem — “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” more popularly known as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” — promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Conceived and created by Stage Nine Entertainment’s Troy Carlson, the Theatre of Lights will bring together some of California’s finest talents in the field of light and sound: Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, Associated Sound and Skywalker Sound, and Emmy-nominated voice actor Bill Farmer, the voice of Disney’s Goofy.

Visitors in Old Sacramento can view the production from the center of K Street as the story is performed from the balconies of the buildings around them.

Discover how early pioneers experienced the calamities — and revelry — that befell the new city in the 1850s, the sounds of the fires, floods and parties will surround the audience as the 150-year-old building facades light up with color.

The highlight of the 20-minute production is a live dramatization of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” on the balconies above K Street, complete with a special appearance by Jack Frost, and the lighting of the 58-foot Christmas tree by St. Nick himself.

This year’s show will premiere with the night before Thanksgiving with the grand lighting of the City of Sacramento Christmas Tree at 6 p.m..  The event will include the premiere performance of this year’s Theatre of Lights at 6:15 p.m..  Theatre of Lights shows will continue Theatre of Lightsat 6:15 and 7:45 p.m. Nov. 27 through Dec. 31, and there will be holiday performances at 6:15 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 7 and 8:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

As you plan your visit to Old Sacramento be sure to take advantage of our validation program and free* holiday parking.

The 2014 Theatre of Lights couldn’t have been possible without the generosity and support of:


City of Sacramento

Stage Nine                 Sacramento Theatrical Lighting STL                   Associated Sound     Downtown Sacramento Foundation