Macy’s Theatre of Lights

Macy's Theatre of LightsClement 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 sixth annual Macy’s 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 and sponsored by Bank of America. The event will return November 26th, 2014.

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 professional 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.

Theatre of Lights shows will continue at 6:15 and 7:45 p.m. Nov. 26 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.

In addition, from December 12 through Christmas Eve, at the 6:15 performances, Macy’s will have their Believe mailbox in Old Sacramento.  For every Believe letter to Santa placed in the mailbox, Macy’s will make a donation of one dollar to the  Make-a-Wish Foundation.  And for the 12 days before Christmas, Macy’s is offering special prizes for select visitors who “Believe.”  (See offers in the schedule below.)

  • Wednesday, November 26, 6 p.m.
  • Friday, November 28, 6:15, 7:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 29, 6:15, 7:45 p.m.Theatre of Lights
  • Sunday, November 30, 6:15, 7:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 11, 6:15, 7:45 p.m. – CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
  • Friday, December 12, 6:15, 7:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 13, 6:15, 7:45 p.m.On behalf of Macy’s Downtown Plaza the first 100 kids to write Believe letters to Santa at our 6:15 performance will receive coloring books.
  • Sunday, December 14, 6:15, 7:45 p.m.  – On behalf of Macy’s Downtown Plaza the first 100 visitors to write Believe letters to Santa at our 6:15 performance will receive Macy’s ornaments.
  • Thursday, December 18, 6:15, 7:45 p.m. – On behalf of Macy’s Downtown Plaza the first 50 kids to write Believe letters to Santa at our 6:15 performance will receive Macy’s Backpacks.
  • Friday, December 19, 6:15, 7:45 p.m. – On behalf of Macy’s Downtown Plaza the first 150 visitors to write Believe letters to Santa at our 6:15 performance will receive Elf Hats.
  • Saturday, December 20, 6:15, 7:45 p.m. – On behalf of Macy’s Downtown Plaza the first 100 adults over 18 to write Believe letters to Santa at our 6:15 performance will receive $10 Macy’s Gift Cards.
  • Sunday, December 21, 6:15, 7:45 p.m. – On behalf of Macy’s Downtown Plaza the first 50 kids to write Believe letters to Santa at our 6:15 performance will receive Macy’s Backpacks.
  • Monday, December 22, 6:15, 7:45 p.m. – On behalf of Macy’s Downtown Plaza the first 100 kids to write Believe letters to Santa at our 6:15 performance will receive coloring books.
  • Tuesday, December 23, 6:15, 7:45 p.m. – On behalf of Macy’s Downtown Plaza the first 50 visitors to write Believe letters to Santa at our 6:15 performance will receive Believe buttons.
  • Wednesday, December 24, 6:15 p.m. (Christmas Eve) – On behalf of Macy’s Downtown Plaza the first 75 visitors to write Believe letters to Santa at our Christmas eve performance will receive tote bags, and the next 100 visitors will receive White Star clappers.
  • Friday, December 26, 6:15, 7:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 27, 6:15, 7:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 28, 6:15, 7:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 31, 7:00, 8:30 p.m. (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:

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Bank of America

   City of Sacramento

Stage Nine                 Sacramento Theatrical Lighting STL                   Associated Sound

Downtown Sacramento Foundation                            Evangeline's                        Sacramento Downtown Plaza

  SMUD                          Embassy Suites                         KOVR-CBS13-logo

 

Umpqua Bank               Practical Cycle Transportation Company

Steamers Bakery & Cafe              Scurfield Company

  LiBush International Connection             Historic California Combination

 Ten22              Sacramento Sweets             American Legacy