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Thank you to our 2022 Holidays in Historic Folsom Presenting Sponsor Lakeside Church.

Visit their website for amazing activities all month long.

Premier Event Sponsor

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Ride Sac RT for free on the following dates: 

DEC 1, 2023 - Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting

DEC 3, 2023 - 55th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair

Both events draw large crowds and parking will be limited.  Road closures will affect traffic flows.  

Parking Garage: $2 fee 

Community Tree Lighting December 1, 2023
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Jammed pack with family fun entertainment.  So much to choose from many free of charge.

4:00 - 5:30pm - Elsa will be making an appearance on the Indie Salon balcony and making is snow
6:00 - 8:00 pm - Santa Visits and photos sponsored by Lakeside Church - Sutter St and Decatur
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Leighton Dance Project, Theory Dance and more added weekly on the Zittle Family Amphitheater Stage
6:00 - 9:00 pm - Visit the plaza for giveaways, bounce houses, wreath making, and more. 
6:00 - 7:00 pm - River Bells Sacramento hand bell and chime performance 
6:00 - 9:00 pm - Pop up performers on Sutter Street 700 block
7:00 - 7:15 pm - Sutter Street Theater Singing Christmas Carols - Amphitheater steps
7:15 - 7:30 pm - Tree Lighting festivities begin 
7:30 - 8:30 pm - Lakeside Band playing live near the Christmas tree

Plus....all of our fabulous merchants and restaurants will be open late.  Enjoy the entire night out in the district.
Ride SacRT for free to the event....scroll down for Free Ride Flyer QR code

Don't forget to purchase your ice skating tickets on line in advance it will be a sold out night.  Visit for details and to purchase tickets.

Community Tree Lighting

December 1, 2023: 6-9pm

Mark your calendar for Historic Folsom’s Community Christmas Tree Lighting.  

Come and join the festivities as we illuminate the annual community Christmas tree at the heart of the Folsom Ice Rink, nestled in the Plaza.  The entire district is free from vehicle traffic and is magically transformed into a scene resembling a Christmas Village, with activities spreading from the Plaza all the way up Historic Sutter Street.

The charm of Historic Folsom attracts thousands of attendees year after year.  The event is jam-packed with fun interactive event booths, music, Santa visits, ice skating, kids activities, food trucks, and performances by local community groups.

Tree Lighting event parking is limited.  Expect road closures and a large number of attendees. 

To make things easy we've partnered with SacRT and arranged Free Rides to the event (see below).

Carriage Rides & Santa Visits

Dates will be posted soon

Santa will make special visits to the Historic District to visit with children and families. can meet Santa in the district.  Santa will chat with kids and their families while sitting on his throne in the plaza.  His sleigh is parked just off the intersection of Decatur and Sutter St.  You can't miss him.  There will also be FREE Carriage Rides, rides begin at Decatur and Sutter St.  Look for many special activities throughout Sutter Street on these very special weekends.  

Special thank you to Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro for helping host Santa and Mrs Clause.  

Christmas Magic Promenade

Thanksgiving through New years

Historic Folsom DECKS THE HALLS with Christmas Magic.

All of Sutter Street is covered in twinkling lights, a vision to be seen. Santa and Mrs. Clause stop by for visits in a horse-drawn wagon.

The Historic District transforms into a magical Christmas scene with pop-up carolers and even occasional snowfall. Visitors from near and far come to the district to enjoy a little bit of Christmas joy and celebrate with family and friends.

55th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair
Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Rain or Shine

This juried craft fair with more than 175+ artisan crafters, strolling musicians, donation-based face painters, food vendors, and Historic District brick-and-mortar merchants and restaurateurs is the best place to find unique, quality, handmade items! The ice rink will also be open.

Parking is available at 905 Leidesdorff Street for a small donation of $2.00. Garage spaces are limited and will fill up early. Please consider Uber / Lyft, or better yet, ride Light Rail to get to the District FREE round-trip upon presentation of a Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair postcard or via this post on your smartphone!

Submit a vendor application here:

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor support of Holidays in the District is integral to its success. Your support is needed to help bring this special event to the Folsom community.  

There are many levels of sponsorships available, please download and review the attached sponsor packet for complete details.  Any level of support is greatly appreciated!

Click here to download the 2023 Holidays in Historic Folsom Sponsorship Opportunities Package

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