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

Ride SacRT for free to the Tree Lighting and Craft Fair Events....Scroll down for Free Ride Flyer QR code

Scroll down for all the fun family events happening during Holidays in Historic Folsom

Thank you to our 2021 Holidays in Historic Folsom Presenting Sponsor Lakeside Church.

Visit their website for amazing activities all month long.

Lakesidechurch.com

Community Tree Lighting December 3
Ride SacRT for free to the event....Scroll down for Free Ride Flyer QR code

Jammed pack with family fun entertainment.  So much to choose from many free of charge.

5:00 - 8:00 pm - Santa Visits and photos sponsored by Lakeside Church - Sutter St and Decatur
5:00 - 8:00 pm -  Horse and Wagon rides up and down Sutter St. - Line forms at Sutter and Decatur
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Folsom Preparatory School, Leighton Dance Project, Bayside Church, Take Note Troupe perform on the Zittle Family Amphitheater Stage
6:00 - 9:00 pm - Visit the plaza for face painting, bounce houses, wreath making, and more. 
6:00 - 7:00 pm - River Bells Sacramento hand bell and chime performance - Folsom History Museum
6:00 - 9:00 pm - Pop up performers on Sutter Street 700 block, Vista Del Lago Dance, Theory Dance and Take Note Troupe
7:00 - 7:15 pm - Sutter Street Theater Singing Christmas Carols - Ice Rink Steps
7:15 - 7:30 pm - Tree Lighting festivities begin - look to the Willamette Wineworks balcony
7:30 Sharp COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS UP
7:30 - 7:50 pm - Folsom High School Jazz Choir - performing at the ice rink
8:00 - 9:30 pm - Lakeside Band playing live at the ice rink, pop and Christmas music 

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 www.folsomicerink.com for details and to purchase tickets.

Community Tree Lighting

December 3, 6-9pm

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

Join us as we light up the annual community Christmas Tree, in the center of the Folsom Ice Rink located in the plaza of Historic Folsom.  the entire district is closed to Vehicle traffic and transformed into a picturesque Christmas Village. Activities stretch 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

December 3&4, 10&11, 17&18                          Friday and Saturday Evenings 5-8pm

Santa will make special visits to the Historic District to visit with children and families.  

Kids..you 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.

Scan this QR code for the RT Free Ride Flyer


Ride Sac RT for fee to: 

DEC 3, Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting

DEC 5, 53rd 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 

53rd Christmas Arts and Craft Fair
December 5, 9-4pm Rain or Shine

At 53 years strong, this event is the best place to find unique, quality, handmade items!  Find it all here in this juried craft fair with more than 200 artisan crafters, strolling musicians, free face painting and Folsom Historic District merchants and restaurateurs. This event is rain or shine.


Ride Light Rail to and from the event for FREE, sponsored by RT! Just show this info on your smart phone when boarding. Save time and money! Parking at 905 Leidesdorff for small donation of $2.

Vendor applications are now available here! Apply Now Any vendor who submitted and was approved for the 2020 event will be given priority for this years event.

Click this link to be a vendor

Holidays in Historic Folsom

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Presenting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

We'd also like to thank these generous sponsors:
Century 21 Select
Citizen Vine
BrainyZoo Toys
Dorothea's Shoppe
Kikkoman Foods, Inc.
La Vintage Pink Door
Shoops Photography
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary
Sutter Street Steakhouse

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 sponsorship available, please download and review the attached sponsor packet for complete details.  Any level of support is greatly appreciated!


Download 2021 Holidays in the District Sponsor Packet

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