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Thank you to our 2023 Holidays in Historic Folsom Presenting Sponsor Lakeside Church.

Visit their website for amazing activities all month long.

Scan this QR code for the RT Free Ride Flyer

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: $5 cash donation

Community Tree Lighting December 1, 2023
Ride SacRT for free to the event....Scan the code above!!

An evening filled with enjoyable family fun and entertainment, offering numerous free activities to choose from!

Starting at 5:30 pm - Enjoy pop up performances down Sutter Street by John Adams Academy Choir, Theory Dance, Take Note Troupe and the Sutter Street Theater.
6:00 pm - Santa arrives on Sutter Street with the Folsom Fire Department. 
6:00 - 8:00 pm - Santa Visits and photos sponsored by Lakeside Church - in the plaza near the intersection of Sutter Street and Decatur.
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Performances begin on the Zittle Family Amphitheater Stage featuring Folsom Preparatory School, Leighton Dance Project, Bayside Choir, Take Note Troupe and Theory Dance.
6:00 - 9:00 pm - Visit the plaza for giveaways, bounce houses and wreath making.  Throughout the night, you can also enjoy local vendors, food trucks, face painting, snow and much more.
7:00 - 7:30 pm - Folsom's Mayor and the Grinch will make an appearance near the tree, The Grinch will sing from the Willamette balcony and the Sutter Street Theater will perform on the steps of the ice rink as the tree lighting countdown begins.
7:30 Sharp COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS UP - As soon as the tree is lit, don't miss an unforgettable performance by Kristen Brown, currently on this season of The Voice.  Her performance will be followed by a special holiday skate performance at the rink.

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 up for Free Ride Flyer QR code

Don't forget to purchase your ice skating tickets in advance!  It will be a sold out night.  Visit for details and to purchase tickets online.

55th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair
Sunday, December 3rd, 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 $5.00 cash donation. 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!

Vendor registration is now closed.

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 QR code above).

Carriage Rides & Santa Visits

Santa visits on December 1, 2, 8 & 9 @ 6pm

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

Come 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 Carriage Rides on December 8th & 9th.  Rides begin at Decatur and Sutter St.  Look for many special activities throughout Sutter Street on these very special weekends.  Donation accepted for carriage rides.  

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.

Holidays in Historic Folsom

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Presenting Sponsors

Lakeside Church

Lakeside Church

745 Oak Avenue Parkway

Folsom, CA 95630


Gold Sponsors

Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro

Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro

1004 E. Bidwell Street

Suite 100

Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 984-7500
City of Folsom

City of Folsom

50 Natoma Street

Folsom, CA 95630


Silver Sponsors

Amsterdam Woodworks - Custom Cabinet Creations

Amsterdam Woodworks - Custom Cabinet Creations

1128 Sibley St

Ste J

Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 781-9663
Bayside Church - Folsom

Bayside Church - Folsom

500 Blue Ravine Rd

Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 791-1244
Century 21 Folsom - Select Real Estate Inc

Century 21 Folsom - Select Real Estate Inc

2505 E. Bidwell Street

Folsom, CA 95630

Folsom Smog Test Only

Folsom Smog Test Only

81 Natoma Street, #100

Folsom, CA 95630

Moving on Up - eXp Realty

Moving on Up - eXp Realty

607 Riley Street

Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 300-4787
Sutter Street Steakhouse

Sutter Street Steakhouse

604 Sutter St

Ste 150

Folsom, CA 95630

Your Legacy Jewelers

Your Legacy Jewelers

618 E Bidwell St.

Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 510-2129

We'd also like to thank these generous sponsors:

Dorothea's Shoppe

J. Wild's Burgers & BBQs

Kikkoman Foods

Choose Folsom

Nour Solar

Council Member Sarah Aquino

Sutter Street Theater

Not Too Shabby

Tailored Tree

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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