Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas poem will come to spectacular life from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve on the balconies and facades of Old Sacramento at K Street and Front.
The ninth annual Theatre of Lights is a free holiday program presented by the Old Sacramento Department of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership in cooperation with Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF), the City of Sacramento and Old Sacramento merchants. The 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 Exhibitions’ 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. 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 60-foot Christmas tree by St. Nick himself.
This spectacular annual event is sponsored by the City of Sacramento, SacPark, California State Railroad Museum Foundation, Evangeline’s, Christmas Tree Promotion Board, SMUD and Energy Upgrade California. With media support generously provided by FOX40, additional support is provided by many Old Sacramento merchants and small business owners.
Note: Energy Upgrade California will have a special area set up near the holiday tree on Wednesday (11/22) beginning at 4:30 p.m. for interested guests to exchange incandescent Christmas tree lights for complimentary new LED ones that are more energy efficient (while supplies last).