Downtown Countdown: 5 Days till Christmas


You have finally nailed down the presents, yes even for that someone you swear has it all, and now it is time enjoy the final 5 days until Christmas. With the crazy rush of the season, the last thing you want to do is plan…

Fret no longer! We have you covered with our Downtown Countdown to the holidays. All you need to do is sit back, grab a warm beverage, and line up your partner in crime to join you on this festive feat.



5) Tuesday, Dec 20: Film Screening: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Photo courtesy of Crest Theatre

You’re a little sore from batting off frantic shoppers and quite frankly you could use a break. There is nothing like a nostalgic movie to help you relax and take you back to your happy place. Drive on down to the Crest theater, grab some popcorn, and watch The Muppets Christmas Carol and their timeless antics that will inevitably elicit smiles.


4) Wednesday, Dec 21:  State Capitol Holiday Music Program

The sounds of the season have never been so sweet now that you have relaxed and recovered.

Make those sounds ring true with the State Capitol Holiday Music Program. Enjoy a variety of diverse holiday music with the beautifully decorated backdrop of the Capitol Rotunda. Even better, it’s free! Aren’t all the best things in life?


3) Thursday, Dec 22: Macy’s Theatre of Lights in Old Sacramento 

Three days left- it’s show time now! You’ve heard the buzz about Theatre of Lights and how it has been included in the top 13 ‘must see’ holiday attractions in the US. The time has come to experience what everyone has been raving about, for yourself. The classic holiday poem, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, will come to life in Old Sacramento located at K street on the balconies and facades that surround the treasured district.


2) Friday, Dec 23: Happy HA HA HA-lidays

Photo courtesy of Laughs Unlimited

Nothing goes together like holidays and a good belly laugh. I mean even Santa coined that pair. Laughs Unlimited in Old Sacramento never fails at bringing the best comedy in town. Leave the kiddos with grandma and enjoy the Happy HA HA HA-lidays comedy show. Spruce up that eggnog and treat yo’ self.


1) Saturday, Dec 24: Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink

You will feel like the big man in red himself with all the holiday spirit you’ve embodied these past four days. You are feeling good and you are on a roll! Take that magic and joy and skate on through to the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink. Bring the whole family and create the ultimate #URBANHOLIDAY experience. Because let’s be real, Hallmark doesn’t have anything on you now.


CHRISTMAS! Sunday, Dec 25: Christmas Brunch & Seafood Buffet at The Hyatt

The big day is here! You have relaxed with a good movie, relished in the sounds of the season, watched with awe, laughed, and skated into the holidays. Leave the cooking for the pros and join the Hyatt for their Christmas Brunch and Seafood Buffet. With something for everyone, you will be the one giving the best gift this year–a full tummy and a new beloved tradition.     


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