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Tree Lighting Ceremony, A Uniquely Sacramento Holiday Tradition

Marlee Wallace

Join us for a spectacular tree lighting experience in the Old Sacramento Waterfront on November 22, 2023! Get here early and watch all the holiday performances on K Street. Performances will start around 4:30PM, so we recommend arriving early to support our Sacramento creatives.

How do I get there?

The easiest way to get around Old Sacramento is walking! Take advantage of the K Street tunnel that will bring you right where you need to be. Our tree is in direct eye line of the tunnel on K and Front Street, so you will have a perfect view of the action. You get to the tunnel from 4th and K Street or through DoCo.

Save yourself some time and pre-book your parking and the Old Sacramento Garage at 274 I Street. There will be Theatre of Lights reserved parking options at a 25% discounted rate! At the time I’m writing this article, parking is under $15.

Reserve your parking now!

What’s happening before the Tree Lighting?

There will be performances from 4:30-6:00PM to ooh and ahh over that will bring the spirit of the season. Slamson might also be making an appearance under the tree, maybe wear your Kings gear?

If you want to get there early but aren’t interested in dancers, singers, and speakers you can start your holiday shopping at any of the small businesses in district.

What about after?

After the tree is illuminated, Theatre of Lights will have its inaugural performance! Theatre of Lights is a light show that tells the story, Twas the Night Before Christmas with performers on the rooftops of Old Sacramento. Before you leave, you should grab dinner or dessert on your way out! There are quite a few place you can pop in or make a reservation for a meal, treat, or drink.

Find your dinner spot ahead of time!

I hope you enjoy the festivities and create or continue this uniquely Sacramento holiday tradition!

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All images by Julien Martinez