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The California State Capitol Museum is preparing for its annual State Capitol Holiday Music Program which takes place in the magnificent rotunda in the heart of the California State Capitol, a setting that is well-known for its acoustic qualities.

Holiday Music Program

California State Capitol Museum

The Sacramento History Alliance is proud to present a special Living History Holiday Ball at the Sacramento History Museum. Guests of all ages will enjoy stepping back in time at the Museum’s newly renovated and spacious main floor to watch and experience a nostalgic and simply magical Holiday Ball highlighted by lavish period gowns and apparel, live music, historical dancing, hands-on children’s crafts and more.

Living History Holiday Ball

Sacramento History Alliance

Join Powerhouse Science Center in their Nature Discovery exhibit to hear a story and then stay to participate in a fun science activity.

Science Storytime

Power House Science Center

Using a Makey Makey, you can turn almost anything into a touchpad. With this transformative tool, you can connect everyday objects to computers and change their uses. Bananas become can be a piano, high fives control video games, the only limit is your imagination!

Hands on History: A Simple Immigrant Christmas

Sutters Fort

Every month, toddlers explore artmaking with different materials and in new ways, from printmaking and color mixing to clay and fabric. Adults learn how to encourage experimentation and self-expression while nurturing their child’s creativity. Families are welcome to arrive any time during the program period. Please dress for mess. 

Artful Tot

Crocker Art Museum

Discover the essence of the Crocker’s permanent collection in this introductory tour of the Museum.

Highlight Tour

Crocker Art Museum

Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town with festive décor and a dazzling display of lights! Visit with Santa in his workshop from 3 to 6 p.m., don’t miss a flurry of snow falling nightly at 7 p.m., step inside a giant snow globe, and enjoy Elf-themed hands-on activities! Please note: During Winter Wonderland, Fairytale Town’s operating hours are from 1pm-7pm; guests who are in the park by 7pm can stay and play until 8pm.

Winter Wonderland

Fairytale Town

Never the same tour twice, New on View dives into the latest exhibitions and newest works of art. 

New on View Tour

Crocker Art Museum

Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town with festive décor and a dazzling display of lights! Visit with Santa in his workshop from 3 to 6 p.m., don’t miss a flurry of snow falling nightly at 7 p.m., step inside a giant snow globe, and enjoy Elf-themed hands-on activities! Please note: During Winter Wonderland, Fairytale Town’s operating hours are from 1pm-7pm; guests who are in the park by 7pm can stay and play until 8pm.

Winter Wonderland

Fairytale Town

Baby Loves Art engages babies in a visually stimulating gallery walk and gives parents and caregivers a fun opportunity to connect with their babies and each other. Each month, Baby Loves Art explores new ways to interact, including sign language, Spanish language, music, and dancing. All baby noises are expected and welcome. For the best art view, front carriers are recommended. Strollers are allowed, but please no back carriers.

Baby Loves Art

Crocker Art Museum

Experience the Crocker in a whole new way, with a concert crawl featuring bands you nominated and voted for, performing throughout the Museum! December has something for everyone: chill electronica from Münechild, Basi Vibe's soulful R&B, classically-inspired rock courtesy of Flight Mongoose, Loose Engines's honky tonk, backyard BBQ country music, and the David Perez Band's Latin variety.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Audio Muse

Crocker Art Museum

Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town with festive décor and a dazzling display of lights! Visit with Santa in his workshop from 3 to 6 p.m., don’t miss a flurry of snow falling nightly at 7 p.m., step inside a giant snow globe, and enjoy Elf-themed hands-on activities! Please note: During Winter Wonderland, Fairytale Town’s operating hours are from 1pm-7pm; guests who are in the park by 7pm can stay and play until 8pm.

Winter Wonderland

Fairytale Town

Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town with festive décor and a dazzling display of lights! Visit with Santa in his workshop from 3 to 6 p.m., don’t miss a flurry of snow falling nightly at 7 p.m., step inside a giant snow globe, and enjoy Elf-themed hands-on activities! Please note: During Winter Wonderland, Fairytale Town’s operating hours are from 1pm-7pm; guests who are in the park by 7pm can stay and play until 8pm.

Winter Wonderland

Fairytale Town

Bring the family to the Sacramento Zoo for the most comfortable Christmas tradition and you don’t even have to change out of your pajamas! For part of the day, zoo admission is free for the whole family. Wear your best PJs and spend your holidays with the animals at the Sacramento Zoo.

Pajama Party Christmas Eve

Sacramento Zoo

Experience the adventure! See what it’s like to work for NASA while performing hands-on science experiments. Work with a team to build a probe, support astronauts from mission control, and discover how tests are performed in space. A thrilling, interactive learning experience.

Challenger Community Mission

Power House Science Center

When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production a year later, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year career in France and in the United States, as the founder of her own studio and as writer, director, and/or producer of 1,000 films — after which she was veritably erased from history — until now!

Be Natural

Crocker Art Museum

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