December is a month full of enchantment, marked by twinkling lights, cozy gatherings, and joyful anticipation. Whether you enjoy spirited markets, heartwarming concerts, or outdoor festivities, December 2023 has a variety of local events that will ignite your holiday spirit.
Every community has its unique lists of events to celebrate this holiday season. Check them out below:
Holiday Markets and Craft Fairs
The charm of December often begins at local holiday markets and craft fairs. From handmade ornaments to unique artisanal gifts, these events showcase the creativity and craftsmanship of local talents. Stroll through the stalls, savoring the scent of freshly baked goods and hot cocoa while finding the perfect presents for loved ones. With something for everyone, you'll easily discover a unique find for someone special on your holiday shopping list.
Sunday, December 3rd | 9 am to 4 pm
905 Leidesdorff St, Folsom, CA 95630
Sundays-December 3, 10, &17 | 1:30-6 pm
Wednesdays-December 6 & 13 | 5-9 pm
Located in Robinson Plaza at 132 Main St.
Neil Orchard Senior Activities Center
Check the link for the ticket information
Tree Lighting Ceremonies
The illumination of a community's Christmas tree is a momentous occasion. Join your neighbors in the town square for an evening of music, hot cider, and the countdown to the sparkling spectacle of lights adorning the towering tree. You don't want to miss these magical tree-lighting experiences:
Vernon Street Town Square
Thursday, November 30th | 6:00-8:00 pm
The actual lighting of the tree is at about 6:10 pm.
December 2nd | 4:00-8:00 pm
El Dorado Hills Town Center - Theater Plaza
2085 Vine Street, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Festive Concerts and Performances
Local theaters and concert halls come alive in December with enchanting performances. From classic renditions of "The Nutcracker" ballet to joyful holiday concerts featuring local choirs and orchestras, these events infuse the air with the melodious tunes of the season, filling hearts with warmth and cheer.
Harris Center for the Arts-Folsom
December 9th | 7 Pm
7801 Auburn Blvd
Magical Christmas Light Displays
During this most magical time of the year, neighborhoods go all out on lights and decorations. They can't wait to show them off, inviting visitors to witness the dazzling displays of festive decorations and beautiful Christmas lights.
Take a stroll while sipping on hot chocolate and enjoying the company of your favorite people as you experience the mesmerizing twinkling light displays.
See the list of neighborhood Christmas Light Displays below:
Pebble Creek Drive in Rocklin
- 607 Falcon Way
- 200 Hillsford Court - Bring a toy and canned food donations benefiting Placer Food Bank and Toys For Tots!
- 1484 Kingswood Drive
Get ready for a enchanting December! It's time to start planning and marking your calendars for the various fun and magical upcoming holiday events. From festive concerts to cozy winter markets, there's so much to look forward to this holiday season.