Free Family Fun for the Holiday Season
Civic Center 1110 West Capitol Avenue West Sacramento, CA 95691
6:00 pm -9:00 pm
This is a free event! Enjoy coffee, hot cocoa, cookies and snacks, live musical performances, kids' activities, holiday shopping, and FREE pictures with Santa
Nov. 23rd - Dec. 24th
Theater of Lights in Old Sacramento
K Street between Front and 2 nd Street
6:00- 7:30 pm
Free holiday lighting extravaganza at the Old Sacramento Waterfront produced by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. Nightly performances Thursday’s-Sunday
Folsom Tree Lighting
905 Leidesdorff St, Folsom, CA 95630
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Santa visits and horse and wagon rides begin on Sutter Street at 5pm. Singing & dancing begin at 6pm at the amphitheater and on Sutter Street. The tree lights up at 7:30pm in the center of the ice rink in the plaza. Parking at 905 Leidesdorff is $2. Parking is extremely limited due to road closures and large number of anticipated attendees.
Folsom 54th Annual Christmas Crafts Fair
905 Leidesdorff St, Folsom, CA 95630
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Over 200 vendors, with live music and food trucks! Occurs annually rain or shine!
Sacramento Santa Parade
Capital Park Downtown Sacramento
1300 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814
9 am - 11am
From 14th & N streets to L and 4th St
Free Admission at Fairytale Town
3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento CA
10:00 am –2:00 pm Kids can play until 3:00pm
Free admission on Christmas Eve
Website & Dealines
Union Gospel Mission Food Boxes
400 Bannon Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Christmas Basket: application starts on Dec. 1st Give away on Dec. 20th
**You must call and sign up for your box for the above dates. Call early as it is first-come, first-served. If you miss Thanksgiving you can sign up for Christmas. You can sign up for either Holiday but not both.
Additional, non-holiday services:
• You can receive one food box every 30 days for Families with children and Seniors over 62.
- Pickup times are Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 2:00 pm.
- You must call by 11:30 am of the day of pick up to request a food box. To sign up call (916) 447-3268 during regular business hours -Mon – Thurs, 8 am-4 pm (closed 12–1 pm) Friday, 9 am–12 pm
- One box per household.
- You must bring your picture ID along with proof of residence with your current address, such as a utility bill.
Ongoing Food/Meal Resources
Friendship Park Loaves and Fishes
1321 North C Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Serve Meals: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friendship Park: (916)443-7378 https://sacloaves.org/programs-services/
1321 North C Street,
Sacramento, CA 95811
Breakfast Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Coffee served every morning 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Women and children are welcome.
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
3235 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825
On the last Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Center, St. Ignatius offers free pick-up bagged meals to anyone who is hungry. Guests also receive toiletry kits.
River City Food Bank
1800 28th St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Tuesday through Thursday 10:30 –1:30 (Midtown, 1800 28th Street)
Friday through Saturday 10:30 – 1:30pm (Center at St. Matthew’s, 2300 Addison Avenue)
ID not required.
Daughters of Zion Enterpryz (In Partnership with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services)
6489 47th St, Sacramento, CA 95823
Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Frequency: Weekly, until further notice
One-way drive-through distribution. Enter distribution via driveway on 47th Street (driveway closest to 47th Avenue)
To follow social distancing guidelines, the food distribution will be “touchless.” Attendees will not leave their cars. Food will be placed directly into the trunk of vehicles.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Call or online
Person to Person assistance for food, clothing, rent, utilities, furniture, household goods, housing, transportation assistance. Call or email. Messages are checked Monday- Friday; responses usually occur within 24-48 hours.
(916) 572-7553 firstname.lastname@example.org