December Events

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for fun events and happenings! There’s no shortage of things to do to embrace the holidays season, so get a cup of your favorite hot drink and start planning your December in and around Rocklin!

Whitney Ranch Events (Residents Only)

Tuesday, December 3 – Holiday Tree Lighting

Start celebrating the season with friends and neighbors at our tree lighting at The Ranch House! Enjoy some cookies and hot cocoa before the lighting at 7:00 p.m. Register HERE

Friday, December 6 – Holiday Mixer

There’s going to be a whole lot of holiday cheer (and ugly sweaters) at one of our most popular events of the year! This event is at capacity, sign up for the wait-list HERE

Sundays, December 8 and 29 – Kids Book Club

Encourage the kids to participate in a book club just for them! Two Sundays at The Ranch House at 3:30 p.m. Check back for the December book selection HERE

Saturday, December 14 – Santa Party

Santa’s the main event at The Ranch House! It will be a day of photos, crafts, treats, and more. This event is full, please sign up for the wait-list HERE

Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21 – Parents’ Night Out

Moms and Dads, enjoy a night out enjoying a holiday dinner or finish up your gift shopping! Both nights are full, however you may sign up for the wait-list HERE

Rocklin and Roseville Events

Daily through December – Roseville Holiday Rink

Skate into the season at the outdoor ice rink complete with holiday music and lights! Times and pricing HERE

Tuesday, December 3 – North Pole Tavern

Come down to the Vernon Street Town Square for some holiday cheer! Enjoy wine and beer tastings from local wineries and breweries. Details HERE

Wednesday, December 4 – Roseville Tree Grove

Enjoy all the decorated trees in the Square, crafts, music, and visits with Santa! More HERE

Thursday, December 5 – Roseville Christmas Tree Lighting

Come for the tree lighting and stay for all the family fun, including crafts, a kids’ zone, food, music, and the arrival of Santa! RSVP HERE.

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8 – Jessup Music Presents: Celebrate Christmas

Make it a family date and get all gussied up for a performance of your favorite Christmas classics! Featuring Jessup Music’s University Choir and Orchestra, Jessup Concert Choir, Crossroads small group, and jazz band. Tickets HERE

Saturday, December 7 – Roseville Christmas Market

Shop small, shop local! Get some shopping done at the Christmas craft and gift market at the Roseville Veterans Halls from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Event details HERE

Saturday, December 7 – Rocklin Tree Lighting Festival

Bring the fam to Quarry Park for the lighting of the community tree! It wouldn’t be complete without food trucks, Santa, music, and hot cocoa, too! Deets HERE

Saturday, December 7 – Free First Saturdays at Sierra College Museum of Natural History

Enjoy learning all about the arctic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at our local natural history museum! More HERE

Saturday, December 7 – Sunday, December 8 – Holidays in the Hills

Get some holiday cheer along the Placer Wine Trail! This self-guided wine tour includes tastings at 16 local wineries, small bites, access to new releases, and more. For a list of participating wineries and tickets, click HERE

Thursday, December 12 – Food Truck Mania

Take advantage of a night off from cooking during the busy holiday season! Grab a delicious dinner at one of the gourmet food trucks at the Vernon Street Town Square. Details HERE

Saturday, December 14 – Breakfast with Santa

Bring the kids to the Rocklin Event Center for a fun morning with Santa! Get your tickets now, because the event is selling quickly. Purchase them HERE.

Saturday, December 14 – Santa in the Park

See Santa arrive on a Roseville fire truck! Stay for a fun afternoon of train rides, games, crafts, treats, and more. Details HERE

Thursday, December 19 – Sunday, December 22 – Holiday POPS

This holiday music concert is fun for the whole family! Join the Placer POPS as they sing their way through beloved seasonal classics and more at the Dietrich Theatre. Tickets HERE

Sunday, December 22 – Santa Hustle

This fun race series includes a half-marathon, 5K, and kids’ run. The catch? Everyone dresses up as Santa! Get in the holiday spirit and burn some calories! Register HERE

Friday, December 27 – Farmers Market

Get your fresh and seasonal produce at our community farmers market at Johnson-Springview Park. Come early! Hours are 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Details HERE

Other Fun Area Events

Daily Through December – Flower Farm Christmas Tree Farm

December is delightful at the Flower Farm, with fresh-cut Christmas trees for purchase, hot cocoa, and a cafe and shop wonderfully decorated for the season. More HERE

Nightly Through December 24 – Old Sacramento Theatre of Lights

Come on down to the waterfront for a free show that’s a feast for the eyes! Featuring a live-action re-telling of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,’ this family-friendly performance features holiday lights, an appearance from Jack Frost, and the tree lighting by Santa. Showtimes HERE

Tuesday, December 3 – Messiah Sing-Along

The audience is the star of the show in this beloved annual sing-along with the Auburn Symphony. Details HERE

Sunday, December 1 – Loomis Christmas Market

Browse more than 40 local vendors and do some holiday shopping at the Blue Goose Event Center in Loomis! Event includes door prizes, food, music, and more. Details HERE.

Saturday, December 7 – Steampunk Victorian Holiday Faire

Enjoy a steampunk-themed holiday shopping event and art demonstration at High Hand Gallery in Loomis! Event details HERE

Saturday, December 7 – Sunday, December 9 – Mountain Mandarin Orchard Days

Several areas mandarin orchards are featuring day-long festivals for the whole family that include food and ale tastings, art, crafts, Santa visits, farm animals, old-town carousel rides, and more. Get a list of participating orchards HERE

Saturday, December 7 Sunday, December 15 – The Nutcracker

The Placer Theatre Ballet performs the beloved holiday classic at the Placer High School Theatre. Purchase tickets HERE

Saturday, December 7 – Lincoln Hometown Christmas

Make a day of it in downtown Lincoln with a craft fair, tree lighting, and parade! More HERE

Saturday, December 7 – Festival of Lights Parade

This family favorite in Old Town Auburn features brightly decorated floats, animals, bands, Santa Claus, and lots of down-home holiday cheer. Parade route and details HERE.

Friday, December 13 – Holiday Swing with Maria Muldaur and John Jorgenson

Folk and blues singer Maria Muldair and guitarist John Jorgenson perform a jazzy interpretation of holiday classics and some little-known gems from the 1920s and 1930s. Tickets HERE

Thursday, December 12 – Sunday, December 15 – The Heart of Christmas

Enjoy a lovely performance of our favorite seasonal songs by local chamber group Colla Voce. Purchase tickets HERE

Saturday, December 14 – Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour

Visit Loomis homes beautifully decorated for the season! A buffet lunch is also available for purchase. Tickets HERE

Saturday, December 14 – Sunday, December 22 – Visit with Santa 

Let the kids spend some time with Santa at the Auburn Promenade. Days and times HERE

Saturday, December 14 – Wreaths Across America

Join Wreaths Across America at Auburn Cemetery District to support the laying of remembrance wreaths on the graves of the men and women who have served. Information about how to sponsor a wreath and volunteer is available HERE

Saturday, December 14 – The Amazing Bubble Man

Kids! Don’t miss this fantastic show full of bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles of all shapes and sizes at the Auburn State Theatre! Tickets HERE

Saturday, December 14 – Santa and Snow in the Plaza

See Santa in the snow! There’s going to be a snowfall in downtown Lincoln, followed by visits with Santa and a hot chocolate bar. Details HERE

Saturdays, December 14 and 21 – Old Town Auburn Classic Christmas

Looking for an evening full of small-town charm? Swing by Old Town Auburn for hayrides, visits with Santa, music, shopping, bourbon tasting, and more. Event info HERE

Thursday, December 19 – The Man Who Invented Christmas

See the film that imagines the inspiration behind the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. At the Auburn State Theatre. Tickets HERE.  

Friday, December 20 – Christmas Jug Band

Listen to this merrily irreverent group put their own spin on some of the holiday classics. Purchase tickets HERE

Saturday, December 20 – Annual Auburn Santa Run

Come out for one last 5K race before Christmas! Bonus: each participant receives a full Santa suit to wear on race day! Details and registration HERE

Sunday, December 21 – Wine Blending & Steak Dinner

A delicious dinner we don’t have to make ourselves? Where do we sign up?! Take a break from the holiday menu planning and enjoy an evening of wine pairing and great food at Wise Villa Winery. Details and tickets HERE

All our warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season!


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