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!