Old Sacramento Theatre of Lights


Celebrations and lighting of the Christmas tree – Saint Nick

Sacramento, CA – The community is invited to experience another exciting season of “Theatre of Lights,” an exciting, family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento.

The Theater of Lights is a free holiday lighting extravaganza at the Old Sacramento Waterfront produced by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. Thursday-Sunday Night Shows from Thanksgiving Eve – Christmas Eve (there is no show on Thanksgiving) feature a live account of Moore’s 1823 poem – “A Visit from Saint Nicholas,” otherwise known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” “


The highlight of the 20-minute production is the live dramatization on the balconies above K Street, complete with a Jack Frost special look, and 60-foot-tall lighting. birthday The tree of Saint Nick himself. Discover how early pioneers experienced the disasters – and bustle – of the new town in the 1850s, and the sounds of fires, floods and parties will surround the audience as the building’s 150-year-old facades light up with colour.

Old Sacramento holiday crowd for spotlight

2022 Theater of Lights

  • November 23 to December 24
  • Event and start times vary between 6pm and 8pm (Watch all times)


  • Limited street parking, free after 4:30pm and free all day on Saturday and Sunday
  • Tower Garage Parking: 1289 Front Street, Capitol Mall
  • Old Sacramento Garage: 274 I Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets

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