On Sunday my mom and I were supposed to drive up to Sacramento, pick up my niece, and then head to Old Sacramento watch the Macy’s Theatre of Lights. Plans changed and my niece didn’t want to go anymore, so my mom and I decided to go anyways (adults need fun, too!)
It’s a free program that basically tells the poem of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, with Santa, Jack Frost (why is he always so naughty), him cancelling Christmas (instead wanting Frostmas) and the cheers of the people bringing Christmas back. They shut down a section of Old Sac, so only pedestrians are allowed, and use the square as an interactive storyland. The characters are dressed as pioneers, as they would have been in the 1850’s and they light up the entire square, which is pretty awesome. Nearby, they are also running the Polar Express train ride, so quite a few families showed up in pj’s and robes! It runs from around Thanksgiving to NYE and is fun for the whole family! The show itself lasts only about 20 minutes, but there is plenty to do in the area, restaurants, local, family-owned shops, etc.
Have a wonderful Christmahanakwanzika!