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Tis the season to decorate our Christmas trees, set out our Nativity scenes, drink hot chocolate, and enjoy a wide variety of fun and interesting holiday things to do including driving around to enjoy the lovely Christmas lights in the Sacramento Roseville CA area.
This holiday info may give you some useful places to check so you might want to skim it, then click here for my 2019 post or you can click here to head to my category page, Holiday and Seasonal, where you’ll find all my posts on fun things to do in Roseville CA for holiday and seasonal fun! The most recent is always at the top.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOURS
While some of the following may still be accurate, CLICK HERE to find my 2019 post that includes Christmas events in Roseville CA including Christmas lights in Roseville, Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, Christmas music, and more. And be sure to regularly check the tab above, Holiday and Seasonal Activities, for all the latest posts, with the most recent on top. 🙂
I’ve got some tips for you that sweet Kim Retzlaff of Chicago Title gave to me. It’s a fun little PDF of the 2015 guide to area holiday lights displays. Here’s a picture of it. To get the PDF, just email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com
This list includes the Fab 40s area of Sacramento Christmas Lights. I enjoyed walking those blocks with dear friends a couple of years ago and they are GORGEOUS!
The Sacramento Bee has a long list of homes in the Roseville and Greater Sacramento area that have lovely Christmas lights and other decorations and display. It includes many of the same lights as the easy list above but it goes into detail about what you’ll see at each location. That can be a big help in making the list more specialized to your personal tastes.
One of the locations is a place I’ve heard about since I first moved here in the mid-1990s – Dovewood Circle in Orangevale. An amazing place to visit but do know they often have a long line of cars to enjoy the gorgeous lights on this little neighborhood!
FOLSOM ZOO LIGHTS AND MORE
You’ll notice some special items in the right column of the list above (and on my Google Map you’ll see them with RED STARS instead of the Christmas Trees that mark most of the spots I listed) including the Folsom Zoo Christmas Lights. According to their website they are right in the midst of Wild Nights and Holiday Lights at the Folsom Zoo – it continues to run from now til December 23, 2015 at 5-8 p.m. at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, 403 Stafford Street.
They invite us all to “celebrate the magic of the season and help support the amazing animals at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary! Thousands of colorful lights illuminate the zoo’s buildings, grounds, and animal exhibits, and lighted characters and decorations add charming touches. Santa visits each night to listen to holiday wishes, and Zoo Bear Mascot Santa Paws greets guests and poses for photo ops.” There’s music, merriment, magic, and fun rides on a miniature train – tickets are $4 per person. $5 per person admission and those under 2, as well as parking, are FREE. WOW – doesn’t that sound amazing!
FAIRYTALE TOWN LIGHTS AND FUN
There is also Fairytale Town which is enjoying their Winter Wonderland this weekend, December 17-20 from 1pm – 7pm, weather permitting. So if you are interested, be sure to visit their site, check out their weather policy, and see all the lovely treats they have in store for visitors.
ROSEVILLE CA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS JOYS
Last, but definitely not least – here in Roseville, we have lots of delights as well. Be sure to include a cruise down part of the historic old route Highway 40, more commonly known as Vernon Street. It takes you right through Downtown Roseville CA where the City of Roseville has decorated the parkway trees with white lights and our lovely HUGE tree in Downtown Square Roseville will put a sparkle in your eye as well! Not to mention tootling over to the Fountains at Roseville complete with lighted carriage and the Westfield Galleria at Roseville with lovely lights, not to mention a fun skating rink. Both or either are lovely ways to end your night with extra pizzaz!
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND HOME DECOR TOUR RESOURCES
More resources for delightful light displays in and around Roseville CA and the greater Sacramento area:
- My Google Maps – with some of the houses and locations listed on the Holiday Lights Tour list above – along with notes.
- Sacramento Kids.net with their list of the best places to see Christmas lights in Sacramento 2015.
- NextDoor – Christmas Cheer Map – People have been adding their own or their neighbor’s lovely homes decorated for Christmas with lights and decorations (along with other holiday resources). If you’re not yet a member of NextDoor but want to join this social network that includes the Roseville CA police and government, just click here.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC JOYS
While you’re driving around, you can enjoy cheery Christmas music on the radio – I know that 103.9 The Fish has it pretty much 24/7. I imagine others do too. And if you’d rather listen via YouTube, there are many lovely options available there. Here is one…
UPDATE TO LIST OF CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS
- 607 Falcon Way Roseville CA 95661 – Thanks to KIM for sharing this with us (that’s it in the photo right above) 🙂
- Ledgemont Court, Folsom (95630): Nine consecutive homes in the area dubbed Candy Cane Lane,
- KNCI FM list of The Best Christmas Light Displays In Sacramento CA
- Good Day Sacramento Christmas Light Displays – Roseville Light Displays
- Dovewood Light Display Info from Yelp
SEE MORE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS?
That’s all for now. BUT if you notice more houses, areas, events that are gorgeously decorated, do let me know here or at Facebook, and I’ll be glad to add them at one or the other or both places. 🙂
P.S. While you’re out looking at lovely lights, if you spot a home for sale that you are interested in – even in the midst of the holiday joys, do give me a call at 916-768-0127 or email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com. My team and I are enjoying the holidays but still working hard to help you with all your real estate needs. 🙂
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