(FOX40.COM) — The holiday season is approaching and in the Sacramento area, there a multiple tree lightings happening to put you in the holiday spirit. 

Here are the different holiday trees in Sacramento and surrounding communities. 
•Video Above: Holiday tree arrives at Old Sacramento Waterfront

Sacramento County

Old Sacramento Waterfront

The holiday tree arrived at the Old Sacramento Waterfront on Nov. 6 and a lighting ceremony took place on Nov. 22. 

The 2023 tree stands 60 feet tall and will be decorated with nearly 24,000 lights, 550 icicles, 400 strobes and countless specialty lights. During Sacramento Kings game nights the tree will be lit in purple as part of a partnership with the team. 

Not only does the tree offer a nice sight for the holiday season, but the Theatre of Lights offers nightly entertainment. 

The Theatre of Lights show is a live production of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and a live dramatization on the balconies above K Street in Old Sacramento. 

Click or tap here for more info on the Theatre of Lights. 

California Capitol Tree

Another tree in Sacramento will be located on the west steps of the State Capitol in downtown. 

The tree arrived on Nov. 6 and a tree-lighting ceremony is expected to take place later in the holiday season. It will be placed on the west side of the Capitol building until early January. 

The 2023 tree stands at 67 feet tall and will be illuminated with over 10,000 LED lights and about 200 handcrafted ornaments, which will be created by children and adults with development disabilities. 

Elk Grove

The city of Elk Grove will hold its Fourth Annual Illumination Holiday Festival on Dec. 2, which will include a parade and a tree lighting.

The parade route will begin on Laguna Springs Drive, then heads toward Civic Center Drive and down to Big Horn Boulevard.

Elk Grove’s tree at Walnut Street will be lit up on Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. following the Dickens Street Faire.

The Dickens Street Faire kicks off the holiday season in Elk Grove, which will feature over 125 arts and crafts vendors in Old Town Plaza. The vendors will be located from Elk Grove Boulevard from 2nd Avenue to School Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The City of Folsom will have a tree lit up in its historic district in the center of the ice rink in the plaza.

That tree will be lit up in the city’s annual annual tree lighting event Dec. 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on 905 Leidesdorff Street.

Throughout the holiday season, Santa will make visits along with carriage rides at Decatur and Sutter streets. The city will post those dates soon.

Folsom Palladio

Holiday shoppers can get a glimpse of the tree at the Palladio shopping mall in Folsom. 

The Palladio held its annual tree lighting ceremony will happen on Nov. 18 at the Palladio Piazza center court. The ceremony included an appearance from Santa Claus, holiday music, beverages, holiday cookies and giveaways for children. 

Citrus Heights

The city of Citrus Heights will have its annual tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at city hall.

Citrus Heights City Hall is located on 6360 Fountain Square Drive.

Yolo County


The city of Davis will hold its 42nd Annual Candlelight Parade and Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 30.

The event will include a parade that starts at 6 p.m. at the Davis Food Co-Op and ending in E Street Plaza. The tree will be officially lit at 6:30 p.m.

Activities at the event includes horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday songs performed by local singing groups, a photo-op with Santa and Mrs. Claus and free showings of “Shrek the Halls” at the Varsity Theatre.

West Sacramento

The city of West Sacramento will host its annual tree lighting on Dec. 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at city hall at 1110 West Capitol Avenue.

According to the city, the free event will feature live music and entertainment, free activities for kids and free pictures with Santa.


The city of Woodland will host its tree lighting on Dec. 1 at Heritage Plaza on 701 Main Street. The tree will be officially lit at 7 p.m.

The event will including singing performances from the Bayside Church from 6:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.

Placer County 


The city of Roseville will host its annual tree lighting on Nov. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Vernon Street Town Square in downtown.

The actual lighting will happen around 6:10 p.m., according to the city. 

Along with the tree lighting, Roseville celebrates the holiday season with a Tree Grove, Gingerbread House Contest, and a North Pole Tavern, which has tastings for wine and beer.  


The city of Rocklin will hold its annual tree lighting at Quarry Park on Dec. 2 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Quarry Park is located at 4000 Rocklin Road. 

This year’s tree lighting will be the 16th annual event and will include a holiday market for local crafters and artisans, live entertainment, food trucks and a visit from Santa. 


The town of Loomis announced it’ll have its 49th Annual tree lighting and celebration on Dec. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Loomis Train Depot. 

The Loomis Lions Club will also be collecting unwrapped toys at the free family-friendly event. 

Before the tree lighting, the town will host a Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. on Taylor Road, ending at the Train Depot with the vendor fair from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Solano County


The city of Vacaville is hosting its Merriment on Main Tree Lighting on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Vacaville.

The event will include vendors on main street offering free sweets and goodies, along with performers and crowd entertainers.


The city of Fairfield announced its annual holiday tree lighting will take place on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in downtown. 

The tree will stand on the corner of Texas and Jefferson streets and Mayor Catherine Moy will light the tree on Dec. 1.

Festivities of the ceremony will include musical performances, a trackless train, hot cocoa, and photos with Santa.

The city will also host its Third Annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 11, which will be on the County Greens at the corner of Texas and Jefferson streets. The city is holding the event in partnership with the Chabad of Solano County. 

San Joaquin County


The city of Stockton will host its annual tree lighting on Dec. 2 at the Weber Points Events Center at 5:30 p.m.

The Weber Points Events Center is located at 221 N. Center Street in downtown Stockton. Gates will open at 3 p.m. and guests will be able to enjoy holiday festivities such as live caroling, free hot chocolate and photos with Santa or the Grinch.

Following the tree lighting will be the annual Lynn Hahn Memorial Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade at 6 p.m.

The lighted boat parade features decorated boats that go through the Stockton Deep Water Channel, then Around McLeod Lake on the north side of Weber Point.