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Winter Activities for Kids in the Sacramento Area
December 20, 2021

Winter season is here! You can make the most of the winter months with these family-friendly winter activities for kids in Sacramento.

The short days and cold weather could usually mean that kids aren’t spending as much time outdoors. Fortunately, there’s more than just enough happening around Sacramento to keep kids occupied this winter season. And with our list of the best winter activities for kids in Sacramento, it could be the solution for cabin fever that’s reaching boiling point!

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With cooler weather upon us, many families are looking for ways to keep their kids entertained with winter activities for kids in Sacramento. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly event to attend together, or an activity for the holiday break, we’ve put together our top picks for fun things to do in Sacramento with kids this winter season.

Winter season in Sacramento - Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink
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Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink

Downtown Sac
701 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

November 11, 2021 – January 16, 2022

Schedule:
Tuesday – Thursday | 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday – Sunday | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sharpen your skates and get ready to perfect your triple axel, the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink is Back!

Open Tuesday–Sunday, Nov. 11th through Jan. 16th and located at 7th & K streets in the heart of downtown Sacramento, the ice rink is the destination for winter fun with an exciting line-up of family-friendly events all winter long. Discover all the ways the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink presented by Dignity Health can be a part of your holiday traditions. For more information, please visit their website

Imaginarium

Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95815

November 19 – January 16, 2021 

Schedule:
Sunday – Thursday | 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday | 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Imaginarium’s “Light Up the Night” is a family-friendly outdoor event full of Christmas Lights at Cal Expo in Sacramento. This year’s event is a new concept and is a more immersive experience featuring an incredible array of lighting displays, many of them interactive, responding to music and attendees.

Guests will love walking through illuminated tunnels and the Field of Dreams aglow with over 30,000 roses arriving at Winter Wonderland. In total, there are over three million LED lights, creating a unique and exhilarating event specifically designed for this year’s extended holiday season.

There’s the Rhapsody in Blue zone, where lights are synchronized with music, creating a festive and fun atmosphere for adults and children alike. Laser shows will light up the night sky and captivate the guests in attendance. For more information, please visit their website.  

Enter Promo Code 4kids to get $2 off per ticket.

Best winter activities for kids in Sacramento - The MuVment Studio Dance And Performing Arts Academy
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The MuVment Studio Dance And Performing Arts Academy

MuVment Studio
5150 Sunrise Blvd., #C1/C4, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Phone Number: (916) 903-7744

December 1-31, 2021

Schedule: Time Varies

One of the best winter activities for kids in Sacramento is enrolling them in a dance class. Give them the gift of dance this holiday season and get 50% OFF tuition for three months only at the MuVment Studio. Gift certificates are available for pick up. Limit one per student only!

The MuVment Studio is a movement fusion company that focuses on dance training, performance, and movement art. Fusing together dance styles while keeping the integrity of classic terminology and education. We offer classes for all ages and foster an inclusive dance culture for everyone.​ For more information, please visit their website.

Best winter activities for kids in Sacramento - Jurassic Quest
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Jurassic Quest

Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone Number: (833) 486-3466

January 6-9, 2022

Schedule:
Thursday | 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday | 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Jurassic Quest is North America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event. Guests walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic Periods and experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. Jurassic Quest is the only interactive dinosaur event that has over 100 true to life-size animatronic dinosaurs in each of its indoor touring shows from the very small to the gigantic.

Jurassic Quest exhibits also allow future paleontologists to dig up fossils, ride their favorite life-sized dinosaurs, enjoy walking dinosaur and baby dinosaur shows, and enjoy a dinosaur-themed playland in addition to face painting, crafts, and much more.​ For more information, please visit their website.

Winter season in Sacramento - Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big
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Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big

Golden 1 Center
500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: (888) 915-4647

February 17-21, 2022

Schedule:
Thursday & Friday | 7:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday| 11:00 AM | 3:00 PM | 7:00 PM
Monday | 12:00 PM | 4:00 PM

Believing is just the beginning at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Miguel aspires to be a musician and journeys through the Land of the Dead to unlock his family’s history. Moana and Maui bravely restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti, Anna and Elsa save their kingdom and the Disney Princesses inspire with stories of strength, determination, and kindness.

This winter season in Sacramento, share every magical moment filled with breathtaking ice skating and beloved Disney songs and stories that give everyone a reason to believe at Disney On Ice! For more information, please visit their website.

Winter Activities for Kids in the Sacramento Area

Winter season in Sacramento - Holiday In The Hills
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Holiday In The Hills

Sutter Street Theatre
717 Sutter St., Folsom, CA 95630
Phone Number: (916) 353-1001

December 4-23, 2021

Schedule:
Thursdays | 7:00 PM
Friday & Saturday | 8:00 PM
Sunday | 4:00 PM
December 21-22 | 7:00 PM

Sutter Street Theatre winds up its newest season with one of the best winter activities for kids in Sacramento and Folsom’s favorite holiday traditions. Come see a show guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit. One of the most enjoyable shows of the year with dynamic characters and fun, current music!

The story takes place in the late 1880s right here on Sutter Street where the residents of the town and surrounding areas have gotten together to celebrate the Holidays. A lot of research went into the people and places that were here in the late 1800s, give or take a year or two, and everyone you see was an actual resident or visitor to Folsom at that time of year.

This event is appropriate for all ages! For more information, please visit their website.

Winter season in Sacramento - The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker – Sacramento Ballet

SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center
1301 L St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: (916) 552-5800

December 11-23, 2021

Schedule:
Tuesday – Saturday | 7:00 PM
Sunday | 2:00 PM

Sacramento Ballet unveils a new holiday tradition in the new SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center. Three Sacramento Ballet Artists, current and alumni retell the timeless classic through the eyes of a child. Watch Clara battle the Rat King, travel through a winter wonderland, and explore the Land of the Sweets. Julia Feldman, Nicole Haskins, and Colby Damon collaborate on a single vision of sugar plums and magic.

Bring your kids and watch as they dance Nutcracker together again for the first time. For more information, please visit their website.

Best winter activities for kids in Sacramento - Tis The Season
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Tis The Season

B Street Theatre
2700 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone Number: (916) 443-5300

December 18-26, 2021

Schedule: Time Varies

Sacramento’s original professional theatre for kids and families presents timeless holiday tales with an original B Street twist. So put on your favorite, festive sweater and join in for a night of theatre, music, and laughs that will bring holiday cheer to all ages.

This is a special engagement production. See this show complimentary if you sign up today to become a Family Series subscriber. For more information, please visit their website.

Roald Dahl's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
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Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center
3200 Freedom Park Dr., McClellan, CA 95652
Phone Number: (916) 443-5300

December 28, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

Schedule:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday | 7:30 PM
Thursday & Saturday | 1:30 PM | 7:30 PM
Sunday | 1:30 PM

Roald Dahl‘s amazing tale is now Sacramento’s golden ticket! It‘s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,“ “The Candy Man,“ and “I‘ve Got a Golden Ticket, “alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of HAIRSPRAY.

Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! For more information, please visit their website.

Best winter activities for kids in Sacramento - New Year's Eve At Noon
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New Year’s Eve At Noon – A Frozen Celebration

Aerospace Museum of California
3200 Freedom Park Dr., McClellan, CA 95652
Phone Number: (916) 443-5300

December 31, 2021

Schedule:
Friday | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Aerospace Museum of California for New Year’s Eve at Noon – A Frozen Celebration! Elsa and Anna will be at the Aerospace Museum of California to celebrate the joys of winter with songs and stories. In addition, all morning Amelia Bearhart and friends will be hosting “frozen” themed STEM activities like “Wanna Build a Snowman” and igloos out of marshmallows, galaxy snow globes, paper snowflake making, and more!

Prior to twelve, they will ring in the Noon Year’s Eve with a countdown party. For more information, please visit their website.

Winter Activities for Kids in the Sacramento Area

Families have so many options for winter activities for kids in the Sacramento area, it’ll be hard to pick just one! Whether you are looking for a family-friendly event to attend together, or a fun activity for the holiday break, these top picks for winter activities for kids in the Sacramento area are sure to offer something delightful for every family.

Still looking for more winter activities for Kids in Sacramento? No problem! Check out our comprehensive listing of places to go in the region.

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