Found: The Best Holiday Lights in Sacramento
By Laura Braden
Who doesn’t love Christmas lights? I say, the tackier the better. For those looking for the best lights displays in Sacramento, we’ve got you covered.
- My favorite has to be driving through the “Fabulous 40’s” district of Sacramento. More elegant than tacky, just about everyone in the neighborhood participates so it’s really spectacular.
- The crafty folks over at Lights of the Valley (LINK) have developed a great website that highlights the best houses in Sacramento and surrounding areas. They have descriptions for each house, and everything is laid out on a google map. You can rate the houses, as well as post pictures and add descriptions. Keep checking back as the site gets updated constantly!
- Not to be outdone, the Sacramento Bee has its own map highlighting holiday lights around town (LINK).
- A little closer to the grid, we have Old Sac’s “Theatre of Lights” (LINK). Running now through January 3 at Front and K Street, two 10-minute light shows (the shows also feature Mark Twain stories) will be performed Thursdays through Sundays at 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm.
- The Carnival at St. Rose is a festive winter carnival at 7th and K Street (the former site of the ice skating rink). Open now til January 3rd, the Carnival is complete with lights, rides and vendors. Click the LINK for hours and more information.
- And if you’ve got a group and really want to make an evening of it, Zerolimotations (get it, like Zero Limitations… Yeah, it took me a minute too) has holiday light tours throughout the area (LINK). Tours start at $169 for 8-10 people for 2 hours.
EDITOR’s NOTE: Know of other great holiday light displays on and off the grid? Share the knowledge by emailing girlsonthegrid AT gmail DOT com.