Unwrapping the Best of Folsom's Festivities for the Holidays


Unwrapping the Best of Folsom's Festivities for the Holidays

The holiday season is a magical time, and there's no better place to experience it's enchantment than in Folsom.  Folsom offers a unique blend of history, nature, and community spirit that comes alive during the festive season. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, here's a guide to the best things to do in Folsom during the holidays.


  1. Historic Sutter Street: A Winter Wonderland Begin your holiday adventure by strolling down Historic Sutter Street. Adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations, this charming street exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere. Explore the boutiques, cafes, and local shops that line the street, perfect for finding one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones.

  2. Folsom Historic District Ice Rink: Glide into the Season For a quintessential holiday experience, lace up your skates and head to the Folsom Historic District Ice Rink. Located in the heart of the historic district, this outdoor ice rink offers a picturesque setting for a day of family-friendly fun. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned skater, the joy of gliding on the ice is not to be missed.

  3. Folsom Zoo Sanctuary: Wild Winter Wonders The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary is a treat for animal lovers, and during the holidays, it takes on a special charm. The annual Wild Nights and Holiday Lights event transforms the zoo into a magical wonderland, featuring festive lights, holiday music, and the opportunity to see the animals in the evening. It's a delightful experience for the whole family.

  4. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Illuminate the Night Join the community in celebrating the lighting of the Christmas tree in Historic Folsom. This festive event typically includes carolers, hot cocoa, and the joyous moment when the tree lights up, marking the official start of the holiday season. It's a wonderful way to connect with neighbors and feel the warmth of the season.

  5. Folsom Historic Railroad: Polar Express Adventure For a magical journey straight out of a storybook, hop aboard the Polar Express at the Folsom Historic Railroad. This special holiday-themed train ride is perfect for families, complete with hot cocoa, cookies, and a visit from Santa Claus himself. The enchanting ride captures the spirit of the season and creates lasting memories.

  6. Folsom Lake State Recreation Area: Nature's Winter Retreat Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays by exploring the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, or simply taking in the serene views, the park offers a tranquil escape. Pack a picnic and enjoy the crisp winter air against the backdrop of Folsom Lake.

  7. Holiday Craft Fairs and Markets: Shop Local Support local artisans and find unique gifts at Folsom's holiday craft fairs and markets. These events showcase the talent of our community and provide an opportunity to discover handmade treasures and delicious treats. It's a win-win for both gift-givers and the local economy.


Folsom transforms into a holiday haven during the festive season, offering a variety of activities for all ages. From the historic charm of Sutter Street to the wild wonders at the zoo and the enchanting train rides, Folsom has something for everyone. Embrace the holiday spirit and create cherished memories in this picturesque city we are lucky to serve!

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