There’s plenty to see and do this holiday in Sactown

It’s Ebeneezer Scrooge and company, with a few surprises


Enjoy a “madcap romp” through “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” at Theatre in the Heights; Citrus Heights, that is. (Photo courtesy of Theatre in the Heights)

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go…” wait. Stop the presses. No place to go? Are you kidding? Maybe the “Let it Snow ” songwriter, Sammy Cahn, couldn’t find much to do in Hollywood the day he wrote that tune, but  come on, people, it’s the holidays in Sacramento. This city has plenty of great holiday theater and music to make even the Scroogiest (not a word-yet) among us do a holiday jig, spiked eggnog or not.

So, let’s explore the town, Sactown, that is, for all that’s glittery and bright this season.

Sacramento Theater Company is dishing up traditional holiday fare with its adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” playing Dec. 1- Dec. 24. Tickets range from $35-$48.  Student and senior tickets are available. 1419 H St., Sacramento, 95814. Box office: (916) 443-6722 or [email protected].

“2022 Sacramento Waterfront Kwanzaa Celebration” is here. The California Black Agriculture Working Group invites you to experience a pan African holiday along the Sacramento Waterfront. Dec. 27, 11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free admission. Old Sacramento Waterfront, 1014 2nd St., #200, Sacramento, 95814.

The Stone Cold and the Jackal Holiday Show at the Punch Line is the place for holiday songs, comedy and audience participation. Dec. 18, 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. General admission is $49, the day of show is $52. 2100 Arden Way, #225, Sacramento, 95825. Box office: (916) 925-8500 or

For a “very festive jazz-filled evening,” The Guild Theater is ground zero. A Very Special Christmas is Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $25. 2828 35th St., Sacramento, 95817. See for more information.

The Sofia, Home of B Street Theatre presents Irish Xmas in America. An evening of Irish music, song and dance. Dec. 20, 7 p.m. Tickets start at $33, plus a $7 fee. 2700 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, 95816. Box office: (916) 443-5300 or

Theater in the Heights, Citrus Heights, that is, brings you “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some).” promises a three-performer cast’s “madcap romp through the holiday season.” Dec. 9-24. Check the website for specific dates and times. All tickets $15. 8215 Auburn Blvd., Ste G, Citrus Heights, 95610. Box office: (916) 509-3445 or [email protected] 

Or you could just curl up by the hearth and read a book. At least now, you know you have options. And hey, while I still have your attention, Happy Holidays! You worked hard this semester. Enjoy yourselves, whatever you do. Bye bye, 2022, love to all. Peace out.