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Christmas Isn't Cancelled: 10 Events to Get You Into The Holiday Spirit

It might look a little different, but Christmas isn’t going anywhere this year. Keep it merry and bright with these 10 events.

Look out for your friendly Neighborhood Santa


Look out for your friendly Neighborhood Santa between December 8-17 in Roseville. The jolly fellow will be visiting neighborhoods on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. Find routes and times at

Santa Tours—hosted by the Rocklin Fire Department—are set to start December 1. Candy canes won’t be handed out, but you’ll still get to catch Santa and his elves. Visit for routes and schedules.

Murer House in Folsom is hosting their special Holiday Gift Boutique & Murer House Tour on December 4 and 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. You’ll find rosemary and bay leaf wreaths, handmade soaps, knitted wears, lavender eye pillows, and many more gifts. The house will be specially decorated for guided tours at $5 per person.

Mail Letters to Santa


Santa would love to hear from his friends in El Dorado Hills between December 1-15, and he promises to reply. Mail Letters to Santa in a self-addressed stamped envelope to: SANTA, North Pole c/o El Dorado Hills CSD 1021 Harvard Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 or drop them in the holiday mailbox at the El Dorado Hills CSD Gym.

Apple Hill is still open for all your pie, cider, and Christmas tree needs! Visit for info on where to find the perfect tree, farm hours, and more.

Apple Hill is still open


Experience a Holiday Lights Drive-Through at 2300 Mine Shaft Lane in Rancho Cordova on December 11-20 from 5-10 p.m. You’ll be treated to a dazzling display of more than 200 lighted silhouettes in nearly three dozen special vignettes. Advanced ticket purchase is required and you’re invited to bring a donation for local charities.

Take Photos with Santa


The El Dorado Hills Town Center invites you to take Photos with Santa in a safe yet special environment. Make a reservation at

Sip and celebrate with a self-guided winery tour and toy drive


Sip and celebrate with a self-guided winery tour and toy drive at Holidays in the Hills. On December 5 and 6, you can traverse Placer County wineries from noon-5 p.m. tasting wine and enjoying small bites and good music. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive 10% off your first purchase at each winery.

Historic Folsom District Ice Rink


Who’s up for some ice-skating fun? The Historic Folsom District Ice Rink is back! Each 90-minute session is $12 plus $3 for skate rental. Free parking is available at 905 Leidesdorff Street.

Santa’s Wonderland is back at Bass Pro Shops in Rocklin.


The magic of Santa’s Wonderland is back at Bass Pro Shops in Rocklin. Families can enjoy free photos with Santa through December 24, thanks to safety measures like temperature screenings, a Santa shield, and special sanitation squad. Secure your spot at

by Tara Mendanha
Letters to Santa photo courtesy of Araceli Gonzalez. Apple Hill photo by Jennifer Portalanza, @journeywithjennandphoenix. Holidays in the Hills photo by Heirloom Photography by Anne Doupnik. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.