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Things to do in Northern California During the Holidays

by Guest Author 9 November 2016 15:31

The holiday season is upon us and many people are looking for fun things to do that they have not experienced already. If you are looking for the best place to enjoy the holidays with your family or friends, here are a few suggestions of what to do in Northern California. These places are loved by many and you are sure to enjoy yourself there.

  1. Outdoor Ice Rinks
  2. Throughout the state there are many ice rinks. Yosemite National Park has a beautiful one that is open to the public. They offer a heated tent for you to change your shoes in and across the street is the perfect place to get something warm to drink.

  3. San Francisco tree lighting, concerts, and more
  4. If you are looking for more than on holiday festivity to enjoy in one day, then San Francisco is the perfect place. They have plays, concerts, tree lighting, and more planned for this year. Whether it’s your first time or hundredth, you will see something new during the holiday season.

  5. The Polar Express Train
  6. Many states have their own version of the Polar Express and Northern California is no different. Cities such as Sacramento, Biggs, and other cities have their own stop where children can visit with Santa and tell them what they would like for Christmas this year.

  7. Fairytale Land in Sacramento
  8. Fairytale Land has festive lights and crafts set up on certain days for families to enjoy. The weekend is the best time to visit because they have Victorian carolers, even more activities, and photo ops with Santa (only $5). The weekend fun happens on December 8th-11th and 15th-18th. Start planning your trip today.

  9. Christmas Convoy through the Redwoods
  10. Don’t miss out on seeing about 50-100 large trucks filled with lights and more convoy through the redwoods. On December 10th, at 6pm in Eureka, you can grab a spot on the road and watch an amazing parade of lights and entertainment.

  11. Six Flags Global Kingdom Festivities
  12. They have more than one event going on this holiday season. On November 12th they have a color run where you can come in white and leave looking like a rainbow. Then, on November 25th to January 1st you can play around with Holiday in the Park. They will have a snow globe you can enter, Santa will be there, and so much more.

    Finally, on December 11th, they are celebrating Las Posadas. You can travel around the park while enjoying mariachi music, dancing, and, of course, the rides!

  13. Christmas Tree Lane in Fresno
  14. This is fun for friends and family members of all ages. Walk down Christmas Tree Lane and you will see many houses with spectacular lights displayed for your enjoyment. Not only do you get to view these fun lights, but many houses include their own Christmas music. Also, keep an eye out when you are there for the hidden 12 reindeer. If you get cold there are a couple spots for you to grab something warm to drink.

Don’t miss out on great rooms! Plan your trip now so you don’t miss out on the perfect spot for your holiday fun! We would be happy to help you find the right hotel, food, and more on

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