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Sacramento, CA Christmas Tree Lighting

SACRAMENTO 81st Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony  Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 4:45 p.m. 2012 TBA

West Steps of the State Capitol
Sacramento, CA

On November 7, 2012, CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit assisted with the transport of the State's Christmas tree. The White Fir tree came from the Latour Demonstration State Forest in Shasta County and stands over 60-feet tall.  The fir tree was transported south on Interstate 5 to the State Capitol from Redding area. According to the California Department of General Services, who oversees the tree's placement, once decorated, the tree will contain 10,000 lights and 500 ornaments. In keeping with tradition, the Department of Developmental Services will provide the ornaments, handcrafted by children and adults with developmental disabilities who receive services and support from state developmental centers and 21 nonprofit regional centers. Again this year, ultra-low-wattage LED lights will be used, saving 95 percent of the energy that would be consumed by incandescent bulbs. The California State Christmas Tree is now on display on the West side of the State Capitol (10th Street, between N and L Streets) in Sacramento.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. 

Note: This event is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to benefit the California Emergency Foodlink.

This event will be webcast on the Governor's website:

SACRAMENTO - Old Sacramento Tree Lighting Ceremony Wed November 21, 2012,  6 p.m.-8 p.m.  Tree lighting at 6:30 p.m.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park
1002 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-8575

Presented by Old Sacramento Business Association at Old Sacramento State Historic Park   The holidays start in Old Sacramento the week of Thanksgiving as the historic business district prepares for the annual Old Sacramento Theatre of Lights. The Tree Lighting festivities will include live performances, a visit from Father Christmas, and much more. Visitors can join the fun and watch as Mayor Kevin Johnson flips the switch to light the tree.

November 21-December 31, 2012  Old Sacramento Raley's Theatre of Lights

3rd annual event takes place each night and includes a symphony of lights, sounds, and visual effects. It transports the audience back to a time when the beloved poem "The Night Before Christmas" was first introduced in Sacramento in 1857. The Old Sacramento Theatre of Lights will run two 20-minute light shows throughout the holiday season with two performances every night, Thursdays through Sundays.

Other events include a free summer concert series, jazz concerts and Halloween events. 

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