Looking for the perfect Christmas tree? Sierra foothill tree farms, mostly small-scale family operations, are open for the annual tradition if you’re looking to cut your own tree or just get out for a drive and a cup of hot cider. Here’s a list of tree farms in the Sacramento region, with hours, locations and extras.
Sacramento is bracing for what could be its coldest New Year’s Eve in over two decades – 24 years to be exact. By the time the countdown finishes at midnight, temperatures will have dropped to 32 degrees, according to forecasts. Despite the chilly conditions, there are plenty of things to do before 2015 begins, from toasting the new year over a fine meal to watching the fireworks show in Old Sacramento.
After 86 years of sturdy service for millions of drivers and fish-watchers in Tahoe City, the landmark Fanny Bridge on the Truckee River is crumbling, increasingly congested and no longer up to the job.
To spread the Christmas spirit year-round, the Presbytery of Sacramento has initiated New Worshiping Communities grants to meet the spiritual needs of people who might otherwise be turned off by the idea of church and religion. One grant, in Esparto, funds a church-based yoga class; another brings together millennials for meetings in midtown Sacramento on how they can serve others.
The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink is open for winter holiday skating fun at St. Rose of Lima Park, Seventh and K streets. This week’s schedule is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except Wednesday, when the hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed Thursday, Christmas.
Oops, you haven't selected any newsletters. Please check the box next to one or more of our email newsletters and submit again.
Oops, you didn't provide a valid email address. Please double-check the email field and submit again.