It's looking a lot like Christmas

12/05/2012 12:00 AM

12/04/2012 5:12 PM

Holidays in the hills

Sample from a variety of Placer County wineries, plus enjoy appetizers and live music. This event benefits Toys For Tots, and discounts will be available on some purchases with toy donations.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Various Placer County wineries

Cost: Free with toy donation

Information: (916) 663-4486,

Soup is the star here

Taste a variety of soups from area restaurants, including Seasons and the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op, and pick your favorites at the Camellia Waldorf School Winter Faire. Gingerbread workshops, crafts, live music and entertainment will be included.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Camellia Waldorf School, 5701 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento

Cost: Free admission; soups cost $4 for a single serving, $8 for three samples, $9 for large soup with salad and bread, and $10 for three soup samples plus salad and bread.

Information: (916) 427-5022

Cookie decorating

Add festive designs to winter holiday cookies in this free event sponsored by the Sacramento Public Library. Sprinkles and colored icings will be available for decorating.

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 22

Where: Valley Hi-North Laguna Library, 7400 Imagination Parkway, Sacramento

Cost: Free.

Information: (916) 264-2920,


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