Check it out: Holiday Craft Fair, 'Chanukah Wonderland', more

12/08/2012 12:00 AM

12/07/2012 10:16 PM


Arts, crafts

What: The 18th annual Holiday Craft Fair continues at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael. Artists, crafters and sellers of handmade goods and fine arts are featured. Live music and a holiday cafe are included.

Where: 5330-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael.

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Cost: Free entry.

Information: (916) 971-3713 or


Winery benefit

What: Holidays in the Hills, an annual winery event benefiting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, is presented by 17 Placer County Vintners Association wineries. There will be free wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres at several locations, live music and discounts on purchases in exchange for a toy donation. All participants will have the chance to win a free case of assorted Placer County wines.

Where: Auburn, Lincoln, Loomis, Newcastle.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Cost: Toy donation.

Information: For exact locations, wine trail map and list of activities, go to


Christmas in Rocklin

What: Rocklin's third annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony is planned at St. Mary's Chapel. Children can enjoy face painting, refreshments, caroling and a complimentary photo with Santa. Participants may bring a new unwrapped toy, jacket or coat to contribute to the Rocklin Fire Department's Holiday Basket program.

Where: Front Street and Rocklin Road, Rocklin.

When: 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free.



Pops in concert

What: Maestro Jerry Lopes will lead the Capitol Pops Concert Band in concert at the Rusch Park Gymnasium in Citrus Heights. Traditional tunes of the holiday season will be performed, including solos and classic carols.

Where: 7801 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free.

Information: (916) 967-1461 or


'Chanukah Wonderland'

What: The Chabad Jewish Community Center is sponsoring its sixth annual "Chanukah Wonderland and Six Foot Canned Good Menorah" celebration at the Folsom Community Center. In addition to using donated canned goods to light a 6-foot menorah, the festival includes games and crafts, music, hot latkes, an authentic Israeli food court and a gift shop.

Where: 52 Natoma St., Folsom.

When: 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Cost: Admission is free; game tickets are $1.

Information: .


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