Light up the holidays
Be they religious or secular, outdoor holiday displays have wowed Californians for at least 65 years. Your neighbors (and maybe you) have made the effort to haul the decorations from storage and string up the lights. Now the rest of us can appreciate them. For The Sacramento Bee’s list of the best area holiday light displays, go to http://sacb.ee/4Vmr.
Mountain snow on Thursday
It’s snowing hard in the Sierra, but rainfall is expected to be light Thursday morning in the Sacramento region. Chain controls are required on both Interstate 80 and Highway 50. Skies are expected to be mostly sunny on Christmas in Sacramento.
Blood drive at Davis movie complex
Regal Davis Stadium 5 is joining BloodSource to host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the complex, 420 G St. Participants will receive free Regal movie passes. Donors are asked to bring photo ID, to eat, and to drink plenty of fluids before donating.
Free admission at Fairytale Town
It’s Free Admission Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. The entrance closes at 2 p.m. Guests who are in the park by 2 p.m. can stay and play until 3 p.m. Go to www.fairytaletown.org for more information.
Pajamas welcome at free zoo party
Celebrate Christmas Eve with a free pajama party with the animals from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Zoo, Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road, Sacramento. Go to www.saczoo.org for more information.
‘Nutcracker in Oak Park’ at Fruitridge theater
“The Nutcracker in Oak Park” will be performed at 2 p.m. at the Fruitridge Collaborative Theater, 4625 44th St., Sacramento. The performance will feature classical ballet, hip-hopping rats and society folk. Go to www.girlsselfesteemprogram.com for more information.