Eighth annual Homes for the Holidays tour
Where: Start at William Brooks Elementary School, 3610 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Dec. 10
Admission: $25; children age 12 and younger, $10
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This popular tour features six spectacularly decorated homes while supporting efforts of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. In addition, enjoy a free holiday boutique at Brooks School and a huge raffle of designer Christmas trees, 100-bottle instant wine collection and an Oregon getaway.
DIY wreath workshop
Where: Relles Florist, 2400 J St., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9
Admission: $50; register in advance
Details: 916-441-1478, www.rellesflorist.com
Learn how to make and decorate a wreath with foliage from your own backyard. Bring in your greenery or use the 24-inch evergreen base provided. Find secrets to creating bows and other trimmings, then take home your results. Tools provided; bring your own work apron.
Holiday terrarium workshop
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon, Saturday, Dec. 9
Admission: $50; registration required
Details: 916-922-4769, www.exoticplantsltd.com
This make it and take it workshop will help you create a living gift to give (or keep). Registration includes soil, building materials and instruction; plants and container extra. Participants may bring a container from home.
Sacramento Antique Faire
Where: Under freeway at X and 21st streets, Sacramento
When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10
Admission: $3; age 16 and younger admitted free
Find that perfect vintage or collectible gift from more than 300 vendors.