Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Friday

Long lunch at arena plaza

The Sacramento Kings are hosting the first of a series of what they call “Long Lunch Fridays” starting Friday in the plaza in front of Golden 1 Center arena downtown. The event, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., features food trucks, music by Andrew Castro and photo opportunities with Santa Claus. Go to http://sacb.ee/83Bc for more information.

Holiday tree lightings in cities

▪ The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and the city host the annual Community Tree Lighting Celebration from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in front of City Hall, 1110 W. Capitol Ave. The celebration features free refreshments and performances by area youth choirs. Following the arrival of Santa Claus on a firetruck at 6:30 p.m., Mayor Christopher Cabaldon will light the tree. Call 916-371-7042 for more information.

▪ The Historic Folsom Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. in the plaza at the ice skating rink off Historic Sutter Street. There will be live music performances beginning at 6 p.m.. The tree will be lit at 7:30 p.m. There will also be free train rides, Christmas carolers and a visit from Santa Claus. Go to www.historicfolsom.org/events.cfm for more information.

For a detailed list of holiday activities, parties and fairs in the area, go to http://sacb.ee/84CL.

Home tour begins Friday

The 43rd annual Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour begins a three-day run Friday. Six homes in East Sacramento’s Fabulous Forties neighborhood are featured. The self-guided walking tour begins on 41st Street between M and J streets. Sacred Heart School, 39th and H streets, hosts a boutique and cafe during the tour. Tour times are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Boutique times are 12:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Go to http://sacb.ee/81AC for more information.

Things to do

▪ The 2004 movie “The Polar Express” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. at Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., Roseville. The free film is part of the city’s Friday Flicks series. Moviegoers are invited to bring blankets and snacks. Go to http://roseville.ca.us/events/friday_flicks.asp for more information.