Holiday Festivities in Folsom


Natalia Maverakis

The ice rink in Historic Folsom (pictured here) draws in all crowds of people

The Christmas music is playing, the decorative lights are popping up and the level of cheer is rising overall. Granted, we are in Folsom where snow falls once in a blue moon, so it might seem like there are no real festivities in this chilly city.

Au Contraire.

Folsom is known for a few holiday traditions, so next time a friend complains that there is nothing to do in Folsom this time of year, share your wisdom. Soak in the Christmas spirit with these festivities:

  • Wild Nights and Holiday Lights

December 13-23, from 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy train rides, Christmas lights adorned on trees, visits from Santa Claus and Santa Paws, and animal presentations at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Claus sleigh visits

While Folsom has now gotten too big for Mr. and Mrs. Clause to parade all over town, from Dec. 13-15, they will stop at designated intersections, schools, and parks. Click here for more information on where they will be stopping.

  • Historic Folsom Tree Lighting

Dec. 6 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Folsom Mayor Steve Miklos lighted the Christmas tree in old Folsom.

  • Ice Skating in Historic Folsom

From now until Jan. 20, 2014, the skating rink will be open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. In addition, children under 8 get in for free with the purchase of an adult ticket.