Theatre of Lights

Light show in Old Sacramento for the winter holidays
  • Old Sacramento
    K Street between Front and 2nd.
    Sacramento, CA


  • November through December

    Paused for 2020. Check website for 2021 info.

    Visitors in Old Sacramento Waterfront can view the production from the center of K Street as the story is performed from the balconies of the buildings around them.

    Discover how early pioneers experienced the calamities — and revelry — that befell the new city in the 1850s, the sounds of the fires, floods and parties will surround the audience as the 150-year-old building facades light up with color.

    The highlight of the 20-minute production is a live dramatization of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” on the balconies above K Street, complete with a special appearance by Jack Frost, and the lighting of the 60-foot Christmas tree by St. Nick himself.

    Theatre of Lights shows will continue throughout the holiday season, Thursday through Sunday nights.