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The Holidays are Merrier in Midtown

November 18th, 2022

12 Days of Midtown Holiday Activity Guide

We found something fun for you every single day from December 1-12! Midtown kicks off the holiday season every December by highlighting a festive event promotion or special each day to celebrate the holidays and also support our local business community! Read on to learn what we have in store for this year’s 12 Days of Midtown.

December 1 : TEAMride and CYCLEBAR Holiday Rides! 


Kickin’ off our first day of 12 Days of a Midtown to a jump start is TEAMride and CYCLEBAR! Join TEAMride’s “XMAS SZN” class at 5:30 p.m. or pedal over to CYCLEBAR for “Holiday Remixes” at 7:15 a.m. or their “Kaskade Christmas Ride” ride at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a holiday themed ride with all your favorite holiday jams and remixes.

December 2 – Burger Patch Launch of Holiday Menu

Known for its tasty plant-based menu items, Burger Patch is launching its seasonal holiday menu highlighted by a Holiday Patch Burger – complete with stuffing and gravy – and a Wintry Mix Shake for those hungry for some holiday spirit.

December 3 – Midtown Farmers Market Winter Wonderland 

Still have a long list of Holiday shopping that you need to get done? Visit our weekly Midtown Farmers Market to explore artisan specialty goods from 150+ local vendors – plus some limited-time holiday specialty vendors – along with the return of the ever-popular snow machine to bring magical snowfall to the streets of Midtown Sacramento.

December 4 – Red Rabbit Miracle Bar 

The spirited annual Miracle holiday bar pop-up at Red Rabbit will return for revelers to experience and enjoy for another season. When you walk into Red Rabbit during the Holidays, you will be transported into a magical holiday wonderland, with an abundance of lights and décor in every corner of the restaurant. Sippin’ on festive cocktails in your favorite Holiday sweater this season while enjoying Classic holiday music … sounds like a good night to us!

December 5 – District 4 Toy Drive 

Celebrating the holidays are not only about all the amazing and festive drinks, specials and events, but it is also about giving back! Councilmember Katie Valenzuela is hosting a District 4 Toy Drive to benefit the families at Leataata Floyd Elementary and the surrounding neighborhoods. They are taking donations of gifts and toys up till December 11; anything appropriate for children ages 0-17 will be gratefully accepted. Toy drive drop off locations include: City Hall, 1up Retro Gaming at 2325 J Street, Bike Dog 915 Broadway Suite 200 and Midtown Association 1401 21st Street, Unit A.

December 6 – B Street Theatre ‘TIS THE SEASON

‘TIS THE SEASON is a charming and hilarious collection of stories about the holidays! The family friendly play captures the excitement of what it’s like to be a kid during the holidays.

Whether it’s the true story of how elves became Santa’s helpers, an adventure solving a holiday-style Sherlock Holmes mystery, an exploration of the different winter traditions celebrated around the world, or the discovery of New Years fireworks, ‘TIS THE SEASON is a wonderful celebration of holiday magic! Buy your tickets here. Get 20% off tickets with promo code EXPLOREBSTREET.

December 7 – Ink Eats & Drinks

Diners with an appetite for holiday festivities can enjoy seasonal dinner specials and holiday themed drinks at Inks Eats & Drinks that include drinks like the S’mores Stache and Sparkling Poinsettia and dining options like their turkey french dip and thanksgiving turkey sandwich.

December 8 – Hot Toddy Competition 

Adults with a thirst for holiday fun can visit Golden Bear during their highly-anticipated annual Hot Toddy competition on Thursday, December 8th starting at 7PM.

DJ Crook will be playing and $5 cover will be donated to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

To compete, please email or sign up at the bar. (Spots are limited. You will get a confirmation email once accepted) ⁠


December 9 – Jungle Bird Sippin’ Santa

Sippin’ Santa is coming Home for the Holidays once again this year! Tis’ the Season to enjoy a Winter Wonderland escape right here in Midtown Sacramento at Jungle Bird. Make a reservation today to enjoy a tropical holiday escape. 

December 10 – Sac Pup Crawl and XOSO Sports Holly Jolly Pub Crawl

One special day with two great holiday themed bar crawls happening in Midtown.

Join the Sacramento SPCA and partnering Midtown businesses to celebrate the pawlidays by giving back to the animals while you sip, savor and shop this holiday season! The Pup Crawl is a ticketed event from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., where attendees receive a t-shirt, holiday jingle bells for your pup, photos with Santa, food and beverage specials, and more! The crawl will start at Truitt Bark Park.

Celebrate the Pawlidays by giving back to the animals while guests sip, savor and shop.

Or grab your favorite ugly holiday sweater and get tickets to the annual Xoso Holly Jolly Pub Crawl. Registration for the crawl includes one free Santa hat (first 150 check-ins), one free drink at the check in bar*, no cover at any of the participating bars, and drink/food specials at each stop …but that’s not even the best part! In true holiday fashion, Xoso is turning good times into good for our community. For each pub crawl registration, Xoso Sports will donate a new toy to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Want to do more? Additional donations of toys and craft supplies will be accepted at check-in.

December 11 – The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley – Capital Stage

Capital Stage will bring the return of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice beloved characters with their Holiday Production of THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY. The warm holiday comedy takes us downstairs where servants are bustling with the arrival of holiday guests. In the warmth of the Darcy kitchen, two years after the conclusion of Pride & Prejudice, family secrets are revealed, and loyalties are tested. A bright holiday tale full of mirth, wit, and the power of giving back to others! Get your tickets here. 

December 12 – Holiday Shopping at Strapping and other Midtown Locations 

Shop local this holiday season at our favorite Midtown boutiques and gift shops, like Strapping! Their Midtown shop is decked out for the holidays and looking festive with holiday themed décor and seasonal gifts for your friends and family!

More Holiday Happenings in Midtown!

Midtown Sacramento is bursting with Holiday happenings, promotions, and events beyond our featured 12 Days of Midtown events and specials. Keep on reading to find more festive and exciting events to fill your December calendar with.

Midtown Farmers Market Activations – Do your holiday shopping or grocery shopping at our weekly Saturday Midtown Farmers Market! Plus, this month the market will transform into a winter wonderland with an abundance of holiday activities.

  • On December 10, Crumb Pies will be offering cookie decorating featuring snowman sugar cookies with marshmallow heads. Plus Matty the Elf will be roaming around the market to say hello to shoppers.
  • On December 17, the Reclaimist will be hosting a Christmas Tree arts and crafts activation and the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus will be performing – this will be the community’s last chance to see them live, as all their shows this holiday season have sold out.
  • And finally on Christmas Eve Hella Leaf will be leading a DIY class to make your own succulent ornaments.

Holiday Pop Up at Acheson Wine Company On December 7, from 5-8 p.m., stuff your stockings at Acheson Wine Company with their holiday shopping pop-up with Midtown Bits and Bobs with handmade holiday inspired gifts this season. 10% off all handmade crafts for wine club members.

Wreath Making with Relles Florist – Join Relles Florist for their DIY Class at their store at 2400 J Street on Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00AM. Each Participant will decorate an evergreen wreath. Only 16 total spaces available so sign up quick! Cost is $55 per person.

Hot Chocolate at Ginger Elizabeth’s – Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate at Ginger Elizabeth’s with homemade marshmallows or fresh whipped cream at any of their boutiques.

Holiday Bags from Sutter’s Fort Give the gift of discovery and learning this holiday season! Sutter’s Fort Museum Store is selling their annual Holiday Mystery Bags- these bags are $25 and contain more than $40 in product- all bags include a candy, musical instrument, keepsake and book/graphic novel.

Holiday Mugs at At Ease Brewing – Guess what’s back? Their Midtown mugs! Last year, their Midtown Mus sold out quickly – and they’ve only got limited supply available for the holidays. Get yours now!

Holiday Wines and other Specials at Good News Wine Purchase some delicious Holiday Wines: Pre-selected wine packs for easy gift giving, sharing, and drinking with three packs to choose from: Budget Friendly, Classy Pack, and Something For Everyone. Or purchase their Hanukkah 8 Pack: 8 nights, 8 bottles, 15% off. 15% off 8 bottles of your choice of wine purchased during Hanukkah from 12/18 – 12/26.

12 Days of Thriftmas with WEAVE Celebrate the joy of thrifting with WEAVE’s 12 Days of Thriftmas, a thrift shopping event with a surprise SALE each day. Plan to also join them on December 10 for their Sip and Shop event from 11-4 to enjoy libations, treats, craft vendors and a 30% discount in store excluding jewerly.

Midtown Spirits Stop by another festive bar in Midtown – Midtown Spirits to marvel at their holiday décor and sip on their seasonal and festive cocktails including their Chai Spiced Hot Toddy and out Apple Cinnamon Hot Cider. Consider purchasing their Winter Gin, inspired by the baking spices of the holiday season. Get your bottle soon as they only produce 150 bottles.

Flamingo House Holiday Parties Starting on Saturday, December 3rd join Flamingo House for their holiday theme parties! Show up in theme and receive free entry to all Flamingo House weekend events including silent disco! Bonus, they will be giving out surprises at random to guests in theme so you won’t want to miss out! Themed events include Mad about Plaid on Dec. 3-4, White Christmas on Dec. 9 -11, Ugly Christmas Sweater on Dec. 16. – 18, and a onsie party on Dec. 23 – 25!

Sacramento Comedy Spot Holiday Show Their annual tradition returns on December 16! Find a comedy variety show featuring comedic characters, music, sketch comedy, games, stand-up comedy, and more!

Santa and Mrs. Claus & Carolers – Be on the look out for Santa, Mrs. Claus and carolers rolling through the Handle district on Friday and Saturday evenings leading up to Christmas.

Get festive in Midtown and join in on the holiday fun for 12 Days of Midtown, December 1 -12! Support local businesses while enjoying holiday-themed dinners, drinks, events, shows, discounts, and more! Make sure to add #ExploreMidtown or tag us on social @exploremidtown for a chance to be featured on our account!