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Shop, drink and be merry during the 12 Days of Midtown

11/29/17

Shop, drink and be merry during the 12 Days of Midtown

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Sacramento with tree lightings, ice skating and even a pop-up holiday cocktail bar underway. The 12 Days of Midtown, the neighborhood’s annual marathon of spirited events, will add to the festivities from Dec. 1-12 with everything from horse-drawn carriage rides and a hot toddy competition to a doggie pub crawl. On Friday, Dec. 1, pop in to Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates for the boutique’s unveiling of its holiday macarons (including a peppermint version with pearl sprinkles and a frosted gingersnap flavor filled with vanilla buttercream), then celebrate the howl-idays with your four-legged friends on Saturday, Dec 2. when Der Biergarten hosts an ugly sweater social for canines and the Sacramento SPCA launches its...

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Gift local at these 5 holiday maker markets around town

11/27/17

Gift local at these 5 holiday maker markets around town

’Tis the season to be jolly while shopping local. Here are five upcoming maker markets where you can get in the spirit of gifting. Makers Mart Dec. 2 This popular market will pop up on Folsom Boulevard and feature over 50 Northern California artisans, most of whom hail from the Sacramento region. While you sip cranberry gin and tonics from North Sacramento artisanal soda shop Burly Beverages and local DJs Chic Fillet and Doofy Doo spin funk-infused tracks, you can browse for jewelry by Tinsel & Oak shop owner Lily Mills, botanical perfumes from Arabesque Aromas apothecary Kirsten Schilling and bespoke menswear and accessories by Samuel Rose. Free. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. 7300 Folsom Blvd. sacmakersmart.com Midtown Bizarre at Identity Coffees Dec. 9 Warm your insides with a...

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Kick off the holiday season at one of these 11 festive tree-lighting ceremonies

11/22/17

Kick off the holiday season at one of these 11 festive tree-lighting ceremonies

Not feeling the holiday spirit just yet? There's nothing like a good old-fashioned tree lighting ceremony and copious amounts of marshmallow-topped liquid chocolate to warm the cold hearts of even the sourest Scrooges. Behold our list of 11 of the region's most spirited celebrations. Old Sacramento Nov. 22 On the eve of Thanksgiving, Old Saint Nick will arrive at the historic district to light its 60-foot-tall Christmas tree. Sourced from Shasta County, the towering giant will sparkle with about 100,000 lights from Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, four 9-foot-long stockings, three decorative sugarplums and one 4-foot-tall mouse. Stick around after the tree lighting to watch the opening performance of Macy’s Theatre of Lights festival, featuring a...

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New interactive cycling facility to open downtown

11/17/17

New interactive cycling facility to open downtown

Sacramento, get ready to ride. A new cycling workout facility is launching at the 700 block of K Street in downtown Sacramento across from Golden 1 Center. All City Riders will offer an immersive workout experience featuring 30 stationary bikes set up in front of a 20-foot-wide by 8-foot-tall video wall that will play first-person footage of rides through the streets and trails of Sacramento, as well as through cities like San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Paris, and all the stages of the Tour de France with themed music fueling each energetic class.  “Imagine lights are flashing, music is loud; it’s going to give the rider an experience that is very similar to being outside riding in a particular environment,” says owner Bryan Washington, who also...

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