Old Sacramento’s Theatre of Lights Creates New Tradition with a Historic Twist - Local Celebrities Participate as Guest “Papa”

Share Article

Kicking off its second year on Nov. 26, Old Sacramento’s Theatre of Lights mixes the historic charm of Old Sacramento with cutting edge sound and lighting technology to create a truly unique holiday experience for visitors. Old Sacramento’s Theatre of Lights blends a symphony of lights, sounds and visual effects which will take the audience back to a time when the beloved poem The Night Before Christmas was first introduced in Sacramento in 1857 in The Sacramento Bee. The beloved poem comes to life on the balconies and rooftops of Old Sacramento’s historic buildings on K Street between Front and 2nd Street.

“The Theatre of Lights quickly became a new tradition for more than 20,000 people in its inaugural season in 2009,” explained Melissa Martinez of the Old Sacramento Business Association.

Kicking off its second year, Old Sacramento's Theatre of Lights mixes the historic charm of Old Sacramento with cutting edge sound and lighting technology to create a truly unique holiday experience for visitors. Old Sacramento’s tree lighting and first Theatre of Lights performance is Wed., Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Beginning Nov. 26, Old Sacramento’s Theatre of Lights will kick off two 20-minute light shows at 6:00 pm and 7:30 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday through New Year’s Eve.

Old Sacramento’s Theatre of Lights blends a symphony of lights, sounds and visual effects which will take the audience back to a time when the beloved poem The Night Before Christmas was first introduced in Sacramento in 1857 in The Sacramento Bee. The beloved poem comes to life on the balconies and rooftops of Old Sacramento’s historic buildings on K Street between Front and 2nd Street.

“The Theatre of Lights quickly became a new tradition for more than 20,000 people in its inaugural season in 2009,” explained Melissa Martinez of the Old Sacramento Business Association. “We look forward to sharing some new and exciting surprises and enhancements to the show with the audience this year. We really hope it continues to grow as a unique holiday family outing each year.”

This year’s show includes many technical upgrades to the lighting and sound for the production. “Audiences will be blown away by the professional quality of the sound and lighting effects,” added Troy Carlson, owner of Stage Nine Entertainment and producer of the Theatre of Lights. “With lighting by Sacramento Theatrical Lighting and sound effects by Skywalker Sound, it will rival any theme park holiday attraction, and Theatre of Lights is free to the public!”

New this year, Old Sacramento’s Theatre of Lights will celebrate “enhanced nights” with a visit from Santa Claus in The Christmas Shoppe following the performances, living history characters, and themed street vendors with traditional treats like spiced nuts and hot cocoa. Also new this year are the celebrity “Papas” who will appear in the Theatre of Lights during some performances. Enhanced dates and guests include:

November
Nov 24, 6:30pm only –
Mark S. Allen, Host of Good Day Sacramento and Emmy-winning Mark at the Movies

Nov 26, 6pm only -
Bethany Crouch, Fox 40 Morning Segment Anchor    

Nov 27 – Kennan Bridge CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation

December
Dec 4 - Mellisa Paul,
News10 Weather Anchor

Dec 11 – Amy Lewis and Ed Crane, Morning Hosts on KFBK-AM

Dec17 – Melissa Crowley & Guy Farris, Award-Winning Hosts of News10’s Sacramento and Company

Dec 18 – Sydney Fong, Salvation Army

Additional special guest dates include:
December 10 – Niesha Lofing, Sacramento Bee Mom.Me blogger and Family and Food writer

Old Sacramento's Theatre of Lights will be dark on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. It runs through New Year's Eve. For more details on Old Sacramento’s holiday festivities, visit oldsacramento.com or oldsactheatreoflights.com.

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Heather Atherton
Visit website