Monthly Archives: October 2011

November Holiday Events in Placerville, El Dorado County, Sacramento and Surrounding Areas

The fall season of 2011 is quickly coming to a close. Very soon old man winter will pay us a visit and the American holiday season will be in full swing. I thought I would take a moment to highlight a number of upcoming fun and exciting events that are scheduled in and around Placerville, El Dorado County and the surrounding Northern California Counties in the month of November.

Beginning November 4th and continuing through January 16th the Westfield Downtown Plaza Ice Rink will celebrate its 20th season as Sacramento’s original outdoor ice rink. Start the holiday season early by attending the Holiday Festival called the Splendor of the Trees which is being held at the Morgan Creek Golf Country Club and the proceeds go to help the homeless of Placer County. The 32nd annual Apple Hill Harvest Run takes place on November 6th and it is always a fun time for all. On November 9th the fifth annual Moms Club Christmas Boutique is being held at 2650 Sunset Boulevard in Rocklin and all funds go to help the local families in need. If you like cowboy music, poetry and storytelling then be sure to visit the 17th annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering in Loomis from November 10th through November 13th. On November 11th the Cold Springs Community Church in Placerville will host their 13th annual craft fair. Speaking of craft fairs, the Lincoln Hills Holiday Arts and Craft Fair will be held at the Orchard Creek Lodge in Lincoln Hills on November 11th and 12th.

Some of the later events for November and early December are the Sacramento Harvest Festival being held at Cal Expo on November 18-20, the annual Tree Lighting in Downtown Placerville on November 25 at 6pm, and the Nevada County Country Christmas Fair will take place on November 25-27.  

There are a number of ongoing events through the months of November and December that are worth mentioning and here are a few highlights. In Old Town Sacramento beginning November 23rd  they will kick off the holiday season with the tree lighting ceremony and a live staging of “Twas the night before Christmas” hosted by Mark Twain and these festivities will continue every night  through December 23rd. From November 23 through December 18th the Woodland Opera House will present Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” musical and you can visit their website for more details. The Grass Valley Downtown Association will host the Cornish Christmas Craft Fair on November 25, December 2, 9, 16 and 23rd from 6-9pm and you can also visit their web site for more detail. Be sure to mark your calendar for the California State Capital Holiday Musical Festival  where they will provide live musical performances in the Capitol Rotunda each day from November 29th through December 23rd. For those who like the old Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”, you can take in a showing at the Sacramento Theatre beginning November 30th through December 3rd.

For more information click on this link for more detail – November 2011 Events

As you can see there is plenty to do this holiday season and even though this is often a busy time for so many of us, please remember our soldiers risking their lives to protect our freedom and also be mindful of those who are in need during this time.   

Compliments of the Placerville Real Estate Guy


Union Mine High School Defeats Galt High School

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The Union Mine Diamondback Varsity Football team defeated Galt High School this past Friday night with a score of 40 to 14. The evening started off with a win by the JV team and the marching band entertained the crowd at half time. Here are a few pictures of the game.