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Fab 40s Christmas Lights

Fab 40s Christmas Lights

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in East Sac, Events, Fab 40's | 4 comments

In Sacramento, the first place people think of when talking about impressive Christmas lights is the Fab 40’s. In what has long been a holiday tradition, the area’s majestic historic homes really get to show off with dazzling light displays. In case you haven’t made it out there already this year, the week leading up to Christmas is definitely prime time.

While vehicles are certainly allowed to wander up and down the streets (40th-49th, between J Street and Folsom Blvd.), at least the most heavily illuminated stretches are best appreciated on foot–or by horse-drawn carriage. That way you can take your time to enjoy the lights without holding up traffic and really feel the Christmas-y vibe all around you. So bundle up, grab your thermos of hot cocoa and get ready to ooh and ahh.

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  1. Do you offer or know of who does the horse-drawn carriage tours of the Fab 40s in Sacramento? If so, can you please give me price and dates?

    Thank you

    • We just did a hay ride with friends through the Fab 40’s holiday lights and we used Top Hand Ranch (916-655-3444). They did a great job for our group. I’m sure there are others out there and I’d be happy to have more than one company to refer, but this is the only one I know of at the moment.

  2. Do you know how long the Fab 40’s houses have their Christmas lights up for?

  3. Most owners will probably be taking their lights down this weekend around New Years day if past years are an indication. I think you would still see a decent amount of lights on Thursday and Friday night with diminishing homes with lights up on both Saturday and Sunday leading into January 1st. After New Years Day I wouldn’t expect to see much.

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