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14+ Perfect Winter Activities in Sacramento

Winter is a beautiful time of the year, with cooler temperatures and all of the holidays to celebrate. However, there can be fewer opportunities for outdoor activities after fall ends. Luckily, there are plenty of fun winter activities in Sacramento that will keep you busy all season long. 

From outdoor holiday events to temperature-controlled indoor obstacle courses, Sacramento has it all. 


Winter Activities in Sacramento 

Here are some of the top winter activities in Sacramento.


1. Rebounderz

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Rebounderz Sacramento is Sacramento’s premier family entertainment facility for indoor winter fun. Rebounderz offers a variety of activities including trampoline jumping, basketball slam, and a challenging but fun Ninja Warrior Obstacle course

Your kids will forget all about the cold weather while at Rebounderz enjoying some of the best winter activities in Sacramento. They can work up a sweat jumping on the trampolines or kick back and enjoy some arcade games

Adults will be glad to know we offer a Parents’ Night Out program where Rebounderz staff will watch your kids for the evening so you can take some much-needed time off. It is a win-win for the whole family.

Aside from the variety of activities and fun you and your kids can have, Rebounderz also offers a great membership program that can help you save money all while enjoying everything they have to offer. There’s also a summer camp program to keep your children engaged and active. 

Activities Offered at Rebounderz Sacramento

  • Indoor Trampoline Arena
  • Toddler Trampoline Zone
  • Colorful Themed Climbing Walls
  • Air Pit
  • Basketball Slam
  • Extreme Dodgeball 
  • Spin Zone Bumper Cars
  • Elevated Ninja Warrior Course
  • Junior/Floor Warrior Course
  • Multi-Level Indoor Playground
  • Jump Xtreme Tower
  • Indoor Arcade
  • Birthday Parties
  • Summer Camps and Group Programs


  • Ultimate ticket: For $34.99 you can enjoy all-day admission to all of the activities offered at Rebounderz Sacramento. This ticket also includes one 500-point arcade card, one free fresh popcorn, and one free fountain drink.
  • Premium Ticket: For $29.99 you can enjoy two hours of all the activities offered. 
  • Basic Ticket: For $24.99 you can enjoy one hour of all the activities offered. 

Or, try the affordable membership options at $14.99/month for Basic and $19.99/month for ultimate unlimited!

Check out all of Rebounderz Sacramento offerings.


2. SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity

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Explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math at the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity. If the weather is driving you inside, spark some imagination and curiosity at this Sacramento science center. 

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  • Over 100 exhibits
  • Multiverse theater/Planetarium
  • MOSAC events


  • Adult (Ages 18+): $17
  • Senior (Ages 65+): $15
  • Youth (Ages 2-17): $14
  • Toddlers (Under 2): Free
  • Educator/College Student/Military: Free


3. Enchambered

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Challenge yourself with a trip to Enchambered in Sacramento. You get one hour to figure out how to get out of the escape room. This is an interesting winter activity that you can do with the whole family. It is a good team-building activity as well.

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  • Trouble in the Toy Shop
  • Containment Breach
  • The Whispering Halls
  • The Skull Witch
  • Online Escape Rooms
  • Private Events


  • Rooms range from $35 – $40 for one hour
  • Online escape rooms start at $5 for 24-hour access


4. Country Club Lanes

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At Country Club Lanes you can go from a game of bowling to a game of laser tag and even arcade games. Nothing like classic bowling for a day or evening out of the house. Adults can enjoy the bar and billiards areas as well.

Country Club Lanes Bowling Center arcade


  • Bowling
  • Laser Tag
  • Arcade
  • Billiards


  • Laser tag: Mon-Thurs: $10, Fri-Sun: $13
  • Bowling: $26-$33 per 30 minutes
  • Arcade: Pay-per-game


Outdoor Winter Activities in Sacramento

When the weather is nice enough to be outside, check out these perfect winter activities!


5. Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink

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The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink is an annual staple for the city of Sacramento. It’s located at Ali Youssefi Square where there are several special events to enjoy throughout the winter. You can reserve the rink for a private party with advanced notice.

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Activities: The ice rink


  • Regular Admission: $15
  • Kids 6 and under: $8


6. Sacramento Zoo

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There is nothing quite like a trip to the zoo. The Sacramento Zoo is a nonprofit, educational organization proudly accredited by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums. They strive to inspire appreciation, respect, and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation, and conservation.

The Sacramento Zoo is open all year round for fun and educational family activities, except for some holidays. 

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  • Tall wonders of Africa
  • Small wonders of Africa
  • Reptile House
  • Big cat row
  • Lemurs
  • Aviaries
  • Rides
  • Giraffe encounters

Pricing: Ticket prices vary between $10 and $20 and may increase daily. However, the price will never be lower for a particular day than is currently listed. 


7. Imaginarium At Cal Expo

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At Imaginarium, you can experience the original “Light Up the Night” at Cal-Expo Center in Sacramento. Now bigger than ever, venture through 15 acres packed with lights, mazes, rides, nightly shows, a fantasy zone and so much more! Take a few laps around our ice rink or kick back with an adult beverage while the kids visit their fantasy zone. 

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  • Ice skating
  • Rose garden
  • Adventure through light
  • The carnival
  • Meet & greet
  • Balloon drop
  • Fantasy island
  • Holiday shopping
  • Wishing tree
  • Laser tag
  • Live entertainment


  • Weekday General Admission:
    • Adults: $25
    • Seniors/Children ages 4-12: $19
  • Weekend General Admission:
    • Adults: $27
    • Seniors/Children ages 4-12: $21
  • Children 3 and under: Free


8. Community Observatory

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The Community Observatory is your window to the night sky! See the stars through the 17-inch and 14-inch reflecting telescopes on a clear, dark night. Follow planets or the moon as they travel across the sky. Bring the whole family for an unforgettable outdoor experience in the foothills of El Dorado County. Just bundle up to stay warm during winter nights! 

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  • 14-inch reflecting telescope
  • 17-inch reflecting telescope

Pricing: Free


9. Cosumnes River Preserve

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The Cosumnes River Preserve consists of over 50,000 acres of wildlife habitat and agricultural lands owned by seven land-owning Partners. The Preserve is centered along the Cosumnes River, with opportunities for paddling, hiking, and nature viewing. There is a Visitor Center with an interpretive room to learn more about the history, flora, and fauna if you need a break from the cold. 

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  • Over 4 miles of trails
  • 80-mile river to paddle down
  • Hunting
  • Fishing

Pricing: Free


Winter Holiday Events in Sacramento

Get into the holiday spirit with one of these fun winter events in Sacramento! 


10. Magical Christmas Train

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On the Magical Christmas Train, you’ll be transported to an enchanting winter wonderland. Each ticket includes a 1-hour train ride, hot cocoa, a souvenir mug, and a cookie. Santa’s elves will be onboard the train to guide passengers in holiday sing-a-longs, elfish games, and fun festive activities. 

Children can remind Santa how nice they have been all year with a letter to Santa. There will be a special appearance from Santa himself!


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  • Train ride
  • Holiday sin-a-longs
  • Games
  • Festive activities


  • Adults (13+): $55
  • Children (3-12): $45
  • Infants (2 and under): $10


11. Santa Hustle

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Santa Hustle is an annual race to raise money for a good cause and bring in the holiday spirit. There are three different races ranging from a half marathon to a kid’s dash. After the race participants can enjoy candy, milk, and cookies at a designated station. 

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  • 5k course
  • Half marathon course
  • Kids dash course


  • 5K Registration:
      • June 1 – June 30: $39.99
      • July 1 – August 31: $44.99
      • September 1 – December 10: $49.99
      • Race Day: $60.00
  • Kids Dash Registration:
    • June 1 – December 10: $10.00
    • Race Day: $20.00


12. Imagine Play Noon Years Balloon Drop

Imagine Play Noon Years Balloon Drop is the perfect way to bring in the new year with your little ones. Tickets include two hours of fun with a countdown and balloon drop at noon. They provide cider, hot chocolate, and cookies for refreshments. 

Kids will get glow toys for the dancing games and can take a balloon with them when they leave.

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  • 2-hour visit
  • Count down and balloon drop at noon
  • Group dancing game
  • Bubble wrap stomp


  • $16 per child
  • $2.50 for extra adults


13. A Christmas Carol Play

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A Christmas Carol Play is an audience-favorite adaptation of Charles Dickens’ time-honored tale. It’s Christmas Eve, and the greedy Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by a succession of divine spirits who force Scrooge to confront his regrettable youth, his icy present devoid of kindness – and what his future holds if he doesn’t change his miserly ways. 

Bring the entire family for this heartwarming holiday classic during the Sacramento winters. 

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Activities: Live play


  • Regular Ticket: $25


14. Old Sacramento’s Theatre of Lights

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Old Sacramento’s Theatre of Lights is a free holiday lighting extravaganza at the Old Sacramento Waterfront produced by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. There are nightly performances every Thursday through Sunday from Thanksgiving Eve to Christmas Eve (no show on Thanksgiving) featuring a live-action retelling of Moore’s 1823 poem — “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” more popularly known as “’ Twas the Night Before Christmas.” 

The highlight of the 20-minute production is a live dramatization on the balconies above K Street, complete with a special appearance by Jack Frost, and the lighting of the 60-foot Christmas tree by St. Nick himself. 

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  • Live music
  • Live dramatization
  • Holiday light display

Pricing: Free

Enjoy Winter in Sacramento

Whether the sun is shining or it’s cold and rainy, there’s always something fun to do in Sacramento during the winter months. You can get in the holiday spirit with one of the many festive holiday events in the area. Or if you need your kids to get out some energy over winter break, check out Rebounderz!

At Rebounderz Sacramento there’s something fun for everyone in the family. Take your kids somewhere clean, safe, and packed with fun activities. Enjoy the cafe as they play, or take advantage of our Parents Night Out program so you can have some holiday time for you! 

Come to Rebounderz Sacramento today!

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