Winter Activities for Kids in the Sacramento Area
January 2, 2021

Winter season is here! You can make the most of the winter months with these pandemic-friendly winter activities for kids in Sacramento.

As the pandemic stretches nearly a full year, it can feel like it’s hard to find any winter activities for kids in Sacramento in your day-to-day routine. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, doesn’t have to stop all of your winter fun.

What is your family doing this winter to stay safe and have fun?

With cooler weather upon us, many families are looking for ways to keep their kids entertained with winter activities for kids in Sacramento. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly event to attend together, or an activity for the holiday break, we’ve put together our top picks for fun things to do in Sacramento with kids this winter.

Zion Virtual Reality - winter activities for kids in Sacramento

Alice in Wonderland Escape Room in Virtual Reality

12401 Folsom Blvd, Ste 125 Rancho Cordova CA 95742
January 1-20, 2021

Book your visit to Zion Virtual Reality as Alice in Wonderland will be released this winter month as among the highly recommended winter activities for kids in Sacramento!

Take part in the maelstrom of events and put yourself in Alice’s shoes! Plunge into a world of real magic! You have to uncover the secrets of the Queen of Hearts, who has cast a spell on Wonderland’s time. Drink a shrinking potion and follow the White Rabbit through the twisted mazes of the world behind the looking-glass, where everything is turned upside down.

Zion VR is a groundbreaking Virtual Reality (VR) Arcade. They provide an unrestrained and fully immersive VR experience that allows players a wide range of movement without any obstacles.

Online booking is required. Hurry! Limited spots are available!

Monster Golf Jam 2021 - winter activities for kids in Sacramento

Monster Golf Jam 2021

12401 Folsom Blvd. Factory Rancho Cordova CA 95742
January 16, 2021 | 10 AM – 1 PM | Saturday

Teens in the foster system often face placement challenges and, consequently miss out on a lot of fun activity opportunities. The Phoebe League of City Seminary thought, instead of another golf tournament where sponsors have all the fun, how about turning it into a miniature golf event where all the player spots go to foster kids!

Thus was born the annual Monster Golf Jam, now in its fourth year. They’re taking over the whole indoor Monster Golf facility on January 16, 2021, where these kids can play golf, win prizes, invade the arcade with free tokens, followed by an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch.

These Sacramento kids winter activities will surely make kids have fun, and any net revenues go to support Phoebe League’s mission of assisting seminary students and their families.

Fun Drive-In Movie Nights - Sacramento kids winter activities

Fun Drive-In Movie Nights for the Whole Family!

Rio Linda Community Center
810 Oak Lane, Rio Linda , CA 95673
January 16, 2021 | 5:45 – 8:20 PM | Saturday

Rio Linda Elverta Recreation & Park District hosts a variety of community Sacramento kids winter activities throughout the year. The whole family can enjoy these fun drive-in movie nights. Enjoy a cartoon short followed by a full-length family feature right from your vehicle!

This is a socially-distanced, Drive-In event. All participants must comply with the Public Health Code and Covid-19 regulations and guidelines.

Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the listed movie start time. Buy your tickets in advance, as it allows the District will be better prepared to safely serve the community at these events.

Santa's Virtual Village -

Santa’s Virtual Village (Folsom Central and Folsom Faire Shopping Centers)

Riley Street Folsom CA 1151
January 17-31, 2021

Folsom Central and Folsom Faire Shopping Centers are excited to share fun virtual winter activities for kids in Sacramento for the entire family to explore and enjoy. This year, the pandemic has made it difficult to enjoy some of our favorite things such as visiting with Santa, writing to, and receiving a letter from the North Pole along with taking a fun stroll down Santa’s Village.

You and yours can log-on here. Go have some fun and adventures in our Santa’s Virtual Village. Please review the online directory of stores and sign-up to win one of the hundreds of gift cards from our merchants.

Exploring Wildlife for Girls!

Exploring Wildlife for Girls!

6601 Elvas Ave Sacramento CA 95819
January 21-22, 2021

Join Girl Scouts and Effie Yeaw Nature Center to explore wildlife! Not a Girl Scout? Don’t worry, this Sacramento kids winter activities is geared for non-members!

Mammals, birds, and reptiles! Dive into the world of three species in this FREE and VIRTUAL event to learn all about what makes them special! Explore interesting biofacts as we meet live animals, like Clem the Western Pond turtle or Echo the Great Horned owl along with other inhabitants of Effie Yeaw Sacramento Nature Center.

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California and Effie Yeaw Sacramento Nature Center are partnering to bring you wildlife packed event! As part of the Girls Scout STEM and Outdoor programs, girls will combine science and the outdoors in a fun, virtual format as they learn all about stewardship and the natural world by exploring local critters and learning how to be investigators!

Sea Turtle - Painting & Kiddos

Sea Turtle – Painting & Kiddos

Cool River Pizza
6200 Stanford Ranch Road, #STE 700, Rocklin, CA 95765
January 29, 2021 | 1 – 4 PM

Grab the Kiddos and create these fun Sacramento kids winter activities while enjoying awesome pizza at Cool River Pizza in Rocklin!

Come and join for step-by-step instruction on how to recreate this fun, kid-friendly painting. You will be using acrylic paints to create this beautiful colorful creation. Have a fabulous time sipping your favorite drink and being creative with your friends at this fun paint night art class.

Remember, no experience necessary, and all your supplies are provided.

Painting & Vino events are great for a birthday celebration or just a night out for social painting with friends and family.

Pancakes & Play To-Go

Pancakes & Play To-Go

Bright Beginnings Preschool
450 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630
January 30, 2021

Bright Beginnings Folsom Co-op and Preschool invites you to join its 4th Annual Pancakes and Play Winter Breakfast – turned to-go style!

This year, instead of a typical pancake breakfast, families are invited to “walk-thru” its winter wonderland as they pick up goodies to have their own pancakes and play at home!

If you want to purchase the take-home items, but do not want to participate in the “walk thru” event, a “Pickup Only” ticket can be purchased and a separate pickup only area will be designated at the event or pickup can be arranged for an alternative date.

14th Annual Winter Bird Festival

14th Annual Winter Bird Festival

13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt, CA 95632
February 6, 2021 | 12 noon | Saturday

The City of Galt, in collaboration with the Cosumnes River Preserve and Galt Joint Union Elementary and High School Districts, is pleased to bring you its winter activities for kids in Sacramento – the 14th Annual Winter Bird Festival. A virtual celebration of birds, providing an online experience to continue Galt’s tradition of connecting the community to nature and growing the knowledge and love of birding.

Festival guests will enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Cosumnes River Preserve and take advantage of the incredible opportunity to catch sightings of waterfowl, shorebirds, and wildlife in their winter habitat. Festival headquarters provide a starting point for exclusive preserve tours, educational presentations, wildlife shows, art displays, wine walks, hometown history, and hands-on activities.

Winter Activities for Kids in the Sacramento Area

Families have so many options for winter activities for kids in the Sacramento area, it’ll be hard to pick just one! Whether you are looking for a family-friendly event to attend together, or a fun activity for the holiday break, these top picks for winter activities for kids in the Sacramento area are sure to offer something delightful for every family.

Still looking for more winter activities for Kids in Sacramento? No problem! Check out our comprehensive listing of places to go in the region.


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Michele is a freelance writer based in Sacramento county. She lives in Elk Grove with her husband, two children and four cats. Michele is proud of her role as a working mother and maintains a full-time career. Writing is one of Michele’s passions and she aims to share her unique perspective on parenting through the written word.

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