Seasonal Activities
Old Sacramento Waterfront

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Plan your fall day out in the part of town that does holiday best: Old Sacramento Waterfront. From candy stores to costume mansions, pumpkins to ghosts, we have everything you need to get into the spirit of the season.

Follow @OldSac on Instagram to find our tips & tricks on making this fall spooktacular in Old Sacramento Waterfront.

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Plenty O’ Pumpkins Patch

Looking for something fun and festive to do with the family this season!? You’ve found it! Come hunt for the perfect pumpkin and enjoy seasonal activities. All proceeds go to the Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home.


Movies Under the Stars

If you love Halloween movies, being outdoors, and hanging out with your favorite people then this is the thing for you!

Every Thursday in October:
October 5 – Casper (People’s Choice)
October 12 – Hocus Pocus
October 19 – Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone
October 26 – Coco 

Get your tickets here!


Halloween Art Cafe – Spook & Sip

Sculpt & paint spooky creations at Atrium 916. There’s something for everyone, learn more here!

2nd Annual District Scarecrow Contest

Fifteen scarecrows have been placed throughout the district, it’s your mission to find them and vote for your favorite one

Warehouse Creative 
Clarendon House
Frankie’s Pizza
Last Stop Saloon
McGee’s Old Time Photos
Atrium 916
Ink and Image 
The Ashley Law Group
Delta King Hotel
Sean Finnegan’s Pub
California Railroad Museum / State Parks
Lace Salon

Second Sunday Brunch Market

October 8th, 10 AM – 2 PM

Join us for a fun and family-friendly Sunday Brunch Market in the heart of Old Sacramento Waterfront this year on the Embarcadero! 

Second Sunday Brunch Market will be every second Sunday through December from 10 am – 2 pm, featuring local artist booths, brunch at neighboring restaurants, live music and more! We are partnering with River City Marketplace to bring the best local makers and artists into our very own historical district each month. 

Track or Treat Train Rides 

Enjoy a delightful not frightful ride behind a diesel locomotive operated by our ‘Skeleton Crew,’ while our “(g)host with the most” car attendants keep the party going for 45 fun-filled minutes. Before and after your ride, enjoy exclusive access to the Passenger Station complete with fangtastic games, activities, and photo ops for all ages!

Come dressed to impress in your Halloween best and bring a bag to collect fun “Track or Treat” goodies!

When: October 14 & 15; 21 & 22; 28 & 29.
Departures at 10am, 11:15am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm
October 14-15: Fairytales & Fantasy
October 21-22: Movie Mayhem
October 28-29: Classic Halloween

Where: Purchase tickets online in advance or at the Ticket Office the day of (if available), located at the Central Pacific Passenger Station on Front Street in Old Sacramento.


Dance on the Edge

October 14th & 28th 2023

6 PM – 10 PM

Enjoy community dance events every month that brings together people of all ages and dance abilities. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s something for everyone. These events are a great way to spend quality time with your family, learn new dance styles, and enjoy music together.

Click HERE for the official website.