Top 5 Holiday Events in Vacaville, California [Updated 2021]

1. Vacaville Festival Of Trees on Display & Virtual Auction

11/15/21 - 12/3/21

An Annual Christmas Tree Auction & Family Festival Benefiting Opportunity House. Beginning on November 15, 2021, the Vacaville Festival of Trees will showcase fully decorated themed trees and wreaths in various storefronts throughout Vacaville. The trees can be seen in the windows of many businesses by car or by taking a short stroll through downtown Vacaville. For many, the Vacaville Festival of Trees celebration signals the start of the holiday season. Dozens of fully decorated large and small themed Christmas trees, many of which include gifts & gift cards, are donated by businesses and organizations in the community and placed on a public virtual auction. In early December, at the close of the virtual auction, the trees are delivered to the highest bidder, in plenty of time for the winning bidders to enjoy their tree and gifts during the Christmas season. The Vacaville Festival of Trees is the premier annual benefit for Opportunity House, whose mission is to break the cycle of homelessness for women, men, families, and transitional age youth in Solano County.

2. Nutcracker Performed by the Vacaville Ballet Company

12/9/21 - 12/12/21

The Vacaville Ballet Company is thrilled to be returning home to the VPAT stage this winter after 24 months away! VBC opens the holiday season with the return of the classic Nutcracker. Based on the E.T.A. Hoffman story, the Nutcracker follows Clara on her magical journey with her enchanted Nutcracker through the Land of Snow, where they meet the lovely Snow Queen. They travel on to the Nutcracker’s Palace, where the Sugar Plum Fairy invites them to indulge in all the treats of the land. They are joined by the exotic Arabian bird and Mother Ginger and her dancing gingerbread children. Finally, the Dew Drop Fairy and her garden of flowers perform in their honor. Clara awakens at home, wondering if she really spent the evening on a magical journey or if it was all a beautiful dream. Bring your family and kick off your holidays with VBC!.

Tickets are $21-$26 and available at

3. Christmas in My Hometown at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre


Celebrating the 16th anniversary of “Christmas in My Home Town.” From its debut, our show has become a wonderful holiday tradition. A variety show fashioned after the holiday specials of TV’s early days, when their families joined stars in a cozy front room setting. “We are trying to re-create what we remember from the Andy Williams Christmas programs, that feeling of being invited into their home for a warm and cheerful holiday gathering.”

Tickets are $18 and available at

4. Sweet Pea’s Annual Winter Wonderland Market & Christmas Tree Farm


Sip on hot chocolate as you stroll through the Christmas tree filled, Winter Wonderland filled with holiday merchants. Santa's Helpers have been hard at work to create an old time shopping market, with carolers, elves with candy canes and Santa himself. Freshly cut Christmas Trees, Wreaths and Garland for you to take home.

Winter Wonderland is open rain or shine and is family-friendly pet-friendly.

Free Entry & Parking.

For additional information, merchant applications or questions please call 707-474-9807 or email

Sweet Pea's Pet Boutique and Nursery

5. Candy Cane Lane - Lollipop Lane Too!

Arlene Drive and Shady Glen Avenue

Stroll or drive down these two festive streets in Vacaville (Arlene Dr. and Shady Glen Ave.) and be swept into a world of lights, Christmas music, and holiday spirit. Residents along these two streets go to great lengths to make sure all who take in their light displays are not disappointed each and every year. Lights usually go up the weekend/week after Thanksgiving.

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