Tag Archives: Holidays

Pumpkin patch time!

My photo from the 2005 post As far as seasonal ledes go on Sac Rag, they don’t get more boilerplate than “We here at The Sac Rag love us a pumpkin patch.” So it’s that time of year to do … Continue reading

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Unnamed British boy wizard themed fun [PHOTOS]

The Game Guy pointed out that unless Fairy Tale Town has extremely deep pockets or lots of political firepower, their “Harry Potter” night is a bazillion dollar licensing lawsuit waiting to happen. Despite the threat of legal action, a good … Continue reading

Not creepy at all!

photo credit: Kingfox An enterprising and holiday-spirited local person wants your childs (sic) name and address, for holiday purposes of course: So here is how this will work send me two dollars per letter you want sent out (per kid) … Continue reading

Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm

I first took the family out to Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm back in 2006, but we had been itching to go back — so we decided to take off in the afternoon on Furlough Friday and head out to Wheatland. Obviously … Continue reading

Local Love

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Sacramento-style with these uniquely delicious ideas: Chocolate Decadence: The most direct path to your sweetie’s heart is through the stomach. Sacramento has no shortage of phenomenal bakers to treat your honey right. Place your order today to ensure … Continue reading

Design of the Times

While the Sac Rag takes a few days off to celebrate the winter solstice, I thought I would leave you with a few links to sites showcasing tattoos of all shapes and sizes. cbs13.com offers up a slideshow of bad … Continue reading

FREE COFFEE Tomorrow (December 24)!

Peet’s Coffee & Tea on Alhambra & Folsom Blvd. (located at 3100 Folsom) will be giving away FREE COFFEE tomorrow, December 24 all day from 5:00am to 4:00pm. To further invoke the holiday spirit, staff will be donating all their … Continue reading

Going high-tech to defeat the Grinch

photo credit: rezlab This Sac Bee article about the annual increase in retail theft around the holidays includes some interesting details about the work that goes into pulling off a good retail thieving. Another way to describe it might be … Continue reading

Christmas at the Farmers’ Market

When farmers start decorating their wares for the holidays, you know Christmas has arrived! At the downtown Sacramento Sunday farmers’ market, Tadlock Landscapes wins the prize for most festive. Donned merrily in bright bulbs and shiny beads, they’re selling this … Continue reading

Holiday-themed employee meal: Sam’s Hof Brau

cc, by flickr user Willscrlt My work colleagues and I had our annual holiday outing on Friday afternoon (we’re past the point where I have to make cutesy jokes about how I work at “Sac Rag World Headquarters,” right?). A … Continue reading

Weekend Thoughts: Holiday Road

The other night I fell asleep with the TV on. I had this odd dream about National Lampoon’s Vacation and the John Candy Wally World scene. Very strange. I woke up around 3 a.m. and turned the TV off. I … Continue reading

A Christmas Tale: DVD Review

Looking for a good holiday movie? Stick to the classics. Whatever you do, skip A Christmas Tale by Arnaud Desplechin. This newly released DVD can be found tucked alongside The Grinch that Stole Christmas, Elf, Home Alone, and dozens of … Continue reading

Can’t believe the Mets traded Darryl Strawberry

I think it’s time to revisit a classic… Gobble Gobble.

Boo at the Zoo

We took the family to “Boo at the Zoo” for some Halloween revelry Saturday night. It was a great costume party for the whole town, and it seemed like the whole town was there — they might want to open … Continue reading

Haunted Sacramento: Your Guide to a Happy Halloween

A Sacramentan’s go-to Halloween guide featuring tips on ghost stories, jack-o-lanterns, costumes, ghostly haunts, and spirits. Ghost Stories: No Halloween party is complete without a haunted tale. If your theatrical skills are lacking, or you’ve long forgotten how the story of … Continue reading