Capitol Holiday Music Program

Holidays at the Capitol

Every December, enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays during your trip to the Capitol!

Admission is always FREE!

Free Online Reservations!

Note: You do not need a ticket to attend any of the performances, but by reserving online, we can contact you if performance times change or get cancelled.

Get ready for some holiday fun on your next December visit to the California State Capitol!

To set a festive stage and spread holiday cheer, beautiful vintage decorations create a lovely backdrop for a variety of diverse and amazing live holiday musical performances in the Capitol Rotunda each day.

This special holiday experience is made possible by the State Capitol Museum and California State Parks in association with the California State Legislature Joint Rules Committee, the Governor’s Office, and the Department of General Services who have worked collaboratively to preserve holiday traditions inside the Capitol.

If you are an artist interesting in performing at the Capitol Holiday Music Program, contact the Tour Office at (916) 324-0333.

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2023 Holiday Music Lineup

Note: Performers may change and event times may be changed or cancelled. Please check this page for the latest information or reserve a free ticket online so we can contact you with any changes.

Monday 12/11

  • 11:00 Shades of Praise
  • 12:00 Garden Strings

Tuesday 12/12

  • 11:00 Davis High School Madrigal Choir and Jazz Choir
  • 12:00 Brassy!

Wednesday 12/13

  • 11:00 Golden State Accordion Band
  • 12:00 Heritage Park Band
  • 1:00   ACC Showstoppers

Thursday 12/14

  • 11:00 Salvation Army Brass Ensemble
  • 12:00 The Philippine Meistersingers

Friday 12/15

  • 11:00 Capital Valley Harp Circle
  • 12:00 USAF Band of the Golden West Travis Brass Quintet

Monday 12/18

  • 11:00 Sacramento Valley Chorus
  • 12:00 Davis Chorale
  • 12:30 Sacramento Valley Concert Choir

Tuesday 12/19

  • 11:00 West Valley Chorus
  • 12:00 Ken Clark and the Ding-A-Lings (California Veterans’ Home handbell choir)

Wednesday 12/20

  • 11:00 CalPERS Holiday Chorus
  • 12:00 Toot Sweet Brass Co.

Thursday 12/21

  • 11:00 Neil Nayyar
  • 12:00 CalSTRS Christmas Choir
  • 1:00 Stan Pollmann

Friday 12/22

  • 11:00 Capital Brass Quartet
  • 12:00 Capitol Horn Club
  • 1:00 Around Town Brass
  • 2:00 High Voltage (El Dorado Musical Theater Company)


FREE Online Reservations

Note: Tickets are not required to attend the performances, but they do help us contact you if there are any time changes or cancellations.