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Four Quirky Fun Family Christmas Traditions

Four Quirky Fun Family Christmas Traditions
One of my favorite things about the holiday season are all the festive fun family traditions. It's nice to pause and remember the magic of the season, which I'll admit, is much easier to do with kids. They have so much joy during the holidays, from the tree decorating, to the holiday music, to seeing Christmas lights around town, to baking cookies for the Big Man.

August Calendar of Family-Friendly Events in and Around Davis and Sacramento

August Calendar of Family-Friendly Events in and Around Davis and Sacramento
It's back to school month for most of us, but before you pack up that backpack, squeeze in a little more summer fun with these family-friendly local events in and around the Davis and Sacramento area.

A Favorite Summer Treat: The Peach Milkshake at Whitey's Jolly Kone

A Favorite Summer Treat: The Peach Milkshake at Whitey's Jolly Kone

You know it's not officially summer until the peach milkshake makes an appearance at Whitey's Jolly Kone. The West Sacramento drive-in is apparently quite an institution (opened in the 1960s), but I'd actually never tried it until I was working in Sacramento.

And while the food is fine, what I make a trek to Whitey's Jolly Kone for is the seasonal fresh fruit milkshakes. HOLY MOLY.

July Farmstand U-Pick in Northern California

July Farmstand U-Pick in Northern California

My two boys love almost nothing more than running around outside and getting dirty. So as you can probably imagine, they are big fans of any opportunity to explore the local farms here in Northern California.

It's now July and while the U-Pick strawberries are mostly done for the season, there are still plenty of local u-pick options, including flowers, peaches, and some berries.

July Calendar of Family-Friendly Events in and Around Davis and Sacramento

July Calendar of Family-Friendly Events in and Around Davis and Sacramento
July is almost here which means we are deep into summer fun! Here are some events going on the last few days of June and into July. Stay cool and ...

June Calendar of Family Friendly Events in and Around Davis and Sacramento

June Calendar of Family Friendly Events in and Around Davis and Sacramento

June is bustling with fun family-friendly events! School is almost out (anyone else counting down the days?!) and Father's Day is just around the corner.

Below is a list of just some of the fun family-friendly events in and around the Sacramento Valley, including Davis, Sacramento and beyond.

What are you looking forward to doing this summer?

May Calendar of Family Friendly Fun Events in and Around Sacramento and Davis

May Calendar of Family Friendly Fun Events in and Around Sacramento and Davis

With Mother's Day just around the corner, May is bustling with fun family-friendly events!

Below is a list of just some of the fun family-friendly events in and around the Sacramento Valley, including Davis, Sacramento and beyond.

Museum of Ice Cream: A Kid-Friendly San Francisco Pop-Up

Museum of Ice Cream: A Kid-Friendly San Francisco Pop-Up

Growing up in the hot Northern California summers, we ate a lot of ice cream and spent a lot of time in the pools. When it's 105 degrees out, you don't want to each much else besides watermelon or ice cream. Or the popsicles from the Ice Cream Truck.

So when my friend Heather told me about the Museum of Ice Cream, which originally opened in Los Angeles, I knew I had to check it out.

The MOIC is more of an eye candy ode to pop-art, Lisa Frank and bubble gum and less interactive than the Color Factory.

The Color Factory: A Review of Our Family-Friendly Day of Colorful Fun

Color Factory, San Francisco, Kid-Friendly, Family, Baby, Toddler, Tips

Tickets to San Francisco's The Color Factory are about as difficult to get as a mid-90s Tickle-Me-Elmo, so after being in a virtual queue with hundreds of others, I felt like I'd won the lottery when I secured weekend tickets for the whole family for the limited run pop-up event.

The Color Factory, which opened in August and has been extended through at least February 2018, is an interactive exhibit located in a two-story building near Union Square, in downtown San Francisco.

For those of you who were lucky enough to score tickets for this next round, here are a few family-friendly tips for making the day just that much more enjoyable!

12 Days of Kid-Friendly Christmas Activities in the Davis and Sacramento Areas

12 Days of Kid-Friendly Christmas Activities in the Davis and Sacramento Areas
Christmas time. White winter. Snow. Snuggled up by the fire drinking hot chocolate. Well, we do have some fun Christmas activities here in Northern California even if we don't all get the snow. Here in Sacramento and Davis it gets quite chilly, but the snow is a once-in-a-decade treat in the Sacramento Valley. There are nonetheless, so many fun Christmas activities to do with kids in the Davis and Sacramento areas.

Fun Activity Alert: Davis Downtown Halloween Treat Trail and Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Fun Activity Alert: Davis Downtown Halloween Treat Trail and Dia de los Muertos Celebration
For this fun annual tradition, downtown Davis businesses host Halloween trick-or-treating (mostly just treats) where they hand out treats from 2-4:30pm. Just look for businesses with an orange "Treat Trail" sign.