What's Happening: Holiday madness and Christmas classics on the silver screen

This weekend in Roseville
By: Sydney Maynard, Press Tribune intern
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Walking in a winter wonderland

If you have ever wanted to step into a scene of a holiday movie, the California Garden presents that opportunity with the Holiday Madness Home Tour. Over 20 Christmas trees will be on display and guests will walk through holiday-themed rooms, including the Sugar Plum Fairy Room and the Starry Starry Night Bedroom. The magic continues outside with lit pathways, Candy Land Island, Snowflake Walk and a hot chocolate and cider gazebo. Proceeds go to California Garden, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to tell the story of plants and people native to California.

What: Holiday Madness Home Tour

When: 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: 1550 Vista Creek Drive in Roseville

Cost: Suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family


Cozy classics

What’s better than watching a movie with friends on a cold winter day? Stand Out Talent presents a movie screening double feature of two Christmas classics. “It’s a Wonderful Life” begins at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The 1946 black-and-white film starring James Stewart and Donna Reed serves as a reminder to be thankful for what you have. George Bailey, a depressed businessman, begins to wonder what it would be like if he never existed – that is, until a Christmas angel shows him how he has influenced those around him in a positive way. Following that, “A Christmas Story” begins at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The 1983 comedy is a tribute to an “all-American” Christmas. Ralphie, a determined 9-year-old, does everything he can to convince his parents that a Red Ryder BB Gun is the ultimate gift.

What: “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story” double feature

When: 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Tower Theatre, 417 Vernon St. in Roseville

Cost: $6, $3 children under 10

Info: (916) 837-7469