The Historic Folsom District Brings The Holidays To Life

December 22, 2020

Sutter Street, Folsom, CA Christmas Lights

I’m excited to talk about our evening visiting Sutter Street because it was a very welcomed dose of Christmas spirit! 


Sutter Street is the historic district and heart of Folsom, California. It’s all small-town charm with 80-plus boutique shops, restaurants, taverns, and other unique businesses all housed in historical architecture that dates back to the 1850’s. It’s a captivating place on the most ordinary of days but as we found during the holidays is when there is magic to be found.

Christmas Lights at Sutter Street, Folsom, CA

Poles lined with Christmas lights in Historic Folsom District

Peanut Brittle at Snooks Chocolate factory

We checked out Snooks Chocolate Factory which is basically heaven. This place goes back to the 1960s when founder John Snook and his wife Jeannine sold their now-famous peanut brittle at the California State Fair. This is where you can watch the candy specialists make "Luxurious Gourmet Chocolates, Honeycomb Toffee, and candies. Making chocolate at snooks in historic Folsom, California

Next we stumbled upon a great bookstore called Ruby's Books (named after the official  bookstore dog, Ruby the golden retriever). As a bookstore and library enthusiast I can say this is one of the best bookstores of its size that I've visited. There are a number of really great books I have not seen elsewhere and the categorization and organization is brilliant. 

Ruby's Books in Historic Folsom, CAlittle girl reading and eating enchiladas

We ate at Q'bole Mexican Cocina & Cantina overlooking Sutter Street. I had the pollo em crema chipotle and I'm not exaggerating when I say it was the MOST delicious Mexican food I have ever eaten! 

And what did we see while overlooking Sutter Street? A band of Victorian carolers made up of the Sutter Street Theatre crew! girls overlooking Christmas carolers in Folsom, CaliforniaSutter Street Theatre Christmas caroling

We ended the night watching the young and young at heart breeze around the ice at the Folsom Historic District Ice Rink

Folsom Historic District Ice Rink with christmas treeFolsom Historic District Ice Rink