For many people, Christmas brings the opportunity to decorate in a perhaps more over-the-top style than during the rest of the year, and CBS Local has recommended the best places in Sacramento to buy holiday decorations for the yard and home. Christmas tree decor itself can be an important outward expression of what you love, believe in and enjoy. These Sacramento shops offer both traditional and more unique ornaments that will be enjoyed for years to come.

Christmas & Co food ornaments (Credit, V Heimerich)

Christmas & Company
116 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 737-5616

Step through the doors of this Old Sacramento shop and prepare to be dazzled. There is a huge selection of Christmas trees, villages, garlands, tree toppers, wreathes, lights and ornaments, many, many ornaments. Traditional and fanciful ornaments represent many places and cultures, including the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Holland, Mexico, China, India and the Ukraine. Ornaments are often organized by themes, such as professions, food, hobbies, local and world travel, angels, Santas, pop culture, religion and sports. Two of the more unusual ornaments include a frosted-glass Mount Rushmore and large, revolving cowboy hats. Prices can be steep, with many ornaments in the $19 to $40 range.

PeraDice dog bone ornament (Credit, V Heimerich)

PeraDice Cards & Gifts
918 24th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 930-0600

PeraDice is the perfect spot to shop for gifts, décor, jewelry and other goodies while enjoying hot cider in a welcoming environment. A small but beautiful collection of frosted-glass birds, animals and flowers are perfect to adorn any holiday tree. The more unique and sassy ornaments include a Beatles yellow submarine, Sgt. Pepper’s drum, New York City taxi, Eiffel Tower, cigars and robots. “Xmas Caribooze” ornaments feature reindeer with their favorite drinks, such as Prancer strutting her stuff in a flirty dress with a glass of the good stuff in one hoof. Pet lovers will appreciate the large glass candy cane dog bone ornaments and the prices in the shop are quite reasonable.

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Dorothea’s Christmas
801 Sutter St.
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 985-2714



Old Folsom’s historic district is the perfect location for this charming shop, which features holiday and special occasion décor year round. Traditional Christmas ornaments and figurines for tabletops and treetops abound, and Dorothea’s sells a full line of hand-carved Steinbach nutcrackers. In addition to lovely, classic religious figures, the shop’s Merck Old World collection includes fun and whimsical pieces made of lacquered, hand-blown glass. Some mark important occasions like weddings, births and graduations, and there is a beautiful selection of elegant birds, owls and waterfowl. Some of the more eclectic Old World tree ornaments at Dorothea’s Christmas include a hedgehog, billy goat, chain saw, rubber chicken and backyard grill.

Sunlight Of The Spirit
2314 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 440-1533
www.sunlightofthespiritbooks.comThis enchanting, friendly shop has holiday décor selections that may be spiritual, inspirational or downright whimsical. There are traditional pieces featuring angels, stars and the nativity, and a number of more bejeweled handmade ornaments as well. Some of the more unique decorations include a brand new line of three-dimensional ornaments made of metal.

Mixed Bag
2405 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 447-6123Mixed Bag has an almost overwhelming number of holiday décor items, gifts, candles, jewelry, cards, bath products, knickknacks and kitchen accessories displayed literally from floor to ceiling. There are many outsized glass ornaments of whimsical fish, fairies and angels, along with gleaming stars, hearts and other more traditional pieces. The store has unique and festive items that are fun to explore, in spite of the sometimes chilly atmosphere provided by the staff.

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