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Christmas Lights in Sacramento: Capitol Mall

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December 8th, 2012
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Our original plans were just to visit and photograph the big Christmas tree at the Capitol building. The official tree lighting ceremony took place last Wednesday. We drove in on Tower Bridge from West Sacramento, and discovered that there are also gorgeous holidays lights all up and down Capitol Mall between 3rd and 10th streets.

So here’s a taste of what you can see on Capitol Mall this December. Click on any image below for a full-size slideshow.

400 Capitol Mall – Well Fargo Building

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400 Capitol Mall – Wells Fargo Building

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400 Capitol Mall – Wells Fargo Building

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400 Capitol Mall – Wells Fargo Building

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400 Capitol Mall – Wells Fargo Building

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400 Capitol Mall – Wells Fargo Building

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400 Capitol Mall – Wells Fargo Building

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400 Capitol Mall – Wells Fargo Building

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400 Capitol Mall – Wells Fargo Building

455 Capitol Mall

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500 Capitol Mall – Bank of the West Tower

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500 Capitol Mall – Bank of the West Tower

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555 Capitol Mall – Plaza Five Fifty Five

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555 Capitol Mall – Plaza Five Fifty Five

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555 Capitol Mall – Plaza Five Fifty Five

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555 Capitol Mall – Plaza Five Fifty Five

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555 Capitol Mall – Plaza Five Fifty Five

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555 Capitol Mall – Plaza Five Fifty Five, with Tower Bridge in background

621 Capitol Mall – U.S. Bank Tower

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621 Capitol Mall – U.S. Bank Tower. The light panels suspended from the ceiling are ever-changing: “The Rapids” by Michael Hayden, 54 feet.

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621 Capitol Mall – U.S. Bank Tower. The colored LED light panels on top are ever-changing, like the Sacramento River: “Lumetric River” by Michael Hayden, 150 feet by 68 feet.

1315 10th Street – California State Capitol Building

Cheerful holiday music was being played over speakers mounted on nearby trees.

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Capitol Building with Christmas Tree and Menorah, Sacramento

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Theo and Vlady at the Capitol Building with Christmas Tree and Menorah

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Capitol Building with Christmas Tree and Menorah

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Theo peeps through a Capitol Building window at the ornate architecture within.

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Capitol Building Christmas tree with Capitol Mall and Tower Bridge beyond.

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Close-up of ornaments on Christmas Tree at the Capitol Building

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Theo and Mommy check out all the Christmas displays

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You know Theo is beyond tired when we have to start carrying him upside down to get him under control.

We had a lovely time, and Theo slipped right into sleep as soon as his little head hit the pillow.

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