The Holiday Season is a Great Time to Meet in Sonoma

Ferrari Carano
The Holiday Season is a Great Time to Meet in Sonoma

What better time or place to plan your executive retreat or board of directors meeting than Sonoma County, the end of November or early December.  The holiday season in Sonoma County promises great meeting attendance for any group meeting – small or large. Our magical destination is filled with plenty of holiday cheer and fun filled activities that help turn up the merrymaking during teambuilding and off-site events. 

Whether you are planning a fun teambuilding outing, or an offsite dinner excursion, nothing pairs better with the season than a Sonoma County holiday experience!  With that in mind, here are so great ideas to assist you with festive offsite activities.

Sonoma Valley Holiday Wine Trolley, brimming with garlands and lights. You’ll tour historic landmarks and four beautifully decorated wineries while listening to classic holiday music. Travel through Sonoma’s Wine Country viewing historic landmarks from the late 1800’s through the 1930s. The Holiday Wine Trolley can be chartered for private groups!

Holiday Food and Wine Pairings. Adjourn your meeting early and enjoy a food and wine pairing experience at one of our local wineries.  Whether you are sipping on award winning wine in a wine cave, or sitting by a crackling fire in a library, this magical time of year in Sonoma County can truly enhance the spirt of the holidays. 

Wineries you don’t want to miss during the holidays.

Holidays in Healdsburg Walking Tour. Escape the board room table and foster a tried and true team bonding experience to get the creative ideas flowing.  Your group will appreciate getting away from the conference room for a few hours of sipping, savoring and strolling.  Experience the magic of wine country abundance enhanced by small-town holiday cheer on a guided walking tour of charming downtown Healdsburg.  Each year Healdsburg overflows with holiday delights, including colorful street decorations, and festive window displays.  In this perfect small-town setting, learn about the art of wine and food by enjoying innovative pairings in private seated tastings.

Holiday Team Building Fun – Ramekins Culinary School, Events + Inn. There’s nothing like rolling up your sleeves and getting a little messy in the kitchen. Why not gather your board of directors to share in the process of preparing a delicious holiday themed meal together for your next team building event?

Ramekins offers a refreshing alternative to typical team building activities. Groups will divide and conquer to create dishes from scratch, and then convene in our European-inspired courtyard or Great Room to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Joy to the World – A Broadway Holiday Extravaganza (December 2 – 4, 2016).  Plan a group outing to celebrate the holidays Transcendence style, with this breathtaking holiday review.  Transcendence Theatre Company is an award-winning nonprofit arts organization comprised of artists with professional experience from Broadway, movies and television. 

Transcendence VIP Experience – Exclusive pre-show festivities in the Carsten Cabaret.

  • The opportunity to mingle with the Broadway performers
  • Live pre-show music performed
  • Two glasses of premium Sonoma wines
  • A selection of artisan hors d’oeuvres

You can also bring this talent and quality to your private corporate meeting or event. 

For more information about Sonoma County please refer to our electronic meeting guide – or website Meetings & Groups.  We care and are passionate about your experience!

You Might Also Like

Santa Rosa Visitor Center

SONOMA COUNTY, CA (January 25, 2024) Sonoma County Tourism (SCT) has announced grants totaling up to $98,215 to support 13…

Salt Point State Park in Jenner

Winter is an incredible time to visit Sonoma County, with so much going on for the holidays … and beyond!…

Summer Vineyards in Knights Valley

It’s tempting to report that Knights Valley is one of the last, remote corners of Sonoma County that’s undeveloped, like…


You may not find snow-covered trees in Sonoma County, but there are still plenty of holiday events and activities to…


Sonoma County’s beautiful and varied terrain beckons travelers to hike through towering redwood forests, paddle along meandering rivers, or simply…


For those who’ve visited or who are familiar with Sonoma County, it’s no secret of the importance and preciousness of…


One of the things the New Year bestows on us is the opportunity for a fresh start. As we near…


While the pandemic put an end to much of non-essential travel in 2020, that didn’t stop us from taking imaginary…


Tourism Development Welcome to Tourism Development! SCT’s Tourism Development Division is tasked with driving overnight stays through both established and…


The Holiday Season is a Great Time to Meet in Sonoma What better time or place to plan your executive…

See What’s Happening

Share your experience using #SonomaCounty or #LifeOpensUp