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.
- Korbel Champagne Cellars
- Chateau St. Jean Winery
- Sonoma Cutrer Winery
- Buena Vista Winery
- St. Francis Winery
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.