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Nov 25, 2023 - Nov 25, 2023

Santa’s Riverboat Arrival

Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town on November 25, the Saturday after Thanksgiving!

When Santa arrives in Petaluma, he leaves his sleigh at home. Instead, he and Mrs. Claus make a uniquely Petaluma arrival - they sail up the Petaluma River on a Lind Marine tugboat and dock at River Plaza Shopping Center on E Washington to the cheers of excited children!

Starting at 11:30 am, families will enjoy live entertainment from Petaluma Pete and the Pacific Empire Chorus while waiting for Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive! The Christmas couple will arrive around noon and will be welcomed by costumed dancers from the Petaluma School of Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their way across the parking lot to their festive tent outside Taps Restaurant where they will be available for family photos. Be sure to bring your Christmas wish list! 

Santa would love to spend all afternoon in Petaluma, but in order to hear from all the good boys and girls all over the world, he will have to be on his way to his next destination at 1:30 pm.

Don’t let the fun stop there! Keep the festive mood flowing by making the short walk to historic downtown Petaluma for Shop Small special offers and activities.

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Event Times

  • Nov 25, 2023

    11:30:00 - 13:30:00

River Plaza

54 East Washington
Petaluma, CA 94952

Santa’s Riverboat Arrival