Light up your holidays in Sonoma County
Join in the annual holiday tree lighting ceremonies, parades, Santa arrivals, and hometown events around Sonoma County. You'll find music, entertainment, children's crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more fun for the whole family.
Find more holiday activities and events here. Take in a holiday performance, concert, or see one of several renditions of The Nutcracker. Stock up on artist- and artisan-made gifts found in many craft fairs around the area. Check out events at area wineries. Visit a tree farm to get a freshly cut Christmas tree.
Lighting of Historic Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma kicks off the holidays with 100,000+ sparkling lights, music, a performances Transcendence Theatre Company, holiday treats, and more. Enjoy the lights through Dec. 31.
Winter Lights - Downtown Santa Rosa Tree Lighting
Old Courthouse Square
This is a family event with children’s activities, live entertainment, crafts, lights, and Santa. Enjoy food and beverage at the Taste of Santa Rosa tent.
Healdsburg Downtown Holiday Party
The downtown merchants present tasty treats, music, and entertainment. Santa will arrive be in the plaza's gazebo from 4 to 6 p.m. for photos and to hear gift requests.
Lighted Truck Parade and Arrival of Santa Claus
A convoy of festively lit "big rig" trucks cruise Highway 1 through Gualala. Santa stops to visit for photo opportunities and to give out candy canes.
Geyserville Tree Lighting and Tractor Parade
Enjoy caroling, warm winter fare, and a visit from Santa.
Windsor Holiday Celebration on the Green
Windsor Town Green
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride or jingle bell wagon ride around Windsor Town Green, enjoy live holiday music, make fun crafts with the kids, and visit with Santa.
Guerneville Tree Lighting Ceremony
Keep an eye out for Santa's arrival while enjoying refreshments, local sales, and holiday cheer.
Sebastopol Holiday Tree Lighting
Along with the tree lighting, the Sebastopol community will celebrate with music and festivities. Santa will arrive between 6:30 and 7 p.m.
Cotati Tree Lighting
La Plaza Park
Old Redwood Highway
A night of music and free coffee, hot cocoa, and cookies. Kids can enjoy crafts, story time and "special" guests.
Cloverdale Christmas Tree Lighting
124 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
Tree lighting, Santa, and caroling along with food, wine, music, and crafts!
Petaluma Holiday Open House
23 Petaluma Bvld. North
Join Downtown Merchants for a festive and fun day around town. Great shopping deals, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse and carriage rides through scenic downtown, Morris Dancers, hot apple cider, face painting, balloon art, treats, and more. Stay for The Festival of Trees from 6-9 p.m. at 518 B Street.
City of Lights Driving Tour
Enjoy a self-guided tour of beautifully decorated homes and businesses.
Parade of Lights
Guerneville presents bright lights, colorful floats, and live music at this annual holiday parade.
Rohnert Park Holiday Lights Celebration
City Center Plaza
600 City Center Drive
Relish in the holiday spirit with kids' activities, cookies, treats, hot chocolate and cider, and brilliant lights.
Lighting of the Snowmen
23667 Highway 121
See what the snowmen are up to this year! Live music and entertainment and the annual lighting of the snowmen around the Cornerstone Gardens. The display will then be on view through December.
Christmas at the Mission
East Spain Street
Experience the Mission as it may have looked in centuries past. Sing Christmas carols and enjoy the Mission and Barracks lit by luminaries.
Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
Petaluma River Turning Basin
A flotilla of illuminated boats makes a dramatic arrival at the Petaluma River Turning Basin. Have your camera - or your cell phone at the ready - the lights reflecting on the water make for some beautiful photos.