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Light up your holidays in Sonoma County

Experience the magic of the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in Petaluma on December 9.

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
Nov. 18
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.
www.sonomavalley.com

Winter Lights - Downtown Santa Rosa Tree Lighting
Nov. 24
Old Courthouse Square
Santa Rosa
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.
www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-lights

Healdsburg Downtown Holiday Party
Nov. 24
Healdsburg
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.
707-433-6935
www.healdsburg.com

Lighted Truck Parade and Arrival of Santa Claus
Nov. 25
Gualala
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.
800-778-5252
www.redwoodcoastchamber.com

Geyserville Tree Lighting and Tractor Parade
Nov. 25
Downtown Geyserville
Geyserville
Enjoy caroling, warm winter fare, and a visit from Santa.
www.geyservillecc.com

Windsor Holiday Celebration on the Green
Dec. 7
Windsor Town Green
Windsor
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.
707-838-5308
www.townofwindsor.com

Guerneville Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 30
Guerneville Plaza
Main Street
Guerneville
Keep an eye out for Santa's arrival while enjoying refreshments, local sales, and holiday cheer.
707-869-9000
www.russianriver.com

Sebastopol Holiday Tree Lighting
Nov. 30
Downtown Plaza
Sebastopol
Along with the tree lighting, the Sebastopol community will celebrate with music and festivities. Santa will arrive between 6:30 and 7 p.m.
707-823-3032
www.cca.sebastopol.org

Cotati Tree Lighting
Dec. 1
La Plaza Park
Old Redwood Highway
Cotati
A night of music and free coffee, hot cocoa, and cookies. Kids can enjoy crafts, story time and "special" guests. 
www.ci.cotati.ca.us

Cloverdale Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 1
Cloverdale Plaza
124 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale
Tree lighting, Santa, and caroling along with food, wine, music, and crafts!
707-894-4470
www.cloverdalechamber.com

Petaluma Holiday Open House
Dec. 2
Center Park
23 Petaluma Bvld. North
Petaluma
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.
www.petalumadowntown.com

City of Lights Driving Tour
Dec. 1-28
Downtown Petaluma
Enjoy a self-guided tour of beautifully decorated homes and businesses.
707-769-0429
www.visitpetaluma.com

Parade of Lights
Dec. 2
Downtown Guerneville
Main Street
Guerneville
Guerneville presents bright lights, colorful floats, and live music at this annual holiday parade.
707-869-9000
www.russianriver.com

Rohnert Park Holiday Lights Celebration
Dec. 2
City Center Plaza
600 City Center Drive
Rohnert Park
Relish in the holiday spirit with kids' activities, cookies, treats, hot chocolate and cider, and brilliant lights.
707-584-1415
www.rohnertparkchamber.org

Lighting of the Snowmen
Dec. 2
Cornerstone Sonoma
23667 Highway 121
Sonoma
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.
www.cornerstonesonoma.com

Christmas at the Mission
Dec. 9
Sonoma Mission
East Spain Street
Sonoma
Experience the Mission as it may have looked in centuries past. Sing Christmas carols and enjoy the Mission and Barracks lit by luminaries.
707-938-1519
www.sonomachamber.org

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
Dec. 9
Petaluma River Turning Basin
Water Street
Petaluma
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.
707-769-0429
www.visitpetaluma.com

 

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