Lighting of the Snowmen
The Annual Lighting of the Snowmen has become a Sonoma Valley holiday tradition!
This year, the Lighting of the Snowmen kicks off with a festival and actual lighting on Saturday, December 1 and the display will remain up through the end of December for all to enjoy!
The event began in 2004 after David Allen, owner of Artefact Design & Salvage at Cornerstone, discovered hundreds of decorative snowmen at a factory in Boston that was closing. Allen purchased the entire stock to use at the gardens. Each year since then, the snowmen have been arranged into a different creative and stunning scene.
The festival will feature music, kids’ crafts, wine and beer tasting, warm drinks, delicious food, festive decorations, and more! Parking will be available at Cornerstone (until the lots are filled) and then at the Sonoma Valley Airport, located next to Cornerstone (shuttle service will be provided). Admission to the festival is FREE and there is a $10 parking donation to charity.
All Cornerstone shops, tasting rooms, and Park 121 Café & Grill will be open, and in addition, they will have some special guests joining, too – stay tuned to see who!