Holiday Happenings 2017

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 Christmas in Sonoma County

is a magical time! Enjoy holiday music, tree lighting celebrations,
parades, holiday theater performances and more!

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Sat, Nov. 18, 5-9:30pm
The happiest, wildest winter festival in Sonoma County returns to the SOFA Arts District!
Santa Rosa.

Sat., Nov. 18, 5-8pm
Lighting of the Historic Sonoma Plaza
Sparkling lights, music and performances, holiday treats and more!

Fri, Nov. 24,  4-8pm
Winter Lights – Downtown Tree Lighting
Downtown Santa Rosa’s annual tree lighting event celebrates the holidays with activities for all ages!
Santa Rosa.

Fri, Nov.24, 4-8pm
Healdsburg Downtown Holiday Party
Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Healdsburg!

Nov. 24-Dec 17
Cirque de Bohème
A magical event to celebrate this Thanksgiving and Holiday season.

Sat, Nov. 25, 11:30am
Santa’s River Boat Arrival and Small Business Saturday
Entertainment begins at 11:30am and Santa & Mrs. Claus will arrive about noon.

Sat, Nov. 25,  5-8pm
Geyserville Tractor Parade and Tree Lighting
Santa arrives at visitor plaza at 5pm; tree lighting and parade follow.

Christmas treeThu, Nov. 30, 5-7pm
Guerneville Tree Lighting Ceremony
Merchant Open House and Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Fri, Dec. 1, 7:30 pm
“White Christmas” at 6th Street Playhouse
A heartwarming holiday musical for the whole family!
Santa Rosa.

Fri, Dec. 1 & Sat,  Dec. 2
Festival of Trees
Stroll among magical trees decorated by local businesses, listen to live Christmas music, shop and and take photos with Santa.

Fri, Dec. 1 – Sun., Dec. 10
“Nutcracker, The Musical”, Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
A delightful family musical event – From E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

Dec. 1-10
‘A Vintage Christmas’ presented by Raven Players at Trione Winery
World-premiere play! ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ meets ‘A Christmas Carol’ in wine country with The Raven Players.

Sat, Dec. 2, 10-4pm 
Holiday Open House at Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
tour the home decked out in old-fashioned holiday finery inside and out.
Santa Rosa.

Sat, Dec. 2, 11am- 5pm
Merchant Holiday Open House
“From Petaluma. With Love”.

Sat, Dec. 2, 3-4:30pm
SF Gay Men’s Chorus – “Home for the Holidays” benefiting Face to Face
An incredible holiday celebration, full of humor, personality, and gorgeous choral music!.
Santa Rosa.

Sat, Dec. 2, 7-9pm
Holiday Extravaganza and Parade of Lights -” A Storybook Holiday”

Sat, Dec. 2, 7:30pm
Occidental Community Choir Winter Concerts: ‘Alleluia Anyway’
A unique blend of original compositions, old favorites, and contemporary and classical music.

Sat, Dec.2,  8pm
Annual Lighting of the Snowmen Festival
Music, kids’ crafts, wine + beer tasting, warm drinks, delicious food, festive decorations and more!

December 3, 7, 8, 9.
The Healdsburg Chorus presents: A Christmas Fantasia
Songs that bring to mind all things beautiful and magical during the holiday season.

Tue, Dec. 5, 7:30 pm & Sat, Dec. 9, 3:00 pm
“Music for a Winter’s Eve” – The Petaluma Chorale
Proceeds will benefit the SRJC Fire Relief Fund. The love in the air, and the music in our hearts, is thicker than the smoke.

Thu, Dec. 7, 11am-1pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Kick off the holiday season with Santa Rosa. Recreation & Parks and the “Silver Singers!”
Santa Rosa.

Thur, Dec. 7,  4-6pm
The Sandman Hotel Holiday Open House & Toy Drive
Visits with Santa, refreshments for children and wine for adults and more  to benefit victims of California fires.
Santa Rosa.

Dec. 8-10
Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour & Artisan Boutique
7th Annual Benefit for the scholarship fund at Pleasant Hill Christian School..

Fri, Dec. 8, 7pm 
“This Christmastide” – The North Bay Singers
Holiday music of love, insipiration, and peace with both traditional and new arrangements of holiday favorites.

Fri, Dec. 8, 7:30pm
Healdsburg Community Band Christmas Concert
An evening of holiday fun!

Fri, Dec. 8 – Sat, Dec. 23
“Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge”
A naughty, zany, irreverent musical take on ‘Bah! Humbug!’ Santa Rosa.

Sat, Dec. 8-23, 5pm & 8pm
Left Edge Theatre presents The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
A wry tale about Sedaris’ brief stint as an elf in Macy’s SantaLand. (For adults.)
Santa Rosa.

Sat, Dec. 9, 3-7pm
Santa Rosa SantaCon
Let’s help spread some holiday cheer with some beer and be safe while supporting the rebuild of Sonoma County!
Santa Rosa.

Sat, Dec. 9, 6-7:30pm
Petaluma Lighted Boat Parade
So that no watercraft feels left out, the lighted boats sailing the Petaluma. River will be joined by decorated kayaks, rowboats and any other craft that floats!

Sat, Dec.9, 5-8:30pm
Christmas at the Mission/Holiday Festival
Holiday fun at Mission San Francisco Solano with music, food, caroling, a “special guest” , campfire and more!

Sat. & Sun., Dec 9-10
‘A Frozen Ballet’ presented by Healdsburg Ballet
Teresa Lubarsky’s Healdsburg Ballet is pleased to premiere this brand new story-length ballet.

Sat, Dec. 9, 8pm
Klezmer Concert Jumpstarts Chanuka
Traditional Jewish folk music with a modern twist. Some free tickets for those impacted by fires.

Sun, Dec. 10, 11am- 1:30pm
gingerbread houseHands-On Chanukah Family Celebration
A multi-activity Chanukah-themed event for families with young children.
Santa Rosa.

Sun, Dec. 10, 2-4pm
Healdsburg Historic Inns Tour
Visit seven of Healdsburg’s classic historic inns, all decked out for the holidays.

Sun, Dec. 10, 2-4pm
Cinnabar Chamber Singers Holiday Concert
A delightful array of seasonal music, including Rachmaninoff’s stunning “All Night Vigil” and more.

Mon, Dec. 11, 7:30-9pm
A Glass of Holiday Cheer: Benefit Cabaret for Creative Sonoma
A holiday cabaret to benefit Creative Sonoma’s artist fire recovery efforts

Fri-Sun, Dec 15-17
Petaluma’s 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Showcase & Competition
Gingerbread Houses on display in the beautiful Goldman Ballroom Fri-Sat, with awards party on Sunday!

Wed, Dec. 13, 6- 8:30pm
“Oy, Have I Got a Story for You!”
Celebrate the 2nd night of Chanukah with a Free Jewish Story Swap.

Fri, Dec.15, 6-7:30pm
A Chanticleer Christmas
A Chanticleer Christmas tells the story of the nativity in music written from the 13th to 21st centuries.

Fri., Dec. 15th-Sun., Dec. 17th
The Nutcracker at Spreckels Performing Arts Center
Swirling snowflakes. Brave toy soldiers. Dancing dolls!
Rohnert Park.

Sat, Dec. 16,  7:30pm
Healdsburg Community Band Christmas Concert
An evening of holiday fun to benefit our local public schools!

Sat, Dec. 16,  7:30pm
Cherish the Ladies – Celtic Christmas
Celebrated Irish ensemble Cherish The Ladies brings the vivacious spirit of Ireland to the Green Music Center.
Rohnert Park.

Sat, Dec. 16, 8pm
Sun, Dec. 17, 3pm
Early Music Christmas: Windows to the Soul
Join Sonoma Bach for our 6th annual Early Music Christmas!
Rohnert Park.

Sun, Dec. 17, 3pm
37th Annual Redwood Empire Sing-Along Messiah
Don’t miss one of the oldest Messiah performances in the country!
Santa Rosa.

Sat, Dec. 23, 5:30-7pm
Community Caroling in downtown Petaluma
Bring some jingle bells and meet at the Petaluma Museum at 5:30.

Sat, Dec. 23, 7-10pm
Karaoke Christmas! at the Laugh Cellar
Sing your favorite holiday tunes plus our 1000’s of regular Karaoke songs. White Elephant gift exchange too!
Santa Rosa.