Holiday Happenings 2018

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 The holiday season 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. 17, 11am – 5pm
Holiday Make-in
Join us for a day of holiday art making for the whole family with an eye toward giving thanks and holiday LOVE.
Sonoma

Sat, Nov. 17, 5 – 9:30pm
WinterBlast – SOFA’s Annual Arts and Music Festival
Featuring the Sofa Parade, street performers, open art studios, live music, fire dancers, food trucks and more!
Santa Rosa

Fri, Nov. 23, 4- 8pm
Downtown Healdsburg Holiday Party
Visit Santa in the gazebo, enjoy strolling carolers, trick dogs, face painting, magic, horse drawn carriage rides.
Healdsburg

Fri, Nov. 23, 4 – 8pm
Winter Lights Downtown Tree Lighting
Winter Lights, downtown Santa Rosa’s annual tree lighting event, celebrating the holidays with activities for all ages!
Santa Rosa

The Tailor of Gloucester
Fri, Nov. 23- Sun, Nov. 25
The Tailor of Gloucester
The perfect holiday musical for the whole family! Nov. 23 – Dec. 16.
Rohnert Park

Fri, Nov. 23, 8 – 10pm
A Magical Cirque Christmas
A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages.
Santa Rosa

Fri, Nov. 23 – Sun., Nov. 25,
Circus Holiday Show at Cornerstone! 
Welcome to the Cirque de Bohème! A special event to celebrate a unique Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday…
Sonoma

Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery in Healdsburg

Sat, Nov. 24, 11:30am – 2pm
Santa’s Riverboat Arrival
See Santa & Mrs Claus arrive by tugboat!
Petaluma

Sat, Nov. 24, 2:30-4pm, Sebastopol 
Sun., Nov. 25, 2:30-4pm, Santa Rosa 
California Redwood Chorale sings a John Rutter Christmas
with chamber orchestra plus soloists with piano and guitars!

Sun., Nov. 25,4-7pm
Forestville Christmas Tree Lightening
Come and enjoy a free hot dog, cookies, hot chocolate and cider. Bring the kids to see SANTA.
Forestville.

Thu, Nov. 29, 5 – 8pm
Merchant Open House and “THE GREAT” Tree Lighting in DOWNTOWN Guerneville
Open House begins at 5pm; the Tree Lighting starts at 7pm.
Guerneville

Fri, Nov. 30, 6-9pm & Sat, Dec. 1, 3-9pm
Festival of Trees at the Hotel Petaluma
Gorgeous decorated trees, live music, holiday marketplace, SNOW in the courtyard and more!
Petaluma

Fri, Nov. 30-Sun, Dec. 2
Transcendence’s Broadway Holiday Spectacular
A holiday celebration for all ages, with performers from such Broadway shows as Wicked, White Christmas, Mary Poppins, & more!
Santa Rosa

Fri, Nov. 30- Sun, Dec. 2
The Tailor of Gloucester
The perfect holiday musical for the whole family! Nov. 23 – Dec. 16.
Rohnert Park

Fri. Nov. 30 & Sat. Dec. 1, 8 pm; Sunday Dec. 2 @ 3 pm
Occidental Community Choir’s Winter Concerts
Celebrating 40 years of ‘Music from Home’.
Occidental

Sat. & Sun., Dec. 1 & 2
Circus Holiday Show at Cornerstone!  
Welcome to the Cirque de Bohème! Celebrate the holiday with a unique old-style French circus.
Sonoma

Sat, Dec. 1, 10-4pm; Sun, Dec. 2, 10am-2pm
Santa Paws
Bring your pet and have their picture taken with Santa. Fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence.
Santa Rosa.

Sat & Sun., Dec. 1 & 2, 10am – 4pm
Holiday Open House at Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
Tour Luther Burbank’s Home decked out for the holidays, visit with Santa, shop for unique gifts, enjoy tea & cookies.
Santa Rosa

Sat, Dec. 1, 11:am-5pm
Mercatino di Natale, an Italian Christmas Festival
An indoor Italian Christmas festival with live entertainment, artisan vendors, Italian Cafe and more.
Santa Rosa

Bottle Barn Holiday Wines

Sat, Dec. 1, 12 – 8pm
Petaluma Merchant Holiday Open House
Local merchants and vendors host festivities to celebrate the holiday season. Free event for all ages!
Petaluma

Sat, Dec. 1, 4 – 8pm
Lighting of the Snowmen Festival
Don’t miss this fun, family-friendly, Sonoma Valley holiday tradition!
Sonoma

Sat, Dec. 1, 7 – 9pm
Russian River Holiday Parade of Lights
The 17th Annual Russian River Holiday Parade of Lights, Main St. in Guerneville.
Guerneville

Sun, Dec. 2, 11am – 1:30pm
Hands On Chanukah Family Celebration
Free Chanukah celebration for the entire family at the Charles Schulz Museum
Santa Rosa

Sun, Dec. 2, 3pm
Healdsburg Chorus ‘Festive, Family, Fun Christmas Concert
Join us for our 2018 Christmas Concert on Dec 2 at The Glaser Center and on Dec 8 & 9 at The Raven
Santa Rosa

Sun, Dec.2, 4:30-6pm
Chanukah at the River & Great Chanukah Gelt Drop
Join us for the fourth annual Grand Menorah Lighting at the Petaluma River! ❅ Mega-Nine-Foot Menorah
Petaluma

Thu, Dec. 6, 5-8pm
Windsor Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting
Family fun, musical performances, tree lighting, and the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove!
Windsor

Thu, Dec. 6,  5-8pm
Sebastopol Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration in the Plaza
An evening full of holiday treats, arts & crafts, music and family-friendly fun for all!
Sebastopol

Fri & Sat, Dec. 7 & 8, 10am – 5pm
Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour & Artisan Boutique
Tour five decorated homes & historic school in and around scenic Sebastopol. Artisan Boutique at school.
Sebastopol

Fri, Dec. 7,  3-8pm
Downtown Cloverdale Winter Festival
Food, Wine, Gifts, Live Music & Good Cheer!
Cloverdale

Fri, Dec. 7,  7pm
Posada Navideña by Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento
Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series.
Santa Rosa

Fri, Dec. 7, 6 – 7pm
Light Up a Life – Petaluma Tree Lighting
Featuring Casa Grande High School Concert and Chamber Choir.
Petaluma

Fri, Dec. 7, 7pm & Sat, Dec. 8, 2pm
The Nutcracker
Come enjoy the celebrated holiday classic performed by Contessi Ballet and Napa Valley Ballet.
Rohnert Park

Fri, Dec. 7-Sun, Dec. 9, 10am – 5pm
Petaluma’s 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Showcase & Competition
Gingerbread houses on display, plus a hot chocolate bar, scavenger hunt, snow flurries, holiday boutiques and MORE!
Petaluma

Fri, Dec. 7- Sun, Dec. 9
The Tailor of Gloucester
The perfect holiday musical for the whole family! Nov. 23 – Dec. 16.
Rohnert Park

Sat, Dec. 8, 10am – 2pm
Pacific Coast Air Museum Santa Claus Fly-In
Come join the fun when Santa arrives in his personal helicopter at the Pacific Coast Air Museum!
Santa Rosa

Sat. & Sun., Dec. 8 & 9
Circus Holiday Show at Cornerstone!
Welcome to the Cirque de Bohème! A special event to celebrate a unique Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday…
Sonoma

Sat. & Sun., Dec. 8 & 9
Healdsburg Chorus ‘Festive, Family, Fun’ Christmas Concert
Join us for our 2018 Christmas Concert on Dec 2 at The Glaser Center and on Dec 8 & 9 at The Raven
Healdsburg

Sat, Dec. 8,  2pm
Sing-A-Long Messiah
Join in the singing or just sit and listen as the Sebastopol Center for the Arts hosts its yearly tradition.
Sebastopol

Sat, Dec. 8, 7:30 pm
Navidad Mexicana with Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
All-female mariachi ensemble celebrates the spirit of the holidays.
Rohnert Park

Sat. Dec. 8 @ 8 pm, Occidental
Sun. Dec. 9 @ 3 pm, Santa Rosa
Occidental Community Choir’s Winter Concerts
Celebrating 40 years of ‘Music from Home’.

Twisted Christmas show at Spreckels

Sun, Dec. 9, 7 – 9:30pm
David Templeton’s Twisted Christmas Live!
It’s Back! Don’t miss this offbeat variety show featuring Will Durst, Oliver Graves and many more!
Rohnert Park

Thurs, Dec. 13- Sun, Dec. 16
The Tailor of Gloucester
The perfect holiday musical for the whole family! Nov. 23 – Dec. 16.
Rohnert Park

Fri – Sun, Dec. 14, 15, & 16 @ 2pm; Sat., Dec 15 @ 7pm
Santa Rosa Dance Theater Presents The Nutcracker
Experience the magic of this family-friendly holiday favorite, and create a cherished annual tradition.
Rohnert Park

Fri, Dec. 14,  6pm & 8:30pm
A Chanticleer Christmas
A transcendent offering of sacred music from the Renaissance to joyful spirituals and traditional carols.
Petaluma

Fri & Sat, Dec. 14 & 15, 7pm; Sun, Dec. 16, 2pm
Live Performance of “A Christmas Carol”
A retelling of the classic Charles Dickens story.
Sonoma

Sat. & Sun., Dec. 15 & 16
Circus Holiday Show at Cornerstone!  
Welcome to the Cirque de Bohème! A special event to celebrate a unique Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday…
Sonoma

Sat & Sun, Dec. 15 & 16
Healdsburg Ballet presents “Twas The Night Before Christmas”
Teresa Lubarsky’s Healdsburg Ballet presents the holiday favorite “Twas The Night Before Christmas” in a full length dance production.
Healdsburg

Sat, Dec. 15,  7-10pm
A Very Trebuchet Christmas
A night of holiday music with local musicians.
Petaluma

Sat, Dec. 15, 7pm
American Bach Soloists – Handel’s Messiah – at Green Music Center
The world’s finest vocalists and period-instrument performers bring this brilliant music to life.
Rohnert Park

Sun, Dec. 16, 3pm
Cinnabar Singers Winter Concert
Mixed Choir Presents Winter Concert
Petaluma

Sun, Dec. 16, 3pm
The Redwood Empire Sing-Along Messiah
For anyone who loves music and who would like to sing or listen to Handel’s Messiah.
Santa Rosa

Sun, Dec. 16, 5pm
Home For The Holidays – San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
The chorus will sing and dance its way into your hearts with some zany holiday antics.
Rohnert Park

Thu, Dec. 20,  6:30-8:00 pm
Courtyard Caroling at the Hotel Petaluma
Bring your friends and loved ones along with a sweet treat to share in beautiful downtown Petaluma.

Fri, December 28, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Gentlemen Basterds’ Big-Ass Holiday Special
Comedian Oliver Graves from “America’s Got Talent” hosts a night of holiday cheer with improvers The Gentlemen Basterds.
Santa Rosa