Holiday Happenings 2019

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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!

Don’t miss Santa’s River Boat Arrival, Transcendence’s Broadway Holiday Spectacular, the Lighting of the Snowmen, Petaluma River Holiday Flotilla, Russian River Holiday Parade of Lights, and other only-in-Sonoma-County holiday delights!

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Holiday Theater and a Circus!

Thu, Nov. 14-Sun, Dec. 15.
“Oliver!” at 6th Street Playhouse
Orphaned Oliver Twist navigates the mean streets of London in search of family and love.
Santa Rosa.

Fri, Sat, Sun, Nov. 15-17 & 22-24, Nov. 29-Dec. 1
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
A Family-Friendly Holiday Musical Performed by Cinnabar Theater’s Young Rep.

Miss Bennet at SpreckelsFri, Nov 22-Sun, Dec 15
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
A Christmas Delight! The Perfect Holiday Show at Spreckels Performing Arts Center!
Rohnert Park.

Fri, Nov. 22-Sun, Dec. 8
“The Sound of Music” at Sonoma State University
Celebrate the holidays with this collaborative production between SRJC and SSU students.
Rohnert Park.

Fri & Sat, Nov. 29 & 30 and Dec. 6 & 7
It’s a Wonderful Life, a Staged Radio Play
Pegasus Theater Company Presents a staged radio play of the film “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

Fri, Nov. 29-Sun, Dec. 22
Cirque de Boheme Holiday Circus
The fabulous Cirque de Bohème returns to Cornerstone in Sonoma with three shows each day!

Fri & Sat, Nov 29 & 30
The Gift of the Magi: A Staged Reading
Come hear a staged reading of a new holiday musical written by John Partridge.

Wed, Sat & Sun, Dec. 4-15
“Polar Bears” at Left Edge Theatre
The story of an average father who goes to increasingly obsessive lengths to keep the kids’ faith in Santa alive. BY David Templeton.
Santa Rosa.

Thurs-Sun, Dec. 6-22
A Christmas Story, The Musical – Sonoma Art Live
A nostalgic holiday treat for the whole family!

Sat & Sun, Dec. 7-15
“Cinderella’s Christmas” at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
A pinch of Christmas magic lights up this new take on an old favorite.

Holiday Events

Dec. 5 through Jan. 1
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove
Meander through 200+ decorated trees, to streaming holiday music, “snow fall” nightly at 5:30-7:30pm. Shop and dine at local businesses around the Green.
Railroad Square Carriage Rides
Weekends through Dec. 22, 11am-4pm, plus Christmas Eve 11am-2pm
Historic Railroad Square Free Carriage Rides
Plus free hot cider,  letters to Santa, and photo booth!
Santa Rosa.

Sat, Nov. 16, 5:30pm
Lighting of the Historic Sonoma Plaza
Sparkling lights, music and performances, food and holiday displays around the 8-acre Plaza!

Fri, Nov. 22, 7:30 pm
🎵 Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus – A Holiday Potpourri
Join Us For Holiday Choral Magic – SRSC presents stunning holiday chorus music!
Santa Rosa.

Fri, Nov. 29, 4-8pm
Downtown Holiday Party in Healdsburg
Kick off your holiday season with Healdsburg’s charming and fun-filled Downtown Holiday Party!

Fri, Nov. 29, 4-7:pm
Winter Lights – Downtown Tree Lighting
Winter Lights, Downtown Santa Rosa’s annual tree lighting event, brings the community together to celebrate the holidays!
Santa Rosa.
Santa's Riverboat Arrival in Petaluma
Sat, Nov. 30, 11:30am-1:30pm
Santa’s River Boat Arrival and Small Business Saturday
Families will enjoy live entertainment while waiting for Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive.

Sat, Nov. 30, 5:30-7:30pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Petaluma
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Petaluma’s Theatre Square!

Sat & Sun, Nov 30 & Dec. 1, 2:30pm
🎵 California Redwood Chorale Holiday Concerts
Kick off the holidays at our afternoon concerts!

Sat, Nov. 30, 6-8pm
Geyserville Tree Lighting & Lighted Tractor Parade
Lighted tractors and ag vehicles of all kinds as well as floats; Santa & Mrs. Claus too!

Sat, Nov. 30, 7:30-9pm
🎵 Healdsburg Chorus Presents: The Many Colors of Christmas
Tis’ the season to be very merry by celebrating the holidays with the Healdsburg Chorus!
Santa Rosa.

Sun, Dec. 1, 4-7pm
Forestville Chamber of Commerce Christmas tree lighting
Santa will be coming on the Forestville fire truck at 4pm!

Thu, Dec. 5, 5-8pm
Town of Windsor’s 19th Annual Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
Horse-drawn wagon and train rides, musical performances, 200 holiday trees, Santa’s Village, and more!

Sun, Dec. 1, 3pm
Clover Sonoma Family Fun Series A Very Electric Christmas
A magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits.
Santa Rosa.
Festival of trees
Fri & Sat, Dec. 6 & 7, 3-9pm
Festival of Trees
65 Beautifully crafted trees on display for silent auction benefiting local charity, plus music, shopping and more!

Dec. 6, 7, 8, 14, 15
🎵 Occidental Community Choir Winter Concert Series
Locally famous community choir offers winter concert series featuring original compositions, storytelling and poetry.
Occidental and Santa Rosa.

Dec 6 -8
🎵 Transcendence’s Broadway Holiday Spectacular
Experience a show full of Broadway Music, Holiday Traditions and Fun performed by Broadway performers.
Santa Rosa.

Sat  Sun, Dec. 7 & 8, 10am-4pm
Holiday Open House at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
Experience a charming reminder of bygone days when you tour the home decked out in old-fashioned holiday finery!
Santa Rosa.

Sat, Dec. 7, 2- 3pm
🎵 A Feast of Carols: The Old World Carolers in concert
A Choral Concert of A Cappella Carols from Old Europe.

Sat, Dec. 7
Holiday Open House at Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Join us for a festive weekend full of wine and holiday shopping!

Sat & Sun, Dec. 7 & 8, 3pm
🎵 Healdsburg Chorus Presents: The Many Colors of Christmas
Tis’ the season to be very merry by celebrating the holidays with the Healdsburg Chorus!
Snowmen at Cornerstone Sonoma
Sat, Dec. 7, 4-8pm
Light up the Holidays at Cornerstone Sonoma
Featuring a Christmas tree lighting and the 15th annual Lighting of the Snowmen celebration

Sat, Dec. 7, 5:30-6:30pm
Canceled – Human-Powered Holiday Flotilla
Experience a serene parade of lighted kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, canoes and all types of human-powered vessels.

Sun, Dec. 8, 10am-2pm
Ramekins Santa’s Brunch
Brunch, cookie decorating and crafts, photos with Santa, and collection of donated toys.

Sun, Dec. 8, 10am-12pm
Hands-On Chanukah Family Celebration
A multi-activity Chanukah-themed event for families with young children at the Charles Schulz Museum.
Santa Rosa.

Wed, Dec. 11,  7pm
🎵 Sinatra Holiday Spectacular
Music of Frank Sinatra & The American Songbook Hosted by Joshua Bluegreen ft. Singer Ned Rifken w/ 17-pc Big Band.

Fri & Sat, Dec. 13 & 14
Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour & Artisan Boutique
Tour five festive decorated homes & historic school in and around scenic Sebastopol. Artisan Boutique at school.
Fri, Dec. 13,  7pm
Posada Navideña
Showcasing the beautiful folk culture of Mexico thorough dance, music, and song.
Santa Rosa.

Fri, Dec. 13,  7:30pm
🎵 DANÚ, An Emerald Isle Christmas at Green Music Center
The acclaimed Irish ensemble, Danú, celebrates Christmas and the New Year in an all new concert for the holidays.
Rohnert Park.

Sat & Sun, Dec. 14 & 15
The Night Before Christmas – Healdsburg Ballet
Christmas Eve comes to life in this family journey of dance.

Sat, Dec. 14,  10am
Santa Fly-In at the Pacific Coast Air Museum
Santa and Mrs. Claus will land in a real helicopter courtesy of Helico Sonoma!
Santa Rosa.

Sat, Dec. 14,  1-4pm
Annual Roadhouse Cookies & Crafts
Free Holiday fun! Decorate gingerbread men & build holiday crafts. Hot Cocoa for kids and full bar for adults!
Rio Nido.

Sat, Dec. 14, 4-8pm
Holidays on the Northern Frontier
Enjoy holiday activities at Sonoma State Historic Park.

Sun, Dec. 15, 12-7pm
AEEP’s 2nd Annual Costume Carnival
It’s Costumes vs Sweaters, Pumpkins vs Trees, Halloween Town meets Christmas Town, Trick or treating for candy canes…
Rohnert Park.

Sun, Dec. 15, 1:30-4:30pm
St. Lucia Pageant
Celebrate the Scandinavian holiday St. Lucia Day with a traditional pageant, Swedish music, food and Santa.

Sun, Dec. 15 & Sat, Dec. 21,  3-6pm
🎵 Song of Sonoma Caroling at Montgomery Village
Find Song of Sonoma strolling through Montgomery Village and shop to the wonderful music of the holiday season!
Santa Rosa.
San Francisco Gay Men's Choir

Sun, Dec. 15, 5pm
🎵 San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at Green Music Center
With special guests and live musicians, zany holiday antics, traditional carols, and new surprises.
Rohnert Park.

Sun, Dec.15, 5-10pm
🎵 A Chanticleer Christmas – 5pm & 7:30pm
A transcendent offering of sacred music from the Renaissance to joyful spirituals and traditional carols.

Thurs, Dec. 19-Sat., Dec. 21
🎵 The Snowman
A musical animated story time based on the story The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

Thu, Dec. 19, 7:30pm
🎵 Voctave, The Spirit Of The Season
Known for their show-stopping performances of Disney and Broadway hits.
Rohnert Park.

Dec. 20-22
“The Nutcracker”
Santa Rosa Dance Theater’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker” ballet!
Rohnert Park.

Sun, Dec. 22,  2-3:30pm
🎵 The Dome Presents “A Gift of Holiday Music”
The “Great American Christmas Songbook” performed live by two vocalists and four-piece jazz combo.

Sun, Dec. 22, 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. 22, 4:30-6pm
Chanukah at the River
Join us for the fifth annual Grand Menorah Lighting at the Petaluma River!

Sat, Dec. 22, 7pm – New date
18th Annual Russian River Holiday Parade of Lights
With festively lit cars, trucks, tractors, and floats.