Holiday Happenings 2020

Holiday lights in Sonoma.

 The holiday season in Sonoma County

is going to be different this year. But the spirit of the holiday is always within us. Please participate in these events,  support these organizations, and celebrate safely.

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Holiday events to enjoy
in-person or 🏠 online


Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove
Dec. 1-31 Open For In-Person Visits
View the spectacular lighting displays throughout the Park, browse the more than 200 trees decorated by community groups. Listen to streaming holiday music, shop and dine at local businesses around the Green. Snowfall nightly at 5:30 and 7:30.
🏠 Plus: Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove LIVE! Virtual Celebrations
Throughout the month, online videos will feature tours of the trees, holiday-themed story times, musical performances, community messages of gratitude and thanks giving, craft workshops and more!

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove

Through Jan. 9
Holiday Lights On The Sonoma Plaza
Come see thousands of brilliant holiday lights adorn the eight-acre historic Sonoma Plaza at the heart of festive downtown Sonoma,, observing Sonoma County social distancing and mask wearing guidelines.

Starting December 1
Petaluma’s City of Lights Self-Guided Driving Tour
The perfect holiday activity for 2020! Download the map of 22 addresses that go all out decorating for the holidays.

Fri, Nov. 27, 5-9pm
Drive In Entertainment: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Join Us for an Evening of Drive In Entertainment: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Santa Rosa.

Through Jan. 1
“Winter Lights” in Downtown Santa Rosa
Come enjoy the lights and decorations, a Family Holiday Scavenger Hunt, Acoustic buskers will play on 4th Street during prime shopping hours, Handmade Holiday Craft Fair weekend afternoons, photo op scenes, and more! Free garage parking evenings and weekends.

Nov. 27- 29
🏠 It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – 6th Street Playhouse
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Live-streaming shows Nov. 27 – 29; available on-demand Dec. 1 – Jan 1, 2021.

Nov. 27, 28, Dec. 4, 5
🏠 “It’s A Wonderful Life” presented by SRJC Theatre Arts
Inspired by the beloved 1946 Frank Capra film, this home-grown musical brings the heartwarming holiday tale to life.

Sat, Nov. 28, 11am-12pm
Santa’s Riverboat Cruise & Small Business Saturday
From your socially-distanced spot, give a shout out to Santa and Mrs. Claus as they sail by!
Petaluma.

Santa Riverboat Petaluma

Dec. 4-6, 5pm
Broadway Holiday at the Drive-In
This Dec., Transcendence Theatre Company is going to brighten your holiday season!
SOMO Village Event Center Rohnert Park

Tue, Dec. 8, 11am
🏠 Santa Paws – Canine Companions for Independence
Join us virtually this year for our annual Santa Paws event!

Fri, Dec. 11, 7pm
🏠 Posada Navidena presented by Rodney Strong Vineyard Dance Series
Dance, music, and song. Viewing online is free!

Dec. 11-13, 5pm
Broadway Holiday at the Drive-In
This Dec., Transcendence Theatre Company is going to brighten your holiday season!
Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma

Sat, Dec. 12, 11am
🏠 Santa Paws – Canine Companions for Independence
Join us virtually this year for our annual Santa Paws event!

Sat, Dec. 12, 7:30pm
🏠 A Holiday Concert Featuring Pink Martini Pianist Thomas Lauderdale and Vocalist China Forbes
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts presents this virtual, festive performance.

Sun, Dec. 13,  4:30-6pm
Chanukah Drive-Thru Experience
Celebrate in style and safety, as you drive thru a marvelous Chanukah Wonderland! Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds.
Petaluma

Sat & Sun, Dec. 19 & 20 11am-4pm
🏠 Cotati Accordion Virtual Winter Festival
A virtual accordion event with 19 performers playing live in 8 different countries!

Sat, Dec. 19,  7-9pm
🏠  Occidental Community Choir presents Winter 2020 Virtual Concert: ‘Somewhere To Begin’
Still going strong after 42 years, OCC offers a virtual concert of songs and spoken word for the 2020 winter season.

Sun, Dec. 20,  3pm
🏠 The Redwood Empire Sing-Along Messiah
Keep the Tradition Alive . . . This year in the comfort of your own home.

Redwood Empire Sing-Along Messiah


Petaluma Food Fair

Holiday shopping

Every Saturday in November, 8:30am-12pm
Craft Market at the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market
Each week 30 or more artisans will be selling. Healdsburg.

Through Dec. 5
🏠 Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise.

Through Jan. 3
Fulton Crossing Gallery Small Works Holiday Art Show
Studio artists will be selling small pieces, perfect gifts for the holidays!
10% of proceeds donated to The Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund.

Through Dec. 31
Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Annual Holiday Gift Gallery
Group art exhibition and holiday market made up of original, hand-crafted creations by various artists
130 Plaza St, Healdsburg.

Fri-Sun, Dec. 4-6, 11-13, & 18-20
bijoux 10th Annual Holiday Art Sale
Featuring fine arts and crafts from local artists during three weekends at Fulton Crossing gallery, 1200 River Rd., Fulton.

Through Jan. 3, 2021
Peace On Earth, Goodwill To All at Upstairs Art Gallery
A collection of works by Sonoma County artists that highlight beloved facets of this special time of year.
306 Center Street, Healdsburg, above Levin Bookstore.

Sun, Dec. 6, 11am-5pm
Patchwork Show – Modern Makers Market
Modern Makers Market at Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Hall of Flowers.
Santa Rosa

Holiday Farm Stands
Find delights for your table and gift gifting at area farm stands.