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Holiday Happenings in Sonoma County 2021

Santa's Riverboat Arrival in PetalumaGeyserville Holiday Tractor ParadeHoliday Lighting of the Sonoma PlazaHealdsburg ChorusPetaluma Lighted Boat ParadeCharlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove in WindsorSkate in the Square Santa RosaHoliday Tree at the Petaluma HotelSana Francisco Gay Men's Choir
Christmas in Sonoma County is a magical time! We can enjoy holiday music, parades, theater performances, tree lighting celebrations, and more! Thanks to our community for coming together to ensure that we can celebrate the season safely and enjoy these activities to brighten the dark days of the year. Find dozens of holiday events for all ages here!

Now through Fri, Jan. 9

Winter Lights Holiday Skate Rink

Using no water or power, the Winter Lights Rink is Wine Country’s drought-conscious, eco-friendly opportunity for holiday fun! Get tickets online.
Santa Rosa

Now through Sun, Dec. 26

Cirque de Boheme

Featuring an amazing cast of world class performers including: Magician, Mentalist, Mime, Slight Rope, Juggler, and more. Behind the Mirror is an exciting, imaginative trip back in time to the alleys of a magical and strange world.

Now through Sun, Dec. 12

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley

Jane Austen’s beloved characters come to the stage for a yuletide sequel to Pride and Prejudice. The Wickhams is a charming holiday tale that explores the confines of class and the generosity of forgiveness.
Rohnert Park

Now through Sat. Dec. 18

Sonoma Arts Live Presents Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings

This seasonal variation of the popular Stuart Ross Original Forever Plaid is a holiday treat. Lift your spirits with nostalgia for a bygone era of classic music sung in perfect harmony.

Now through Sun, Dec. 19

Scrooge in Love at 6th Street Playhouse

What happened after A Christmas Carol? When we last left Ebenezer Scrooge, the grumpy old miser had become a kind, generous, human being. One year later, his life takes a turn. The perfect holiday show for the whole family.
Santa Rosa

Thurs, Dec. 2- Fri, Dec 31

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove

View the spectacular lighting displays throughout the Park and browse the more than 200 trees decorated by local classrooms, service groups, families, and businesses. Listen to holiday music, shop and dine at local businesses around the Green.

Sat. Nov. 20, 5 pm

Lighting of the Sonoma Plaza

It’s the brightest evening in Sonoma Wine Country as we celebrate with food, wine, music and thousands of bright lights. Enjoy performances from local bands, a theater production and more!

Fri, Nov 26, 4 pm

Winter Lights Tree Lighting Celebration in Downtown Santa Rosa

Ring in the holiday season at this free, family-friendly event featuring games, kids activities, live entertainment, holiday treats and drinks, and photos with Santa.
Santa Rosa

Sat, Nov. 27, 5:30 pm

Geyserville Lighted Tractor Parade

This annual, fun, family event lights up the night! Celebrity emcees for the evening include State Senator Mike McGuire and Sonoma County 4th District Supervisor James Gore, as well as local favorites Corinne & Tracy, and Maggie & Brian.

Sat, Nov. 27, 11:30 am

Santa’s Riverboat Arrival at River Plaza

Santa and Mrs. Claus make a uniquely Petaluma arrival to the cheers of excited children. Free visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, choral singing, and performances from The Nutcracker ballet!

Sat, Nov. 27, 3 pm

California Redwood Chorale

Enjoy an exciting selection of music, accompanied by John Hazelrigg, a gifted pianist. Hear the soaring music of composer, Ola Gjeilo, featuring the Vintner’s String Quartet.

Sat, Nov 27- Dec. 19

Sonoma Arts Live Presents Winter Wonderettes

The Winter Wonderettes find their girl group entertaining at a holiday party, but when Santa turns up missing, the gals use their talent and ingenuity to save the day. This holiday treat features great ’60s classics and is a perfect show for all ages.

Sun, Nov 28, 4:30-6pm

Chanukah Celebration & Drone Gelt Drop

Celebrate in style and safety, with a marvelous community Chanukah event!

Thurs, Dec. 2, 5 pm

Windsor 20th Annual Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting

Bring the whole family to the tree lighting and visit the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove. Festivities include kids activities, letters to santa, food and craft vendors and much more!

Thu, Dec. 2, 5-8pm

Sebastopol’s Annual Tree Lighting

Tree lighting with candles; Santa arrives by Fire Truck. Performances by Sebastopol Ballet, Love Choir, and Peacetown Children’s Choir.

Fri, Dec. 3, 4-8pm

Cotati Holiday Tree Lighting

Carriage rides, children’s activities, food and craft vendors, and more!

Fri, Dec. 3, 4:30-8pm

Cloverdale Winter Festival & Tree Lighting

Holiday tree lighting, Santa, artisans, music, food and holiday cheer! “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be shown at the Clover Theater. Nuestra Comunidad will present a Fiesta Navideña featuring Ballet Folklorico, foods, music and flavors of Mexico, Central and South America.

Fri, Dec. 3 & Sat, Dec. 4

Occidental Community Choir Winter Concerts

Enjoy festive performances of both original and well loved songs of the winter season, interspersed with spoken word.

Friday–Sunday, Dec. 3–12

Broadway Holiday Spectacular

Music, dancing, and holiday cheer live on stage ‘under the big top’, in a show for all ages at Belos Cavalos.

Fri, Dec. 3, , 6-8pm

Guerneville Treee Lighting

Tree lighting, Santa, hot chocolate, children’s activities.

Sat, Dec 4, 11am-5pm

Petaluma Holiday Open House & Kentucky Street Marketplace

Stroll through Kentucky street filled with local crafters, designers, creators and more for your holiday shopping. Carolers will be out, goodies will be available to eat, possibly a Santa sighting.

Sat, Dec. 4, 10am – 2pm

Hike and Holiday Wreathmaking at Healdsburg Ridge

Enjoy a self-guided hike around this 155-acre preserve and join us at the summit for wreathmaking and cider.

Sat & Sun., Dec. 4 & 5, 10am-4pm

Santa Paws at Western Farm Center

Have your pets’ holiday picture taken!
Santa Rosa 

Sat & Sun, Dec. 4 & 5

Holiday Open House at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Visit Luther’s Home decked out for the holidays, enjoy holiday cookies, children’s activities, and shopping for unique gifts. Rosie the Trolley will shuttle between the Holiday Open House and the Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair at Finley Center.
Santa Rosa

Sat, Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30pm

Theater Square Tree Lighting Celebration

Join us for a special evening of live music and our Annual Tree Lighting.

Sat, Dec. 4 , 6-8pm

39th Annual Holiday Lights Celebration in Rohnert Park

Free Family Holiday Event – Holiday Refreshments, Santa & Holiday Performances!
Rohnert Park 

Thurs, Dec. 9, 7:30 pm

Joy To The World; A Christmas Musical Journey featuring Damien Sneed

Enjoy original arrangements of gospel, jazz, and classical favorites. Featuring a cast of 10 singers and musicians performing well-known holiday classics.
Rohnert Park

Fri-Sun, Dec. 10-12

Occidental Community Choir Winter Concerts

Enjoy festive performances of both original and well loved songs of the winter season, interspersed with spoken word.

Sat, Dec. 11, 10am – 2pm

19th Annual Holiday Gathering at Rancho Mark West

All are invited to reconnect and de-stress with seasonal fun at this 120-acre forest property.
Santa Rosa 

Sat, Dec.11, 3-4pm

Happy Holidays!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Violin and piano concert.

Sat, Dec. 11, 6:30 pm

Petaluma Lighted Boat Parade

Bundle up and bring the family to watch the boats parade down the Petaluma River, decorated in holiday lights and decor while they steer into the turning basin where they will dock their festive boats.

Sat, Dec. 11, 5 pm

Holidays on the Northern Frontier at Sonoma State Historic Park

Take a peek inside the Sonoma State Historic Park buildings decorated just for the holidays! The Mission, Barracks and Toscano Hotel will be open, and the Gift Store will be open for shopping.

Sat, Dec. 11, 8 pm

The Holidays with Billie Holiday

The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of experiencing Lady Day live in a 1930s Jazz Club. Interspersed with the music are stories of Billie’s life and musical artistry.

Sun, Dec.12, 7-8:30pm

Healdsburg Community Band Holiday Concert

A free concert of holiday favorites performed by a 40-piece band.

Fri-Sun, Dec. 17-19

Gingerbread House Showcase & Competition

Petaluma’s favorite holiday tradition is a 3-day community event featuring hand-crafted gingerbread houses on display. Vote for your favorite gingerbread house!

Sat & Sun, Dec. 18, 1-3pm

The Snow Maiden at Sebastiani Theatre

Brought to you by Sonoma Conservatory of Dance.

Sat, Dec 18, 2-4pm

A Christmas in Vienna

Celebrating 10 Years of Professional Performance.
Santa Rosa.

Sat, Dec. 18, 5pm

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
Holigays Are Here… Again!

Annual Holiday Choral Show that will have you singing and dancing in the aisles!
Rohnert Park.

Sun, Dec. 19, 3pm

Handel’s Messiah   

American Bach Soloists and American Bach Choir at Weil Hall.
Rohnert Park.

Sun, Dec. 19, 7:30-10:30pm

Stella Heath and Friends – “Swinging the Holiday Classics”

Stella Heath and her jazz band bring holiday classics to life at the Lost Church.
Santa Rosa

Sun, Dec. 19, 8pm

Christmas Jug Band at Reel and Brand

Seasonal holiday hijinks, good cheer, and great music!