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Friday, Nov. 29

<strong>'Winter Lights':</strong> Celebrate the holidays in Santa Rosa with the annual tree lighting celebration in Old Courthouse Square from 5 to 7:30 tonight. The evening includes music, singing, an appearance by Santa Claus, a toy drive and light refreshments.<a href="http://santa-rosa.ca.us." target="_blank"> santa-rosa.ca.us.</a>

Saturday, Nov. 30

<strong>'Santa's Riverboat Arrival':</strong> Santa and Mrs. Claus sail into the Petaluma River Turning Basin at noon Saturday and disembark in the Golden Eagle Shopping Center to greet children and distribute candy. Performers will be on hand at the shopping center starting at 11 a.m. <a href="http://visitpetaluma.com" target="_blank">visitpetaluma.com</a>.

Saturday, Nov. 30

<strong>Festival of Lights:</strong> At the Trentadue Winery in Geyserville, there will be thousands of lights all over the buildings and grounds. Wine, food, live music and dance, and children's activities, 2-7 p.m. Saturday. $20, including wine tasting, $5 for designated drivers. Kids free. <a href="http://trentadue.com" target="_blank">trentadue.com</a>, 433-3294.

Saturday, Nov. 30

<strong>Tosh Saves the World:</strong> The Comedy Central host of all things funny comes to the Wells Fargo Center, joined by special guests. And just to prove that funny guys are also nice guys, Tosh is donating all proceeds from this performance to charity. $65-$75. 8 p.m. 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org/" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>

Saturday, Nov. 30

<strong>Holiday Comic and Toy Show:</strong> Over 100 tables of toys, comics, comic creators, games and more will be this Santa Rosa event. The USMC Toys for Tots toy drive will be there, and contestants will be displaying their creations from the Lego Building Contest. $10 at earlybird 10 a.m. entry, $5 after 11 a.m. Open till 7 p.m. Santa Rosa Vets Hall, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa. <a href="http://santarosatoycon.com/" target="_blank">santarosatoycon.com</a>

Saturday, Nov. 30

<strong>Crafterino: </strong> The indie artisan event features things you might find on your Pinterest of Etsy feed, but created by local crafters and artists. The unique wares and creative wares at Crafterino are perfect for that hard to please person on your holiday shopping list. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Petaluma Veteran's Memorial Hall. 1094 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma <a href="http://petalumadowntowncraftmart.com" target="_blank">petalumadowntowncraftmart.com

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Saturday, Nov. 30

<strong>Geyserville Lighted Tractor Parade:</strong> Don your farmer hat and a warm jacket for the annual parade of tractors through downtown Geyserville. The evening will include the traditional tree lighting, caroling, merchant specials, and Santa. 6-8 p.m. <a href="http://geyservillecc.com" target="_blank">geyservillecc.com</a>

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

<strong>'Nutcracker':</strong> Petaluma's North Bay Performing Arts Center and Contessi Ballet present their annual production of the holiday classic, set to the music of Tchaikovsky, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. $15-$25. 338-1013. <a href="http://nbpaccontessi-ballet.com" target="_blank">nbpaccontessi-ballet.com</a>.

Sunday, Dec. 1

<strong>'Choral Celebration Concert':</strong> Four dozen singers, ages 7 to 14, have prepared something special for you. The Santa Rosa Children's Chorus, led by Carol Menke, presents its annual holiday performance at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. $10-$15. 568-5381, <a href="http://glasercenter.com" target="_blank">glasercenter.com</a>.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

<strong>'Levi's Workshop':</strong> When musicians hang out together and play for fun, this is what it sounds like. Longtime local musician Levi Lloyd gathers a variety of players from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Twin Oaks Tavern in Penngrove. No cover charge. 21 and older. 795-5118, <a href="http://twinoakstavernpenngrove.com" target="_blank">twinoakstavernpenngrove.com</a>

Monday, Dec. 2

<strong>Menorrah Lighting:</strong> This year, Chanukah started the evening of Nov. 27 and ends the evening of Dec. 5. Mark the Festival of Lights with a menorah candle lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods in Sonoma Marketplace, 201 W. Napa St., Sonoma. Free. JewishSonoma.com, 577-0277.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

<strong>Mannheim Steamroller:</strong> Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a permanent Christmas music niche for himself, blending classic tunes with multi-media effects. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $55-$75. 546-3600, <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

<strong>'Angelina Ballerina':</strong> The Vital Theatre Company presents its touring musical production based on the PBS children's TV series about a dancing mouse, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $16-$21. 546-3600, <a href="http://wellsfargocenterarts.org" target="_blank">wellsfargocenterarts.org</a>.

Thursday, Dec. 5

<strong>'The Little Prince':</strong> Main Stage West premieres North Bay writer and actor David Templeton's new adaptation of Antoine De Saint-Exupery's classic story, opening at 8 p.m. Thursday at Main Stage West, 104 N. Main St., Sebastopol. Closes Dec. 22. $15-$25. 823-0177, <a href="http://mainstagewest.com" target="_blank">mainstagewest.com</a>.

Friday, Dec. 6

<strong>'Super Chill Showcase':</strong> LEGACY9 and The Sandchild host a night of rap and hip hop, featuring SimonSez, Odd Fella, OZ, Juan and Beano, UNIT, D.O., 3rd Degree and Exacto, starting at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma. 762-3565, <a href="http://thephoenixtheater.com" target="_blank">thephoenixtheater.com</a>.

Saturday, Dec. 7

<strong>Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade:</strong> Who needs a one-horse open sleigh, when you can have tractors, antque trucks and construction equipment, all lit up for Christmas? The procession starts down Lincoln Avenue in downtown Calistoga at 7 p.m. Dec. 7. 942-6333, <a href="http://visitcalistoga.com" target="_blank">visitcalistoga.com</a>.

Saturday, Dec. 7

<strong>Dragon Smoke:</strong> Ivan Neville, son of Aaron Neville of the Neville Brothers, teams up with Eric Lindell, Stanton Moore and Robert Mercurio for a night of New Orleans jam band music, at 9 p.m. Dec. 7 at the HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. $35. 829-7300, <a href="http://hopmonk.com" target="_blank">hopmonk.com</a>.

Dec. 7-8

<strong>Holiday Open House:</strong> The Santa Rosa home and gardens of early 20th-century horticulturist Luther Burbank will be decorated for an old-fashioned holiday season at this 34th annual event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7-8. 204 Santa Rosa Ave. Admission: $2 for age 12 and older. 524-5445, <a href="http://lutherburbank.org" target="_blank">lutherburbank.org</a>.

Sunday, Dec. 8

<strong>'Lighting of the Snowmen':</strong> Cornerstone Sonoma shopping center brings back its ninth holiday event, with music, dance, film, food, wine and (of course) illuminated snowmen at 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Admission is free. Parking costs $5. 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. 933-3010, <a href="http://cornerstoneconoma.com" target="_blank">cornerstoneconoma.com</a>.

Closes Dec. 8

<strong>'Les Miserables':</strong> Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts Department presents Victor Hugo's epic, set in 19th-century France and directed by Laura Downing-Lee, starting at 8 tonight in Burbank Auditorium on campus, 1501 Mendocino Ave. Closes Dec. 8. $10-$18. 527-4343, <a href="http://santarosa.edu" target="_blank">santarosa.edu</a>.

Through December

<strong>Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove:</strong> These trees aren't giants, but they're full of heart and covered with handmade decorations. The display runs the month of December, with artificial snowfall daily at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Windsor Town Green, 9455 Bell Road, Windsor. Free. 838-1260. <a href="http://townofwindsor.com" target="_blank">townofwindsor.com</a>.

Through Feb. 2

<strong>'Beatnik Meteors':</strong> In the 1960s and '70s, artists began to blend film, video, performance, sculpture, painting, music and writing. Gatehouse Gallery at di Rosa salutes the era with work by regional artists,10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday until Feb. 2. 5200 Carneros Highway 121, Napa. 226-5591, <a href="http://www.dirosaart.org/" target="_blank">www.dirosaart.org</a>.