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Find more holiday ideas here.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Sonoma County. The stores have brought out every festive decoration imaginable, the radio is playing your favorite tunes to get you into the holiday spirit, and our community has gifted us with so many holiday performances and activities that we don’t even know what to do with them all.

Here’s a list of some go-to holiday fun events for you and the whole family to enjoy this special season. Enjoy a holiday themed feast with loved ones, unwrap your desire for the live theatre, or sip and shop in a small town winter wonderland. Leave the Grinches at home and enjoy all of the festive cheer that Sonoma County has to offer you.

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Fifth Annual Lighting of the Historic Sonoma Plaza

Get enchanted with eight acres of more than 100,000 sparkling lights, musical performances, and holiday treats.

The acclaimed Transcendence Theatre Company will be back for the fourth year to perform a holiday tribute. Guests are encouraged to bring beverages including beer and wine. The Historic Sonoma Plaza will be lit each night.

When: Through Dec. 31

Where: Sonoma Plaza

Information: 707-996–1090, sonomavalley.com/holidays

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Holidays along the Farm Trails

Come out and support Sonoma County farmers and producers as they open their barn doors to offer a little taste of the farm life. Cut down your own Christmas tree, shop for home-grown and handmade gifts, purchase source ingredients for your holiday meals, see how cheese is made, love on some farm animals, and sample some delicious food. You can register for a free “Save the Date.” Ticket holders will receive the list of participating farms with a link to an interactive map highlighting all of the offerings and destinations for each weekend.

When: Nov. 25 to Dec. 31

Cost: Most of the stops are free. All you’ll need for this adventure is transportation, a map of your route, and a cooler to keep your purchases fresh.

Information: eventbrite.com/e/holidays-along-the-farm-trails-tickets-39268015692

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2017 Holidays in Healdsburg: Sip, Savor, and Shop

Experience small-town holiday cheer and the magic of Wine Country with guided walking tours of downtown Healdsburg and all of its holiday delights. Savor yummy bites that are paired with award winning wines, spirits, spiced teas, and hot chocolate. These walking tours are complete with beautiful street decorations, festive window displays, carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a gorgeous Christmas tree located at the historic central Plaza.

Day Tour Details (four hours)

When: 11 a.m. daily Nov. 25 to Dec. 31

Where: At the gazebo in the Healdsburg Plaza at 10:45 a.m.

Cost: $99. All tasting fees, beverages and food!

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Evening Tour Details (two hours)

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 25 to Dec. 31

Where: At the gazebo in the Healdsburg Plaza at 4:45 p.m

Cost: $59. All tasting fees, beverages and food!

Information: winecountrywalkingtours.com/tours/holidays-healdsburg-wine-tour

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis has created a winter wonderland show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with compositions from Chip’s Fresh Aire series. The show celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album. Get dazzled by multimedia effects and get in the holiday spirit with the classics that still occupy Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29

Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Cost: $59 - $75

Information: lutherburbankcenter.org/new-center-updates

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Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’

Based on the timeless film, the heartwarming musical tells the story of veterans who go into show business after World War II, with magical song and dance acts, all happening at the 6th Street Playhouse. The stunning score features well known favorites including “Blue Skies”, “I Love a Piano”, “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the classic, “White Christmas”.

When: Dec.1 to 23

Where: 6th Street Playhouse

Cost: $15-$33

Information: bit.ly/2yUr22c

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Transcendence’s Broadway Holiday Spectacular

The Broadway-style holiday celebration is intended for all ages and is filled with captivating moments with festive songs and dances. Transcendence Theatre Company is an award-winning, nonprofit arts organization comprised of artists with professional experience ranging from Broadway to movies to television. These artists are ready to perform your holiday favorites, with some modern twists.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3

Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Cost: $89-$139

Information: hlutherburbankcenter.org/new-center-updates

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Snowmen at Cornerstone Shops and Garden Center in Sonoma

Once an annual tradition, the Lighting of the Snowmen turned into the launching of the snowmen. One year the snowmen were launched by a slingshot into a vineyard and another they were blasted out of a cannon. You’ll go for the live musical performances, holiday crafts and games for the kids, wine and beer tasting for the adults and delicious food — but you’ll stay just to find out what will happen to the snowmen this year.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 2

Information: sonomacounty.com/shopping/cornerstone-sonoma

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Madrona Manor’s Dickens Dinner Series

Michelin-star executive chef Jesse Mallgren prepares a five-course celebratory meal of both old and new holiday traditions, paired with wines. Carolers wander the dining room, dressed in period clothing, and The Twelfth Night Singers serenade with a private a-cappella performance and gorgeous hymns.

When: Dec. 8-10, Dec. 14-17 and Dec. 20-25

Cost: $110 - $210 (Reservations for Christmas Eve and Christmas day require a non-refundable deposit of $50 per person)

Information: madronamanor.com/healdsburg-restaurant/holidays-events

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Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series: 11th Annual Posada Navidena by Ballet Folklorico de Sacramento

The 25 dancers and musicians of Sacramento’s Mexican Folk Dance Company will take you on a festive journey through the regions of Mexico. With traditional Christmas processional, Mexican holiday songs, a visit from the Three Wise Men, a piñata scene and captivating dance choreography.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 8

Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children

Information: lutherburbankcenter.org/new-center-updates

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‘Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge’

When: Dec. 8123

Prices: $18-$28

Where: 6th Street Playhouse Studio

In a new version of “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge’s tale of redemption and transformation is magically represented by the actors of 6th Street Playhouse. Somehow the plots of “Oliver Twist,” “The Gift of the Magi” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” all get caught up in this winter wonderland holiday spoof.

6thstreetplayhouse.com/new-201718/studio-theatre/mrs-bob-cratchits-wild-christmas-binge

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Left Edge Theatre presents: The SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris

A comedy that is based on the outlandish yet true chronicles of Sedaris’ brief stint as an elf in Macy’s SantaLand. This hilarious Christmas treat is intended for adults.

When: Dec, 8-23

Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Cost: $25-$40

Information: lutherburbankcenter.org/new-center-updates

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Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Decorated boats make a magical entrance at the Petaluma River Turning Basin at the heart of downtown Petaluma. The boats are due to arrive at about 6:15 p.m. Cuddle up with the family and wait for the boats to come in.

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 9

Information: petalumadowntown.com/holiday-lighted-boat-parade.html

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale: Handel’s Messiah

A seasonal favorite, Nicholas McGegan and America’s leading period instrument ensemble, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Choral performs with an international cast of talent.

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 10

Cost: Tickets start at $50

Venue: Green Music Center at Sonoma State University (Weill Hall)

Information: gmc.sonoma.edu

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Under the Streetlamp: “Hip to the Holidays”

Come out to enjoy some of your favorite holiday tunes with outstanding performances from former leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys”. The Holiday tuneage will be brought to you by Songs from the American Radio Songbook and songs from their live PBS Special as well as from their studio album, Every Day’s a Holiday. Under the Streetlamp will have the whole family boppin’ along in no time.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14

Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Cost: $39 and $59

Information: lutherburbankcenter.org/new-center-updates

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Symphony Pops: A Holly Jolly Pops

Maestro Michael Berkowitz composed an all new holiday program. Santa Rosa Symphony along with special guests will entrance all with holiday cheerful classics ranging from “The Little Drummer Boy”, “Ave Maria”, and “We Need A Little Christmas”. Complete with dancing Santas and audience sing-a-longs, this holiday celebration is perfect for the whole family.

When: December 10th @ 3 p.m.

Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Cost: $37-$80

Information: lutherburbankcenter.org/new-center-updates

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30th Anniversary of Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice

Windham Hill brings the Winter Solstice Concert full circle 40 years after it was originally conceived on the Stanford University campus. A holiday night the whole family will enjoy.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Where: Green Music Center at Sonoma State University (Weill Hall)

Cost: $25

Information: gmc.sonoma.edu

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Roustabout’s Apprentice Program: White Christmas

Ring in the holiday season with this family favorite brought to you by The Apprentice Program of Roustabout Theatre. This classic holiday musical features singing and dancing sure to boost that holiday spirit that you’ve been looking for.

When: Dec. 15–Dec. 17

Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts – 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

Cost: General admission, $26; children 13 and younger, $16

Information: lutherburbankcenter.org/new-center-updates

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Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas

One of the top Celtic groups in the world creates a magical event that includes instrumental talent, captivating vocals, and stunning step dancing in their holiday special.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16

Where: Green Music Center at Sonoma State University (Weill Hall)

Cost: Tickets start at $25

Information: gmc.sonoma.edu

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Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Concert

Dave Koz started his annual Christmas tour two decades ago. His 20th anniversary version promises to be extra special consisting of fresh renditions of Christmas classics as well as Chanukah medleys and other hits.

When: 7 p.m. Dec, 17

Where: Green Music Center at Sonoma State University (Weill Hall)

Cost: $50

Information: gmc.sonoma.edu

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Chanukah Lights

A Chanukah Celebration with live music, menorah lighting, hot latkes, gelt, dreidels, and lots more. Enjoyable for the whole family.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 26

Where: 915 Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa

Information: 707-577-0277. sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/chanukah-lights

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The Redwood Empire Sing-Along Messiah

This holiday tradition is now entering its 37th year. The Santa Rosa Symphony League event brings together more than 100 musicians and singers for a wondrous celebration. Don’t miss seeing and hearing the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus, Santa Rosa Chamber Orchestra, Santa Rosa Junior College Concert Choir and the Santa Rosa Junior College Chamber Singers lead an enchanting performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” There will be free admission at the door for firemen and first responders.

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 17

Cost: $20 for adults; $10 for students. Tickets also will be available at the door if seats there are seats left. Venue: Jackson Theatre, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa

Information: 707-522–8786, srsymphonyleague.org/sing-along-messiah.html

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

The original Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” will enchant your whole family with a 60-foot Christmas tree, Russian-made costumes and sets, and out-of-this-world ballet performances.

When: 7 p.m. Dec, 18

Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

Cost: $34-$181

Information: lutherburbankcenter.org/new-center-updates

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