It’s Christmas time in Wine Country, and Sonoma County residents know how to do it with flare.

Our Santa Claus rides in on tractor or boat. Our kids play tag among the vines after opening presents under the tree. Our scenery is frequently brown and soggy instead of snowy and white. And parents finish the day off with a great local and seasonal meal and a nice glass of Russian River pinot noir.

While traditional Christmas customs may change throughout the years, the holidays continue to bring Sonoma County families together. Travel down memory lane with us as we take a glimpse at Christmases past in the gallery above.