Things to do in Sonoma County, Dec. 23, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023

Celebrate the holidays, ring in the New Year and more at these Sonoma County events.|

Celebrate the holidays, ring in the New Year and more at these Sonoma County events.

Friday, Dec. 23

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove: The Windsor Town Green features more than 200 themed, lighted trees decorated by local residents and groups. Visit through Dec. 31. The path begins at the northeast corner of the park, near Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Highway. Free. More information at

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa and Mrs. Claus: Watch for Santa’s sleigh from noon to 3 p.m. outside the Express Factory Outlet at Petaluma Village Premium Outlets, 2200 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. Free. More information at 707-778-7452,

Rich Lee Brass Quartet: Music in Place Holiday Concert Series finale from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Sonoma Plaza. Free. More information at

Holiday caroling: Bring bells and instruments for the annual tradition of caroling in downtown Petaluma. Gather at 5 p.m. at the Petaluma Museum, 20 Fourth St. Free. More information at

“Elf”: Will Ferrell stars as Buddy the oversized elf in the 2003 holiday comedy screening at 5:30 p.m. at the Rio Nido Roadhouse, 14540 Canyon 2 Road. Also a Christmas singalong. Free, plus complimentary popcorn. More information at 707-869-0821,

Bubbles & The Bard: Petaluma Shakespeare Company presents poetry, soliloquies, sonnets, music and song at 7:30 p.m. at Hotel Petaluma, 205 Kentucky St., Petaluma. Tickets are $15. More information at

A Very Phoenix Theater Christmas: Classic holiday songs with Trebuchet, Gas Money, Phantom Motorkid, Moggs and more. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma. Tickets are $10. More information at

Saturday, Dec. 24

Sparkle and Shine in Railroad Square: Celebrate the holidays with horse and carriage rides, live entertainment and music by The Humdinger Band. Visit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Railroad Depot Park, 9 W. Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Free. Weather permitting. More information at

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”: The 2000 live-action adaptation of the Dr. Seuss children’s holiday tale with Jim Carrey as the Grinch. Showtime is 11 a.m. at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. Free. More information at 707-525-4840,

Living Nativity: Costumed role players gather around the manger with live animals from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sonoma State Historic Park’s Casa Grande courtyard on the Sonoma Plaza, 20 E. Spain St. Free. Donations taken for Homeless Action Sonoma. More information at 707-938-9560,

“The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”: A holiday tradition returns with Christmas carols and readings of the Christmas story by interfaith communities. Program begins at 5 p.m. at Gualala Arts, 46501 Old State Highway. Face masks required. Free, with donations taken for South Coast Crisis Aid. More information at 707-884-1138,

Hanukkah Sushi Party: Holiday celebration for adults at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Weingarten Chabad Jewish Center, 2461 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. Menorah lighting, music and more. Tickets are $50. More information at

Sunday, Dec. 25

Winter Lights Skating on the Square: Skate on synthetic ice during 45-minute sessions from noon to 8 p.m. at Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa. Tickets are $8.50. Reservations required. Through Dec. 31. More information at

Cirque de Bohème: Final performances of the winter show “Gypsy” begin at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Old-style 1920s French circus acts include aerialists, jugglers and tightrope walkers. Tickets are $29 to $42. More information at

Hanukkah party and game night: Menorah lighting, kosher Chinese dinner and board games celebrate the last night of Hanukkah. Event begins at 5 p.m. at Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma, 205 Keller St. Tickets are $18. More information at

NorthernLights: Winter lights art walk through tunnels and along pathways at the Luther Burbank Center for the Art’s Sculpture Garden, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. Self-guided tours from dusk to 9:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. Free. More information at 707-546-3600,

Monday, Dec. 26

Holiday Wonderland Open House: Elaborate Christmas decor by designer Susan Bellach, live music with Sean Carscadden and complimentary cookies and cocoa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First St. E., Sonoma. Free, donations accepted. More information at 707-996-9756,

Tuesday, Dec. 27

Gualala art exhibit: Modern to traditional jewelry by Ling-Yen Jones and fine art photography by Scott Chieffo at Dolphin Gallery, 39140 Highway 1, Gualala. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Through Dec. 31. More information at

Wednesday, Dec. 28

“Story Behind the Story” podcast: Dave Pokorny of West Side Stories in discussion with two past StorySlams storytellers. Podcast begins at 7 p.m. at Brooks Note, 426 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. Tickets are $8. More information at

Thursday, Dec. 29

Dick Conte Trio: Live jazz from 5 to 7 p.m. at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St. E., Sonoma. Free. More information at 707-935-0660,

“Ham for the Holidays”: Holiday farce set at a small town Georgia radio station on Christmas Eve 1939. Performance begins at 8 p.m. at Main Stage West, 104 N. Main St., Sebastopol. Tickets are $20 to $32. Through Dec. 30. More information at 707-823-0177,

Friday, Dec. 30

Wayne Brady: The Emmy-winning actor, singer, comedian and host of TV’s “Let’s Make a Deal” performs at The Event at Graton Resort and Casino, 288 Golf Course Drive W., Rohnert Park. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are $59.50 and $69.50. More information at 707-588-7100,

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional: Band performs its full rock opera “The Last Rites of Dallas Pistol.” Rapper Tru Lyric opens the show at 8 p.m. at HopMonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol. Tickets are $15 to $20. Through Dec. 31. More information at 707-829-7300,

Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz: Vinnie Colaiuta, Skerik and Mike Dillon join the Primus founder in concert at 8:30 p.m. at the JaM Cellars Ballroom, Margrit Mondavi Theatre, 1030 Main St., Napa. Tickets are $65. Through Dec. 31. More information at 707-880-2300,

Mustache Harbor: Soft rock tribute band performs at 9 p.m. at the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. Tickets are $25. More information at

Saturday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve family party: Arcade games, balloon drops, bowling, food buffet, the Santa Rosa School of Rock House Band and more. Party is from 5 to 10 p.m. at Epicenter, 3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $20 to $35. More information at

North Bay Cabaret: Mischief Masquerade celebration with The Crux, Audio Angel and Joshua James Jackson & The Dream Team. Plus a silent disco dance party and a variety show with 15 performers, including special guest Jamie DeWolf. Event begins at 7 p.m. at Whiskey Tip, 1910 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $75 to $85. More information at

Brian Culbertson: Award-winning jazz and rhythm and blues pianist performs at Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St., Napa. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sold out. More information at 707-880-2300,

Dean Grech Combo: New Year’s Eve party with the L.A.-based jazz musicians and vocalist Nikki Rose. Event begins at 8 p.m. at Main Street Bistro, 16280 Main St., Guerneville. Admission is $40 or $75 per couple. Reservations required. More information at 707-869-0501,

The Pulsators: Mardi Gras-style New Year’s Eve celebration, costumes welcome. Music begins at 9:30 p.m. at The California Theatre, 528 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. Tickets are $45. More information at 707-664-7529,

Sunday, Jan. 1

New Year’s Day Bubbles, Dim Sum & Tarot Readings: Breathless Sparkling Wines celebrates 2023 and the upcoming Year of the Rabbit Chinese New Year. Visit from 1 to 3 p.m. at 499 Moore Lane, Healdsburg. Readings are $20, dumplings and wine $30. Reservations required. More information at 707-395-7300,

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