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Kick off your holiday season off with some lively fun around Sonoma County. Here’s our list of events you won’t want to miss. This Friday, skip the malls and head into the open air for Sugarloaf’s Green Friday family hike. Hang out in Santa Rosa Friday night for the annual Winter Lights tree lighting ceremony. Then on Saturday, watch as Santa and Mrs. Claus make their way into Petaluma for his Riverboat Arrival. All this and more is in our list of things to do.

Friday, Nov. 25
Sugarloaf Family Hike: Instead of shopping this Black Friday, celebrate a Green Friday instead with a guided nature hike at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The 2.2-mile hike takes place 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and is perfect for all ages. Hikers will learn about the park’s plants, animals and history. Hiking is free, but parking charges do apply. Find out more at sugarloafpark.org.

Nov. 25-26
Rohnert Park Crafts Faire: Find a few handmade gifts at this year’s annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire at the Rohnert Park Community Center. All merchandise is made by local artists. Doors are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. More details at pd2go.net/RPcrafts2016.

Friday, Nov. 25
Santa Rosa’s Winter Lights: This year’s annual tree lighting in downtown Santa Rosa takes place 4:30-8 p.m., kicking off with Santa riding into town on a firetruck. Festivities include live music and performances, seasonal crafts, an ugly sweater contest and more. The tree lighting is accompanied by a Remembrance Candle Lighting ceremony. There will also be food and beverage available for purchase. Find out all the details at www.facebook.com/SantaRosaWinterLights or call the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce at 707-545-1414.

Friday, Nov. 25
Healdsburg Downtown Holiday Party: Kick off your holiday season this year at Healdsburg’s annual holiday party, taking place around the downtown area. From 4-8 p.m., enjoy pictures with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, caroling, shopping and more. Details at healdsburg.chambermaster.com.

Nov. 25-Dec. 18
Peter and The Starcatcher: Spreckels Theatre Company presents the swashbuckling tale of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, and their pre-Neverland story, based on the popular book by Dave Barry. Tickets are $16-$26. Find out all the details at spreckelsonline.com.

Saturday, Nov. 26
LuLaRoe Holiday Shopping: While you’re getting your buying gifts for the people on your list, don’t forget to gift yourself! This Saturday, 24 consultants have banded together to offer more than 18,000 pieces of LuLaRoe fashion pieces on sale inside Coddingtown Mall’s center court. Find a few of coveted prints, and maybe find something for your loved ones, too. Sale takes place 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit the Facebook events page for all the details.

Saturday, Nov. 26
Geyserville Tree Lighting and Tractor Parade: This year’s annual tree lighting event takes place in downtown Geyserville from 5-8 p.m., starting with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus before they head to their Park & Ride Plaza workshop. Dress warm and grab your spot, because the tractor parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Surrounding shops and restaurants will be open during the event, and chili and cornbread is available at the firehouse for $5 or an unwrapped toy donation. Find out all the details at geyservillecc.com, or by calling 707-276-6067

Saturday, Nov. 26
Petaluma’s Santa’s Riverboat Arrival: Starting at 11:30 a.m., downtown Petaluma becomes a holiday wonder as Santa and Mrs. Claus float down the Petaluma River and arrive at the Turning Basin at noon. The day’s events will include photos with Santa until 2 p.m., plus plenty of opportunities for Christmas shopping. Find out more details at petalumadowntown.com, or by calling 707-762-9348.

Sunday, Nov. 27
Forestville Holiday Tree Lighting: Enjoy an evening of songs, refreshments, a visit with Santa and the annual lighting of the town’s holiday tree. The event takes place 4 p.m. to dusk in downtown Forestville. Details at forestvillechamber.org.

Sunday, Nov. 27
Christkindlmarkt: This Sunday, head to Petaluma’s Hermann Sons Hall for a German crafts faire featuring a wide variety of local and handmade products. Unique gift ideas include advent calendars, baked goods, quilted products and more. Admission is free, and the event takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find out more at www.visitpetaluma.com/events/christkindlmarkt.

More upcoming events:

Friday, Nov. 25

Cirque de Bohème: Old-style circus of the French tradition, 3 and 5 p.m., Cornerstone Sonoma. Through Dec. 18. $22-$55. cirquedeboheme.com.

‘A Christmas Carol’: Dickens’ timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, opens 8 p.m., 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa. Through Dec. 23. $15-$33. 523-3544, 6thstreetplayhouse.com.

Heart of Sonoma Valley Holiday Open House: Wine tasting and holiday cheer, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 19 Glen Ellen and Kenwood-area wineries. $10-$55. 431-1137, heartofsonomavalley.com.

Sunday, Nov. 27

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas program with the famed Austrian choir, 3 p.m. Sunday, Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. $45-$100. (866) 955-6040, gmc.sonoma.edu.

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus: Festive ‘Home for the Holidays!’ program of holiday classics, 3 p.m. Sunday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $19-$50. 546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.

Monday, Nov. 28

Rising Appalachia: Folk music with stories and songs steeped in tradition and devoted to world culture, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $24. 765-2121, mystictheatre.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Open Mic Nigh with Rojo: Weekly turn to take the microphone, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Roadhouse, Penngrove. Free. 795-5118, twinoaksroadhouse.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Celtic Woman: ‘Home for Christmas – The Symphony Tour’ with the multi-platinum Irish performers, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. $59-$85. 546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.

Thursday, Dec. 1

‘Hope’: Si Kahn’s musical story of our nation’s immigrant experience, opens 8 p.m. Thursday, Main Stage West, Sebastopol. Through Dec. 18. $15-$25. 823-0177, mainstagewest.com.

Dining Out for Life: ‘Dine Out, Fight AIDS,’ a portion of the bill at 75-plus Sonoma County restaurants on Thursday benefits Food for Thought. diningoutforlife.com/sonomacounty/.

Sebastopol Holiday Tree Lighting: Santa’s fire-truck arrival, lighting of holiday tree, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sebastopol Town Plaza. Free. 823-3032, sebastopol.org.

‘An Irish Christmas’: Dancing, music, storytelling and songs of the Irish folk-theater holiday tradition, 8 p.m. Thursday, Uptown Theatre, Napa. $35-$55. 259-0123, uptowntheatrenapa.com.

Freddy Cole Quartet: ‘Special Christmas Tribute to Nat King Cole’ with the late musician’s brother, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Blue Note Napa. Through Dec. 4. $35-$55. 603-1258, bluenotenapa.com.

Friday, Dec. 2

Joe Craven and The Sometimers: Americana and ‘no genre left behind,’ 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. $20-$23. 823-1511, seb.org.

Carlos Varela: Cuban singer-songwriter and his band, benefit for a Havana daycare center, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Barn at Tyge William Cellars, Sonoma. $50. cornerstonesonoma.com/events.

‘Joy to the World’: Transcendence Theater Company, holiday favorites, Broadway showstoppers, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa. Through Dec. 4. $35-$129. 546-3600, lutherburbankcenter.org.

Desert Dwellers: Global sounds with Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, 9 p.m. Dec. 2, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma. $18-$23. 765-2121, mystictheatre.com.

‘Santaland Diaries’: Naughty one-man tale of a Macy’s Christmas elf, opens 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa. Through Dec. 18. $10-$26. 523-4185, 6thstreetplayhouse.com.

Cantiamo Sonoma: Candlelight Christmas concert with popular Sonoma County a cappella choral ensemble, 8 p.m. Dec. 2, St. Seraphim Church, Santa Rosa. $10-$25. 539-5377, cantiamosonoma.org.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade: Tractors, antique trucks and construction equipment decked with lights, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Lincoln Avenue, downtown Calistoga. Free. 942-6333, visitcalistoga.com.

Occidental Community Choir: ‘Sing the Long Nights’ winter concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 3, 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Occidental Center for the Arts. $15. 874-9392, occidentalcenterforthearts.org.

Lighting of the Snowmen: Holiday festival and lighting of hundreds of decorative snowmen, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 3, Cornerstone Sonoma. Free, $10 parking. cornerstonesonoma.com/events.

Luther Burbank Holiday Open House: Home and garden tours, old-time festivity, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3-4, Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, Santa Rosa. $3. 524-5445, lutherburbank.org.

Mariachi Los Camperos: Musical Christmas celebration with the Grammy Award-winning Mexican mariachi ensemble, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Lincoln Theater, Yountville. $25-$85. 944-9900, lincolntheater.com.

Wine Country Winter Festival: Art, fine crafts, entertainment, tastings, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. $8-$15. winecountrywinterfestival.com.

Mercatino di Natale: North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation Christmas Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3, St. Rose Parish Hall, Santa Rosa. $5-$10. 591-9696, nbicf.users.sonic.net.

Sunday, Dec. 4

‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine’: Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival culinary documentary, 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol. $18. Dinner sold out. 528-4222, jccsoco.org/filmfestival.

Charlie Hunter Quartet: Blues, rock, jazz and Latin-influenced guitarist, 8 p.m. Dec. 4, HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. $17-$20. 829-7300, hopmonk-sebastopol.ticketfly.com.

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