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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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