Wed 12/02 to Thu 12/10
Holiday Open House for 12 Days – The BARLOW

Now through Dec. 10th, with 17 retailers participating in passport activities as well as special events. Enjoy a variety of festive fun with live music, refreshments, special art shows with the artists & trunk shows. During the Open House, each business will have passports to hand out & guests can earn stamps at each location & then can be entered into a raffle to win a gift basket! Each location will have a fun method to earn the stamp. Other retailers will be hosting their own open houses during this time, so keep a lookout. Food drive donations are welcomed on behalf of F.I.S.H. food bank (check website for a list of foods needed).

The BARLOW 180 Morris St., Sebastopol (707) 861-9513

Wed 12/02 to Thu 12/10
Dine Around Healdsburg

A Healdsburg Holiday Tradition! Enjoy a “3-Hour Dining Experience” featuring some of our finest restaurants. Each host is conveniently located near the historic Healdsburg Plaza or a short drive to your next stop. 2 Weekends – (12/2, 12/3) & (12/9 & 12/10). Enjoy 4 Courses of a Progressive Feast! Tickets: $89/Per Person. (707) 479-7488

Wed 12/02 to Thu 12/24
Costeaux French Bakery now has a Happy Hour – Healdsburg

Monday through Friday from 2-4pm indulge in an individual dessert & a beverage, including wine & beer for $8 plus tax. Enjoy holiday music, lights & what is perhaps the world’s largest nutcracker collection. You’ll feel like you’re toasting the holidays in a small Paris cafe! Viva La France!

Costeaux French Bakery 417 Healdsburg Ave (707) 433-1913

Wed 12/02 to Sun 12/27
Petaluma City of Lights Driving Tour

Take a self-guided tour of beautifully decorated Homes & Businesses throughout Petaluma. Maps available:

Petaluma Visitors Center 210 Lakeville St., Petaluma (707) 769-0429

Wed 12/02 to Thu 12/31
Sonoma Valley Winery Gingerbread Contest

Vote for your favorite gingerbread creation! For this fun annual holiday tradition, now in its 10th year. This year’s theme is: In Sonoma Valley the Roots Run Deep – with a Holiday Twist.

Various Sonoma Valley Wineries Highway 12, Kenwood (707) 935-0803

Fri 12/04 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Korbel Holiday Shopping Spree Weekend

Free Event Think Christmas? Think Korbel. Wonderful wine themed gifts for the wine lovers on your shopping list! Christmas Carolers will be performing Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-3:00Special appearance by Santa Claus; and Sunday 2:30-4:00, so bring your camera. 707-824-7216

Fri 12/04 to Sat 12/05
Joy To The World A Broadway Holiday Extravaganza

…from Transcendence’s “Broadway Under The Stars” 1st ever Holiday Show. Performances: December 4 @ 7:30pm, December 5 @ 2pm & 7:30pm.

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa (707) 546-3600

Sat 12/05
Holiday Craft Fair – Sebastopol

Raffle, Homemade Baked Goods, Handcrafts & Gift Items. Event: 10am-4pm.

Hessel Grange #750
5400 Blank Rd., Sebastopol

Sat 12/05
Snoopy’s Home Ice Tree Lighting Ceremony & Skating Exhibition:

This annual holiday extravaganza is free, but seating is extremely limited. Every guest is required to have a ticket to join Snoopy & friends at this skating performance & tree lighting ceremony. 6pm/Doors Open for first show & 7pm/Second. The rink will then open up after the 2nd show with a public $5/Skating session, rental included.

Sat 12/05 Rohnert Park Holiday Lights Celebration
Kids Activities, Refreshments, Holiday Music & a visit from Santa Claus & Live Performance by the Rancho Cotate Marching Band. Event: 5-7pm, with the tree lighting of the redwood trees on Rohnert Park Expressway occurring at 6pm.

475 City Center Dr., Rohnert Park

Sat 12/05 11:00 AM |
Santa and Mrs. Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in their Photo Studio in Village Terrace every weekend starting November 28 from 11 am to 3 pm All proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. While visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, we will be offering free glitter tattoos to children of all ages. Plus, meet the Winter Queen of the Fairies strolling throughout the Village and granting holiday wishes.

Sat 12/05
2nd Annual K-Tech Chili Cook-Off

End of the year fundraiser to benefit the Ceres Community Project as well as collect toys for the toy drive. 100% of the money collected will go to Ceres to help deliver healing meals, prepared by teen volunteers, to members of our community facing a health crisis like cancer. Event Hours: 11am-2pm.

K-Tech 198 South High St., Sebastopol

Sat 12/05
Holiday Lighted Boat Parade – Petaluma

A parade of sparkling boats shine on the Petaluma River to ring in the season – while Downtown Shops stay open for late holiday shopping/strolling.

Petaluma River Turning Basin

Sat 12/05
Railroad Square “Light Up A Life” Tree Lighting Ceremony

The community celebration gives friends & family members a moment during the holidays to remember those they have lost in years past. Event takes place in Depot Park from 5-6pm

Sat 12/05
FREE Holiday Family Fun Day – Healdsburg

Healdsburg Center for the Arts opens its classroom from 11am-4pm, for families to create holiday cards, ornaments & wrapping paper for this Holiday Family Workshop. A fun time for young & old(er) to unleash or uncover their artistic talents. All supplies provided, registration is not required. Drop by & create!

Healdsburg Center for the Arts 130 Plaza St., Healdsburg

Sat 12/05 to 12/06
Holiday Wonderland Craft Faire – Monte Rio

from 10ma-5pm. Monte Rio Community Center (across from Rio Theater)

Sat 12/05 to Sun 12/06
41st Annual Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair – Santa Rosa

Featuring 70+ booths with hand-crafted items. Days/Hours Saturday, 9am-5pm & Sunday, 10am-4pm.
Plus Ride Rosie the Trolley free between the Crafts Fair at Finley & Holiday Open House at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens. Admission: $2/Adults, Free/Kids under 12. Kids Activity Room with a free Craft, Candy Canes, a “Selfie” area & Glitter Tattoos & Musical Entertainment both days.

Finley Community Center, Santa Rosa (707) 543-3737

Sat 12/05 to Sat 12/19
Breakfast with Santa – Costeaux Bakery Healdsburg


Costeaux French Bakery 417 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 433-1913

Sun 12/06
‘Tis the Season Holiday Celebration

Welcome the holiday season as you taste our new releases accompanied with small bites, listen to festive holiday music and purchase fabulous gifts from our Matanzas Creek Mercantile. $20 Drink, Food, Food & Wine, Holiday, Live Music, Sonoma County Events,

Matanzas Creek Winery 6097 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States

Sunday Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rohnert Park Community Band Holiday Concert

The Rohnert Park Community Band Holiday Concert. Program to include many holiday favorites scored for traditional concert band. Age 18 and under Free. 707-585-7550

Sun 12/06
Open House Block Party – Safari West

Get an close-up look at the strange, exotic family that lives at Safari West. KIDS EXPLORE FREE ON THE NAIROBI BUS Cost: $25/Adults, Free/1 Child, younger than 13, with each paying adult, $10/Each Additional Child.

Safari West 3115 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa (707) 566-3667

Sun 12/06 to Sun 5/01
Hand Crafted Beer meets Artisan Pizza – Rohnert Park

1st SUNDAY EVERY Month from 12/noon-6pm. Cost: 1 for $25; 2 for $45; 4 for $75.
Local hand crafted beer meets award winning artisan pizza! Tony Gemignani, of Tony’s of North Beach Pizza – Have created a limited release Handcrafted Craft Beer Infused Artisan Pizza. Respect the Craft(s) Monthly collaboration events. Lagunitas is hosting a patio takeover event at Tony’s of North Beach in Rohnert Park near the Graton Casino. Join Tony Gemignani & the Lagunitas folks for some sweet sunday afternoon patio lounging with outdoor music, 5 Lagunitas Beers on tap & 1 limited release collaboration pizza infused with a special Lagunitas Brewing Company crafted brew.

Tony’s of North Beach 630 Park Court, Rohnert Park (415) 676-7616

Mon 12/07
Hands-On Hanukkah – Charles Schulz Museum

A multi-activity Hanukkah-themed event for families with young children. Decorate a Hanukkah-themed marshmallow dreidel; get your picture taken with Danny the Dreidel; make your own menorah; color your own placemat featuring Elmo & friends & more! Listen to Hanukkah stories & enjoy live music. Adults can enter the FREE raffle. This program is free & open to all. Hands-On Hanukkah is a program of Big Tent Judaism & is locally sponsored by Sonoma County Jewish congregations & agencies.

Charles Schulz Museum 2301 Hardies Ln., Santa Rosa (707) 684-6692

Sat 12/08 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
LeAnn Rimes Today Is Christmas Tour

LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful entertainers in the world with a career spanning more than two decades. Having given into her love for the holiday season last winter with the release and coinciding tour of One Christmas, she is back at it again; currently finishing up her next holiday album, Today is Christmas, released in October 2015. This album continues her tradition of showcasing more uncharted Christmas songs with arrangements that only LeAnn can create. In addition to the album, she will go back on the road to bring these songs to her fans at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts with a holiday tour in December 2015.

Wed 12/09
Annual Holiday Dinner – Windsor

In addition to Dinner – enjoy special holiday entertainment. Cost: $10/Person. Hours; 5-7pm.

Windsor Senior Center 9231 Foxwood Dr., Windsor (707) 838-1250

Thu 12/10
Christmas Tea – Sebastopol

Dec. 10-13 & Dec. 17-20 & Dec. 23, from 11am-4pm. Cost: $30/per person. Reservations are required.

Patisserie Angelica 6821 Laguna Park Way, Sebastopol (707) 827-7998

Fri 12/11 to Sun 12/13
5th Annual Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour and Artisan Boutique

Free Artisan Boutique open all Weekend
Pleasant Hill Christian School 1782 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol
(707) 829-3722
12/11 Night VIP Tour/$40 – 6-9pm. Enjoy the Lights of the Season, Music & Treats. Tickets include Saturday.
12/12 Daytime Tour/$30 – 10am-5pm. Rain or Shine.

Fri 12/11 to Sun 12/13
Nutcracker – Petaluma

12/11 – 7:30pm
12/12 – 1:30 & 6:30pm,
12/13 – 11am & 3pm.
Advance Tickets: $26/Adults, $28/At the Door. Sonoma State University Evert B. Person Theatre (707) 762-3972

Thu 12/17
Comedy Nights at Thumbprint Cellars

Taking place on the 3rd Thursday of each month, Thumbprint Cellars hosts 4 to 5 comedians from all over California. Adults Only & viewer discretion advised. Wine by the glass or bottle. Admission: $10/Per Person & includes entry & a welcome pour of wine. Doors Open: 6:45pm. Show: 7:30pm. (Note, there is no food service.)
Thumbprint Cellars Tasting Lounge 102 Matheson St., Healdsburg (707) 433-2393

Sat 12/19
The Great Russian Nutcracker – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Shows: 3pm & 7pm. Enjoy the exquisite artistry of world-class Russian Dancers, playful Puppets & Costumes! Fun for the whole family. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa (707) 546-3600

Sat 12/19 to Sun 12/27
Le Cirque De Boheme – Sonoma

Shows: 12/19-20, 12/26-27. Annual Winter Circus Wonderland is based on the wondrous French Tradition. Cornerstone Sonoma 23570 Arnold Dr., Sonoma (707) 933-3856

Tue 12/22
Dave Koz Christams Tour – Santa Rosa

… with special guests Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer & Bill Medley. Show: 8pm.
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa (707) 546-3600

Wed 12/23
The Brian Setzer Orchestra 12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour

Show: 8pm. Tour with re-imagined holiday classics & hits such as “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut” & “Jump, Jive and Wail” & lots more. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa (707) 546-3600