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Top 5 Holiday Activities in Sonoma County, 2018

We've spent weeks—maybe even months—counting down the days until holiday season is here. While there may be a lack of snow-covered trees in Sonoma County, there are still plenty of festive activities to go around. Make the most of the season with our list of can't-miss events.


"Holidays in Healdsburg" Tour — Sip, Savor & Shop

November 23-December 31, 2018 at Healdsburg Plaza

This popular edition of Wine Country Walking Tours occurs annually. Begin your tour with a Fine Wine and Foodie Walking Tour at the festive tree-lit Healdsburg

Plaza, then stroll the decorated tree-lined streets throughout downtown. Don’t forget to stop at Healdsburg’s many restaurants, tasting rooms, and boutiques to savor seasonal food and drinks along the way. Four-hour day tours and two-hour evening tours are available. To schedule your tour, visit Wine Country Walking Tours.

Geyserville Tree Lighting and Tractor Parade

Saturday, November 24, 2018 in downtown Geyserville

This isn’t your average parade! This unique holiday event features brightly-lit tractors, harvesters, firetrucks, a tree-lighting ceremony, and carolers. Little ones will be pleased to hear that Santa will be making a visit at 5:00 p.m. The tree lighting will take place at 6:00 p.m., along with caroling. The parade will begin at about 6:30 p.m. This is one family-friendly event you won’t want to miss! For directions and more info, visit the Chamber of Commerce's website.

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Holiday Open House

Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2018 at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens in Santa Rosa

The home-turned-museum of world-famous horticulturalist Luther Burbank will be decorated in old-fashioned splendor during this 39th annual event. See the latest exhibit and shop for unique Burbank-related items in the Carriage House Museum & Gift Shop. Fresh-baked cookies and spiced tea will also be available. Visitors will be welcome from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost of admission is $3.00 for those aged 12 or older. Find out more by visiting

Santa Rosa Dance Theater Presents The Nutcracker

December 14-16, 2018 at Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park

Whether you’ve seen it for the first time or the tenth, The Nutcracker remains a timeless holiday favorite. Set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky and featuring new choreography by Artistic Director Joshua Trader, this ballet will capture your imagination and transport you to the magical world of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Experience the magic of this family-friendly event and create an annual tradition you will cherish for years to come. To purchase tickets, visit

Carlton Senior Living Symphony POPS: Holiday Soundtracks

Saturday, December 16 at the Ruth Finley Person Theater at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Introduce your friends and family to the great depth and range of sounds of the Santa Rosa Symphony and acclaimed soloists. Led by the Santa Rosa Symphony’s Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz, this holiday performance highlights unforgettable songs from favorite holiday movies such as It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, Home Alone, The Polar Express, and Elf.

To purchase tickets, visit


What Sonoma County events are you looking forward to this holiday season? Let us know!

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