2022 Sonoma County Tree Lighting Events
Sonoma County’s holidays kick off strong with annual tree lighting ceremonies lighting up each community. Check out the listing below to find out when your town is hosting it’s annual event. The guide below is listed chronologically, with the earliest event noted first.
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Winter Lights Tree Celebration
Winter Lights Tree Celebration in Santa Rosa. Head to the Old Courthouse Square for the annual tree lighting ceremony in Santa Rosa. The event includes ice skating on the square, live performances, photos with Santa, performances by the Redwood Theatre Ice Company and of course, everyone’s favorite beagle: Snoopy!
Where: Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa
When: Friday, Nov. 25, 4 to 7 p.m.
Geyserville Tractor Parade
This one-of-a-kind parade celebrates agriculture and big rigs in the tiny town of Geyserville. Dress warm and grab your friends and head north!
Where: Highway 128, Geyserville.
When: Saturday, Nov. 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove
The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove is an annual holiday event located on the Windsor Town Green, the premier central gathering place for Windsor residents and visitors. The event highlights over 200 lighted individually decorated holiday trees lining the walkways of the Green. Students, families, groups and local businesses showcase their talents in design and decorating with their themed trees.
Where: Windsor Town Green
When: Thursday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Jan. 1
Sebastopol Tree Lighting Ceremony
Join your Sebastopol community for the annual tree lighting ceremony in the Sebastopol Plaza. The event includes free warm beverages, performances and the arrival of a special guest!
Where: Sebastopol Plaza
When: Thursday, Dec. 1, 5 to 8 p.m.
Merry Healdsburg returns to downtown Healdsburg, thanks to the combined work of the Healdsburg Kiwanis and Healdsburg Commerce & Visitors Bureau. The night includes live music performances by Rocio y Su Sonora and the Healdsburg Chorus, family activities, carriage rides, food and dessert vendors and hot chocolate from Costeaux Bakery. The tree lighting ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by photos with Santa Claus at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Healdsburg Plaza
When: Friday, Dec. 2, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Winterfest + Fiesta Navidena
Head to downtown Cloverdale Friday night for an evening of food, wine, live music and shopping. Bring the kids for photos with Santa Claus and an outdoor screening of “Arthur Christmas” in both English and Spanish. The night also includes dancing, cookie decorating and more.
Where: Downtown Cloverdale
When: Friday, Dec. 2, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cotati Tree Lighting Ceremony
Come to La Plaza Park for Cotati’s annual tree lighting ceremony. The evening includes music, free coffee and cocoa, cookies and more. There will be holiday crafts for children, story time, entertainment and special guests. Don’t miss out!
Where: La Plaza Park
When: Friday, Dec. 2, 4 to 8 p.m.
Rohnert Park Tree Lighting Ceremony
The city’s holiday tree lighting event includes free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a performance by the high school marching band, free holiday treats and refreshments, activities for children and food and adult beverages for purchase. The event is open to the public thanks to the Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce.
Where: Rohnert Park Community Center (5401 Snyder Lane)
When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Guerneville Parade of Lights
The Guerneville Parade of Lights is back! Head to Main Street in Guerneville for the beloved community parade.
Where: Downtown Guerneville
When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
Breakfast with Santa
Santa will show up early in Cotati with a healthy appetite. Choose from two sittings and enjoy a meal of pancakes, sausage and eggs, plus cocoa or coffee. Crafting opportunities are available for children afterwards.
Cazadero Christmas Gathering
Join the community at the Cazadero General Store for a Christmas stroll and tri-tip BBQ. Santa Claus will arrive at noon for pictures.
Where: Cazadero General Store (6125 Cazadero Hwy, Cazadero, CA 95421)
When: Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SoFA Arts District in Santa Rosa hosts WinterBlast 2022, an event including music, arts food and a parade. Head to the district and enjoy it all!
Where: South A Street and Sebastopol Avenue
When: Saturday, Dec. 10, 4 to 8:30 p.m.
Lighted Boat Parade
Get in the holiday spirit on the water at Petaluma’s Lighted Boat Parade. The boats leaves the Petaluma Marine at 5:30 p.m. and arrive at the Turning Basin at 6:15 p.m.. The even is sponsored by the Petaluma Yacht Club and Petaluma Downtown Association.
Where: Petaluma Marine and Turning Basin
When: Saturday, Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m.