Best Things to Do in Sonoma County This December

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in Wine Country? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated the top events this month including holiday lights, spirited sips, and Santa! Less researching and more having fun. (And getting into the holiday spirit!) Enjoy!

Featured Photo: Hotel Petaluma

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Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Healdsburg, Holiday Tea

Holiday Tea at Hotel Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Kitchen

Enjoy tea, wine, and cocktails served with pastries, dainty finger sandwiches, and holiday fare from Dry Creek Kitchen. A non-alcoholic version is available for accompanying kiddos.

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Photo: Courtesy of Tenaya Fleckenstein

Breakfast with Santa at Costeaux French Bakery

Grab a photos of the kids (or kids-at-heart0 with Santa and pick up some holiday goodies. Christmas trees will be decorated with ornaments for the non-profit Secret Santa Program. Consider donating to brighten the holidays for someone in need.

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Photo: Courtesy of Holiday Maker's Fair

Petaluma’s Annual Holiday Maker's Fair

One-stop-shopping for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts created by wine country artists. Organized by the folks from Barber Cellars and Barber Lee Spirits. Admission is free, but timed tickets are required.

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Photo: Courtesy of Ram’s Gate Winery

A Night in Monte Carlo at Ram’s Gate Winery

Walk down a red carpet, drink wine, dine on delicious food and play games of chance while listening to big band sounds of Radio Gatsby. Guests who bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Redwood Empire Food Bank will be entered to win a magnum bottle of wine.

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Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Petaluma

Annual Gingerbread House Showcase & Competition

The creativity and architectural prowess is smile inducing. Last year’s event at Hotel Petaluma had more than 100 sugar covered entries.

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