The Holiday Season is About to Be Lit

Tree Lighting

It’s about to be the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to kick it off than to watch some trees get lit? Lit with beautiful twinkly lights, that is. To me, nothing screams ‘Christmas’ more than colorful lights decorating a gorgeous tree. Don’t miss out on all the fun, and the best part is, all these awesome events are free.

Rohnert Park

Is hosting its 37th Annual Holiday Lights Celebration on December 7th, from 5 to 7pm. Get pictures with Santa Claus and enjoy music performed by the Rancho Cotate High School Marching Band and Choir. Enjoy some complimentary holiday treats. It’s an event that’s fun for the whole family.


Is having their Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30th on 2nd and C Street, from 5:30-7:30pm. Take the kids to see Santa Claus and enjoy a piano performance by Petaluma Pete.

Santa Rosa

Watch Santa Claus roll in on a firetruck at the Downtown Winter Lights Festival. Enjoy snacks and drinks (beer and wine for the adults, free hot cocoa and cookies for kids). Take part in events like ornament painting and live performances. The main events are the Remembrance Candle Lighting – a 30-year-old tradition to honor loved ones lost – and, of course, the Tree Lighting. Go enjoy the holiday season with family and friends in Santa Rosa on November 29th from 4 to 7pm.


Is having its Tree Lighting and Tractor Parade on Saturday, November 30th from 4:30 to 8pm. Before the parade, stop by and see Mr. and Mrs. Claus at their workshop near the Christmas Tree. Not only will you get to see the tree be illuminated, but you should stay for a lit-up tractor parade once the sun goes down.

What better way to celebrate the holidays than being apart of a community all celebrating together? Don’t miss out on the holiday cheer this year, Sonoma.