Dec. 3-5 – Santa Rosa Symphony “Poetic Bells” – Annual holiday concert performed by the Santa Rosa Symphony. Concert will be held at Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State University. Details: www.srsymphony.org.
Dec. 13 – Tree of Remembrance and Candle Lighting Service – Enjoy a selection of memorial hymns, readings from scripture, and meditations. The service will be held at the Eggen & Lance Chapel, Santa Rosa. Refreshments will be provided. Details: (707) 545-3747.
Dec. 16 – Toys for Tots – Santa Rosa Memorial Park will be collecting toys for the annual Toys for Tots drive sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve now through 4:30 pm Friday December 16. Join in on the community wide effort that has brought Christmas wrapped gifts to approximately 9,000 children each year. Details: (707) 542-1580.
Thru Dec. 23 – A Christmas Carol – This riveting, serious, funny and ultimately joyous new stage version of the story banks on Dickens’ original story’s beauty and durability, but moreover it’s blazing theatricality. The holiday tradition will be located at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa. Details: www.6thstreetplayhouse.com.
Thru Dec. 24 – Visit Santa at the Mall – Eager children and their families are invited to experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience at Santa Rosa Plaza and Coddingtown Mall. Details: www.ShopSantaRosaPlaza.com.
Elsewhere in the county:
Dec. 10 & 11 – Goddess Crafts Faire – The Goddess Crafts Faire is a beautiful community celebration of the coming of winter through women’s art, music and dance produced by Katrina Weaver and Kris Freewoman. Located at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. Details: www.goddesscraftsfaire.com/.
Dec. 17 – Petaluma Lighted Boat Parade – Watch a flotilla of illuminated boats make a dramatic arrival at the Petaluma River Turning Basin. Festive vessels sail from the Petaluma Marina at 6pm and arrive in the Turning Basin at approximately 6:30pm. Downtown businesses stay open late for strolling holiday shoppers. Details: www.visitpetaluma.com.
We wish you a joy-filled season!