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Sonoma County Holiday Events

Holiday Events at El Pueblo Inn
California's world-famous wine country is a beautiful place to spend the holiday season. Along with exciting shopping at malls and outlet stores, you'll find fine dining at farm-to-table restaurants all across the valley. Indulge in special holiday events including open houses at local wineries, special vineyard celebrations and the traditional Lighting of the Snowman Festival. Whatever your pleasure, there are numerous attractions and things to do in Sonoma, CA during the holidays.

Sonoma Things to See and Do

  • 30th Annual Holiday Open House

    Twenty-seven wineries throughout the Sonoma Valley open their doors for one special weekend, offering wine tastings, winemaker meet-and-greets and holiday deals on wine. Visit your favorite wineries and discover holiday entertainment, festive decorations and gift packages.
  • Holiday Celebration/ New Release Reception at Dry Creek Vineyard

    Taking place over Thanksgiving weekend, this complimentary event kicks off the holiday season with colorful decorations, unique gift items for sale, delicious wine tastings and special treats. Bring your friends and enjoy a taste of the vineyard's newest release.
  • Lighting of the Snowmen Festival

    Watch the merry snowmen of Sonoma Valley light up for the season at this traditional celebration, which also features a snowflake-filled courtyard, holiday films, beer garden and ballet performance. Take your picture with Santa on the big blue chair and tap your toes to live music.

Dining

  • The Girl and the Fig

    Twenty-seven wineries throughout the Sonoma Valley open their doors for one special weekend, offering wine tastings, winemaker meet-and-greets and holiday deals on wine. Visit your favorite wineries and discover holiday entertainment, festive decorations and gift packages.
  • LaSalette Restaurant

    Try "New Portuguese cuisine" at this popular plaza restaurant, where Chef Manuel Azevedo creates innovative dishes made with Southern European ingredients and California flair. Enjoy an award-winning wine list and a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Harvest Moon Cafe

    Featuring sustainable practices and locally-sourced ingredients including produce, meat, fish and poultry, this farm-to-table café has its own garden. With a new menu every night, you might try dishes like grilled yellowtail, shaved fennel salad or Niman Ranch rib eye steak.

Shopping

  • Petaluma Village Premium Outlets

    Discover incredible deals on name brands from popular designers at this outdoor outlet mall. Shop at more than 60 outlet stores, including Nike, Puma, Saks Fifth Avenue, Levi's, BCBG Max Azria, Banana Republic, Jones New York, Brooks Brothers and more.
  • Santa Rosa Plaza

    Find unique boutiques and numerous specialty stores at this top retail destination, one of the most popular things to do in Sonoma, CA for shopaholics and gift hunters. Peruse department stores like Macy's and Sears, and find treasures at Forever 21, Tilly's and Victoria's Secret.
  • Coddingtown Mall

    Located in Santa Rosa, this big indoor mall is anchored by Whole Foods, Macy's, Old Navy and Big 5. It also features sit-down restaurants including BJ's Brewhouse and Sweet River Grill & Bar, along with more than 60 specialty shops to choose from.