Sonoman Season

Calendar of Events

November 28 to December 6

Valley Wide Decorations Contest:

Area Businesses Compete For The "Best Of Holiday Sonoman Decorations" Sponsored by the Sonoma Sun/THMM

To cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award” go to www.sonomasun.com

Winners Announced in the December 11 edition of the Sun

Saturday, November 29

Cornerstone Place

The Lighting of the Snowmen
Seasonal wine & food pairings in all shops, contemporary sketch portraits, wreath-making demos and the Annual Lighting of over 350 snowmen accompanied by the Comfort & Joy Choral group. A magical experience for all.

Cornerstone Place
23570 Hwy121
(707) 933-3010
www.cornerstoneplace.com
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sonoman Season Opening: Lighting of the Sonomen Celebration

Artefact Design & Salvage at Cornerstone

23570 Highway 121
(707) 933-3010
www.cornerstoneplace.com

Saturday, November 29

El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

Annual Toy Drive, in partnership with Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance. Please drop off an unwrapped toy between November 28 & December 15.

405 First Street West at corner of Spain
(707) 996-3030
www.eldoradosonoma.com

Monday, December 1

Fleurtique: Hip Fashion, Pajama Passion.

We are offering a pretty package of fragrant bath salts for $5. Great hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, or a peaceful gift to yourself. All profits go to Unicef and Make A Make A Wish Foundation.

14 West Spain
(707) 933-1430
www.fleurtique.com
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sonoma Bank

Gift Trees (seedlings in tubes) to the first 50 people who come in and mention the Sonoman Season. Free hot cider and cookies for all who stop by.

Sonoma Bank
135 West Napa Street
(707) 935-7800
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

the girl & the fig

Extra "Sonoman Season" Holiday Cheer: $15 Lunch—Chef's Special Entree will include a glass of wine, soup or salad, and enjoy complimentary corkage at Lunch.

110 West Spain Street

(707) 938-3634

www.thegirlandthefig.com
Month of December, Mon – Thurs
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, December 5, 6 p.m.

Arrival of Santa & Lighting of Plaza Tree Caroling and Music around the Plaza:

Sonoma Plaza

Sponsored by The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce The Sonoma Valley Community Center Refreshments by the Soroptimists International

El Dorado Kitchenette

Re-energize & warm up while holiday shopping! Free house-made holiday cookie with purchase and other special Sonoman holiday promotions. Delicious desserts and drinks and Live Music each Friday and Saturday evening.

405 First Street West at corner of Spain
(707) 996-3030
www.eldoradosonoma.com
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sonoma Bank

Free hot cider and cookies for all who stop by. Enter the contest for a beautiful holiday prize: guess the number of snowflakes in the container. Winner announced Dec. 15.

Sonoma Bank
135 West Napa Street
(707) 935-7800
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sonoma Community Center

Photos with Santa, Refreshments and Holiday Art
276 East Napa Street
(707) 938-4626
www.sonomacommunitycenter.org
6:30 p.m.

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company

Celebrate the Sonoman Season. Come by for a taste of German wheat beers and our seasonal varieties.

750 West Napa Street
(707) 202-8925
2 p.m. – 8 p.m

Sonoma Valley Bank

Drop in for a warm and friendly glass of hot cider and fresh popped popcorn! Try your luck in the “Sonoman” beanbag toss. Families welcome. Each Friday in December.

Sonoma Valley Bank
202 West Napa Street
707-935-3200
www.sonomavalleybank.com
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Music

Keep music in your holiday! Enjoy Live music and grab a holiday treat. Many musical gift items with a special Sonoman discount!

521 Broadway
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Stroll, Sip and Shop Saturday, December 6, 6 p.m.

Caroling and Music around the Plaza:

Families, Organizations, Groups Welcome

Area music and chorale groups provide entertainment around the Plaza—Join In!

Meet at Sunflower Café, 421 First Street West 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Blessing Of The Olives

A beautiful, traditional ceremony at the Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma. Music and refreshments. Free.

Corner of East Spain Street and First Street East
(707) 996-1090, 10 a.m.

Caroling and Music around the Plaza

Stroll, Sip and Shop
Groups and individuals welcome. Meet at Sunflower Caffe
421 First Street West
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Place

Take a photo with Santa in the famous Big Blue Chair.

Cornerstone Place
23570 Hwy121
(707) 933-3010
www.cornerstoneplace.com

Chateau Sonoma and HAUS: A Day of Music, Art & Entertainment

You’re invited to an “Art-felt” Gifts Holiday Party with one-of-a-kind art gifts made by local artists, demonstrations and delicious refreshments at both stores.

153 & 135 West Napa Street
707-935-8553 or 707-939-6460
www.chateausonoma.com
3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Look Through Any Window

Hot cider and homemade cookies for shoppers. We feature local artists and artisans as well as whimsical gifts and a unique kid's room and we'll have fun holiday ornaments.

481 First St. West
(707) 933-8212
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shaker & Amish

Celebrate Sonoman Season with a special Amish cheese and jam tasting at the Shaker & Amish store. The shop features handcrafted solid wood furniture made in the U.S.A. Families are welcome.

Shaker & Amish Design Furniture
17496 Sonoma Hwy
1 (877) 848-1022
www.shakeramish.com
Noon – 4 p.m.

Sisters Consignment Couture

Find unique and affordable holiday gifts for those special women in your life. All customers eligible to enter a drawing for a $25 Sisters Gift Certificate. Festive music and refreshments all day long. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to F.I.S.H. to benefit those in need during this holiday season.

120 West Napa Street
(707) 933-8422
www.sonomaconsignment.com
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, December 7

Artisan Bakery

Frosting the Sonoman! Enjoy a warm beverage and decorate a Sonoman cookie fresh-baked from Artisan’s Bakery ovens. Families welcome.

720 West Napa Street
(707) 996-7320
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Cornerstone Place

Take a photo with Santa in the famous Big Blue Chair.

Cornerstone Place
23570 Hwy121
(707) 933-3010
www.cornerstoneplace.com

Sonoma Community Center

Sonoma Classical Music Society presents the sought-after Chorissima Alumnae group of the San Francisco Girls Chorus in performance.

Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
(707) 938-4626 x1
www.sonomacommunitycenter.org
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Shaker & Amish Design Furniture

Celebrate Sonoman Season with a special Amish cheese and jam tasting at the Shaker & Amish store. The shop features handcrafted solid wood furniture made in the U.S.A. Families are welcome.

17496 Sonoma Hwy
1 (877) 848-1022
www.shakeramish.com
Noon – 4 p.m.

The Bed & Breakfast Association of Sonoma Valley

Visit our charming inns for a tour, refreshments and a chance to win a $100 gift certificate good at any member Inn. Cooperage Inn, Cottage Inn & Spa, Donner Cottage, Hidden Oak Inn and Thistle Dew Inn.

$5 donation will benefit F.I.S.H.
(707) 996-9863
www.sonomabb.com
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Red Grape

Kids "Sonoman" coloring contest. Each Sunday the week’s winner will be drawn and receive a Gift Certificate for their next visit to the Red Grape!

529 First Street West

(707) 996-4103

www.theredgrape.com

Monday, December 8

Sonoma Bank

Free hot cider and cookies for all who stop by. Enter the contest for a beautiful holiday prize: guess the number of snowflakes in the container. Winner announced Dec. 15.

Sonoma Bank
135 West Napa Street
(707) 935-7800
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

US Bank

Collection point for donations to F.I.S.H.
531 Fifth Street West
(707) 938-5666
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, December 12, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Artifax Gallery

Artists Reception and Trunk Sale: Jewelry and Paintings by Teddy Elston & Marsha Klein Refreshments will be served

450 First Street East
(707) 996-9494
www.artifaxsonoma.com
5 p.m - 8 p.m.

Caroling and Music around the Plaza, Stroll, Sip and Shop

Families, Organizations, Groups Welcome
Area music and chorale groups provide entertainment around the Plaza – Join In!

Meet at Sunflower Café
421 First Street West
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Place

Collection of shops and art galleries with unique and fabulous things you won’t find anywhere else and three wine tasting rooms (Sage restaurant open for breakfast and lunch).

23570 Hwy 121 (across from Gloria Ferrer)
(707) 933-3010
Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gallery Walk

Area Art Galleries, Art Shows and Open Studios in a daylong event showcasing the finest in local art

El Dorado Kitchenette

Re-energize & warm up while holiday shopping! Free house-made holiday cookie with purchase and other special Sonoman holiday promotions. Delicious desserts, drinks and Live Music each Friday and Saturday evening.
405 First Street West/ at corner of Spain
(707) 996-3030
www.eldoradosonoma.com
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

El Paseo Courtyard

All shops in El Paseo courtyard will feature “Sonoman” surprises. Visit this enchanting courtyard for gifts, foods and wines. All stores will be open late.

414 First Street East (El Paseo Walkway)
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Enoteca-Sonoma, Patricia Akay

Akay's paintings convery a mood expressed through her unique use of color and rhythmical movement in a “painterly” style. Enjoy a glass of wine from Enoteca’s boutique producers and browse the art and gifts.

Sonoma-Enoteca
35 East Napa Street
(707) 935-1200

Etre Sonoma

Meet jewelry artist Stacey Lorinczi and see her new collection of beautifully designed gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

156 East Napa Street
(707) 939-2700
1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Hipkiss Gallery

Delight in the original paintings of Caroline Hipkiss and ceramics of Cynthia Hipkiss. The art is colorful and the artists are known for their charming, oddball humor.

414 First Street East, #F
(707) 938-5477

Look Through Any Window

Hot cider and Homemade Cookies for Shoppers. We feature local artists and artisans as well as whimsical gifts and a unique kid's room and we'll have fun holiday ornaments.
481 First St. West
(707) 933-8212
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mary’s Pizza

Stop in for a “Sonoman” snack after strolling the shops on the Plaza!
8 West Spain Street
18636 Hwy 12
(707) 938-8300/(707) 938-3600
www.maryspizzashack.com

NorthBay Made/Gourmet Tasting Room

Tastings of decadent chocolates, locally made condiments and oils. Sonoman specials.
All shops in El Paseo courtyard open late, featuring “Sonoman” surprises.

414 First Street East (El Paseo Walkway)
(707) 933-4475
www.northbaymade.com

Sisters Consignment Couture

Find unique and affordable holiday gifts for those special women in your life. All customers eligible to enter a drawing for a $25 Sisters Gift Certificate. Festive music and refreshments all day long. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to F.I.S.H. to benefit those in need during this holiday season.

120 West Napa Street
707-933-8422
www.sonomaconsignment.com
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sonoma Bank

Free hot cider and cookies for all who stop by. Enter the contest for a beautiful holiday prize: guess the number of snowflakes in the container. Winner announced Dec. 15.

Sonoma Bank
135 West Napa Street
(707) 935-7800
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Bank

Drop in for a warm and friendly glass of hot cider and fresh popped popcorn! Vote for your favorite "Sonoman" at your teller's window. Try your luck in the “Sonoman” beanbag toss. Families welcome—each Friday in December.

Sonoma Valley Bank
202 West Napa Street
(707) 935-3200
www.sonomavalleybank.com
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunflower Caffe

Join Mark Dennis and "Vox Pop Uli" singers for some extra-special festive musical magic.
421 First Street West
5:30 p.m.

The Arts Guild Of Sonoma Gallery

Open House all day, refreshments served from 6 to 8 p.m. The Holiday Invitational features works of local artists.

140 East Napa Street
(707) 938-8808

The Sonoma Wine Shop

Personalized wine tastings & great wines at great prices. Sonoman Specials.

412 First Street East

(707) 996-1230
www.sonomawineshop.com

Stroll, Sip and Shop Saturday, December 13

Caroling and Music around the Plaza

Join the caroling around the Plaza lead by Sonoma Valley Newcomers Club and the First Baptist Church chorale and guitarist.
Meet at Sunflower Caffe
421 First Street West
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

East Napa Street Block Party

The boutiques, galleries and charming array of shops and restaurants on East Napa Street will host open houses and serve refreshments for shoppers. Look for fantastic gift ideas and special sales from books to bangles, kitchenware to kitsch—and food and drink to keep you going!

East Napa Street between 1st and 2nd Street East
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Readers’ Books

The Epicurean Connection will serve “Sonomen” made with their new cheese, Delice de la Vallee in The Reading Garden, along with warm pear cider & complimentary recipe cards.

130 East Napa Street
Noon - 4 p.m.
www.readersbooks.com

Enoteca-Sonoma, Patricia Akay art exhibit

Akay's paintings convery a mood expressed through her unique use of color and rhythmical movement in a “painterly” style. Enjoy a glass of wine from Enoteca’s boutique producers and browse the art and gifts.

Sonoma-Enoteca
35 East Napa Street
(707) 935-1200

El Dorado Kitchenette

Re-energize & warm up while holiday shopping! Free house-made holiday cookie with purchase and other special Sonoman holiday promotions. Delicious pastries, desserts and drinks.

405 First Street West/ at corner of Spain
(707) 996-3030
www.eldoradosonoma.com
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Haus

Featuring two of our favorite local jewelry designers & many new pieces just in time for the holidays. Free refreshments.

135 West Napa Street
3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, December 14

Enoteca-Sonoma, Patricia Akay art exhibit

Akay’s paintings convery a mood expressed through her unique use of color and rhythmical movement in a “painterly” style. Enjoy a glass of wine from Enoteca’s boutique producers and browse the art and gifts.

Sonoma-Enoteca
35 East Napa Street
(707) 935-1200

Sonoma Academy of Dance & Arts

Free photos with Santa, then join Santa for Christmas caroling around the square.

180 East Napa Street
(707) 933-9933
www.SonomaDance.com
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company

Celebrate the Sonoman Season. Come by for a taste of German wheat beers and our seasonal varieties.

750 West Napa Street
(707) 202-8925
Noon - 6 p.m.

The Bed & Breakfast Association of Sonoma Valley

Visit our charming inns for a tour, refreshments and a chance to win a $100 gift certificate good at any member Inn. Cooperage Inn, Donner Cottage, Glenelly Inn & Cottages, Hidden Oak Inn and Thistle Dew Inn.

$5 donation will benefit F.I.S.H.

(707) 996-9863
www.sonomabb.com
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Red Grape

Kids “Sonoman” coloring contest. Each Sunday the week’s winner will be drawn and receive a Gift Certificate for their next visit to the Red Grape!

529 First Street West

(707) 996-4103

www.theredgrape.com

Monday, December 15

Sonoma Bank, Holiday prize winner announced.

Free hot cider and cookies for all who stop by. Winner of the beautiful holiday prize announced at noon.

Sonoma Bank
135 West Napa Street
(707) 935-7800
Noon

US Bank

Collection point for donations to F.I.S.H.
531 Fifth Street West
707-938-5666
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (M – F)

Tuesday, December 16

Sonoma Academy of Dance & Arts

The Night Before Christmas Winter Dance recital

180 East Napa Street
(707) 933-9933
www.SonomaDance.com
7 p.m.

Thursday, December 18

Sonoma Academy of Dance & Arts

Gingerbread House workshop

180 East Napa Street
(707) 933-9933
www.SonomaDance.com
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, December 19

Caroling and Music around the Plaza: Stroll, Sip and Shop

Families, Organizations, Groups Welcome
Area music and chorale groups provide entertainment around the Plaza—Join In!

Meet at Sunflower Café
421 First Street West
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

El Dorado Kitchenette

Re-energize & warm up while holiday shopping! Free house-made holiday cookie with purchase and other special Sonoman holiday promotions. Delicious desserts and drinks and Live Music each Friday and Saturday evening.

405 First Street West/ at corner of Spain
(707) 996-3030
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Kovacs Motors

Drawing for a ride in the "Official Sonomobile" of the Sonoman Season. Take a lap around town with Adam Kovacs in this $159,000, Audi R8 Supercar.

19190 Hwy 12
(707) 996-4149
www.kovacsmotors.com
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Mary's Pizza

Stop in for a “Sonoman” snack after strolling the shops on the Plaza!

8 West Spain Street
18636 Hwy 12
707-938-8300/707-938-3600
www.maryspizzashack.com

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company

Celebrate the Sonoman Season. Come by for a taste of German wheat beers and our seasonal varieties.

750 West Napa Street
(707) 202-8925
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Bank

Drop in for a warm and friendly glass of hot cider and fresh popped popcorn! Vote for your favorite "Sonoman" at your teller's window. Try your luck in the “Sonoman” beanbag toss. Families welcome—each Friday in December.

Sonoma Valley Bank
202 West Napa Street
(707) 935-3200
www.sonomavalleybank.com
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 20

Caroling and Music around the Plaza: Stroll, Sip and Shop

Families, Organizations, Groups Welcome
Area music and chorale groups provide entertainment around the Plaza—Join In!

Meet at Sunflower Café
421 First Street West
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Place

Inspired last-minute shopping

Cornerstone Place
23570 Hwy121
(707) 933-3010
www.cornerstoneplace.com

El Dorado Kitchenette

Re-energize & warm up while holiday shopping! Free house-made holiday cookie with purchase and other special Sonoman holiday promotions. Delicious desserts and drinks and Live Music each Friday and Saturday evening.

405 First Street West/ at corner of Spain
(707) 996-3030
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Look Through Any Window

Hot cider and homemade cookies for shoppers. Features local artists and artisans as well as whimsical gifts and a unique kid's room.  We'll have fun holiday ornaments.

481 First Street West
(707) 933-8212
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mary’s Pizza

Stop in for a “Sonoman” snack after strolling the shops on the Plaza!

8 West Spain Street
18636 Hwy 12
(707) 938-8300/(707) 938-3600
www.maryspizzashack.com

Sisters Consignment Couture

Find unique and affordable holiday gifts for those special women in your life. All customers eligible to enter a drawing for a $25 Sisters Gift Certificate. Festive music and refreshments all day long. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to F.I.S.H. to benefit those in need during this holiday season.

120 West Napa Street
(707)933-8422
www.sonomaconsignment.com
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The Real Estate Company

Come Carol With Bob! Join us in some heartfelt Christmas Carols with our songster, Bob. Enjoy hot cider and cookies and enter our holiday drawing.

34 West Spain Street
(707) 938-1999

Sunday, December 21

Cornerstone Place

Inspired last-minute shopping

Cornerstone Place
23570 Hwy121
(707) 933-3010
www.cornerstoneplace.com

El Dorado Kitchenette

Re-energize & warm up while holiday shopping! Free house-made holiday cookie with purchase and other special Sonoman holiday promotions. Delicious pastries, desserts and drinks.

405 First Street West/ at corner of Spain
(707) 996-3030
www.eldoradosonoma.com
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Estate

Estate will be serving our Italian-Inspired Christmas Eve Dinner Wednesday evening. Come see our friendly "Sonoman" and our beautifully lit Victorian estate.

400 West Spain Street

(707) 933-3663

www.estate-sonoma.com
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Glen Ellen

Village Holiday Celebration
Shops, galleries, restaurants & tasting rooms join in a "Sonoman" Celebration. Visit this charming historic village for a true winter holiday experience.

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sonoma Community Center

The Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble performs “Christmas Rose,” a concert featuring songs of the season and a magical event for the whole family.
Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center

276 East Napa Street
(707) 938.4626 x1
www.sonomacommunitycenter.org
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Sisters Consignment Couture

Find unique and affordable holiday gifts for those special women in your life. All customers eligible to enter a drawing for a $25 Sisters Gift Certificate. Festive music and refreshments all day long. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to F.I.S.H. to benefit those in need during this holiday season.

120 West Napa Street
(707) 933-8422
www.sonomaconsignment.com
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The Red Grape

Kids "Sonoman" coloring contest. Each Sunday the week’s winner will be drawn and receive a Gift Certificate for their next visit to the Red Grape!

529 First Street West

(707) 996-4103

www.theredgrape.com

The Sebastiani Theatre

Step back in time when the historic Sebastiani Theater transforms into a magical winter holiday fairyland, fashioned by Susan and Darryl Bellach. The theater becomes a complete miniature village with music, refreshments and a joyful celebration.

No charge.
476 First Street East
www.sebastianitheatre.com
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, December 22

Final days of Sonoman Season!

All shops will have special promotions and Sonoman Season specials.

Join in this remarkable holiday celebration—an authentic, grassroots expression of the people and businesses that are dedicated to making Sonoma such a wonderful town.

US Bank

Collection point for donations to F.I.S.H.
531 Fifth Street West
(707) 938-5666
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

December 25, 3 to 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Dinner Sonoma Community Center

Annual free holiday dinner featuring talented local chefs, music and Christmas carols. Donations welcome, volunteers needed.

Andrews Hall
Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street
(707) 938-4626
www.sonomacommunitycenter.org

December through February

8th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Festival

Enjoy a variety of olive-related activities and events such as cooking demonstrations, Martini Madness, concerts and art exhibitions.
www.sonomavalley.com/OliveFestival

November 20 to January 4, 2009

Holiday in the Vines

Let the season begin. The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance presents a Wine Country calendar spotlighting holiday events. Visit the website for a complete listing of all activities.

www.sonomavalleywine.com
(707) 935-0803

Charitable beneficiary:
F.I.S.H. (Friends in Sonoma Helping)

Drop off Food and Donations at designated locations

To participate in the Sonoman Season, contact: sonomanseason@gmail.com

or Fax forms to:
(707) 939.2780

or mail to:
PO Box 427
Vineburg, CA 95487

Phone:
Meta Strauss, Etre Sonoma
(707) 939-2700