Thursday, December 2, 2010

MONDAY, DEC 6 - Annual Museum Benefit Victorian Tea

Visit the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum to enjoy a proper Victorian-style tea with finger sandwiches, scones and desserts served on fine linen in English bone china by costumed maids and in a Victorian Holiday setting.

Place: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma, CA.  Fee: Call for information & reservations Time: Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 778.4398

SAT & SUN, DEC 4-5 Holiday Parade of Lights

What better way to spend your holiday and finish up the year than with the Parade of Lights! Bring the family out for a good old fashioned parade featuring more than 100 entries of floats, horses, marching bands, antique cars, trucks and more all decorated with Christmas lights. 

Spectacular and so incredibly beautiful, just watching it will put the joy & warmth of the holidays in your heart. Hot drinks and snacks will be available. 

Place: Downtown Guerneville  Fee: FreeTime: 7 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 869.9000

SAT & SUN, DEC 4-5 - Twas the Night Before Christmas

Teresa Lubarsky's Healdsburg Ballet Presents Twas the Night Before Christmas in an original full length dance production. 

Place: The Raven Theater, 115 North Street Healdsburg  Fee: $15 Adults/$10 Seniors/$10 Kids under 8 Time: Sat 7 p.m./Sun 2 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 431.7617

SAT & SUN, DEC 4-5 - Willy Wonka

Presented by The Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Department. Grab your golden ticket and enter the gates of the most marvelous, magical & mysterious chocolate factory in the world! With the eccentric Willy Wonka as their tour guide, five lucky children find themselves on a dazzling, delectable & dangerous adventure - complete with Oompa-Loompas!

Tickets: $18/General, $12/Senior/Students, $10/Youth  Phone: 527-4343
Place: SRJC - Burbank Auditorium SR Campus, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

SATURDAY, DEC 4 - Blessing of the Olives at the Mission

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

Place: East Spain and First St. East, Sonoma Plaza  Fee: Free Time: 10 a.m. Phone: (707) 996.1090

FRIDAY, DEC 3 - Cloverdale’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

Cloverdale’s tree lighting ceremony will be at 5 p.m. in the Plaza. Catch a little holiday cheer!
Fee: Free Time: 5 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 894.2521

FRIDAY, DEC 3 - Lighting of City Hall with Santa on the Plaza

Every year Santa Claus rides on a vintage fire truck to the Sonoma Plaza, lights up the Christmas tree and City Hall and passes out candy canes to tots.

Fee: Free Time: 5 p.m. Phone Number: (866) 996.1090 Place: Sonoma Plaza

SAT & SUN DEC 4-5 - How The Lorax Stole Hanukkah

Analy Theater Arts presents 3 plays in 1 this Holiday Season: The Lorax, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and Herschel & The Hanukkah Goblins. The trio of tales opens Friday, December 3rd @ 7:30pm.
Bringing life to Dr. Seuss's classic characters the Lorax & the Grinch, plus clever Herschel, who outsmarts a tribe of goblins to save an entire village. 

Dates & Times: Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11 @ 7:30pm w/ matinees Sunday, December 6 & 11 @ 2pm   Admission: $8/General, $5/Students/Seniors Tickets: by phone: 800-838-3006 or at the door  Place: Analy High School Theater

SAT & SUN, DEC. 4-5 The Sound of Music

Indulge in Rodgers & Hammerstein's glorius music as love trriumphs over oppression in this timeless true story. It;s a classic, heart-warming holiday treat for the entire family.
Roustabout Theater, resident theater of Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, presents our acclaimed Apprentice Program production of everyone's perennial favorite, our Apprentice Program features performers ages 5-19. 

Dates: Dec. 3-5  Tickets: (800)838-3006  Place: Roustabout Theater at Wells Fargo Center of the Arts

FRI, SAT, SUN DEC. 3-5 A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens adapted by Jon Tracy
Celebrate the holidays with this critically acclaimed classic. Fun for the entire family, Carol depicts a heart-warming tale of redemption during a time of giving thanks. Packed with a brilliant ensemble and intimate setting, this production will surely get you in the mood to ring in the holiday season.

Dates: 12/1-12/19 Times: Thur/Fri @ 8pm, Sat/Sun @ 2pm & 8pm.
Tickets: $25/General, $20/Seniors/Students, $15/Preview Performances 12/1 & 12/2 only
Phone: 823-0177  Place: Sonoma County Repertory Theater, 104 N. Main Street, Sebastopol