Thursday, December 16, 2010

FRI-SUN DEC 17-19 - Ham for the Holidays

Sonoma County native Shad Willingham presents his great Christmas extravaganza, once again, transporting us to Christmas Eve 1939. A group of actor's from a small radio statin (WHAM) await the arrival of Orson Welles. Hilarity ensues as actors stumble through a long, stormy night in this family-friendly seasonal treat sprinkled w/ holiday music from the era. Show runs through December 19th.

Place: 6th Street Playhouse, 52 W 6th Street, Santa Rosa.
For more info: (707)523-4185

FRI-SUN DEC 17-19 - A Christmas Carol

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.

Place: Sonoma County Repertory Theater in Sebastopol Times: Thur/Fri @ 8pm, Sat/Sun @ 2pm & 8pm. Tickets: $25/General, $20/Seniors/Students, $15/Preview Performances 12/1 & 12/2 only.

WEDS, DEC 22 - Paul Anka at the Wells Fargo Center

Celebrate the holidays with superb vocal musician Paul Anka. His legendary voice is recognized around the world and he is one of the most successful pop songwriters in all of history. Hear classic Christmas tunes and Anka’s beloved hits from throughout the years. 

Place: Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA
Fee: $45 $75, $99 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 546.3600

SATURDAY, DEC 18 - Great Russian Nutcracker at Wells Fargo Center

Spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian artists make this Nutcracker the must-see production of the season! Beloved Russian fairytale characters and larger-than life puppets add to the whimsical and imaginative storytelling that sets the Great Russian Nutcracker apart. 

Place: Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA
Fee: Call for information and tickets Time: 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 546.3600


Where can you see Santa Claus arrive on the scene by air? Arriving with the help of the good folks at REACH Helicopter, Santa will set up shop with his bag of treats and take requests from all of the kids who have been nice. Every child will get a free bag of goodies. The event will have something for children of all ages. While the kids wait to see Santa, they can test their skills making crafts, enjoy animals in the petting zoo, get their face painted, and play in the jumps and on the air slide. The museum will have a selection of food and beverages available similar to the famous Hot Dog Thursday menu, with extra items like popcorn, cookies, hot chocolate, tea and coffee. Also, don’t forget to check out the many discounted specials offered in the gift shop to fill out your shopping list. Museum members are encouraged to help spread the word to their neighbors and friends.

Place: Pacific Coast Air Museum Fee: Admission is free for everyone!
Time: Santa's planned arrival is approximately 11:00 a.m.
The Museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dec 16 - Dec 31: Sonoma Valley Gingerbread Winery Contest

Wineries throughout Sonoma Valley are busy creating gingerbread replicas of their beautiful winery buildings.  These sweet creations will be displayed in the tasting rooms throughout December.  Tasting Room guests are invited to vote for their favorite Gingerbread Winery!  You are entered to win a case of Sonoma Valley Wine!!! (Must be 21 to Win!)