A story by the fire at an inviting hotel, breakfast with Santa, hoping Eeyore finds his tail….. This weekend is filled with lots of fun activities for you to enjoy with your children!
Light up a Life Tree Lighting The holidays are especially hard when you have lost someone close to you. In Railroad Square this Saturday, you can join others in honoring your loved ones in a special and touching ceremony put on by Hospice of Petaluma and Memorial Hospice. This event is now in its 25th year. During the community tree lighting, there will be music, inspiration, and remembrance.
RR Square, Santa Rosa
Sat Dec 12th, 6 – 7pm
Once Upon a Gingerbread House My mom used to go to the neighbor’s house for a ladies’ night in December and then come home with a special Gingerbread House that she had made for display. I never understood why the house was for looking only and not for eating. It didn’t matter. By the time Christmas came around, it looked like little mice had taken bites out of the house, stolen all the M&Ms, and left only half eaten walls and the yucky black licorice. Don’t be like my mom.* Take your precious child to create a house of their own at the Sonoma County Library this Saturday. And if they can’t just look at it, let them have a nibble.
So Co Library, Santa Rosa
Sat Dec12th, 11am – 12pm
*Let it be known that my mom was actually a great mom, and pretty much knew that my sisters and I were the little mice massacring her lovely gingerbread creation.
Breakfast with Santa Mark this on your calendar! Santa is taking a little time off from the busy work being done at the North Pole, and headed to Costeaux Bakery in Healdsburg for breakfast! Dine on a decadent quiche or a buttery croissant with the Big Guy himself. Be sure to bring your camera so that your munchkins can take advantage of a great photo op!
PDF of the Breakfast Menu
Costeaux Bakery, Healdsburg
Sat Dec 12th, 9 – 11am
Holiday Storytelling A warm cozy fire, riveting tale after tale being told, all the makings to bring the coziness into the holiday season. Come enjoy the warmth of Hotel Healdsburg in a classic family setting before heading back out into the freezing December air.
Hotel Healdsburg in front of the FP
Sat Dec 12th, 1 – 2pm
Magical Toyland Exhibit and Kid’s Open House The Healdsburg Museum is opening its doors for this wonderful event showcasing toys from the 1860’s – 1960’s. What? No Guitar Hero in the 1800’s??? How did kids ever have fun? Give your kids an entertaining view of how toys used to be, and how cool these toys really are. Beyond toys, there will be games, crafts, storytelling, carols, and plenty of treats.
Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society
Sat Dec 12th, 1 – 3pm
Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail Oh dear. Eeyore has lost his tail, and it’s just before Christmas! Luckily he has plenty of friends in the 100-acre wood that can help him find it. Watch this musical adventure put on by the Raven Theatre players in Healdsburg this weekend or next. Tickets can be purchased at door, or in advance by calling 707-433-6335.
Sat Dec 12th or 19th, 11am, 2pm, or 7 pm
Sun Dec 13th and 20th, 2pm and 4pm
Raven Theatre, 115 North Street, Healdsburg
$10 adults, $5 kids under 12