Winter Experiences

Holidays in Healdsburg

Stroll the quaint streets of Healdsburg all dressed up for the holidays, discover unique artisanal gifts and feast on the freshest cuisine paired with Sonoma’s finest wines. Sounds heavenly, right?! The holidays officially begin and we have curated our favorite activities just for you!

Winter Music Series

Saturdays | 6:30-9:30pm
Hotel Healdsburg Fireplace Lounge

Cozy up by the fire with your favorite spirit or grape in our Lobby Lounge on Saturday nights and be treated to some incredible tunes. Our specially-curated Winter Music Series (through February) brings in some of the region’s best jazz players with a diverse set of styles, from Cuban to Brazilian, Gypsy to Blues.

Wild Mushroom Foray & Demonstration Lunch with Mushroom Experts

Nov 23, Dec 15, Dec 29, Jan 26, Feb 8 | 9:30am-2pm
Relish Culinary Center
Join foraging expert David Campbell as he leads a foray in the hills above Healdsburg. Learn the fundamentals of edible wild mushroom foraging, including what trees and terrain to look for, the most easily-recognizable edible mushrooms of our region, safety, foraging etiquette, and more. Afterward, gather back at the Relish Culinary Center for a cooking demonstration led by chef Julie Schreiber and lunch including mushrooms you find along the way.

Holiday Walking Tours

November 29 - December 31 | 11am and 5pm
Starting from the gazebo in the Healdsburg Plaza
You’re invited for an insider’s walking tour of downtown Healdsburg, all gussied up for the holidays. Spend the afternoon exploring special food and wine pairings, with stops at artisan food makers (perfect for holiday gifts). Or enjoy a strolling cocktail hour, stopping for special pours and bites at a variety of farm-to-table restaurants.

Holiday Tea

Saturdays and Sundays | November 30 - December 22 | 1:30pm
Hotel Healdsburg Fireplace Lounge
Reservations Required

Create a new seasonal tradition with friends and loved ones at Holiday Tea at Hotel Healdsburg. Following a morning of shopping in Healdsburg or as a festive afternoon out with family, our high tea service provides a relaxing oasis to enjoy the tastes of the season for adults and children alike.

Join us for the afternoon to indulge in housemade pastries, petit sandwiches, custom blend teas, classic cocktails and other holiday fare from Executive Chef Scott Romano. With live piano music, dazzling winter florals, and beautiful holiday decor, we invite you to enjoy one of our favorite holiday traditions.

Holiday Dine Around - Healdsburg’s Progressive Holiday Dinners

December 4, 5 & 11, 12
Discover Healdsburg’s finest restaurants with a three course strolling progressive meal through Healdsburg festive downtown.

Breakfast with Santa at Costeaux French Bakery

Saturday December 7, 2019 | Costeaux French Bakery | 9-11am
The annual tradition of Breakfast with Santa at Costeaux continues with plenty of face time with The Big Guy! Enjoy complimentary photos with Santa and our expansive nutcracker collection, perhaps the largest in the world or at least this side of the Russian River. No reservations necessary.

Holiday Gift Soiree

Saturday December 7, 2019 | 12-4pm
Dragon Fly Farms
425 Westside Road
Come buy beautiful things produced by talented local artists. Beautiful florals, handmade stationary, gourmet cheeses, ceramics, chocolates, wellness products, textiles and more.

Black Kite Wine Dinner Featuring Delamotte/Salon Champagne at Singlethread

Wednesday December 11, 2019
131 North St
SingleThread welcomes Black Kite Cellars for a special collaboration dinner! Black Kite will pair their exceptional site-specific, California coast pinot noir and chardonnay with a special tasting menu presented by Kyle Connaughton and the SingleThread culinary team.

Subject - Object

Reception - Friday, December 13, 5-7 | Saturday, December 14, 10am-4pm
Roving Venue
428 Moore Lane
A one day show of sculpture, installation, and 2-D works by 9 artists.
Roving Venue (RV) is an itinerant gallery and series of one-day art events that promote contemporary art in Sonoma County. Events are held at diverse locales, from RVs and galleries to parks and old industrial sites.

Fireside Reading of Gabby the Green Grape

Sunday December 22, 2019 | 11am
Hotel Healdsburg Lobby
Join us in the seasonally decorated Fireside Lounge at Hotel Healdsburg for a reading of Healdsburg’s Gabby The Green Grape by local Author Kimberly DesJardine.
The setting for Gabby the Green Grape takes place in rural vineyard country. The book is an homage to the back roads of Sonoma County and gives a nod to local landmarks and historic icons in bucolic Healdsburg, CA, where the author resides.
Followed by Hot Cocoa and holiday cookies by the concierge desk. Tracy will be signing & selling books and Gabby plush dolls during our holiday tea. All proceeds will go to fire recovery efforts.
Join Gabby on her Healdsburg vineyard journey!

Christmas Eve at Dry Creek Kitchen

Wednesday | December 24 | 5:30-9:30pm

Spread Christmas cheer at our Sonoma County holiday table this year with our Christmas Eve specials from Chefs Scott Romano and Lisa Kaufman.

If you want to celebrate the products and flavors of Sonoma County, Dry Creek Kitchen is the perfect location to break bread with friends and family this holiday season.

Christmas Day at Spoonbar

Thursday | December 25 | 3-8pm

Relax and let Spoonbar prepare your Christmas Day feast, a perfect four-course menu with items to please every member of the family. Think red wine truffle risotto and dry aged new york strip steak plus dessert.

New Year’s Eve at Dry Creek Kitchen

Wednesday | December 24 | 5:30-9:30pm

Celebrate with friends and family with Chef Romano’s festive five-course New Year’s Eve menu. This decadent tasting menu will use the best of local ingredients, augmented by expert preparation for a one-night only event to start the new year right.

28th Annual Winter WINEland

January 18-19, 2020 | 11am-4pm
Northern Sonoma County
The perfect winter escape…taste current vintages, multiple varietals grown in Sonoma County, and even try a few verticals! A great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. All participating wineries will highlight a Vintage, Varietal or Vertical tasting for the weekend.
Ticket price will include wine tasting at all of the participating wineries for the weekend. Not all wineries provide food for this event. Please be sure to read the DETAILED program to see what each winery will offer for the weekend. Winter WINEland does not take place at one location, you travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring.