There is nothing like seeing Santa Claus during holiday time. Whether you are a child or a grown up “kid,” Santa seems to evoke genuine smiles and the idea of hope and faith in something bigger than we are. We delight in seeing kids having their childhood memories being formed right in front of our eyes. We may remember back to a simpler time, when there was an annual tradition of climbing on Santa’s lap and carefully explaining which toys we wanted to see on Christmas morning. Sometimes our wishes were granted, and it would reaffirm our belief in miracles. How DID he do that?! Then there were the times when we didn’t quite get all of the things we asked Santa for, and it was a learning opportunity. We had to learn that we don’t always get what we want, no matter how much we really wanted it.
Programs like Secret Santa are truly making Christmas miracles happen for so many families who are struggling at holiday time. We have an opportunity to change lives and create memorable cherished moments in time. If you would like to help fulfill wishes this holiday season with Secret Santa, click on SecretSantaNow.org to find out how you can make Christmas special for families in Sonoma County.
In the meantime, if you would like to visit Santa this season, here are your opportunities to fully embrace the holiday spirit starting with a kind word to and from The Big Guy!
Ongoing – Montgomery Village 11am – 3pm
Ongoing – Coddingtown
Ongoing – Santa Rosa Plaza 10am – 9pm
Nov 30 – Santa’s Riverboat Arrival in Petaluma 11:30 – 1:30pm
Nov 30 – Santa Pix with Your Pets! At Pet Club, Santa Rosa Ave 10am – 2pm
Dec 7, 14, 21 – Breakfast with Santa at Costeaux Bakery in Healdsburg – 9am – 11am
Dec 8 – Brunch with Santa at Ramekins in Sonoma 10am – 2pm
Dec 14 – Santa Fly-In at Pacific Coast Air Museum
Dec 17 – Petaluma Farmer’s Market – 12pm – 1:30pm
Dec 21 – Santa Rosa Farmers Market – 11am – 12:30pm