NOTE: This story was updated with additional information on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
The holiday season kicks off Friday, Nov. 23, at the 9th Annual “Healdsburg for the Holidays Party.”
The event runs throughout the Healdsburg downtown from 4 to 9 p.m.
Santa will be located in the gazebo in Healdsburg Plaza Park from 4 to 6 p.m.
H-Town Youth Theatre's entire cast of "Winnie the Pooh A Christmas Tail" will also be participating in the "Healdsburg for the Holidays Party" on Nov. 23. On Saturday, they will also be there for the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Healdsburg Downtown Merchants invite you to bring your gift lists and your appetites to this “not-to-be-missed” town celebration that has earned rave reviews in years past.
Gather family and friends and enjoy a wide array of food, wine, music, entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa and more.
The Downtown Holiday Party tradition continues with food, wine, music, free entertainment and horse-drawn carriage rides. Bring the family to visit with Santa and don’t miss kids activities in the plaza sponsored by the Healdsburg Parks & Recreation Department.
Additional holiday offerings in the area include special performances from the Healdsburg Community Band Brass Quartette, the Windsor Children’s Community Choir & Santa Rosa Junior Choir.
Local businesses invite you in for Christmas shopping and to enjoy free wine tastings, spiked cider, chocolate fondue, holiday give-aways and deep discounts.
Additionally, don’t miss the “Grinch” and businesses decorated as “Who-ville” on Healdsburg Ave. or the “Magical Toyland” Exhibit with its Four Seasons Victorian Doll House at the Healdsburg Museum.
For winery events and more details visit www.healdsburg.com or call the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at 707- 433-6935 or 1-800-648-9922 (CA only).