Holiday Happenings

Share in the Season with the Holiday Events Calendar

Download our 2014 Holiday Events Calendar! Also make sure to take a peek at our online calendar for Holiday events and more!


Ooh and aah at the City of Lights Driving Tour

Petaluma's holiday spirit shines brightly in The City of Lights Driving Tour December 1- 28. Take a break from the holiday hustle and spend time with your family on the self-guided tour viewing the homes and businesses that are decked out with spectacular displays of lights and decorations.

Our elves have been busy drawing a map of the elaborately decorated homes and businesses throughout Petaluma.

The map is available for download at:




Downtown Merchants' Holiday Open House on Sat., December 6

The day will be a gift "From Petaluma with Love" as downtown merchants host a full day of festive activities. Join them for great shopping deals, carolers, horse and carriage rides, face-painting, hot cider and much more from 11am to 5pm.

More information can be found at or by calling (707) 762-9348.


Lighted Boat Parade is a dazzling holiday display

Petaluma’s riverside location once again provides a unique setting as a flotilla of decorated boats streams into the

Petaluma River Turning Basin on Saturday, Dec. 13 at about 6:30 p.m. in celebration of the holiday season. Bring your camera; the thousands of lights reflecting off the water makes the Lighted Boat Parade a favorite event for photographers.

The flotilla remains on view all evening in the Historic Downtown harbor behind the Great Petaluma Mill at 6 Petaluma Blvd. No. and “B” Street.  The night is still young...enjoy great food, drink and live entertainment in historic downtown. Check out the Winter Window Walk to view beautifully decorated windows and shops. Merchants open late for you!

More information can be found at or by calling (707) 762-9348.

Santa's Riverboat Arrival Was SO much Fun! - Join us in 2015 on Saturday, November 28th

Santa and Mrs. Claus sail by tugboat into the Petaluma River Turning Basin and disembark at River Plaza Shopping Center on E. Washington St. Entertainment starts at 11:30am with Petaluma Pete and the Pacific Empire Chorus. Free balloon artist to entertain the waiting crowd. Santa arrives at noon; stay for photos and Christmas wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus; Free.