Holiday Happenings

Share in the Season with the Holiday Events Calendar

Our 2016 Holiday Events Calendar is available for download: click here!


Ooh and aah at the City of Lights Driving Tour

Petaluma's holiday spirit shines brightly in The City of Lights Driving Tour December 3-30. 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.

Click here for a list of addresses and MAP of beautifully decorated homes and businesses.

After you've seen the homes and businesses, vote for your favorite! The first place winner in the Home Decorating contest will receive a $100 Sprouts Farmers Market gift certificate; second place receives a $50 Sprouts Farmers Market gift certificate. Thank you to Sprouts for making the holiday season bright!

VOTE for your favorite decorated home at:

The winner of the Business Decorating Contest gets bragging rights that they shared Christmas cheer throughout the community.

VOTE for your favorite decorated business at:


Downtown Merchants' Holiday Open House on Sat., December 3

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.

Take a mini-tour of the downtown shopping experience at:



Lighted Boat Parade is a dazzling holiday display on Saturday, December 17 at 6pm

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. 17 at about 6pm 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

Download a copy of the 2016 Holiday Events Calendar