Russian River Events | November - December 2018
Leaves are falling and grapes are crushing. Looking for places to stay while you experience these events? Come to AutoCamp Russian River for the ultimate airstream resort experience under the redwoods.
November 3rd + 4th, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
A weekend of wine and food pairing in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys. All wineries participating will prepare a favorite recipe for you to sample each day along with their delicious varietals.
November 3rd, 1:00 PM
Through a series of talks, TEDxSonomaCounty explores new ideas, ways of thinking, communicating and interacting. Learn how technology takes us from abstract ideas to living in the reality we desire to create.
Yoga in the Clubhouse
November 3rd, 23rd, and December 1st, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Onsite at AutoCamp Russian River
Get a jumpstart to your morning with a relaxing yoga class underneath the redwoods. Led by Deneene Bell from Riverbed Yoga studio, this class will help you unwind before your day of adventuring. Sign up at check-in.
November 10th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Just in time for the holidays. Using seasonal greenery and florals from the Ranch, instructors will walk you through the process of creating wreaths and swags that can be used for holiday decoration!
November 10th, 11:00 AM
Owner of Bitter Girl Bitters, Erin Hines will lead a hands-on workshop on crafting seasonal bitters using organic ingredients from her Sonoma garden. Each participant will take home their own custom-labeled bottle of bitters to liven up their next cocktail or mocktail! Includes a glass of Abbot’s Passage wine.
November 22nd, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Grab your family and head to Healdsburg this Thanksgiving! The Healdsburg Turkey Trot, a 5k run/walk through Healdsburg Open Space Preserve is put on every Thanksgiving morning. Benefits support the Drew Esquivel Scholarship, which supports student/athletes from Healdsburg attend college.
It’s All About Cheesecake
November 30th, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Chef George, a former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company and author of “The Cheesecake Bible”, is world renowned for his culinary accomplishments. In this class, you will be learning how to make Maple Cheesecake Muffins, Blue Cheese Pecan Cheesecake, The Original Golden Girls Cheesecake and much more! Sparkling Wine, Artisan Cheese, and Charcuterie will be served.
December 1st, All Day
Join merchants in the walkable historic district for fun and festivities including carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, hot cider and more!
December 1st, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sonoma Valley’s annual and historic lighting of the snowmen draws crowds from all over Northern California and beyond. Hundreds of decorative snowman are arranged at Sonoma’s Cornerstone Gardens and Marketplace. This festival will feature crafts, beer and wine, food, and of course, the lighting!
Petaluma’s Annual Gingerbread House Showcase Competition
December 7th – December 9th – All Day
three-day holiday event for the whole community! This event features a gingerbread house showcase and competition. Enter your gingerbread creation for a chance to win!
December 9th, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Learn how to make all of your holiday favorites. Learn even the most tricky techniques that are intimidating to even the most experienced bakers. Former professional baker and food educator, Caroline Ferguson, will walk you through preparing, rolling and cutting these delicious holiday treats!
December 12th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Spend your hump day at Sonoma Coast Vineyards for a special pairing of gourmet popcorn and a glass of refreshing champagne. Recurring event every Wednesday through December 19th.
Petaluma City of Lights Driving Tour
Daily during the month of December
Get in the holiday spirit with this self-guided driving tour of beautifully decorated homes and businesses throughout the town of Petaluma. These outdoor lights are experienced best after 5:00 PM.
December 29th – 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Two of our favorite things! Local houtskool dumplings hosts a pop up in Red Car Wineries Sebastopol. Bring your own records for Red Car’s wheels of steel and enjoy some steamed to order dumplings!