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Stomp, speed, and sip your way through harvest season in Wine Country.



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Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival

November 3
B.R. Cohn Winery
15000 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen
The harvest of the winery’s 160-year-old heritage olive trees is accompanied by live music, food, and B.R. Cohn wines. $20. brcohn.com.

Wine and Food Affair

November 3–4
Multiple locations, Sonoma County
A weekend of wine and food pairing at participating wineries in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys. $30–$80. wineroad.com.

Napa Valley Film Festival

November 7–11
Multiple locations, Napa County
Napa County’s ultimate film, food, and wine experience, with more than 120 new independent films. $125–$25,000. nvff.org.

Pick-Up Party

November 10
Tedeschi Family Winery
2779 Grant St., Calistoga
Triannual event with current, library, and new-release tastings and handmade pizzas. $45. tedeschifamilywinery.com.

Calmus

November 15
Green Music Center
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
One of Germany’s most successful vocal groups wows in The Loft at Weill Hall. Starting at $25. gmc.sonoma.edu.

Santa Train

November 19–December 28 (except November 22 and December 24–25)
Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
The Napa Valley Wine Train’s annual holiday trip includes hot cocoa, freshly baked cookies, games, and a sing-along on a trip to the North Pole. Starting at $39. gmc.sonoma.edu.

Broadway Holiday Spectacular

November 30–December 2
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa

December 6–7
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
100 California Dr., Yountville​
The creators of Broadway Under the Stars bring Broadway-caliber actors to perform cherished holiday favorites and more. $39–$139. transcendencetheatre.org.

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade

December 1
Downtown Calistoga​
Tractors covered in Christmas lights roll down Calistoga’s main drag to kick off the holiday season. Free. visitcalistoga.com.

Reindeer Run

December 1
Wetlands Edge View Area, American Canyon
Three- or 6.5-mile run/walk. $37–$52. khopeinternational.org/ReindeerRun.

Petaluma Gingerbread House Showcase and Competition

December 7–9
Hotel Petaluma​
205 Kentucky St., Petaluma​
The gingerbread houses on display are created by professionals, businesses, and families. Free. hotelpetaluma.com.

Holiday Art Spark Family Studio

December 15
di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art
5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa
Workshops by professional artists help families craft original artwork to take home. Free–$15. dirosaart.org.

Napa Lighted Art Festival

January 12–20
Downtown Napa
Ten to 15 illuminated pieces of art are scattered across the city. Free. cityofnapa.org.

Napa Truffle Festival

January 18–21
Westin Verasa Napa
1314 McKinstry St., Napa
Culinary and scientific demonstrations with truffles, plus a truffle marketplace. Free–$1,445. napatrufflefestival.com.

Chowder Day

January 26
Multiple locations, Bodega Bay
Taste chowder and meet chefs at various stops around town. $12. bodegabay.com.

Cloverdale Citrus Fair

February 15–18
Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds
1 Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale
The annual fair brings rides, live entertainment, and exhibits built out of citrus. $5–$28. cloverdalecitrusfair.org.

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