California State Parks in cooperation with the Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks Association presents the 29th annual Christmas at the Mission.
Tickets are available beginning Saturday, Nov. 22, at Mission San Francisco Solano, 114 E. Spain St., Sonoma. Christmas at the Sonoma Mission takes place on Saturday, Dec. 13. It is a unique opportunity to experience Sonoma State Historic Park at night. Program times are 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. The Sonoma Valley High School Madrigal Choir will lead carols for this year’s program.
Christmas at the Sonoma Mission participants should be prepared to stand for long periods as there is limited seating available in the chapel, and dress for inclement weather as portions of the program is held outdoors.
Music by the Pickle Creek Jug Band will be performed at the Toscano Hotel and refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Sonoma/ Petaluma State Historic Parks Association, at the Sonoma Soldiers Barracks. There will also be soldier demonstrations and a Victorian craft station located inside the Sonoma Barracks.
Plus, the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation will host a free holiday open house for the public from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at two historic properties: the Gen. Joseph Hooker House, El Paseo de Sonoma, and the Maysonnave House, 291 First St. E.
Music and refreshments will be available at each location. For information about the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation, visit sonomaleague.org.
Due to the popularity of this event, admission is by ticket only. Tickets go quickly and there is a $2.50 suggested donation per ticket. Donations go directly to the Sonoma/ Petaluma State Historic Parks Association. The Mission door opens at 10 a.m.
Sonoma State Historic Park is a California State Park and includes Mission San Francisco Solano (Sonoma Mission), Toscano Hotel and Kitchen, Sonoma Barracks, Casa Grande site and Servant’s Quarters, and General Vallejo’s Home and historic fields.