8 spooky Halloween festivities in Sonoma Valley
Spooktacular Sonoma — trick-or-treat around the Plaza
The City of Sonoma and Experience Sonoma invite neighbors to trick-or-treat around the historic Sonoma Plaza on Monday, Oct. 31 between 3 to 5 p.m.
Wear a fun costume, visit the historic Sonoma Plaza, and check into the Visitors Center, located at 453 First St. E., then walk to participating businesses around the Plaza, say trick-or-treat, and have fun!
This event is for families with children 10 and under (though they won't be checking IDs...)
Ghost Train Boogie — a HalloWINE party
Fan favorite and the ultimate HalloWINE country monster mash is back again at Cline Family Cellars.
Dress in your Halloween best (yes, they mean costume party) and gather on the railcar deck for wine, bites, music and more. The “ultimate Halloween thrill ride,” this party is going to be off the rails.
The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Cline Family Cellars, located at 24737 Arnold Drive. Tickets cost $75, and can be purchased at clinecellars.com.
Halloween Marquerade at Buena Vista Winery
Buena Vista Winery is hosting an evening brimming with enchantment and intrigue at its Alice in Wonderland-inspired Masquerade Party.
Embark on a whimsical journey as you follow the elusive White Rabbit into the depths of the rabbit hole, where an extraordinary world of fantasy and wonder awaits. The winery’s mesmerizing Wonderland is a realm where curiosity is not just encouraged but celebrated, where the bounds of imagination are gracefully shattered. Here, the seductive rhythms of vibrant dance music beckon you to take the floor.
Delectable treats, accompanied by our most exquisite Buena Vista wines, await to tantalize taste buds. This evening boasts an unforgettable fusion of magical moments, fantastical experiences and boundless joy.
The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at Buena Vista Winery, located at 18000 Old Winery Road. Tickets cost $125 per person, $100 for members. Learn more at buenavistawinery.com.
Sebastiani Theatre’s Halloween Decorations Open House
The Sebastiani Theatre invites you to a special drop-in Halloween Decorations Open House on Saturday, Oct. 21, between 3:30 and 7 p.m.
Once again, the community can enjoy the amazing and artistic Halloween decorations created by that gifted, mega-talented “decorateur extraodinaire,” Susan Bellach.
Susan Bellach, along with her assistants Armando & Maria, have truly transformed the Sebastiani Theatre into a magical Halloween spectacle featuring, in the entryway, a spooky Halloween tree decorated with various Halloween creatures and lights and, in the lobby, a miniature Halloween Village and much more. Don’t miss the spooky musicians and the rattling, lighted-up skeleton!
The entire Theatre, including the concession area & restrooms are aglow with lights & decorations specifically selected and gorgeously arranged by Susan Bellach, a most multi-talented and generous-hearted person who has been decorating the Theatre for both Halloween and Christmas for the past many years, using many decorations from her own personal collections and outdoing herself every year.
Whenever Susan is awhirl with decorating at the Sebastiani Theatre, the best advice to all present is, “Don’t stand still, or too close or Susan will decorate you!”
The public is invited. All are welcome to experience this unique Halloween décor! Admission the Halloween Open House is free (Donations are always welcome). Drop by to enjoy free refreshments, including popcorn, cookies and apple cider. The Sebastiani Theatre is located on the Plaza in Sonoma at 476 First Street East.
This fantastic Halloween Open House display can be seen both after the first of four Witchie Poo Extravaganzas (starting at 12:30 p.m. under separate admissions of $15 for adults & $12 for children 12 and under and seniors, and prior to the showing of Hocus Pocus after the Open House at 6:30 p.m., under separate admission of $8.
Visit sebastianitheatre.com to learn more.
Mod-Podge pumpkin decorating at Dutcher Crossing Winery
Dutcher Crossing Winery, Sonoma's hidden gem with award-winning wines, has an exciting new experience “add on” to tasting reservations: mod-podge pumpkin decorating.