Santa comes to Sonoma Plaza

The first Friday in December always brings Santa to Sonoma Plaza, and this year was no exception. Darkness descended and Santa arrived in a festively decorated antique fire truck. Throngs of children and their photo-taking parents eagerly surrounded the familiar symbol of Christmas, hot chocolate and cookies were handed out, and holiday magic in Sonoma was once again preserved. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)


Santa hands out hugs and candy canes