Cornerstone Sonoma is hosting a series of events for the community in the days leading up to Christmas.
First up, beginning Thursday, Dec. 1, the public is invited to celebrate the holidays with a “12 Days of Christmas” event. Every tenant at Cornerstone will be participating and the offerings will include special events, food and drink, holiday decorations, music and kids crafts.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, the annual Lighting of the Snowmen will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Now in its 12th year, the event has become a Sonoma Valley holiday tradition. The display will remain up through the end of December.
The event began in 2004 after David Allen, owner of Artefact Design & Salvage at Cornerstone, discovered hundreds of decorative snowmen at a factory in Boston. The factory, which manufactured the snowmen exclusively, was closing, and Allen decided to purchase the stock to use at the gardens. Each year since, the snowmen have been arranged into a creative and stunning scene that is different each year.
The Dec. 3 party will feature music, kids crafts, wine and beer tasting, warm drinks, food and holiday lights and decorations. Parking will be available at Cornerstone (until the lots are filled) and then at the Sonoma Valley Airport, located next to Cornerstone (shuttle service will be provided). Admission to the festival is free but there is a $10 charge for parking that day.
On Sunday, Dec. 4, Cornerstone will host Pets Lifeline’s Santa Paws event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Green Garden Barn.
The 12 Days of Christmas schedule:
DEC 1 | The Loop
Kai sample gift with purchase and holiday trunk show with jewelry designer Vannesa Tosoni
DEC 2 | Artefact Design & Salvage
TOKYObay watches trunk show with founder and owner, Dori Isaacs
DEC 3 | Chateau Sonoma
Art exhibit with Cuban artist Luis Copperi’s and chocolate and champagne pairing
DEC 4 | Potter Green & Co.
Trunk show with felt artisan Alex Day and ornament workshop
DEC 5 | Park 121 Cafe
Free coffee and dessert with $15 minimum purchase
DEC 6 | Prohibition Spirits Distillery
10 percent off purchases and complimentary orange brandy truffle with any tasting
DEC 7 | Poseidon Vineyard & Obsidian Ridge
Exclusive barrel tasting from an upcoming vintage
DEC 8 |Tesoro Flowers
Complimentary Christmas sachet and 20 percent off in-store purchases
DEC 9 | Keating Wines
10 percent off all bottle purchases
DEC 10 | Nomad Chic
Holiday trunk show and homemade eggnog samples
DEC 11 | Meadowcroft Wines
Meet the winemaker, vertical Cabernet tasting, and a special case offer
DEC 12 | Eurasian Interiors
Jewelry trunk show with local artist Emily Howell