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Recreation & Parks

Posted on: October 28, 2021

Celebrate the Holidays with Recreation & Parks


The holiday season will be upon us soon, bringing the return of many of our beloved Santa Rosa traditions! Holiday gatherings such as the Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair, Holiday Lights Tours on Rosie the Trolley, and venue rentals for holiday parties will be available this year with basic COVID-19 safety precautions in place. Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is also registering now for the return of Winter Camps over school break, and can provide yoga, dance, water fitness, and many more recreation programs as gifts.

Host a Party or Holiday Lights Tour

Rent historic venues, modern community center rooms, or Rosie the Trolley for your own holiday lights tour! For more information and to book an event visit the Facility Rentals webpage. You'll find a list of City venues that are available for community rentals, including the historic DeTurk Round Barn and Church of One Tree, the auditorium and many smaller rooms at Finley and Steele Lane Community Centers, to name a few. For the Holiday Lights Tours on Rosie the Trolley, use the Rent Rosie tab. To check venue availability for this holiday season and begin your booking, use the Contact Us information available in the sidebar of each webpage.

Visit the Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair 

Sat., Dec. 4 & Sun., Dec 5, 10am – 4pm
Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave
$3 admission – valid both days
The tradition returns for its 46th year! Celebrate the season with this festive experience featuring over 90 local artists. Shop for quality, hand-crafted holiday décor, home goods, jewelry, bath and body products, culinary goodies, and more. Plus, ride Rosie the Trolley for free to the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens Holiday Open House! More information to help plan your visit, including a list of this year's vendors, is available on the Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair webpage.

Join Our Happy Holiday Campers

Keep the kids engaged over winter school break with Winter Camp Wa-Tam, including baking fun with Mr. Big! Flip head over heels with gymnastics camp, experience fencing and archery, or explore the great outdoors. To learn more about this year's winter camps, visit the Recreation & Parks Registration Portal.

Give the Gift of Recreation

From tots to seniors and yogis to science lovers, discover fun activities for the whole family! If you have a loved one who enjoys participating in any of the many programs offered by Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks, give us a call at 707-543-3737. As long as they have previously registered in our system, we can help you to provide them with one of their favorite activities or classes as a gift. Parents can also register kids, and adults can register other family members for many Rec & Parks activities, as long as everyone is connected to one account. To see currently available programs, to set up an account, and to register visit the Recreation & Parks Registration Portal.
*Gift certificates or gift cards are not available

Have Fun & Stay Healthy

All public health protocols currently in effect will be observed to help ensure safe and happy holidays for everyone. To learn about public health guidelines currently in effect in Sonoma County, visit the County of Sonoma's website at:

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