Sonoma County's little town of Healdsburg is just about as cute as little town's get. Throw in some Christmas decorations and a good excuse for strolling around the town square, and you've got one fine holiday getaway on your hands.
Get Healdsburg's holiday season officially underway with Healdsburg's Downtown Holiday Party, Friday November 27, 2009 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. This traditional celebration at the town square will offer a brass quintet, jazz, horse-drawn carriage rides and plenty of holiday refreshments and shopping.
Healdsburg's Wine Country Christmas Strolling Dine-Around is an excellent opportunity to have a holiday taste of Healdsburg. It happens twice, both times in the middle of the week. The two Wednesday-Thursday combos are on December 9th and 10th and December16th and 17th at a cost of $85 per person, tax & gratuities included.
What's in store for you are a pair of three-hour dining experiences featuring the many restaurants around Healdsburg's charming town square. You'll be able to sample everything from provincial French to rustic Italian to Japanese to pub grub. There's organic vegan food, California cuisine and plenty of farm-to-table locovores on hand, too. Naturally, the tasting rooms around the square will also throw their doors open for the event
Since it's the time of year for giving, please notice that a portion of the proceeds benefit Healdsburg Shared Ministries Food Pantry. For more information and a list of the participating restaurants, go to healdsburg.com.