A Week of Holiday Activities

A Week of Holiday Activities


Please see this collection of activities that are available for you and your family to experience while staying in Sonoma over the Thanksgiving Holiday.



Daily Wine Tasting

•     Join us outside by the main entrance or on Sante's Patio (weather dependent) for a complimentary wine tasting featuring a different winery every day! Tastings Thanksgiving week will feature a variety of wineries including Croix Estate, Artesa Winery, Castello di Amorosa, and more. Tastings take place from 4:30-5:30 PM daily. For more information, please contact the Front Desk or call 707-938-9000.

Docent Led Hikes

•     Enjoy guided scenic walks to various locations throughout the picturesque Sonoma Valley, taking in Sonoma’s vineyards, oak woodlands, and redwoods. Hikes average 2-4 miles, accommodating both novice and intermediate levels. Hikes are complimentary and offered beginning at 8:00am Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information, please contact the Front Desk or call 707-938-9000.

Willow Stream Spa

•     In the midst of Wine Country’s grandeur stands a true treasure: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, rated among Travel + Leisure’s top 25 spas. Historically revered by Native Americans for its healing power, the elegant Spanish mission–style inn boasts an enviable location atop an ancient thermal mineral spring, flowing from 1,100 feet (335 meters) below the surface. Even with the chilly holiday season, you can stay cozy with our thermally heated pools! For more information, please call 707-938-9000.

Facility 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Thursday - Monday)

Pools 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Thursday - Monday)

Boutique 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Thursday - Monday)


Willow Stream Spa Services

•     Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is thrilled to announce that the spa has reopened for limited services. Moving forward, in a phased manner with guest and employee health and safety as our absolute priority, curated 60-minute massage services will be available in private treatment areas. Salon services including hair and nail appointments will also be available. After this year, a little extra pampering is well-deserved. Treat yourself with one of our Spa Packages today! Spa packages include a variety of services from massage, facials, body scrubs, aromatherapy, and more! For reservations, please call 707-939-2424.

Sonoma Golf Club   

•     The course was designed under the auspices of Sonoma Mission Inn in 1928 by Sam Whiting, architect of San Francisco's prestigious Olympic Club Lake Course. Playing just over 7,100 yards from the championship tees, this classic layout offers strategic choices and challenges that excite golfers swinging graphite and titanium just as it did when they were carrying hickory and persimmon. At its heart, is a treasured 'core golf' experience set on 177 acres of rolling terrain highlighted by massive oaks, lakes and sweeping vistas, and neighboring vineyards. You'll appreciate how the balance of long and short holes creates a perfect rhythm as you move through the round. Considered a fair but formidable test, unique challenges help keep you focused. Golf at Sonoma Golf Club is reserved exclusively for Sonoma Golf Club Members and guests of the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. For reservations, please call 707-938-9000.

Bartholomew Estate Winery - daily by reservation   

•     Bartholomew Estate Winery is bringing Tasting on the Oak Knoll to you! Select one of their curated kits, then choose a date and time to enjoy your private virtual tasting (via Zoom) with one of their wine educators. All kits include a complimentary bottle of Private Preserve argon gas to keep the bottles fresh, in the event there is any wine left! For reservations or inquiries, please call 707-509-0540 for more information! 


Animals in Action – The Schulz Museum: Classes for Kids - Nov 25th, 1:00 PM

•     Create cartoon penguins playing hockey and linebacker Rhinos tossing footballs all via Zoom! Learn to draw cartoon animals in action, playing sports of all kinds with cartoonist Joe Wos. For fees and registration, click HERE or call (707) 284-1272.


Holiday Lights on the Sonoma Plaza

•     Come see the brilliant holiday lights in the historic Sonoma Plaza in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country! Thousands of lights adorn the eight-acre plaza at the heart of festive downtown Sonoma. Wine tasting, shopping, dining and enjoying seasonal cheer are all part of the holidays in Sonoma Valley. Lights are featured nightly beginning November 26th from dark to dusk. 


Turkey Waddle Hike  November 27th, 10:00AM

•     The Turkey Waddle Hike is the perfect antidote to a gluttonous Thanksgiving meal. Bring family and friends on this moderate 4.5 mile hike. The hike is free (parking fee applies) and limited to 20 guests, reservations required! For more information or reservations, please click HERE


Jacuzzi Family Vineyards: Virtual Wine & Movie Night (Live Stream) - November 28th

•     You’re Invited! Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, along with The Olive Press, and Cline Cellars are proud sponsors of The Sonoma International Film Festival and the virtual screening of Quanto Basta. For only $10 you’ll have access to an exclusive virtual tasting with Jacuzzi Family Vineyard’s wines and The Olive Press, followed by the screening of this amazing new film! For more information, contact 707-931-7500.


Sonoma International Film Festival - November 28th 6:00 PM

•     Featuring Italian film, Quanto Basta. The film takes viewers through a story about a well-known chef who has been in prison for anger issues who meets a young student with Asperger’s while doing his community service sentence. The two team up for a culinary competition! For more information, click HERE


Blind Wine Tasting - daily by reservation

•     Challenge yourself to a Blind Wine Tasting! Using just your smell and taste, you’ll taste four wines and guess their grape variety, region, and price! Meadowcroft Wines is launching an at-home Blind Wine Tasting Kit for $99 which includes four bottles of wine with concealed labels, detailed instructions for set up, two tasting mats, wine flavor chart, and sealed confidential answer sheet. Book a Virtual Tasting appointment with Meadowcroft’s Wine Experts to have them lead you through the experience. For more information or reservations, please call 707-934-4090.


Salvador Dali Exhibit - weekend availability

•     The Salvador Dali exhibit in the SBHG Gallery at Cornerstone Sonoma includes stunning sculptures and prints by Salvador Dali. Open to the public Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. For more information, click HERE