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Nov 28  Gualala Lighted Truck Parade and Arrival of Santa Clause  
A convoy of festively lit "big rig" trucks cruise Highway 1 through Gualala. Santa stops to visit for photo opportunities and to give out candy canes. 6p. Downtown Gualala, Hwy 1, Gualala. 707-884-1080

Nov 28  Duncan Mills Holiday Events  
Santa arrives at 2p on the firetruck. Tree lighting at 5p. Treats in all the shops as well as sales in most of them. Music at Carole's from 2-4pm. 

Nov 29  Forestville Tree Lighting
Begin gathering around 4p for cookies, cider, hot cocoa and caroling. Our community is invited to bring home-baked cookies to share. Santa comes for the kids by 4:30. The Sonoma County Bookmobile will be here, so please come pick up a book, and if you have books to donate, this is an excellent chance to bring them with you. Lights go on at dusk. Rain or Shine!

Dec 1  Petaluma City of Lights Driving Tour
Take a self-guided tour of beautifully decorated homes and businesses throughout Petaluma. 6p, every day until Dec 27. Free. For more info 707-769-0429; maps available end of November.

Dec 3-5  Guerneville Holiday Festivities
 Dec 3: Merchant Open House & Tree Lighting,
5-8p; Dec 4: Holiday Prince & Princess crowning ceremony;
Dec 5: Parade of Lights, 7-9p on Main St.
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Dec 5  Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
6:30-8:30p, Petaluma River Turning Basin, 10 C Street, Petaluma. 707-762-9348

Earlier Event: November 14