Petaluma on New Years!

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31st December

Ring in 2017 in style in Petaluma, with a bevy of local festivities planned for Dec. 31 to welcome the new year.

New Year’s Eve Gala

Sky Hill Cultural Alliance and the Petaluma Museum Association will present the eighth annual New Year’s Eve Gala from 6-8 p.m. at the museum, located at 20 Fourth St. The concert will feature music from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet performed by musicians from the San Francisco Symphony.

Tickets for downstairs seats are $50 and balcony seats are $70. Visit petalumamuseum.com for tickets or more information.

First annual Rivertown Ball

The inaugural Rivertown Ball is set for 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, at 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South. The fundraiser for the Friends of the Petaluma River will feature San Francisco’s psychedelic soul band Monophonics, Point Reyes Station’s genre-defying pop group El Radio … Read More »


Lighted Boat Parade

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17th December

A flotilla of decorated boats will illuminate the Petaluma River Turning Basin in Historic Downtown to celebrate the holiday season on Saturday December 17th.  

            Individual boaters and the local yacht clubs join in the Petaluma Lighted Boat Parade every year.  Boats aglow with colored lights and holiday decorations start from the Petaluma Marina at dusk (about 6 p.m.) to sail into the Historic Downtown Harbor against the darkening sky.

            The flotilla remains on view all night long in the Turning Basin.  Following the Lighted Boat Parade, visitors and local residents mingle in Historic Downtown, gathering to dine, drink hot chocolate, snack and enjoy the remainder of the evening entertaining themselves at the many nearby restaurants & clubs.