The Annual Lighting of the Snowmen has become a Sonoma Valley holiday tradition! Mark your calendars now, you don't want to miss the 2017 festivities!
This year, the Lighting of the Snowmen kicks off with a festival and actual lighting on SATURDAY, December 2nd and the display will remain up through the end of December for all to enjoy!
The event began in 2004 after David Allen, owner of Artefact Design & Salvage at Cornerstone, discovered hundreds of decorative snowmen at a factory in Boston. The factory, which manufactured the snowmen exclusively, was closing, and Allen decided to purchase the stock to use at the gardens. Each year since then, the snowmen have been arranged into a creative and stunning scene that is different each year.
The festival will feature music, kids’ crafts, wine + beer tasting, warm drinks, delicious food, festive decorations and more! Parking will be available at Cornerstone (until the lots are filled) and then at the Sonoma Valley Airport, located next to Cornerstone (shuttle service will be provided). Admission to the festival is FREE and there is a $10 parking donation to benefit fire victims and relief efforts.
All Cornerstone shops, tasting rooms, and Park 121 Café & Grill will be open, and in addition, we will have some special guests joining us too!
Tri Tip Trolley – food truck
The Fig Rig – food truck
Sweet Scoops Ice Cream Cart
Kettle Corn Booth
Fabino Baking – cookies and decorating
Jack London Taproom – beer pop-up
Ramekins – selling soup, hot cocoa, wine
Popo the Clown – kids games and face painting
Glassy Baby – selling hand blown glass votives and other items
Kids Crafts area
Santa Claus on property