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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Santa's Other Sled Is a Boat

Oct 29, 2019 11:49AM
Pssst! Santa has a secret: He has many doubles, and some of them even avoid using flying sleds. Petaluma’s Santa, for example, gets around by riverboat. Standing at the mast of a Lind Marine tugboat decorated in holiday finery, he and the Mrs. will float into town on November 30, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., at the River Plaza in Petaluma. Ballet dancers in Nutcracker costumes will also be on hand to greet him and hand out candy canes. After hobnobbing with the Christmas duo, revelers can stick around for the town’s tree-lighting ceremony, which will be held 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Theater Square Plaza. Both events are free. Find more information, including a video of Santa’s 2018 arrival, at