All season long, downtown Santa Rosa will be holding winter festivities to bring holiday cheer! Enjoy ice skating on the square at Winter Lights Rink through December 31, and for the young ones, bring them to Tots on Ice, where instructors will guide them through learning ice skating in a relaxed and encouraging environment. After ice skating, peruse downtown shopping and dining, with dozens of local retailers offering special holiday deals and a weekly holiday market each Sunday to buy local gifts and celebrate the season. Closing out the Winter Lights is a New Years' celebration and ice skating performance on Courthouse Square on December 31 from 8-10 PM, with the Redwood Ice Theater company to ring in the New Year!
Directions: Take the Route 7 Thruway Bus service, connecting from the train station in Martinez or anywhere along Route 7 in Northern California. The bus stops in Santa Rosa at 917 Edwards Ave at Coddingtown Mall. From there, you can take the 10 Santa Rosa CityBus from Range Ave at Jennings Street, and get off at Santa Rosa Transit mall, just steps away from the Old Courthouse Square, where the ice rink is located.