Santa’s Riverboat Arrival

NovNovember 25 2023

11:30am - 1:30pm River Plaza Shopping Center

50 E Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952

Each year Petaluma’s holiday season officially begins the Saturday after Thanksgiving at noon, in the River Plaza Shopping Center when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on the Linde Marine tugboat to delight thousands of excited children.

The festivities start at 11:30am on November 25th with Petaluma Pete and the Pacific Empire Chorus entertaining the crowd with holiday tunes while they wait for Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive at about noon.  Santa and Mrs. Claus are welcomed by costumed dancers from the Petaluma School of Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” After greeting the children and distributing candy canes, the merry couple settle into their grotto outside Taps at River Plaza Shopping Center for family photo opportunities. Be sure to bring your Christmas wish list!

Santa would love to spend all afternoon in Petaluma but he needs to have time to hear from good boys and girls all over the world, so make sure you’re in line by 1:30pm.

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