SANTA'S LAP Children of all ages and temperments can join Santa at Costeaux French Bakery on Saturday, Dec. 23, for their last-minute gift requests.

Karaoke Karols
One might expect some holiday standards on Dec. 21, when it’s Locals Thursday at Coyote Sonoma. Rob Bogan manages the singalong, select beer and wine is $5, no reservations needed. Taproom opens at 4pm, karaoke begins at 7pm on the indoor stage. No cover, 44f Mill St.

Dad Country
Thursday, Dec. 21, finds Cooper Kenward playing upstairs at Little Saint. He’s a local, from St. Helena, and brags he writes warm feel-good-even-if-you-feel-bad songs. No cover, show starts at 7pm, 25 North St.

Schools Schedule
Healdsburg Unified School District schools will have a minimum day on Thursday, Dec. 21, followed by the beginning of winter break starting on Friday. School resumes almost two weeks later on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024.

City Holiday
The City of Healdsburg’s offices at 401 Grove St. will be closed for the holiday season from Friday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. Offices will reopen on Jan. 3 at 7:30am. For water, electric, wastewater or street emergencies call (707) 431-7000; for emergencies call 911.

Stella Heath
Jazz-vocalist and bandleader Stella Heath returns to Furthermore for a holiday show with her quartet, performing the classics and standards from the Christmas repertoire. Friday, Dec. 22, from 5-8pm at Furthermore Wines, 358 Healdsburg Ave., no cover.

Farmers’ Market
The last Saturday Healdsburg Farmers’ Market this year is Saturday, Dec. 23, from 8:30am to noon at the West Plaza parking lot. Jacob Phillip Benning returns, playing originals for the morning shopping crowd. The Saturday Farmers’ Market will return in March 2024.

Santa Claus
The venerable gift machine and goodwill ambassador will make his final public appearance this year on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 9-11am at Costeaux French Bakery, 417 Healdsburg Ave.

Walk in the Parks
Healdsburg landscape photographer Andy Katz showcases his new book A Walk in the Park, photographs during a year of COVID in 63 National Parks, from noon – 3pm on Saturday, Dec. 23, at Harris Gallery,  320 Healdsburg Ave.

Singing Siblings
Mimi and Gabe Pirard, the French-American siblings who helped start regional favorite Dgiin, sing and play their way through a Saturday afternoon at Spicy Vines, Dec. 23. Reservations recommended, 3-6pm, 441 Healdsburg Ave.

Ellington’s Nutcracker
A performance of Duke Ellington’s arrangement of The Nutcracker by the New World Ballet, with music from the Marcus Shelby Orchestra. Saturday, Dec. 23, 5pm at Luther Burbank Center. 

Hotel Jazz
Brazilian jazz, American standard gems, classical and pop informs the Greg Hester Quartet, with Don Olivet (tenor saxophone), Rob Wright (bass) and Geoff Whyte (drums). Saturday, Dec. 23, 6-9pm, 25 Matheson St., no cover.

Steve Pile
North Bay mainstay singer-guitarist Steve Pile makes another appearance at the Elephant in the Room on Saturday, Dec. 23, with his band. $10 cover, show starts at 8pm, 177 Healdsburg Ave.

Christmas Day
Dec. 25, a holiday for banks, government offices and many private businesses, falls on a Monday this year. Note household garbage pickup will be delayed by a day this week.

Sean Hayes
Another Dad Country discovery comes to the Second Story stage on Thursday, Dec. 28. Sean Hayes comes by way of North Carolina and NYC, bringing Irish R&B roots to his diverse material. No cover; doors open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm. Upstairs at Little Saint, 25 North St.

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