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San Diego CA Hotel: Celebrate Museum Month with Us and Save 50% on San Diego’s Museum Admissions!

 

Heritage Inn San Diego Near SeaWorld

Celebrate the Month of February by saving Half Off on all 40 of San Diego’s Museum Admission! Must pick up museum pass at any Macy’s Store in San Diego*

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*Save 50% on San Diego Museums for the month of February! Must pick up half price admission price from any Macy’s location at San Diego, Temecula, and Imperial Valley. Guest can bring upto 3 people to the participating museums to receive half-off admission for the whole party. Additional fees may apply. For more information please click here.

Stay at our hotel in Heritage Inn San Diego while visiting our Museums for half the price for the month of February. We are close to SeaWorld San Diego, free coffee and pastries for breakfast, free Wi-Fi, great customer service and more!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TODAY!


Heritage Inn San Diego Near SeaWorld | 3333 Channel Way.
San Diego CA 92110 | (619) 223-9500
*Subject to availability

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Sonora CA Hotel: Celebrate Winter Fun with Us!

Visit our hotels in Sonora CA for all the family winter fun adventure! The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks is offering three wonderful winter packages to maximize your time and savings!

Make Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center Your Home Base for All Your Winter Fun for 2016

Yosemite kids free admission

You are excited about the snow and so are we! With Dodge Ridge and Leland Snowplay just up Highway 108 from Sonora, we offer a great place to make “base camp” for skiers, snowboarders, tubing fun, and people just looking to play in the snow. Check out our great deals and packages for snow adventure!

Leland Snow Play Package

At 6300 feet, this beautiful & natural setting is another world away. It is remarkably accessible though. Located in Tuolumne County, in the heart of Gold Country, Leland High Sierra is 39 miles east of Sonora on Highway 108, 3 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area and 2 hours from most Central Valley cities.

Leland Snow Play and Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center have teamed up to offer you a package too good to pass up. Buy tickets from us and enjoy all these great benefits:

• Discounted Room Rates
• Tickets for Leland Snow Play,
walk-up or tow-up options
Includes Equipment Rental
• Complimentary Lunch at the park and a Hot Beverage at Day’s End
• Complimentary full hot cooked to order breakfast at our onsite Restaurant

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Courtesy Dodge Ridge Ski Package

You want to ski and snowboard, and we want to give you a place to rest and wind down after a day of awesomeness on the slopes. When you make us your home base for your excursion on the Sierra Nevada slopes, you get the VIP treatment with these fantastic advantages:
• Discounted Room Rates
• A Souvenir Cup
filled with hot cocoa and candy canes
Information on Where to Get Discounted Tickets
• Assistance in Scheduling Ski Bus Pick-Up for just $10 per person, round trip
• Complimentary full hot cooked to order breakfast at our onsite Restaurant.

Yosemite Adventure Package

Yosemite in the winter is a beautiful and awe-inspiring sight. Come visit this amazing glacier valley while it is blanketed in white and the new rains bring the waterfalls to new life. Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center can make this winter wonderland getaway even more special with our Yosemite Adventure Package.
• Discounted Room Rates
• Admission Pass into Yosemite National Park,
good for seven days
• Backpack with a traveling bear companion, trail snacks, and two bottles of water
• Complimentary full hot cooked to order breakfast at our onsite Restaurant.

January 18th 2016
NATIONAL PARKS FREE ADMISSION DAY
Visit Yosemite National Park FREE!

Call 1-800-532-1944 for further details and rates!

January Events

January 2, 2016
Jamestown Harley Davidson “19th Annual Polar Bear Run”
Join in for a 1 to 2 hour ride through the Sierra Foothills, with a lunch stop. Leave Jamestown Harley-Davidson at 12 noon, rain or shine. $10.00 donation to local charities. Run pins for the first 250 to sign up. Please call 209-984-4888 for more information.

January 21, 2016
Wine Tasting and Dinner Buffet
Enjoy a Wine Tasting Event and Dinner Buffet at Pine Mountain Lake, The Grill Restaurant. Please call 209-962-8638 for more information.

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633

*Subject to availability.
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SONORA CA HOTEL: Free annual pass to national park for all 4th graders!

Got 4th graders? Free annual pass to National Parks to all 4th graders and their family! Visit and stay at our hotel near Yosemite National Park!

 

Every Kid in Yosemite Park is Free!
All 4th Graders can receive a FREE park pass!

Yosemite kids free admission

Yosemite National Park invites all fourth grade students to visit the park and receive free entrance as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. The program provides a free annual pass for fourth grade students and their families to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

Beginning today, fourth grade students can visit www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and receive their voucher. The voucher can then be redeemed at park entrance stations for the Every Kid in A Park pass. The pass is valid from now through August 31, 2016.

“A primary focus of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration is to connect young people with national parks and engage the next generation of stewards for America’s treasured places,” stated Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher. “We are excited about this opportunity for students and their families to come to Yosemite and experience their national park.”

Yosemite National Park offers a variety of activities for fourth graders and their families to enjoy, including the Yosemite Junior Ranger program, guided nature walks, and ranger-led campfire programs. For more information, please visit www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit. You can also find fun activities, tools to plan your trip, and safety tips on www.everykidinapark.gov.

The goal of the Every Kid in a Park program is to connect 4th graders with the great outdoors and inspire them to become future environmental stewards, ready to preserve and protect national parks and other public lands for years to come. The program is an important part of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration in 2016, which encourages everyone to Find Your Park.

Every Kid in a Park is an administrative-wide effort, launched by President Obama, and supported by eight federal agencies, including the National Park Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Education, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Bring the whole family to visit Yosemite National Park and our staff at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks & Conference Center will help make your stay a memorable one!

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633
*Subject to availability. Image and information courtesy of Yosemite Anniversary Committee.
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Sonora CA hotel: Celebrate Yosemite’s 125th Anniversary with our Yosemite Getaway Package!

Come and Celebrate Yosemite’s Birthday Celebration Oct. 1st at 11 am. Our hotel in Sonora California is only minutes away from the Yosemite National park. Don’t miss our Yosemite Getaway Package when you visit!

Celebrate Yosemite’s 125th Anniversary with
BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonora Oaks & Conference Center’s Yosemite Getaway Package!

Yosemite's 125th Anniversary: Thursday, Oct. 1st, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm In front for Valley Visitor Center, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Getaway Package includes:

  • 1 night accommodations in on of our award winning rooms with 1 king bed or 2 queen size beds.
  • Admission into Yosemite National Park for one automobile.
  • Backpack with stuffed Yosemite bear, trail snacks and two water bottles.

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
*Subject to availability.
Image from Yosemite Gateway Partners.

 

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Sonora CA hotels: Strawberry Music Festival and other Events in Sonora California!

We are excited to announce some awesome events happening in our town of Sonora California! From Strawberry Music Festival, to Labor Day Weekend at Railtown State Historic Park…there will be plenty of events for the whole family! Book your next Sonora CA hotel stay with us!

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Fall 2015 Strawberry Music Festival

Westside, Tuolumne, CA

September 3rd-7th, 2015

Gates open @ 8am on Thursday Sept. 3, 2015

The Strawberry Music Festival Returns to Tuolumne

County……And Closer than ever!!!

The famous Strawberry Music Festival has relocated from Camp Mather

to Westside Park in Tuolumne City!

Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center will be sold out!

Inns of California-Sonora has a special Strawberry Music Festival rate of $79.99 per night for those attending the festival. If you’re going for 1 day or 4 and you’re not into camping, check out the Inns of California-Sonora! Ph. (209) 532-3633.

Other great events happening in Tuolumne County Labor Day Weekend:

September 5, 2015:

California Statehood Day Parade in Columbia State Historic Park.

California became a state on September 9, 1850 – 165 years ago! The Statehood Day Parade in Columbia is sponsored by the Native Sons of the Golden West, Columbia Parlor #258. The Native Sons have a tradition of preserving California History –the parade is a tradition that began in 1876, and was revived in 2008. Parade begins at 11am on Main Street Columbia.

September 5, 2015 to September 7, 2015

Labor Day Weekend at Railtown State Historic Park.

Regular excursion train rides depart Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Steam operations on Saturday and Sunday, diesel on Monday.

September 5, 2015

Rocca Park Concert Series.

Enjoy live music in Rocca Park on Main Street, Jamestown.

September 5, 2015

Sonora Certified Farmers Market.

The Farmer’s Market is open to the public every Saturday morning from 7:30 am – 11:30 am.

 

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633

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March 2015: Winner of Irish Food Gift Basket and 2-night Hotel Stay in Yuba City CA: Carol Dziuba

winner of heritage hotel group monthly giveaway: Carol Dziuba

We would like to  congratulate Carol Dziuba for winning the Irish Food Gift Basket Package with the two-night hotel stay at the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Yuba City, California! She said she is excited to win and share it with her mother as well as visit our wonderful town in Yuba City to visit friends, site see and stay at our hotel in Yuba City, CA!

Don’t forget to enter this month’s giveaway at: http://www.heritagehotelgroup.com/giveaway/


Sonora CA Hotels: The Mother Lode celebrates the Celtic Heritage with a Blast of Green, Fun and Culture!

 Celebrate the month of March with one of our  hotels in Sonora CA! From Sonora Celtic Faire and Murphys’ Irish Days, to events that are fun and entertaining for the whole family! Don’t miss any of these exciting events and book your next Sonora CA hotel today!

 

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Book your next Stay at the BEST WESTERN Plus Sonora Oaks & Conference Center or INNS of California – Sonora now! You’ll be seeing GREEN! But, in the best possible way! Come and celebrate the Celtic heritage in the green rolling, oak splashed foothills of the California Sierra Nevada foothills where picturesque scenery, knights, fairies, magic, and culture abounds. Join the fun as thousands of people flock to the humble and beautiful towns of Tuolumne and Calaveras counties for Sonora Celtic Faire and Murphys’ Irish Days, events that are fun and entertaining for the entire family. But, the fun doesn’t end there. Sierra Repertory theater presents Mary Poppins this month. Or visit Columbia State Historic as it celebrates the founding of gold in the area in 1850 by the Hildreth party. Adventure awaits, but you shouldn’t. Call now and reserve your room!

March 5th

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents “Mary Poppins”

Mary Poppins follows the troubled Banks family after the delightful nanny arrives on their doorstep. Using a “practically perfect” combination of magic and common sense, she takes the children on memorable experiences, but even the grown-ups learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it. Shows are Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm. For more information visit us on-line or call our box office.

More Information at http://sierrarep.org

March 6th to 8th

30th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire

The Sonora Celtic Faire features jousting by imperial knights, medieval martial art tournaments, highland games, a variety of Celtic music, a celtic market place, and so much more.

Friday – 9am-11pm

Saturday 10am-10pm

Sunday 10am-6pm

More Information at http://www.sonoracelticfaire.com

March 10th

13th Annual Storytelling Concert for Adults

The 13th Annual “For Adult Ears Only: A Storytelling Concert for Adults” featuring storytellers Bill Robertson, B.Z. Sith and Cynthia Restivo. Join us at 7pm at Stage 3 Theatre. Admission is $20.00 and tickets can be purchased at Mountain Bookshop, Charley’s Books and Stage 3 Theatre.

March 21st

Murphys’ Irish Days

Open rain or shine! Thousands of people from Northern California and beyond gather in the historic gold rush town of Murphys to honor its Celtic heritage and to celebrate as only the Irish can. Its picturesque Main Street is filled with booths offering hand crafted items, original art, photographs, tasty food, wine, and other beverages. The day begins with a pancake breakfast.  At 11 a.m. the swirl of bagpipes heralds a parade of marching bands, classic cars, horses, community organizations, novelty entries. Continuous entertainment will feature singers, dancers, musicians, and jugglers throughout the day.  Pony rides for the young ones and Renaissance actors encamped in the park.  Raffle for an exciting trip for two to Ireland.

March 27th

Columbia’s Birthday Celebration

On this day we celebrate the discovery of gold by the Hildreth party (March 27, 1850). Gather in the middle of town for a speech, cake, punch, and reenactments as well as docents in costume throughout town. Please, contact Columbia State Historic Park for more details.
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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633
*Subject to availability.

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Sonora CA Hotel: Romance and Beauty in the Sierra Nevada Foothills Awaits!

 Our Sonora CA hotel offers the most romantic getaway package near Yosemite National Forest! Treat yourself and your love one the best scenic spot in California this winter season while staying at our hotel in Sonora CA!

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Don’t Wait! Book Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center now! With hometown country values and beautiful landscape, the mother lode is the place to take your loved one(s) this February. Give them the gift of quiet beauty this February by visiting our small towns or the frost bitten acres of Yosemite National Park. And for all you lovers to be wed, the Sonora Wedding Faire is an event not to be missed, with over 40 vendors who specialize in the mother lode regions.

Valentine’s Day Romance Package

Come visit our beautiful county this Valentine’s Day and enjoy romance in the warm and friendly small town environment. Visit the casinos, or walk the picturesque streets of downtown Sonora, Jamestown, and Columbia in the bosom of the Sierra Nevada foothills this year. Book Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center this Valentine’s Day weekend, and get special rates for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Don’t wait now, we are filling up fast. Surprise your loved one with as special trip away from the bustle of city streets! Our Valentine’s Day package includes everything below:

  • 1 or 2 Night Accommodations (Run of the House) for 2 people
  • Romantic gift basket with a bottle of Wine, red or white, or champagne, or even sparkling cider available, and delivered to room.
  • Turn Down Service with warm cookies until 8:30pm
  • Optional Black Oak Casino Vouchers redeemable for $5.00 free play and other casino discounts.
  • A 1:00pm checkout.
  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast at our on-site restaurant.

Yosemite Adventure Package

Yosemite in the winter is a beautiful and awe-inspiring sight. Come visit this amazing glacier valley this February and see this gorgeous National Park at rest in the frost edged sleep of winter in the California Sierra Nevada. Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center can make this winter wonderland getaway even more special with our Yosemite Adventure Package. For a very special rate get everything below:

•             Two Nights Accommodations in a room with a single king bed or two queen sized beds

•             Admission Ticket into Yosemite National Park, good for seven days

•             Backpack with a traveling bear companion, trail snacks, and two bottles of water

Call 1-800-532-1944 for further details and rates!

National Parks Free Admission Days this Month!

PRESIDENTS’ DAY WEEKEND

FEBRUARY 14TH THROUGH 16TH

FREE ADMISSION INTO YOSEMITE

Events in the Motherlode

February 7th and 8th

Tuolumne Memorial Hall Antique Faire
For more information call 209-743-53012

February 14th

88 days in the Motherlode, Mark Twain Finds his Voice
This is a documentary premiere of 88 Days in The Motherlode: Mark Twain Finds his Voice produced by This ‘n That Films. This event is free to the public. Fine Art, Photography 2:00 – 8:00pm; Crafts for kids, story time is 2:00 – 5:00pm. Documentary starts at 6:30pm.
For more information call 209-533-8687

Roundhouse Days at Railtown SHP
Come by and see what happens during the winter months to prepare the locomotive and cars for the operating season. A behind the scenes tour of the Roundhouse will be offered.
For more information visit: http://www.railtown1897.org

February 14th and 15th
18th Annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend
The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the annual Presidents’ Wine Weekend at all 22 CWA wineries from 11 am to 5 pm. With the purchase of a $20 commemorative wine glass, you are entitled to a free ‘limited-tasting’ flight at all participating member wineries, Saturday through Sunday.
Wine glasses will be available on Main Street in Murphys, on Saturday only, in front of the Native Sons Hall (no credit cards).
For more information visit: http://calaveraswines.org

February 21st
“Winter Magic” at the Groveland Hotel with Jimmy H.
The “Winter Magic” season concludes with the award winning, dynamic and hilarious Jimmy H., who has performed at Disneyland, Hollywood’s Magic Castle and The Queen Mary, just to name a few. He’s charming, debonair, mystifying, and brings laughs like no other. Reservations are required. Dinner is at 7pm with the magic show beginning at 8:30pm. $10.00 cover charge with your entree will be charged to see the magic show.
For more information call 209-962-4000

February 22nd
Sonora Wedding Faire
This year’s event is being held at Sonora Mother Lode Fairgrounds in the Main Building. Talk to over 40 vendors in and around the county from 12pm – 4pm with a fashion show at at 2:30pm by Sierra Bridal.
For more information visit: http://www.sonoraweddings.net

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
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Sonora CA Hotels: January Events in Sonora!

Celebrate the month of January with us by staying at our hotel in Sonora CA!
From our famous specials: Leland Snow Play Package, Dodge Ridge Package, and Yosemite Adventure Package to winter events, our Sonora CA hotel is close to all the winter action and can accommodate all of our guest needs!

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Make Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center Your Home Base for All Your Winter Fun for 2015

You are excited about the snow and so are we! With Dodge Ridge and Leland Snowplay just up Highway 108 from Sonora, we offer a great place to make “base camp” for skiers, snowboarders, tubing fun, and people just looking to play in the snow. Check out our great deals and packages for snow adventures.

Leland Snow Play Package

Leland Snow Play and Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center have teamed up to offer you a package too good to pass up. Buy tickets from us and enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Discounted Room Rates
  • Tickets at Leland Snow Play, walk-up or tow-up options
  • Equipment Rental
  • Lunch and Hot Beverage at Day’s End

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Courtesy Dodge Ridge Package

You want to ski and snowboard, and we want to give you a place to rest and wind down after a day of awesomeness on the slopes. When you make us your home base for your excursion on the Sierra Nevada slopes, you get the VIP treatment with these fantastic advantages:

  • Discounted Room Rates in a room with a single king bed or two queens.
  • A Souvenir Cup filled with hot coco, assorted teas, and other treats.
  • Information on Where to Get Discounted Tickets
  • Assistance in Scheduling Ski Bus Pick-Up for just $10 per person, round trip

Yosemite Adventure Package

Yosemite in the winter is a beautiful and awe-inspiring sight. Come visit this amazing glacier valley while it is blanketed in white and the new rains bring the waterfalls to new life. Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center can make this winter wonderland getaway even more special with our Yosemite Adventure Package. For a very special rate get everything below:

  • Two Nights Accommodations in a room with a single king bed or two queen sized beds
  • Admission Ticket into Yosemite National Park, good for seven days
  • Backpack with a traveling bear companion, trail snacks, and two bottles of water

Call 1-800-532-1944 for further details and rates!

January Events

January 3rd 2015

Jamestown Harley Davidson “18th Annual Polar Bear Run”

Join in for a 1 to 2 hour ride through the Sierra Foothills, with a lunch stop. Leave Jamestown Harley-Davidson at 12 noon, rain or shine. $10.00 donation to local charities. Run pins for the first 250 to sign up. Please call 209-984-4888 for more information.

January 17th 2015

“Winter Magic” at Groveland Hotel with Marshall Magoon

This is a magic show you will be talking about for a long time! Marshall Magoon is known for his stage acts with big set pieces as seen in Tahoe casinos, cruise ships, at the Oakland Coliseum, and on television. Somehow, however, he has found a way to pack that star power into the much more intimate setting of the hotel’s Cellar Door restaurant. Show starts at 7pm. A modest $10.00 cover charge will accompany your dinner entree for the magic show. Please call 209-962-4000 for more information.

January 19th 2015


NATIONAL PARKS FREE ADMISSION DAY

Visit Yosemite National Park FREE!

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633 *Subject to availability

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Sonora CA Hotels: December Events in Sonora!

Celebrate winter with us by staying at one of our hotels in Sonora CA!
From the famous Polar Express Railtown to holiday events, our Sonora CA hotels is close to all the action and can accommodate all of our guest needs!

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WINTER WONDERLANDS AND VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS ARE SETTLING INTO THE HEART OF THE MOTHERLODE.

This year the Motherlode is the place to find the true joy of the Christmas season. The famous Polar Express is coming to Railtown 1897 State Historic Park for the first time this year, holiday events are abundant in the little gold rush towns of the Sierra Nevada foothills, and the merriment and spirit of the holiday season abounds. Check out the great list of events below, and come stay a night or two in Sonora, California for this winter season!  When making your reservations at the Best Western PLUS Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center, let us know if you are riding the Polar Express for a 15% discount!

THIS DECEMBER RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK

PRESENTS THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is hosting an event that will ignite childhood passion and restore and strengthen magic in the heart. The Polar Express Train Ride is coming to Jamestown! Ride the Polar Express to the North Pole, enjoying Christmas as all true believers do! Become immersed in the enchanting wonder of the season aboard the train, enjoying hot-chocolate, cookies and all the spectacular charm of the season as the train takes its hour long journey to the home of the big man himself, Santa, where all believers will receive the magical sleigh bell as “the first gift of Christmas.”

Train Ride Dates:              Friday, Saturday, and Sunday    

                                                December 12th-14th; and 19th-21st

Departure Times              4:00pm; 6:00pm; and 8:00pm

For further information regarding this must-do event of the season or ticket purchasing visit  http://web.railtown1897.org/polar

December 12th 2104

                8th Annual Merry Merchants at Columbia State Historic Park

Enjoy an evening of old fashioned Christmas charm in Columbia! This is an event that is fun for all ages. Shop in the tradition of times gone by without the hustle and hassle of malls or traffic jams. As you stroll through the Columbia SHP on this enchanted evening, listen to the sounds of the seasons, delight in traditional tastes, and enjoy a free carriage ride on decorated Main Street. For more information visit: http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com

December 13th – 14th 2014

Miner’s Christmas in Columbia

Enjoy the Christmas decorations and spirit while sitting around a campfire drinking hot cider or coffee. Join in conversations with miners as they roast chestnuts. Meet Father Christmas, and join in Children’s crafts. For more information visit: http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com

December 14th 2014

32nd Annual Las Posadas Nativity Procession

Come out to Columbia State Historic Park for a Spanish tradition that re-enacts the biblical story of Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter with a distinctive 1850s flavor. Main Street will be decorated for the Christmas season and luminaire will light the way while on-lookers hold candles and join in singing Christmas carols. For more information visit: http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com Procession starts at 5:30 pm in Columbia State Historic Park.

                Columbia All Equestrian Christmas Parade

Come Join us! This all equestrian parade up Columbia State Park’s Main Street is open to all ages of equine riders/drivers. Everyone is encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for the toy drive benefiting ATCAA’s Housing Families Program. Judging is at 9 am, parade is at 11 am sharp. Parade entries must be received by December 5.

December 20th – 21st 2014

Miner’s Christmas in Columbia

Enjoy the Christmas decorations and spirit while sitting around a campfire drinking hot cider or coffee. Join in conversations with miners as they roast chestnuts. Meet Father Christmas, and join in Children’s crafts. For more information visit: http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com

December 28th 2014

5th Annual Winter Wonderland Carnival at Calaveras Big Trees

Calaveras Big Trees Association presents its 5th Annual Winter Wonderland Carnival. Events include a scenic wagon ride, games, music and much more! Enjoy hot coca, hot apple cider and cookies and many surprises! Event is 11am-4pm. Tickets are $12.50/adults and $8.50 children under 12. For more information: http://www.bigtrees.org

Fallon House Theatre presents “Sanders Family Christmas”

Until December 21st 2014

It’s Christmas Eve in 1941, just 18 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers are heading up the annual Christmas celebration at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, while saying a bittersweet goodbye to their only son before he ships out with the Marines. Join Uncle Stanley, Burl, Vera and their kids for a rousing, hilarious and heart-warming Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and heart-warming Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and carols. (Rated G) For more information visit http://www.sierrarep.org/

 

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633*Subject to availability

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Sonora Hotels: Events for the month of November in Sonora!

Our Sonora CA hotels have exciting events throughout this month of November! Thanksgiving and the holidays are coming and what a better way to celebrate all these special events with your family in our hotels in Sonora CA near Yosemite! 

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This Thanksgiving season come discover a memory waiting in Gold Country.

As the holidays come rolling in with the colored leaf fall of autumn, the Motherlode is the perfect place to spend quality time with the family. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada offer a variety of activities for lovers of the indoors and outdoors alike. Family friendly plays grace the stages in our fabulous theatres, holiday festival and events, including our annual Sonora Historic Downtown Christmas Parade, will fill our towns with cheer and merriment, and of course the great outdoors await here in gold country as the year lays down to rest. Come take the opportunity to visit Yosemite National Park in the most colorful season of the year, spend the afternoon at one of three California State Parks, take a stroll through one of the apple orchards or vineyards of the area, or trek underground in one of the several caves nearby. With countless opportunities to make another memory for which to be thankful, the Motherlode is the place to be to truly spend time with loved ones this year.

Until November 23rd

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” 

This is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has invented an unlikely hit musical about an odd set of heroes for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. You’ll find yourself rooting along while they learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. (Rated PG-13). For more information, show

dates, and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.sierrarep.org

November 7th to 9th:

ITSA Film Festival

Celebrity & Industry speakers and special guests! ECA Films Screening: Emerging Cinematographer Award Films. Workshops, films, interaction with working film industry personalities. Screenings begin on Friday evening and continue through Saturday & Sunday with intermittent special events. Main venue is at Sonora Opera Hall. More information at http://itsafilmfestival.com

November 11th:

FREE ADMISSION DAY AT YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK!!!

Free admission day to Yosemite National Park to celebrate Veterans Day. Enjoy Yosemite National Park with no entrance fee. Enter through Highway 120 through Groveland, closest route from San Francisco to Yosemite.

November 14th through December 21st:

Stage 3 presents “Greetings” by Tom Dudzick!

It’s a normal family Christmas – until an atheist and an angel show up. A moving comedy about family, faith and the future. For more information visit http://www.stage3.org

November 14th through December 21st:

Fallon House Theatre presents “Sanders Family Christmas”

It’s Christmas Eve in 1941, just 18 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers are heading up the annual Christmas celebration at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, while saying a bittersweet goodbye to their only son before he ships out with the Marines. Join Uncle Stanley, Burl, Vera and their kids for a rousing, hilarious and heart-warming Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and heart-warming Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and carols. (Rated G) For more information visit http://www.sierrarep.org/

November 15th

Seafood Boil on the Bayou

Come and enjoy food, friends and live music at Ironstone Vineyards. Join us as we celebrate a Southern style seafood boil! Call for pricing and reservations. 209-728-1251

Doors open at 6 pm.

            “Winter Magic” at The Groveland Hotel featuring Joel Ward

At the tender age of 15, Joel placed first in the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the largest magic fraternal organization. At 16, he was featured on television in the Lance Burton Young Magicians Showcase and called a “boy wonder” by Entertainment Weekly. Since then, Joel has made numerous television appearances and performed for famous movie stars. Now, he’s coming to perform for you! Reservations are required. There will be a $10.00 cover charge with your dinner entree for the magic show. Call 209-962-4000 or for more information visit http://www.groveland.com/events.

November 28th

Sonora Historic Downtown Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade in Historic Downtown Sonora at 5:30 pm. Come Watch the floats and parade participants, listen to the bands,  visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, and find great store specials and food all at night. Many visual and audio delights!

November 28th and 29th

Christmas Faire in Groveland

Two-day Craft Faire on Thanksgiving Weekend at Groveland Community Hall. For more information visit http://www.groveland.org.

November 28th to 30th

40th Sonora Christmas Craft and Music Festival

40th annual Festival at Mother Lode Fairgrounds on Highway 49 (Stockton Road). Spirited celebration of the season features music, family vaudeville entertainment, carolers, arts, crafts, food and even elves. One of California’s largest holiday shows.

10am to 5pm Friday & Saturday,

10am to 4pm Sunday.

Adults $7, Seniors/Students $5, Children $2, under 6 free. Parking $5.

Black Oak Casino Shuttle stops are Kohl’s, Wal-Mart, Grocery Outlet & the fairgrounds. Sponsored by Fire On The Mountain.

 

hotels in sonora california information
Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633
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Sonora CA Hotels: A Month of Fantastic Treats for the Whole Family to Enjoy!

 

 

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FALL EVENTS IN THE MOTHERLODE

The autumn brings the harvest, culture and art, a mosaic of leaf fall, and, of course, zombies… Wait, zombies? Yep, that’s right. These hills have stories to tell and there all not about hitting the mother lode. Ghosts haunt the graveyards and historic districts of the region, and this is the month to meet them. Come visit Tuolumne County this October for spectacular, varied, and sometimes spooky events in the oak splashed foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 26TH

38TH SONORA BACH FESTIVAL

This festival is a long standing tradition for the Mother Lode. Events include concerts, recital, and musical events at several locations and dates. For more information visit http://www.sonorabach.org

OCTOBER 18TH

WINTER MAGIC AT THE GROVELAND HOTEL

Groveland Hotel’s Winter Magic starts with award-winning magician Alan Leeds, who was voted Bay Area Close-up Magician of the year for 2013. Leeds is known for transforming the audience from a reserved group of onlookers to active, enthusiastic participants. From his mystifying rope routine to his fast-talking gambling swindles, Alan has something for everyone to enjoy. $10.00 cover with dinner entre’e. Show starts at 7pm.

OCTOBER 22ND TO 31ST

REALMS OF HORROR

A can’t miss 4-H Haunted House at the J.S. West barn. Its features include a two story aged and creepy barn walk-through filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects & incredible monsters. It is widely considered one of the best haunted houses in Tuolumne County each year.

Special Matinee with lights on for children with an adult. For more information view: http://hauntedhouse.com

OCTOBER 24TH TO 0CTOBER 25TH

“PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” SILENT MOVIE NIGHT

Ironstone Vineyards presents the Silent Movie “Phantom of the Opera” with opera singer Linda Small.

$22.50 per person (+tax & gratuity), including buffet. Friday doors open at 6 pm. Saturday Matinee doors open at 12 pm. All movies accompanied by Dave Morengo on the Alhambra Pipe Organ. Call 209-728-1251 ext. 22 for more information.

OCTOBER 25TH TO OCTOBER 26TH

ALL HALLOWS FANTASY FAIRE

Live music, Illusionists, Fire Performer, Children’s Comedy Show, Story Teller, Gypsy Dancers, Pirate Skool, Witches Row, Pumpkin Patch, Kids Fun Zone, Actor Encampments, Costume Performers and more! Plus, a Village Market place with Artisans and Crafters, Delicious Food, Drinks with Brews and Spirits. Burning of the Wickerman (Sat Night). For more information: http://www.allhallowsfaire.com

OCTOBER 31ST   

HALLOWEEN MURDER MYSTERY AT NATIONAL HOTEL

This will be a Halloween you will remember! Join us for an evening full of mystery, murder, sleuthing, dining, and drinking. Halloween costumes are encouraged, of course. Cost is $70.00 per person and includes production, one drink coupon, and four course dinner, including tax and gratuities. Assorted prizes will also be provided. Seating will be limited so make your reservations early. For more information call 209-984-3446.

SIERRA REPERTORY THEATRE

  • September 26th to October 26th, Columbia Fallon House Theatre presents “Mark Twain’s “A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage.” Heroes! Heroines! Villains! Great tunes, goofy jokes and red hot fiddlin’ – all spun from a Mark Twain yarn. The zany small town of Deer Lick, Missouri is thrown into frenzy when a mysterious visitor arrives. A young romance is tested and a town patriarch is murdered. Was it the local store clerk with a vendetta, or was it the suave Frenchman? Who will Mary marry? Small town antics, homespun humor and Bluegrass melodies deliver the clues in classic Mark Twain style. For more information, show dates, and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.sierrarep.org
  • October 24th to November 23rd, the Sierra Repertory Theatre presents

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”  A hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has invented an unlikely hit musical about an odd set of heroes for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. You’ll find yourself rooting along while they learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. (Rated PG-13). For more information, show dates, and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.sierrarep.org

BLACK OAK CASINO PRESENTS:

October 17th: “Rock of Ages”

October 18th: “Forever Land”

October 23rd: “Michael Farris and Roseland”

October 24th: “Hot For You” Van Halen Tribute”

October 25th: “Generation Esmerelda” featuring Jimmy Goings”

hotels in sonora california information

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400

INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633

*Subject to availability.

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