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Sonora CA Hotels: Wild Flower Train – Save 15%

Save 15% on your next Sonora CA hotel Stay during the Wildflower Trains at Railtown 1897 SHP during April 21-28th. Spring brings out the best wild flowers that our town has to offer. What a better way to view them by riding the Trains at the Railtown and relax during the ride and absorb all the beauty that nature has to offer. Don’t miss the big savings by booking your Sonora CA hotels with us!

Wildflower Trains at Railtown 1897 SHP

Join Us on the Wild Flower Train in the Town of Sonora, CA
Save 15%* when you mention or use promo code: ‘WildFlower’  Train
Valid at the Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference
and Heritage Inn Yosemite/Sonora

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Special afternoon Wildflower Train departs at 3 pm from the Railtown 1897 SHP depot, after a short video presentation at 2:30 pm, on these two Saturdays only. Prior to boarding the train, passengers will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Once on board the train naturalists will answer questions and point out wildflower displays along the way. Regular ticket prices apply.Starts: April 21, 2018

Ends: April 28, 2018

Occurs: Saturday & Sunday

Location: Jamestown
18115 5th Ave., Jamestown, CA 95327

Event Type: Education & Learning

http://railtown1897.org | 209-984-3953

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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400 | www.bwsonoraoaks.com
Heritage Inn Yosemite/Sonora | 350 S. Washington St., Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633 | www.heritageinnyosemitesonora.com
*Subject to availability. Must be booked online with promo code: wildflower for Heritage Inn Yosemite/Sonora.
Must call and mention promo code ‘Wild Flower Train’ when booking at Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks. Valid April 21 – 28, 2018

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Sonora CA Hotel: Romance and Snow is in the air in Sonora!

Save on your next Romantic Stay at our hotel in Sonora CA with the Romantic Getaway Package! There are so many events happening in town near the Sonora CA hotel that is available for you and your love ones to enjoy!

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

Enjoy all that February has to offer in the Romantic Town of Sonora, CA
Save big with our Romantic Getaway Package!
Must mention: Romantic Getaway Package

 

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Romantic Getaway Package:

Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day to say I love you to that special someone! A Romantic Getaway Package is available for the whole month of February! Package includes choice of Champaign, Red or White Wine or Sparkling Cider with Sweet and Savory snacks delivered to your room. A delicious Complimentary Deluxe Buffet Breakfast and a Complimentary Late Check-Out. Upgrade to a Two-Room Queen Suite or a King Fireplace suite with a Jacuzzi style tub for an additional $30.00! Call the hotel direct for details and rates!

Columbia Farmory

  • Year-round, indoor farmers’ market open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm.

Mamma Mia! at Sierra Repertory Theatre:

  • Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Mama Mia! Our 2018 opening is a first for SRT and one of Broadway’s most exciting smash hit musicals to come along in years. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a teen’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. You’ll be dancing in the aisles! Occurs: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Phone: 209-532-3120         
    Website: http://sierrarep.org/index.html

Feb. 4th 31st Annual Frank Salel Superbowl Breakfast:

  • Sonora 49er Rotary serves made-to-order omelets. Benefits Sonora High scholarships, kindergarten water-safety program, dictionaries for third graders. Advance tickets $8 adults, $6 children 12 and under; at door, $9 adults, $7 children. Will take place at the Motherlode Fairgrounds from 7pm-1am. Phone: 209-533-9300

Feb. 4thPancake Breakfast at Veterans Memorial Hall & Military Museum:

  • Open to the Public, everyone is invited to a Breakfast sponsored by the Smyth-Bolter Post 58, The American Legion of Sonora. Served from 8am to 11am, starting with Orange Juice, and Coffee, tea or milk. Then the Blue Plate Special consisting Pancakes, Sausage, and Scrambled eggs. Then the best Biscuits and gravy in town. All you can eat for just $7.50. Open seating.

Feb 9thFriday Flix at the Sonora Opera Hall:

  • Sonora Chamber of Commerce and 2nd Saturday art Night present Friday Flix at the Opera Hall. Jan. 12: The Wizard of OZ Feb. 9: The Birdcage March 16: The Big Lebowski April 13: Men in Black May 18: Paint Your Wagon Costume contests, prizes, interactive fun, goodie bags, free popcorn, no host bar. Phone: 209-533-2781           Website: http://www.2ndsaturdayartnight.org/

Feb. 10th2nd Saturday Art Night in Sonora

  • Look for banners up and down Washington Street in Sonora. This is where you will find shops participating in the magical blend of art, live music, performers and art demonstrations! All events are Free; however, you may “Tip the Act”. Clear acrylic paint buckets will be available for an easy chance to express your thanks for the community’s talented performers. 5pm-8pm. Website: http://www.2ndsaturdayartnight.org/

Feb. 10thLiving History Day in Angels Camp:

  • History comes alive on the second Saturday of each month as docents staff the Artisan’s Exhibits in the Mining and Ranching building. The Artisan’s Exhibits include a Carpenter’s Shop, Print Shop and Historic Textile Shop. Each shop will be staffed by informed docents ready to demonstrate their respective craft. Plan ahead and don’t miss this opportunity! Cost: Free with general museum admission ($7 for adults and $3 for children). Open from 10am – 4pm.
    Angels Camp Museum – 753 S. Main Street, Angels Camp CA

Feb. 10th7th Annual Heavenly Chocolate Festival:

  • The Chocolate Festival is a dream come true where guests can enjoy unlimited handmade chocolate treats. This is a festival of treasured family recipes along with unique flavor combinations using rich dark, creamy milk and white chocolates. Come and enjoy the 60+ entries plus a chocolate fountain where you can create your own blend of tastes or create an always favorite “S’more”. Open from 1pm to 4pm. Adults $12, Children under 8 are $5. Hot & cold beverages included. Wine by the glass to enjoy with your chocolate will be available for sale.  1st Congregational Church – 509 Algiers Street, Murphys, CA.  Tickets available @ 728-3141 and at the door

Feb. 10thChocolate Lovers’ Hoedown:

  • Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown will be held at the Manzanita Building @ the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, Saturday, Feb. 10, 6 -9 pm. including buffet dinner by Chef Dave Cooks! Plus a community dance called by Rachel Phillips. Live and silent auctions will offer chocolate goodies plus other treasures perfect for Valentine’s gifts. Tickets, $30 each or 4 for $100 are available in Sonora at The Mountain Bookshop, and Schnoog’s. For more information call 962-0805.

Feb. 11thLa Grange Odd Fellows’ Monthly Breakfast:

  • Monthly breakfast served on each second Sunday from 8 to 11 AM in the 1881 vintage Odd Fellows Hall in La Grange. The menu includes ham & cheese omelets, biscuits & gravy, sausage, and French toast, with complimentary coffee and OJ. Priced at $6, with special child rates, $3 for 7 through 12 year-olds, 6 and under free. Sponsored by the LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in La Grange, CA. Information call Christine, (209) 853-2128 or email Renwah @ sonnet.com.

Feb. 13th Annual Mardi Gras Dinner & Celebration

  • Christopher’s at the City Hotel – Chef Christopher will again prepare a special Mardi Gras dinner based on his 2 years cooking in New Orleans. This event usually sells out so make reservations early. Call for reservations at 209-532-5964.

Feb. 14th – Romantic Valentine’s Dinner

  • Christopher’s at the City Hotel – This dinner service is from 5 – 8 pm is a sellout. Call for reservations at 209-532-5964.

Feb. 24thPolar Plunge:

  • Form a Team or register as an individual to raise money for Special Olympics Northern California. Feel the Thrill of the Chill at noon.  Soup, crackers, and hot refreshments will be served by the Sonora Kiwanis Club. 10am to 2pm at South Shore Lake Tulloch.
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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
*Subject to availability. 

 

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Hotel in Sonora CA: Save 15% During Thanksgiving Weekend!

Save 15% during Thanksgiving weekend at our hotel in Sonora, CA. Dates valid are from Nov. 22nd – 27th at this Sonora CA Hotel. Book your next getaway with us soon!

 

Heritage Inn Yosemite/Sonora

Thanksgiving Special
Stay with us for the Thanksgiving Weekend and Save 15%*
Must use promo code: thanksgiving

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Book your next stay with us during Thanksgiving weekend and save 15% Off when you book online using the promo code ‘thanksgiving’.

*Save 15% on your Thanksgiving weekend stay with no minimum night restriction! Valid from Nov. 22nd to 27th. Our hotel in Sonora CA is close to the historic central downtown Sonora, Black Oak Casino, Yosemite National Park, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Tuolumne County Museum, The Motherload Fairground, Moaning Caverns, Mercer Caverns, and much more! Promotion Starts on Nov. 22nd to 27th. Subject to availability.

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Heritage Inn Yosemite/Sonora | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633
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Sonora CA Hotel: Events in November and Save 10% on Polar Express Package!

There are plenty of things to do in our town for the month of November! Check out our Polar Express Package that can save you with 10% by staying at our hotel in Sonora CA. Come and book your next Sonora CA hotel stay in November!

 

Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center

Enjoy all that November has to offer in Beautiful Sonora CA
Save 10%with our Polar Express Package!
Must mention: Polar Express Package

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Polar Express Package:

  • 10% Discount
  • Mug filled with hot cocoa and a candy cane
  • Stuffed winter bear for each child in the room

Wednesday, Nov. 1st

  • Columbia Farmory: Year-round, indoor farmers’ market open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm.

Friday, Nov. 3rd

  • Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at The Fallon House Theatre: Back by popular demand! A merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family. Two showbiz buddies put on a show to save a rustic Vermont inn and find their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, laughter and great Irving Berlin songs including “Blue Skies,” “I Love a Piano,” “How Deep is the Ocean.” Rated G
    Location: Columbia State Historic Park – 11175 Washington, Columbia
    Phone: (209) 532-3120   Website: http://www.sierrarep.org/

Friday, Nov. 10th

  • Wine Maker’s Dinner with Gianelli Vineyards at Black Oak Casino Resort: Come enjoy a taste of gourmet Mediterranean dining with paired wines from Gianelli Vineyards. Please call to make reservations.
    Location: Black Oak Casino            Phone: (209) 928-9348  
    Website: www.blackoakcasino.com/dining/special-dining-experiences/

Saturday, Nov. 11th

  • 2nd Saturday Art Night in Sonora: Look for banners up and down Washington Street in Sonora. This is where you will find shops participating in the magical blend of art, live music, performers and art demonstrations! All events are free, however, last year a “Tip the Act” campaign was launched. Clear acrylic paint buckets will be available for an easy chance to express your thanks for the community’s talented performers. 5pm – 8pm.
    Location: Downtown Historic Sonora

    Website: http://www.2ndsaturdayartnight.org/
  • National Parks Free Admission Day: National Parks Free Admission Days, celebrating Veterans Day Weekend.
  • Veterans Day Remembrance at Columbia State Historic Park: On Veterans’ Day in Columbia’s historic cemetery at 10:55 am, the Columbia Foot Dragoons explain the significance of Veterans’ Day and how it became into being, and fire a single volley.
    Location: Columbia Cemetery, Columbia          Phone: 209-532-8673  

    Website: http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com/event/veterans-day-remembrance/
  • Veterans Day Trains at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park: Celebrate Veterans Day with a train ride behind an ex-military diesel locomotive with crew members who are veterans Trains depart at 11 am and 1 pm. Veterans ride free.
    Location: 18115 5th Ave., Jamestown

    Phone: 209-984-3953         Website: http://www.railtown1897.org/

Friday, Nov. 24th

  • 34th Annual Downtown Sonora Christmas Parade: Sounds of Christmas will fill the air with this night time parade with bright lights, floats, antique cars, and sounds of the holidays with marching bands and dancers. Starts promptly rain or shine at 5:30 p.m. Merchants will hold open houses with warm cider and Santa will greet little ones after the parade.
    Location: Downtown Historic Sonora

    Phone: 209-532-7725  Email: swilkenson@sonoraca.com
  • 43rd Annual Christmas Craft Faire in Sonora: This highly regarded festival features over 150 great quality craft artists, up tempo and varied music, street performers, costumed elves, twinkle trees, carolers and a wide selection of home-cooking.
    Location: Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora

    Website: https://www.fireonthemountain.com/     Phone: 209-533-3473
  • Hometown Crafters Christmas Craft Faire: This hometown event features homemade holiday items. Phone: 209-256-2576
    Location: Sonora Opera Hall, Washington St., Sonora
  • Polar Express Train Rides at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park: Very Special trains for Christmas on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 17!! Relive the magical journey of The Polar Express™ on an hour-long train ride to the North Pole. Enjoy hot-hot-hot chocolate and yummy cookies as you ride along with many of the story’s characters. When you reach the North Pole, the jolly old elf- Santa himself – will come on board to give each passenger a silver sleigh bell, “the first gift of Christmas”. Tickets go on sale in October and are very popular!   Phone: 209-984-3953
    Location: Railtown – 18115 5th Avenue, Jamestown

                Website: http://www.railtown1897.org/

Saturday, Nov. 25th

  • Columbia Candy Kitchen Cane Making: For four weekends at 12 noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm you can participate in making traditional candy canes during the holidays.
    Location: 22768 Main St., Columbia    Phone: 209-532-7886  

    Website: http://www.columbiacandykitchen.com/
  • 43rd Annual Christmas Craft Faire in Sonora: This highly regarded festival features over 150 great quality craft artists, up tempo and varied music, street performers, costumed elves, twinkle trees, carolers and a wide selection of home-cooking.
    Website: https://www.fireonthemountain.com/     Phone: 209-533-3473
  • Hometown Crafters Christmas Craft Faire: This hometown event features homemade holiday items. Phone: 209-256-2576
    Location: Sonora Opera Hall, Washington St., Sonora
  • Polar Express Train Rides at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park: Very Special trains for Christmas on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 17!! Relive the magical journey of The Polar Express™ on an hour-long train ride to the North Pole. Enjoy hot-hot-hot chocolate and yummy cookies as you ride along with many of the story’s characters. When you reach the North Pole, the jolly old elf- Santa himself – will come on board to give each passenger a silver sleigh bell, “the first gift of Christmas”. Tickets go on sale in October and are very popular!   Phone: 209-984-3953
    Location: Railtown – 18115 5th Avenue, Jamestown

                Website: http://www.railtown1897.org/
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Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
*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 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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April 2015: Winner of $200 Home Depot Gift Card and 2-night Hotel Stay in Sonora, CA: Linda Cronan

Winner of heritage hotel group monthly giveaway winner: Linda Cronan

We would like to  congratulate Linda Cronan for winning the $200 Home Depot Gift Card with the two-night hotel stay at the INNS of California in Sonora, California! She is very excited to win the gift card and start shopping as well as visit our small town in Sonora to visit friends, site see Yosemite National Park, natural caverns and more while staying at our hotel in Sonora, CA!

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


April 2015: $200 Home Depot Gift Card and a 2-night Sonora CA Hotel Stay!

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Enter to win this month’s Giveaway:

Spring is near! Celebrate this great season and win this awesome gift card of $200 from Home Depot to meet all your gardening needs! They have everything you need for gardening from seeds, plants, tools to create your wonderful garden this year! This Sonora CA hotel great to visit this spring season and is only a few minutes away from Sonora’s best attraction: Yosemite National Park – see the magnificent natural waterfalls! Other attractions include: Moaning Caverns, historic downtown Sonora, Jamestown, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, local theaters, casinos, Columbia restaurants and much more. There are countless opportunities for outdoor fun and recreation such as white water rafting, fishing, hiking, and more in the area as well!
This hotel near Yosemite National Park also features free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, business area, seasonal outdoor pool and spa, free parking,  excellent customer service and more!

To enter just to sign up for the Heritage Hotel Group Email List, like Heritage Hotel Group’s Page on Facebook, or follow Heritage Hotel Group on Twitter. ALSO: Share current monthly giveaway to Facebook friends (from Heritage Hotel Group’s Facebook page)or Retweet it on Twitter (from HeritageHGroup)

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Last Day to Enter: Apr. 30, 2015 and must be U.S. Resident / 18+


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.

 

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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: 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

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Sonora CA Hotel: Kick off Fall in the Motherlode with Just a Little Variety…

Exciting events are coming to Sonora CA for the month of September! Our Sonora CA hotels are conveniently located to so many attractions and festivities that the whole family can enjoy! These hotels in Sonora CA offers free breakfast to start your morning right, outdoor pool to relax by the end of the day, free Wi-Fi to stay connected and much more! Book your next hotel stay in Sonora CA with us!

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 Tuolumne County has an eclectic set of events that is sure to be found nowhere else, all in the same month. With such traditional events as the 32nd Annual Poison Oak Show, the 32nd Annual Fiddle & Bango Contest, and the 48th Annual MI-Wuk Indian Acorn Festival scattered all throughout the month, also great new events such as the Exotic Bird and Animal Show, a tribute show to Elvis in Groveland, and the 1st Annual Twain Harte Golf Tournament. There is no shortage of opportunity to enjoy the Mother Lode in a unique and entertaining fashion as autumn sets in.

Exciting September Events in Sonora California!

August 29th to September 21st 2014, Sierra Repertory Theatre presents “All my Sons.” This is play tells a powerful story of two families and a war-time catastrophe established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. The classic Tony Award-winning drama examines Miller’s familiar themes of fathers and sons, guilt, love and personal ethics. When a company’s defective airplane parts cause the deaths of many men in World War II, one partner went to prison and the other made a fortune. The tragedies left shadows of bitterness and guilt that escalate to an electrifying climax (Rated PG-24) For more information, show dates, and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.sierrarep.org

September 6th 2014, Sonora invites you to come on out to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds this September for the Exotic Bird and Animal Show presented by the Gold Country Avicultural Society.

September 12th to October 12th 2014, Stage3 presents “The Lion in the Winter” by James Goldman. It’s the year 1183. You are the greatest power in a thousand years and the family has gathered for the holidays… so pretty much the normal family reunion stuff – betrayal, intrigue, treachery, adultery and deception. Well, what family doesn’t have its ups and downs? See more information at http://www.stage3.org

September 12th, 2014, Ironstone Vineyards presents “The General” starring Buster Keaton for their Silent Movies, Railroad Night event. Cost is$22.50 (plus tax and gratuity) per a person and includes buffet. Doors open at 6:00pm. Movie is accompanied by Dave Morengo on the Alhambra Pipe Organ. For more information: http://www.ironstonevineyards.com

September 13th 2014 is the 1st Annual Twain Harte Gold Tournament. Scramble 4-5 (Max 90 people) Check – In: 12:30pm Start Time: 2:00pm Entry: $50.00 per player For more information contact Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce at 209-586-4482 for more information.

September 13th 2014, the Groveland Hotel presents Rob Ely, a Tribute to Elvis. Rob Ely performs two sets of Elvis Entertainment. The First is a review of where it all began with young Elvis Presley. The second set focuses on his 1968 black leather “comeback” tour. Tickets are $22.00. Dinner starts at 5:30pm and show starts at 8:00pm. For more information, please visit http://www.groveland.com

September 13th and 14th 2014, The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians welcomes you to the 48th Annual Acorn Festival featuring a traditional celebration of the Black Oak Acorn Harvest with California traditional dancers, hand games tournament, Native arts and crafts, deep pit BBQ dinner, Indian tacos(11am-4pm), and the Inter-Tribal Pow Wow. For more information, please visit http://www.mewuk.com

September 20th, 2014 is the day to be in Groveland, California. Come out and celebrate the town’s biggest event of the year! 49er Festival, Parade and Chili Cook Off This annual festival starts with a pancake breakfast (7:00am to 9:00am) at Groveland Community Hall, and then hit the streets for the town parade at 9:00am on Main Street. And that is just how this little town begins this big day. With the Aviation Club fly over, chili cook-off, live auction, silent auction, a huge raffle, vendor booths, food & beverages galore, children games and activities, and so much more! Live music plays 7:00 am to 5:00 pm! For more information visit http://www.groveland.org

September 26th and 27th 2014, Ironstone Vineyards presents Concours d’Elegance, an annual antique and classic car show that features over t300 vintage trailers, motorcycles, and wooden boats. Start of the weekend with dinner Friday evening, and the car show runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday; admission is $20.00. Call for dinner pricing and reservations, 209-785-4234 ext. 45.

September 26th through 28th 2014, come out for a weekend to Columbia State Historic Park and join in the Tuolumne Writers Retreat! A whole weekend filled with workshops, prose, poetry open mic sessions, a ghost walk, author greeting and book signing, cowboy poetry, Native American poetry, music, and dancing too! Many events are free and open to the public! Enrollment fee for the class is $145.00To enroll or for further information, contact Jill Klajic at 209-743-8097.

September 26th to October 26th 2014, 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

 September 27th 2014 is Free Admission to Yosemite National Park to celebrate National Public Lands Day.
Enjoy Yosemite National Park with no entrance fee. Enter through Highway 120 through Groveland, closest route from San Francisco to Yosemite.

September 27th 2014, Starting at 9 am on Main Street, Jamestown the Pioneer Days in Jamestown event will have family games, street vendors, “Guns of the Chosen Few’ western reenactment, and more throughout the day. There will be an anvil shot at high noon.

September 27th 2014, Columbia State Historic Park presents the 32nd Annual Poison Show. This itchy plant is made into flower arrangements, jewelry, works of art, and even a poison oak salad!! All entries include Poison Oak. For some more information regarding this event visit http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com

September 27th 2014, Columbia State Historic Park presents the 32nd Annual Fiddle and a Bango* Contest, which is an all-day contest where musicians compete for cash prizes in six categories: fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocal and miscellaneous, while spectators relax in lawn chairs. Registration for contestants is 9 to 10:30 am when competition begins and continues until about 4:30 pm, except for a lunch break featuring a Chili Cook-Off.

 *Bango was a misprint on the contest T-shirts back in 1983, and the name stuck!
For more information regarding this event visit http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com

September 27th to September 28th 2014, Tuolumne hosts the Memorial Hall Antique Fair. The huge open space and wood floors of Tuolumne Memorial Hall complement the antiques while the local park provides ample shaded parking. Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm are free admission. Saturday at 8:00am is $5. This bi-annual antique fair has been very popular. 25 vendors are carefully chosen for antique, vintage and shabby chic.

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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