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Month: November 2014

Oct. 2014 Winner of $200 Walmart Gift Card and 2-night Hotel Stay in La Mesa, CA: Deb Cohen

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Heritage Hotel Group would like to congratulate Deb Cohen for winning a $200 Walmart Gift Card with a two night stay at the Heritage Inn in La Mesa, California! She is very excited to spend her $200 gift card in time for the holidays and visit our hotel in La Mesa CA and enjoy all the La Mesa CA hotel amenities that it has to offer like free coffee and pastries, parking, also relax in the outdoor pool and spa with our California Sun! Our La Mesa CA hotel is just a few minutes away from outdoor leisure activities like Sea World, San Diego Zoo/Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park, Sea Port Village, Old TownMission Bay Park, theaters, shopping, restaurants and many local attractions.

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

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 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
*Subject to availability.
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Nov. 2014: $200 Grocery Gift Card and 2-night Sonora CA Hotel Stay!

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Enter to win this month’s Giveaway:

Thanksgiving and the holidays are right around the corner!  Heritage Hotel Group is giving away $200 Grocery Gift Card and a 2-night stay at our hotel in Sonora! This Sonora CA hotel is located  in the heart of  Downtown Sonora which is an easy walking distance to many local restaurants and unique shops. There are plenty of local attractions such as Yosemite National Park Moaning Caverns, gamble at Black Oak Casino, or stroll through the state historic parks. Whatever your interest, you will love coming back to your clean room at INNS of California Sonora. Since Thanksgiving and holidays are nearby, winner can buy tons of grocery items with the $200 Grocery Gift Card from their choice of favorite grocery store! This Sonora CA hotel features free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, business area, 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)

For entry form and more information go here: http://heritagehotelgroup.com/giveaway/

Last Day to Enter: Nov. 30, 2014 and must be U.S. Resident / 18+

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