Twelve Nights of Marvel:
Holidays at MacArthur

Sonoma Holiday Events: 12 Nights of Marvel at MacArthur Place

Twelve Nights of Marvel

Celebrate the advent of the holidays with a 12-night series of marvel and wonder-filled moments at MacArthur Place. Each day reveals a different experience that piques the curiosity, awakens the senses and connects the community.  The 12-night series takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on Friday, November 25 with a unique and enchanting experience each afternoon or evening, culminating on Sunday, December 18. We welcome hotel guests and the local community to experience these marvelous Sonoma holiday events.

*All events are open to the public, and free of charge. Some events have limited capacity, and require prior reservation.*

Volo Chocolate Pop-Up & Tasting
November 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Jeff and Susan Mall of Volo Chocolate discovered their passion for chocolate while living and working as chefs in Mexico. They started experimenting with flavors, created a “bean-to-bar” craft chocolate recipe and, when they returned to Sonoma County, launched their own artisan chocolate business. They use sustainable chocolate from farmers in Guatemala and Haiti for their handmade chocolate bars (from the 70% Dark Chocolate Meyer Lemon & Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the 65% Chocolate Mocha WOLF Coffee + Cream).

No reservations; first come, first served.

Espresso Martinis with Wolf Coffee
November 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Family owned and operated in Sonoma County for over 30 years, Wolf Coffee provides 100% Arabica, organic, and hand roasted coffee to its loyal community. We proudly pour it in Layla & the Porch, and with the debut of their Nitro Cold Brew, will be serving it up in the form of Espresso Martinis at the Bar at MacArthur. Sip, chat, and be merry with Nick & Natasha, the husband and wife duo and next generation of the Wolf Coffee business.

No reservations; first come, first served.

Aly Rose Trio!
November 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For the first Sunday of the series, we have invited back one of our favorite live music acts, Aly Rose Trio, to perform a live set in The Bar at MacArthur. About the band: Aly leads the band’s sound with her powerful, soulful vocals, inspired by the best singers of the past and present. She artfully tailors her voice to the band’s wide range of musical styles, equally at home singing softly to jazz classics or belting it out to the rock songs the band grew up on. Her influences include Nina Simone, Etta James, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, and Beyonce.

No reservations; first come, first served.

Candlelit Sculpture Tour with AERENA Galleries 
December 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm

Join Julie Henry, Director of Operations for AERENA Galleries, for a candlelit tour of the new collection of outdoor sculptures placed throughout our six-acre property. Selected for their organic shapes and natural materials that seem to emerge from the earth or be reclaimed by it, these sculptures blur the lines between nature and the man-made environment. Stroll through our winding pathways and verdant gardens by light of candle, and learn more about AERENA Galleries and the seven sculptures we house at MacArthur Place.

Tours offered at 5pm and 6pm. Space limited to 12; first come, first served.

Bulb Garden Workshop with Marion Moss Floral Design [class is full]
December 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Susan Stremlau, owner of Marion Moss Floral and floral designer for MacArthur Place, for a holiday “bulb garden” workshop. Susan will lead you in creating your own planted garden arrangement with seasonal bulbs that will flourish into a fragrant and colorful centerpiece for peak holiday season.

Workshop is limited to 12 guests with prior reservation and for ages 16 years old and up. RSVP is required; class is full.

Pomme Cider Shop Pop-up
December 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sonoma’s only cider tap room and bottle shop, Pomme Cider Shop is home to 18 taps and over 100 different ciders from the west coast and across the globe. Owners Rick and Jessica will share pours of a few of their  favorite artisan producers along with some zero-proof apple cider.

No reservations; first come, first served.

Handmade Wrapping Paper & Notecard Workshop with Artist Alex Cole
December 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Local Sonoma painter and mixed media artist, Alex Cole, will lead a workshop on the art of the hand-wrapped gift. Each participant will learn how to create a one of a kind paper using paint, stamps, and other mixed media to create beautiful patterned and textured wrap & notecards. (View Alex’s Instagram reel to get a feel for the workshop).

Workshop is limited to 12 guests with prior reservation. Please RSVP through e-mail by clicking here.

Christmas Stollen Cooking Class with GM
December 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meet our General Manager, Milan Drager, as he leads a class in making traditional German Christmas Stollen — a delicious fruit bread of nuts, spices, and dried fruit. The class will be held in The Porch, our coffee shop and marketplace.

Cooking class is limited to 14 guests with prior reservation. Please RSVP through e-mail by clicking here.

Christmas Carolers
December 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Comfort and Joy Carolers, dressed in traditional Victorian costumes, will sing the songs of Christmas while roaming throughout MacArthur Place. Comfort & Joy is an a cappella group comprised of two ladies and two gentlemen. Your holiday favorites – traditional and popular – will be sung unaccompanied in beautiful four-part harmony. Experience their cheery sound while dining at Layla or The Bar at MacArthur.

No reservations; first come, first served.

Williams-Sonoma Pop-Up
December 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join our neighbors from the original Williams-Sonoma specialized cookware shop as they share some of their favorites for the holiday season.

Kivelstadt Cellars Pop-up
December 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our fun and festive friends at Kivelstadt Cellars will host a holiday pop-up highlighting fan favorites from their portfolio (they’re known for their Rhone-style wines, interesting Mediterranean varietals such as Carignane and Charbono, as well as bright expressions of mainstays such as Sauvignon Blanc) paired with scrumptious bites by our culinary team.

Meet Santa Claus & Helpers
December 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The one and only Santa (real beard and all!) along with his favorite elf helper will take center stage in the lobby of MacArthur Place on Saturday afternoon. Come and whisper your holiday wishes to Father Christmas, you will then have eight days to ensure your spot on the nice list.

No reservations; first come, first served.

Menorah Lighting & Donuts
December 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In culmination of our Twelve Nights of Marvel, and to mark the first night of Hanukkah, we invite you to enjoy hot apple cider & donuts and experience the lighting of our menorah in the Lobby.

No reservations; first come, first served.

The Twelve Nights of Marvel Sonoma holiday events have been created to bring the spirit of the season alive for MacArthur guests, Sonoma locals, and visitors alike. The Bar at MacArthur and Layla are open and accepting reservations each evening, so we invite you to stay for a seasonal cocktail or a bite after each 12 Nights of Marvel event.

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