Where to Go Christmas Shopping in Sonoma
A list of some of the best places in Sonoma County to not only get the perfect gift, but to have the perfect day shopping.
Historic Railroad Square
This charming, historic area is known for its trendy shops and antique stores. If you work up an appetite while shopping, some of the best restaurants in town are located here.
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Downtown: Santa Rosa Main Street
When people say "downtown Santa Rosa" or "Fourth Street" they are usually referring to the "Courthouse Square District." The "official" downtown is comprised of this area plus Santa Rosa Plaza mall, and Historic Railroad Square.
The Santa Rosa Plaza
The two-level mall is anchored by Macy's, Mervyn's and Sears. It features approximately 110 specialty stores including Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor Loft, Apple, Banana Republic, BeBe Sport, The Body Shop, The Disney Store, Gap, Victoria's Secret. (The large window at the Food Court is a great place to view the wind-animated artwork "Digitized Field" on the building across the street.)
Montgomery Village shopping center
Located on the east side of town, Montgomery Village was the city's first shopping center and it now houses many of the area's higher-end specialty stores. The central courtyard area is attractive and features live jazz music during the summer, as well as the popular Monti's Rotisserie and Bar.
This mall toward the northern part of town, just off Hwy. 101, is anchored by Gottschalks, JCPenney, and Macy's. Perhaps because it is a single-level structure, (with no stairs for rampant tots to fall from) it has grown particularly popular with moms. In fact, the mall has started a Kidgits Club that offers family entertainment and activities plus a birthday club, newsletter, discounts and more.