Sonoma Raceway Kicks Off 17th Annual Holiday Toy Drive

For the 17th consecutive year, race fans and community members can help spread holiday spirit to Sonoma Valley kids by donating toys to Sonoma Raceway's High-Powered Toy Drive.

All toys collected during the toy drive, which runs through Wednesday, Dec. 11, will be distributed to more than 300 children at the raceway's annual Race to the Holidays Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 14. All children are pre-registered for the party through one of six Sonoma Valley non-profit youth organizations. New, unwrapped gifts for newborns to 12 year olds are needed.

"I brought my daughter to the raceway children's Christmas party when she was little and now she's in high school, so I brought my two younger sons, and they had so much fun," said Edith from Sonoma following the 2018 event. "They were excited to see Santa and are already busy playing with the toys."

Toys are accepted at the following Sonoma locations:

  • Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, 800-870-RACE, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  SonomaRaceway.com
  • Exchange Bank, 435 West Napa Street, 707-938-8358, Mon.-Fri., 9-5 p.m., exchangebank.com
  • Schell-Vista Fire Department, 22950 Broadway, 707-938-2633, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. schellvistafire.com
  • Sonoma Valley Fire Department, 630 Second Street West, 707-996-2102, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. svfra.org
  • Viansa Sonoma, 25200 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476, (800) 995-4740, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. viansa.com

            Gundlach-Bundschu Winery will again support the toy drive at its Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Attendees can sip, shop and get cozy by a fire at this special holiday event in the Vista Courtyard, and guests can also contribute new, unwrapped toys for children in need. For more information, visit www.gunbun.com/events/.

            For more information on the Race to the Holidays Children's Christmas Party or High-Powered Toy Drive, please contact Cheri Plattner at 707-933-3950 or cplattner@sonomaraceway.com.