Napa Valley: Holiday Events Guide 2012


Nov. 23, 2012 - Yountville's Annual Festival of Lights
Take the entire family out for one of Napa Valley's most cherished holiday events the day after Thanksgiving - Yountville's Festival of Lights. 

This annual Napa Valley holiday faire features food, wine and entertainment town-wide. Enjoy visits with Santa Claus, carolers and horse-drawn carriage rides. In the evening, Yountville is set aglow with thousands of twinkling lights adorning trees and shops along Washington Street. CLICK HERE for more details.

Nov 26 - Dec 20, 2012 - Santa Trains: Napa Valley Wine Train
The Santa Express Train is a magical experience for the young and the young at heart. Ride the express train with special guest, Santa! Ole' Saint Nick is going to bring some friends and carolers on board. This is a fabulous holiday experience for the whole family.These are NOT the regular three-hour lunch and dinner trains. This train runs only for an hour and a half from the City of Napa to the Town of Yountville and back, and is filled or overflowing with happy children waiting to see Santa and his friends. **Note: Does not run every single day. CLICK HERE to see specific dates available!

Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2012 - Calistoga Holiday Village
While visiting Napa Valley, visit the town of Calistoga which will be aglow with the holiday spirit. Enjoy Hot chocolate, cider, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and carolers who will sing holiday songs from around the world, and of course. Saturday night will be our 17th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade. The ultimate small-town quirky Christmas experience. After all that excitement have a bite then retreat to your cozy inn where elves await you for holiday story time. This is Calistoga tradition not to be missed. CLICK HERE for more details!

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Dec 1st & Dec 9th - Holiday Tea at Silverado Resort and Spa
Silverado Resort & Spa welcomes Oxbow Market's David Campbell this holiday season as he takes guests on an educational and entertaining holiday tea tour of Asia through Tillerman Tea. Guests will enjoy the finest custom blended black, white, green and oolong teas paired with Asian-influenced cuisine from Executive Chef Jeffrey Jake in the historic Royal Oak Restaurant. CLICK HERE for more details.

Dec 1, 2012 -  Mondavi Winery Holiday Tree Lighting & Party
Join Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley for the annual holiday party and tree lighting. Start your holiday cheer with a horse and buggy rides in the To Kalon Vineyard. Then enjoy some wine, cheese and charcuterie. Join in with the carolers, sip some home-made hot chocolate and nibble on freshly baked cookies.  And make sure to get to our art gallery in time to watch Margrit Mondavi lighting the tree. CLICK HERE for more details.

Dec. 8, 2012 - Santa's Helpers Holiday Gift Faire
Santa's Helpers have been hard at work to create this old time shopping market. 90 of the finest Artisans have gathered to make your Holiday shopping a breeze. Treasures await, including, Home Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, Crafts, Specialty Items and Gourmet Foods. There will be Carolers, Elves with candy canes, Hot Apple Cider and Great Food to get you into the Holiday spirit. And of course Santa himself will be making a visit.
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Dec. 8, 2012 -  24th Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour
This year's Holiday Candlelight tour will showcase buildings designed by "Napa's Architect" Luther Turton who designed many of the valley's iconic buildings such as the Goodman Library, the Semorile Building, and the Winship Building. The tour will open both residences and businesses to attendees amply demonstrating the wide range of architectural styles employed by Turton which included everything from Romanesque to English Gothic, from Victorian Commercial style to Craftsman. There will also be vintage cars on display and a boutique gift bazaar. CLICK HERE for more details.

gingerbreadHouse.jpgDec 19, 2012 - Extreme Gingerbread House Makeover
Bring the whole family for some extreme gingerbread house making at the Napa Valley Museum! Build your dream house with gingerbread, graham crackers, colored frosting, lollipops and a ton of other ingredients.  CLICK HERE for more details.

Dec. 21, 2012 - Decorate Your Own Victorian Egg Ornament
Visit the Napa Valley Museum this holiday season and travel back in time to the Victorian Age as we decorate Christmas tree egg ornaments. Create your own miniature world inside an egg using tiny birds, trees, and forest animals. Ribbons, sparkles and holiday trim will help create a one-of-a-kind keepsake ornament to enjoy at Christmas and throughout the year!
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Dec. 25, 2012 - Christmas Dining at Silverado Resort & Spa
Have a memorable dining experience this year in Napa Valley when you make reservations at Silverado Resort & Spa for Christmas Dinner. Enjoy a special Christmas Day Buffet in the resort's elegant Grand Ballroom, featuring an array of dishes such as Roast Chestnut Soup, Dixon Farm Lamb Loin, Caggiano Ham, Heirloom Carrots & Broccoli, and a variety of traditional holiday desserts. Please note, reservations are required.
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