Events in Napa in December 2018

Wine Tasting, Holiday Celebrations, & More

Events in Napa in December 2018 include the start of Winter in the Wineries, the Reindeer Run, and Calistoga's Holiday Village. Other fun things to do include seeing a show at the Blue Note or the Uptown Theatre.

This month, you will also find some parties at local wineries that feature food, wine tasting, and holiday discounts. Don't miss out on these fun things to do in the Napa Valley.

Events in Napa in December

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Uptown Theatre Shows in December

You will find a variety of fun events in Napa in December at the Uptown. These are just a few of the top shows this month.

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Calistoga Christmas Faire and Lighted Tractor Parade

Date: 12/1

The Calistoga Christmas Faire is located at the Napa County Fairgrounds. Get ready to get all your holiday shopping done all at the same time. There is food, drinks, and gift making booths for kids of all ages. Add live performances, baking demonstrations and more. This free event starts at 9 am and continues

The downtown Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade is one of the many events in Napa in December with a lot of small town charm. Unlike your average parade with floats and trailers, this one truly celebrates the region's agricultural heritage, featuring a variety of vintage and modern tractors, trucks, and construction equipment, all decked out. Even Santa Claus enjoys this unique holiday tradition in downtown Calistoga.

>> More details about the parade

Shows at the Blue Note

You will find plenty of fun evening events in Napa in December at the Blue Note. This live jazz club features well known acts from around the region and beyond. You can grab dinner during the show or just enjoy the music. It's set in the gorgeous downtown Napa Valley Opera House.

>> Tickets on Ticketmaster for these and other December shows

Reindeer Run

Date: 12/1

The annual Reindeer Run features both a 3-mile and 6.5-mile walk/run for people to get outside and into the holiday spirit. Pre-registered participants will get a T-shirt, digitally recorded time, and a goodie bag. This fun family event starts at 9am at the Wetlands Edge View Area Trailhead in American Canyon.

>> Event information and registration

Winter in the Wineries

Dates: 12/1 - 2/43

For a two-month period in the winter, you can use your Winter in the Wineries Passport to gain access to 17 wine tastings at a variety of selected boutique and well-known wineries in Calistoga. Each passport is valued at an estimated $300, and includes not only discounts on wine and wine tastings, but shopping, lodging, dining, and more.

>> Get your passport to tour Napa Valley in the winter

Wine Tasting Events in Napa in December

My calendar of wine tasting events in Napa in December includes some of the top options this month. You will find a variety of open houses as well as some that require tickets in advance.

Castello di Amorosa: New Year's Eve Casino Royale (31st), dress in to impress and dance the night away in Napa, includes a 5-course meal, complimentary shuttles to downtown Calistoga, 7pm to 1am

Merryvale: Holiday Dinner (12/8) and New Year's Eve in the Cask Room (12/31)

Pine Ridge: Holiday Open House (12/8) from 10:30am to 4pm, small bites and wine tasting

Robert Mondavi Winery: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting (12/1), 3pm to 5pm, watch the lighting of the tree, enjoy horse and buggy rides on the property and sample wines and small bites, $25 per person, complimentary for members

Round Pond Estate: Holiday Release Party (12/8), 4pm to 6pm

Rutherford Hill: Fourth Annual "Holiday on the Hill" (12/9), festive food, seasonal sounds, and wine samples, $40 per person, $20 for wine club, 11pm to 2pm

Where to Stay in the Napa Valley

Find some great places to stay in the Napa Valley. You will also find some good deals this time of year at hotels, resorts and bed & breakfasts. Click the links below for recent guest reviews as well as some great options this month.

Booking.com: Save on your Hotel in Napa with Booking.com, Planet Earth's #1 Accommodation Site. No booking fees ever!

TripAdvisor: What's the #1 hotel in the Napa Valley? Read reviews & find hotel deals on TripAdvisor!

Holidays in Yountville

Dates: 11/19 - 1/1

This holiday season head to Yountville for their six-weeks of activities. Events include wine tasting, visits from Santa, carriage rides around town, and so much more. Each week offers a variety of fun activities.

>> Visit their site for a full schedule of events

More Deals on Wine Tasting in Napa

You will also find some good tasting deals around Napa in December. You will find a good selection on Groupon. Click the links below for more information on each offer.

  • Starmont Winery and Vineyards: Save up to 45% off tasting deals at Starmont Winery and Vineyards, check deal availability

  • Envy Wines: Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottle, up to 53% off, located in Calistoga, check for availability

  • Judd's Hill Winery: Tasting for two or four plus a bottle of wine to take home with you, up to 45% off, tasting room is on Silverado Trail, check for availability

*Note: Most deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.

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