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Events in Napa in December 2021: Wine Tasting, Holiday Celebrations, & More

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: November 5, 2021

Events in Napa in December 2021 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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Jingle On Down to First Street Napa this Holiday Season

Dates: TBD

Head over to First Street in Napa for this fun event. For three days in December, you will can enjoy some holiday shopping and listen to holiday carolers. You can also say hello to Santa and get your picture taken with him. 

The event runs from 12pm to 3pm all three days.

>> Visit their site for more details

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.

Calistoga Holiday Village

Date: 12/3

The Calistoga Holiday Village returns in 2021. It's a fun place to enjoy some holiday cheer, check out the North Pole Wine Garden, and enjoy some holiday treats.

You will also find carolers and a holiday tree lighting ceremony. You can also say hi to the big buy in red along with Mrs. Claus! 

All events are at Pioneer Park from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade

Date: 12/4

Head to downtown Calistoga for this year's annual Lighted Tractor Parade! 

The even features 60 unique tractors, floats, and other farm equipment. It's a great way to celebrate Calistoga's farming history and community. 

The event starts at 7 pm and runs until around 8 pm. Dress warm as this event will happen in rain, shine, or snow! 

Reindeer Run 

Date: 12/4

The annual Reindeer Run features a 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon. It's a great way 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 9 am at the Wetlands Edge View Area Trailhead in American Canyon.

They also have a virtual option if you prefer to run it on your own.

>> Event information and registration

Winter in the Wineries 

Dates: 12/4 - 2/6

For a two-month period in the winter, you can use your Winter in the Wineries Passport to gain access to 14 wine tastings at a variety of selected boutique and well-known wineries in Calistoga.

Each passport is valued at an estimated $400 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 2021

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.

Larson Family Winery: (12/4) Holiday Open House Weekend: Taste wines, enjoy small bites, and get your photo taken with Santa Claus from 11 am to 3 pm, no charge for entry

Merryvale: Holiday Fair in the Cask Room (12/11), enjoy a wonderful dinner, from La Toque restaurant and then dance the night away in their cask room, from 6 pm to 10:30 pm

Raymond Winery: Holiday Open House (12/5), celebrate the season with food and wine, feel free to bring a gift for donation to give back to the community

2020 Events

Ballentine Vineyards: Holiday Release Party (7th), taste some of their best new releases including Estate Zinfandels, Cab Sauvignon Reserve and more. members receive two complimentary tickets and additional guests are $25 a person, 1 pm to 4 pm

Benessere Winery: Holiday Party (12/7) from 1pm to 4pm

Clos Pegase: Fireside Chats with the Winemaker (12/7 and 12/14), learn more about Clos Pegase wines and talk with the winemaker, 11 am to 3 pm

Conn Creek: Winery Tour and Lunch with Elizabeth Delouise-Gant, (12/7), Take a guided tour with the winemaker through the grounds, tank room, and crush pad, taste from the barrel, and finish with lunch, $75 for general admission, $55 for members, from 11 am to 1 pm

Inglenook: Holiday Open House (12/8), 5 pm to 7 pm

Judd's Hill: The Annual Hanukkah Hootenanny (12/8), current and library vintages along with lunch with desserts, feel free to bring unwrapped gifts and non-perishable items as donations to local charities, 12 noon until 2:30 pm

Madrigal Family Winery: Holiday Crab Feed (12/7)

Robert Mondavi Winery: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting (12/7), 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, starting at 3pm to 5pm

Round Pond Estate: Holiday Release Party (12/7), taste new wines, small bites, olive oil and more, $35 for members and $55 for non-members, 4pm to 6pm

Rutherford Hill: Annual "Holiday on the Hill" (12/8), festive food, seasonal sounds, and wine samples, $40 per person, $20 for wine club, 11pm to 2pm and rsvp required

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.

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

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

Holidays in Yountville

Dates: 11/21 - 1/10

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.

Vintage Sweet Shoppe: Chocolate and Wine Pairing Package for Two or Four at Vintage Sweet Shoppe (Up to 44% Off), check for availability

Envy Wines: Wine Tasting for Two or Four with a Take Home Bottle of Wine (Up to 50% Off), check for availability

Buhman Estate Vineyards: Wine Tasting and Cheese Board for Two or Four (Up to 53% Off), check for availability

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

Napa Events in December: Holiday Parties, Open Houses, & Wine Tasting

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