Events in Napa in December 2017 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.
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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.
Spend the day in Calistoga at their small town holiday event called the Holiday Village. Say hello to Santa, sample some local wines, do some shopping for friends & family, and enjoy many other fun activities. This event is along Lincoln Avenue in Calistoga and it runs from 4pm to 8pm.
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.
These are just a few of the top events in Napa in December at the Blue Note. Make sure to pick up your tickets early to enjoy an evening at this fun downtown nightclub.
12/1 & 12/2: Willie K
12/9: Royal Jelly Live
12/10: Ben Sollee
12/15 & 12/16: Jessy J
12/17: Gospel Brunch featuring the Jackie Tolbert Gosple Ensemble
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.
Dates: 12/2 - 2/4
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.
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.
Benessere Vineyards: Holiday Party (2nd) from 1pm to 4pm, sample wine, tour the vineyard, and more
Castello di Amorosa: New Year's Eve Gatsby Gala (31st), dress in formal 20's costumes and dance the night away in Napa, includes a 3-course meal, complimentary shuttles to downtown Calistoga, 7pm to 1am, $305 for club members, $355 for guests
Ehlers Estate: Christmas Open House (9th), 1pm to 5pm, Christmas marketplace and performances by the Napa High School Choir, free for members, $35 for the general public
Hall Wines: A Taste of Hall, Home for the Holidays (17th) from 12pm to 2pm, $150 per person
Inglenook Vineyard: Holiday Open House (3rd), 4pm to 7pm
Judd's Hill Winery: 11th Annual Hanukkah Hootenanny (10th), live music, wine and food from 12pm to 2:30pm
Kunde Family Winery: Hike in the Vineyard (3rd), 9am to 1pm, hike around the vineyards as you learn more about Kunde and their wines, hike lasts the full 4 hours, bring along a picnic lunch as well as water for the hike, $30 per person
Larson Family Winery: Holiday Open House and Santa Claus comes to Larson (2nd & 3rd)
Luna Vineyards: Luna Holiday Festa (3rd), holiday open house with live music, wine tasting, and more
Madrigal Family Winery: Annual Winter Crab Feed (1st), starts at 5pm at the Madrigal Family Winery in Calistoga
Mumm Napa: Winemaker's Holiday Dinner (2nd), enjoy the evening aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train in a private car just for this event, it will include Mumm wine releases and a 4-course dinner, $345 per person, $275 for club members
Robert Craig: Holiday Open House at the Craig Tasting Salon (1st), holiday bites and wine tasting, 4pm to 7pm
Robert Mondavi Winery: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting (2nd), 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: Olio Nuovo Day (3rd), learn about how olive oil is produced, $55 per person, $45 for members, reservations available from 10am to 4pm
Round Pond Estate: Holiday Release Party (9th), sample seasonal treats as you enjoy Round Pond wines, 2 hours, $55 per person
Rutherford Hill: Third Annual "Holiday on the Hill" (10th), festive food, seasonal sounds, and wine samples, $40 per person, 12pm to 4pm
Sequoia Grove Winery: Holiday Celebration (8th), enjoy this annual celebration and reserve Cabernet release party, $80 for non-members, $60 for those in their club
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.
Dates: 11/20 - 12/31
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.
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.
*Note: Most deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.
Wineries in Napa