Events in Napa in January 2024: Festivals, Wine Tastings, Live Music, & More

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: December 8, 2023

Discover the top events in Napa in January 2024. My calendar includes festivals, things to do at night, and wine tasting activities. One of my top picks this month is the Napa Lighted Arts Festival.

Read on for more tips on what's going in wine country during your visit.

Events in Napa in January

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Napa Valley Resolution Run 

Date: TBD

Start 2023 off right with a 5K or 10K run in beautiful downtown Yountville! If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get out and be more active, this is a great way to start.

You'll have plenty of company, and the added satisfaction that proceeds will benefit local arts and education programs. This friendly community race kicks off at 10 am at the Yountville Community Center.

>> Race details and registration

Napa Truffle Festival  

Dates: 1/12 - 1/15

If you love exquisite food, one of the best events in Napa in January is the Napa Truffle Festival. Enjoy four days of learning about and sampling one of the greatest delicacies known to man, the prized truffle. 

You'll hear from master chefs who use this ingredient to craft world class cuisine, as well as from scientists who study truffle cultivation. The Saturday evening of this festival features a Truffles and Wine Dinner. Tickets are currently on sale.

>> More info about the Truffle Festival

Shows at the Uptown Theater in January

You will find a variety of fun events in Napa in January at the Uptown:

1/11 - 1/12: JaM Cellars Presents Aaron Lewis

1/19: JaM Cellars Presents Rumours - The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

1/26: JaM Cellars Presents Thee Sinseers / The Altons

1/28: JaM Cellars Presents Los Lonely Boys

Napa Lighted Arts Festival

Date: 1/20 - 2/18

Time: Monday - Thursday 6 - 9pm | Friday - Sunday 6 - 10pm

Visit downtown Napa to see this year's Lighted Arts Festival. This outdoor, walkable event is free to attend and features 10 lighted art sculptures, along with stunning light displays projected onto some of Napa's most gorgeous buildings for five weeks.

Napa Valley Restaurant Week

Dates: 1/19 - 1/28

There's no doubt that Napa Valley restaurants offer some of the best dining around, what with their Michelin Star ratings and farm-to-table practices. If you're hesitant about spending a fortune on a delicious meal, or simply don't know where to start, Napa Valley Restaurant Week has solved the problem! 

You'll want to head out and try as many culinary hot-spots as possible, with the multi-course prix-fixe menus they will be offering.

>> Restaurant Week details

Where to Stay in Napa

Make sure to check out the deals for this time of year before booking your room. Click the links below for top deals all around Napa Valley.

TripAdvisor: What's the #1 hotel in the Napa Valley? Read reviews & find hotel deals on TripAdvisor! Save on your Hotel in Napa with, Planet Earth's #1 Accommodation Site. No booking fees ever!

VRBO: Another great lodging option is VRBO. You can stay at a local's house, apartment, or even just rent a room. It's a great way to feel more like a local while visiting. Find a great place to stay on VRBO.

Winter in the Wineries Passport - Calistoga 

Dates: 12/02 - 2/04

For the low cost of one $75 ticket, this special Winter Wine Passport grants you access to 19 wine tastings at Calistoga wineries any time during this two-month period--just in time for Cabernet Season.

Participating wineries include both boutique and well-known brands. In addition, the passport offers discounts on lodging, dining, and shopping in Napa Valley. The benefits you'll gain with the passport are valued at around $900.

>> All about the wine passport

Wine Tasting Events in Napa in January 2024 (TBD)

Each week, Napa Valley wineries welcome visitors to events at their wineries, however, many wineries are waiting to start their events until a little later in the season, so this list of wine events in January will expand closer towards the month.

January Events: Calendar of Festivals, Wine Tasting, & More

More Tips to Your Visit to Wine Country

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