Events in Napa in November 2021: Holiday Parties, Wine Tasting & More

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: November 10, 2021

Events in Napa in November 2021 include wine tasting at local wineries, holiday parties, and the Napa Valley Film Festival. Other highlights this month include the Turkey Chase, Napa's Lighting of the Christmas Tree, and the Christmas Parade.

You will also find some fun things to do at night with shows at both the Blue Note and the Uptown Theatre. Read on for more fun activities this month in the Napa Valley.

Events in Napa in November

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Yountville Town & Tree Lighting 

Date: 11/21, 6 pm

The Christmas tree lighting is one of the local favorite events in November. This celebration at the Community Center in Yountville is meant for the whole family, so take the kids with you to admire the beautifully lit seasonal surroundings...and get a glimpse of Santa. 

Napa's Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Date: 11/24

The Christmas tree lighting is one of the local favorite events in Napa in November. This celebration is meant for the whole family, so take the kids with you to admire the beautifully lit 20-foot tall tree in Veterans Park. You'll also have the opportunity to join the mayor in sipping hot chocolate, eating cookies, and enjoying live entertainment. 

The event starts at 6 pm.

Napa's Christmas Parade

Date: 11/27

Another one of the annual events in Napa in November is the Christmas Parade, held on Thanksgiving weekend to kick off the joyful season. You'll see beautifully decorated floats and dozens of other entries in action in downtown Napa. Afterward, the kids can meet and take pictures with Santa! 

The parade starts at 5 pm.

Napa Valley Film Festival 

Dates: 11/10 - 11/14 (Virtual in 2021, will return in person in 2022)

Join hundreds of filmmakers in the screening and discussion of 120 award-winning independent films. Throughout the festival, you'll have the opportunity to watch them at more than a dozen screening venues in Napa, St. Helena, Yountville, and Calistoga, which include not only movie theaters, but winery barrel rooms, an airplane hangar, and other performing arts centers.

>> Get the details on the Napa Valley Film Fest

Uptown Theatre in November in Napa

These are some of the top events in Napa in November at the Uptown Theatre.

Napa Valley Turkey Chase

Date: 11/25

Head out early Thanksgiving morning for the annual Napa Valley Turkey Chase. This fun athletic family event includes both a 5K and 10K course around Napa Valley College and along the beautiful Napa River Trail. It's a great way to get out and enjoy the fall weather and burn some calories before your holiday feast! The 10k starts at 8 am, followed by the 5k at 8:15 am.

>> Additional Turkey Trots around the SF Bay Area

Deals on Napa Valley Hotels, Resorts & B&Bs

If you are looking to stay the night as you enjoy these events in Napa in November, you can find some great deals all around the valley. Click the links below to find some of the best deals on room rates and complimentary amenities.

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

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Wine Tasting Events in Napa in November 2021

These are just some of the wine tasting events in Napa in November. Most require advanced tickets, so pick up yours today if you plan to attend.

Silverado Vineyards: Lobster Feed (11/13), enjoy Maine Lobster paired with tasty Silverado wines, 12 pm - 3 pm. Ticket price is $250/person and $225/person for wine club members.

Blue Note Shows in November

Most nights of the week, you can also enjoy some evening events in Napa in November at the Blue Note. This fun, funky downtown venue offers live jazz music and cuisines from locally sourced ingredients. 

Holidays in Yountville 

Dates: 11/21-12/21

Spend part of your holiday season in Yountville during their six weeks of holiday celebrations. Events include food and wine tastings, craft classes, Santa visits, town and Christmas tree lighting, and romantic carriage rides. 

Discover Wine Tasting Deals on Groupon

You can also find some great wine tasting deals this time of year. Click the links below for details on these and to find other great wine tasting discounts this month in Napa Valley.

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.

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