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NOTE: Most Napa wineries are open for outdoor tastings. All require reservations so visit their sites directly to book. Most events are postponed and restaurants are offering outdoor seating. With the recent fires in the area, several wineries will close temporarily. Please call ahead to confirm your reservations before you arrive.
Events in Napa in November 2019 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.
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Dates: 11/13 - 11/17
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.
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.
These are some of the top events in Napa in November at the Uptown Theatre.
Head out early Thanksgiving morning for the annual Napa Valley Turkey Chase. This fun athletic family event includes both a 5K and 10K course 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!
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.
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!
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.
Ballentine Vineyards: November Release Party (11/2 from 1 pm to 4 pm), sample some of their latest releases as you enjoy live music, food, and fun activities, free
Clos Pegase: Pop Up Art Gallery on Saturdays in November, every Saturday this month, drink wines and see art from local artists, 10 am to 4 pm
Robert Biale Vineyards: Cellar Treasures Holiday Dinner on (11/16), library wines, candlelight and chef's choice dinner in the winery's cellar, $175 per person, $150 for members, starts at 6:30 pm
Robert Mondavi Winery: Pinot & Paella (11/2), outdoor reception, indoor dinner with plenty of paella and oysters to go around, paired with Mondavi's Pinot wines, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, $145 per person, $135 for members
Saintsbury: Holiday Open House (11/17), information will update as released
Silverado Vineyards: Lobster Feed (11/9), enjoy Maine Lobster paired with tasty Silverado wines, 11:30 am to 2 pm, general admission is $140 and member price is $110
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.
Date: 11/24 - 1/1
Spend part of your holiday season in Yountville during their six weeks of holiday celebrations. Events include food and wine tastings, Santa and his elves, the town and Christmas tree lighting, and romantic carriage rides.
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.
*Note: Most deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.
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