Events in Napa in November 2023 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 Yountville Town and Tree Lighting.
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.
Disclaimer: I receive a small commission from some of the links on this page.
Date: 11/3 - 11/5
Time: 10 am - 9 pm
If you like this luxurious varietal of red wine, there's no better way to appreciate it than at Napa's weekend-long celebration for cabernet sauvignon fans.
The event runs Friday through Sunday, from morning till night, with a full calendar of tastings, gourmet lunches and dinners, spa treatments, and entertainment. You'll have the opportunity to taste rare vintages with the experts and exquisite food pairings by Napa's top chefs.
Ticket options include a full weekend pass, individual day pass, and the Grand Tasting pass.
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 and ends at 8 pm.
Location: Broadway Plaza Street, Walnut Creek
For a quaint afternoon of shopping, eating, and listening to live music, visit this open-air artisan faire in the heart of downtown Napa. Kids and dogs are welcome to stroll along with you as you browse the craft booths for all sorts of jewelry, home goods, plants, candles, and more.
The market is all day Saturday, from 11 am to 5 pm, in the main plaza on First Street. If you can't make it that day, or simply want to check out even more of the local artisan goods, you can stroll into the brick-and-mortar shop adjacent to the market area.
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.
The event runs from 6 to 7:30 pm.
This celebration of food and wine takes place on Saturday afternoon with live music, gourmet culinary bites, and exceptional wine. Over 30 of Calistoga's premier wine producers will be present.
This event sells out quickly each year and cost $250, so be sure to get your tickets in time. The celebration runs from 1 pm to 4 pm and attendees must be 21 years and older.
Dates: 11/13 - 11/17
This year's event will feature a curated group of film screenings. It will also include tributes focused on some of this year's most highly talked about films.
The prestigious film festival will also include special culinary experiences carefully created by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). These experiences will run alongside the screenings. It's a way to celebrate the food and wine culture showcased in each film.
All events will take place at the CIA at Copia.
These are some of the top events in Napa in November at the Uptown Theatre.
Price: $50 (price increases after Nov. 21st.)
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.
Packets will be available for pick-up from 10am to 6pm on Tuesday, November 22 at Athletic Feat, 3367 Solano Ave, Napa 94558. Packets will also be available for pick-up on race morning from 7 am - 7:50 am.
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!
Booking.com: Save on your Hotel in Napa with Booking.com, 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.
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.
Cosentino, The Winery (11/11): Fall Paella Party from 3 pm to 6 pm
Cuvaison (11/24): Bright Nights at Cuvaison from 4 pm to 6 pm
Elizabeth Spencer (11/4 + 11/5): Stellar Cellar Sale
Honig Vineyard and Winery (11/18): Kick off the holiday season with friends, wine, music and and delicious food.
Markham (11/12): 45th Anniversary BBQ
Markham (11/25): Winter Wreath Making Class
Merryvale (11/3): Merryvale Paint Night from 5 to 7 pm in the cask room
Raymond (11/4 - 11/5): Stellar Cellar Sale from 11 am to 3 pm
Robert Biale Vineyards: Zinner Dinner (11/18), runs from 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Schramsberg (11/11): 2023 Holiday Shopping Day from 12 to 3 pm
Trefethen (11/4): Legacy Lunch at The Villa
ZD Wines: Harvest Wine Celebration (11/18)
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.
11/3: Lindsey Webster
11/4 - 11/5: Pavlo in concert
11/10 - 11/11: Eric Darius
11/12: Haley Reinhart
11/18 - 11/19: Gerald Albright
11/30: Papa Joe and The New Deal
Dates: 11/19 - 1/1
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.
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
*Note: Most deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.