At Napa Valley Tours & Transportation, our mission is to provide you with the most memorable wine country experience you could ever have. The 2019 holiday season in Napa is brimming with unique opportunities that will make your vacation a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Read on to get excited and plan your holiday trip to Napa!
Launch the Season Like a Local at Napa’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Downtown
Join the mayor of Napa and locals for this traditional community event. It’s free fun, perfect for date night or families. Enjoy hot cocoa, Christmas cookies, and entertainment by local youth groups as Napa’s community Christmas tree is lit up in Veterans Park.
- Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
The ceremony will last until around 9:00 pm, making it the ideal starting point for more romantic, adult meanderings through Downtown Napa.
All Aboard! Support Local Foster Children on the Napa Holiday Wine Trolley Tour
Per the Napa Valley Wine Trolley website: “Hop aboard the Napa Valley Wine Trolley Holiday Lights Tour as we take a joyful tour through historic Downtown Napa, its Victorian neighborhood, Browns Valley and North Napa.”
Every year the vintage Cable Car takes visitors on a fun-filled ride with classic holiday music and lots of holiday spirit. The trolley departs from Oxbow Public Market, at 6:30 pm. The holiday lights trolley tour happens three weekends this December:
- December 6 – 8
- December 13 – 15
- December 20 – 22
Fans of Victorian architecture will be treated to rare pleasures as they admire amazing, historic Victorian homes romantically decorated for your holiday experience. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children under age ten. This tour boasts numerous awards and special mentions, so don’t miss out!
The 13th Annual Hanukkah Hootenanny at Judd’s Hill Winery in Napa Valley
“Sample current vintages and library wines while enjoying beef brisket sliders and our extravagant latke bar. Satisfy your sweet tooth with traditional jelly donuts as you revel in the fine company and grand entertainment… the hallmarks of a lively Judd’s Hill event” says the event website.
- December 8, noon to 2:30 pm
Seats at Judd’s Hill Winery’s Hanukkah Hootenanny always sell out, so contact them today to reserve your spot.
Get Inspired at the Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Savor your morning with a tour of the Oxbow market. Spend time browsing the stalls for lovely local produce, spices, meats and artisan cheeses. Chef Julie will help you select locally grown produce in a whole new light – fresh, flavorful, and bursting with nutrition. Then don your apron and learn how to build the flavor with a unique recipe for the day.
You’ll enjoy a relaxed experience filled great food, the finest wine selections, and have fun while developing your cooking technique.
- The hands-on class emphasizes cooking theory and technique. Enhance your culinary skills and take your new knowledge home.
- Lastly, sit down to relax and savor a wine country meal with other aspiring chefs.
The Oxbow Market tour begins at 8:45 am and will carry through your day until 2:30 pm. Dates are November 19, December 2, December 3, December 16, December 17, and the cost is $250 for this early day event.
Toast Your Love at New Year’s Eve Celebration Dinner at The Meritage Resort (for Adults)
Toast your honey with a of glass of Napa Valley’s world-famous wine, and then dance the night away! Make romantic memories that will last a lifetime this New Year’s Eve. According to Eventbrite, “This special evening includes an extensive Wine Country-inspired buffet, live music, party favors, a balloon drop” and a champagne toast to ring in the new year.
Or Attend the Winemaker’s Dinner, at Trinitas Cellars Grand Estate Cave
Experience a romantic candlelight dinner in the grand Estate Cave at Trinitas Cellars in Napa Valley This annual tradition highlights the best of their culinary team’s talents, paired with Trinitas wine. Tickets are $285 per person and include a ticket into the Meritage Ballroom afterparty.
And much more
Board the Santa train and create magical memories with your loved ones. Joined by Elf and Fairy friends, the conductor greets guests at the station and welcomes them aboard the Santa Train. Check for availability as it is quickly sold out! tickets are 49.99$ per person.
We can take you there
No matter which holiday traditions you embrace, Napa Valley Tours & Transportation is proud to be your source for wine tours and everything else Napa has to offer this season. There are endless entertainment options available this season, and we have information for all of them. Want to plan a fantastic holiday visit to Napa Valley? Contact us today!