Once the grapes have been harvested and the weather begins to cool, Napa Valley businesses and communities begin gearing up for the next exciting phase of the year: Holiday Season.
During this time, the community comes alive with color, sound, and many fun things to do in Napa Valley.
Couples, families, and friends visit Napa Valley during this time to escape the pressures of daily life and revel in the unadulterated joys of the season. Complete with the joys of comfortable lodgings, excellent foods, exciting nightlife, world-class wines, and incomparable outdoor adventures, Napa Valley becomes a captivating destination during the holiday season.
The fun begins in late November, just as that Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing have become a memory or just leftovers. Below are some of the many exciting and fun things to do in Napa Valley during this year’s holiday season:
Merry Meritage Holiday’s Winter Village at Vista Collina Resort
Enjoy family and group fun at the Merry Meritage Winter Village and experience the decorated and lighted ice rink and adjacent Santa’s Tavern. You will even find some wine and beer tasting rooms, food trucks, and plenty of other food options for guests.
Christmas Parade 2021, Napa
Kick off the festivities with the annual Napa Christmas Parade featuring floats, marching bands, dancers, community groups, and, naturally, Santa Claus himself. The Parade takes place between Second and Third Streets in Downtown Napa from 4:00 PM. Head to the Napa Riverfront afterward to enjoy the lights and beautiful decorations.
Helena and Yountville Holiday Decorations
Don’t forget to drop by Yountville and St. Helena to view their beautiful and unique decorations and marvelous activities throughout the holiday season. Yountville also features cooking and wreath-making classes as well as a charming Santa’s village.
In St. Helena, visitors can view the Holiday Wine Barrel Showcase featuring 80 authentic wine barrels creatively decorated for the holidays.
Balloons Above the Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride
A remarkable way to start the day and greet the early morning before the holiday festivities begin is with one of the best balloon rides in Napa Valley. Soar among the clouds as you float quietly above the towns, vineyards, and wineries of stunning Napa Valley.
Calistoga‘s Lighted Tractor tor Parade: December 4
It doesn’t get more festive than this. Each year, local businesses and individuals present over 20 well-decorated farm tractors to help celebrate the holiday season. A favorite of kids and adults alike, these uniquely adorned tractors remain situated throughout the community to add to the beautiful holiday charm of the city.
The local Calistoga Chamber of Commerce also hosts a Holiday Village with Santa and a host of activities.
Contact Balloons Above the valley for Your Holiday Visit
Add to your many exciting and unique holiday experiences with a magical and safe hot air balloon ride above Napa Valley. One of the most fun things to do in Napa valley, a Balloons Above the Valley hot air balloon ride, is enjoyable, exhilarating, and memorable, offering loads of great holiday photo ops.
You will also enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries before the flight and can opt for a delightful Champagne Brunch after you land.
To reserve the best balloon rides in Napa Valley, contact Balloons Above the Valley at 1-800-464-6824.
You may also reserve your place on a Holiday flight of your choice by visiting the Balloons Above the Valley website.