Napa Valley is the place to be during the Holidays. After recovering from another frantic and successful harvest season, the remarkable communities and residents of the area are again extending their unbeatable creativity and hospitality to roll out more exciting, fun things to do in Napa Valley than just about any other place on Earth.
The wineries and businesses of Napa Valley are now swinging into the holiday season with loads of fun and engaging activities to celebrate this special time of the year.
During December, Napa Valley communities will host a broad menu of festive family-friendly events and outdoor activities, as well as many intimate wine and food experiences that feature Napa Valley-style traditional holiday fare.
Are you looking for a memorable holiday escape for the entire family or a group of friends? Learn about many of the fun things to do in Napa Valley during this exciting time.
Breakfast with Santa at Silverado Resort and Spa, each Saturday until December 18, 9 AM to 11 AM
While enjoying a delicious holiday breakfast at The Grill at Silverado, guests and families will be treated to a memorable visit from Santa Claus. Families can take photographs to preserve the moment and will receive a keepsake Holiday ornament to keep.
Santa Train Jolly Journeys, each on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until December 24, with the Napa Wine Train
Savor the season and make reservations for the Santa Train! Begin your train ride by enjoying the holiday carolers and a hot cider or cocoa. You will be treated to a fun photo op with Santa and visit the whimsical local mailing station, where postcards are sent directly to the North Pole!
Most importantly, proceeds from each train excursion will fund toy donations through Expressions of Hope.
Merry Meritage Holiday Ice Rink, open through January 6 at Vista Collina Resort in Napa from4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
A family ice skating adventure goes perfectly with the season, and families and groups can enjoy the fun and excitement of a delightful holiday outing. Enjoy a warm drink while listening to the carolers around the 40-foot Christmas Tree. Santa Claus will drop by each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through December 23.
“The Nutcracker”, performed by the Napa Regional Dance Company, Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, December 16 at 2 PM; December 17 at 2 PM and 7 PM; December 18 at 2 PM
Don’t miss the 21st edition of this iconic Tchaikovsky favorite presented by the talented performers of the Napa Regional Dance Company. Spectacular scenery, incredible and memorable musical offerings, sparkling snowflakes, a Christmas tree, and more will create a most unique and satisfying evening.
Throughout December, each community and many wineries in Napa Valley present a wide range of holiday experiences perfect for families, couples, and adult groups. Don’t miss the lights, parades, music, art, and live performances available throughout Napa Valley.
Check it out and enjoy a magnificent holiday experience with so many fun things to do in Napa Valley.
Holiday Balloon Rides with Balloons Above the Valley
See Napa Valley as never before with a safe and exhilarating hot air balloon ride with Balloons Above the Valley. Drift slowly above the now-dormant vineyards, busy wineries, and holiday-decorated communities as you marvel at the incredible panorama. You can make your reservations for a December flight or purchase Gift Certificates for future flights on the Balloons Above the valley website, which is genuinely one of the most fun things to do in Napa Valley.
Check out the discounted Holiday Gift Certificate Special currently offered by Balloons Above the Valley. If you have questions or need help reserving a holiday or any future flight, you may phone Balloons Above the Valley at 1-800-464-6824.