Christmastime has arrived and we are getting excited for all the Christmas festivities in Napa Valley. It’s the most magical time of year to connect as a family and join in on the community events. If you are looking for family friendly fun, we have you covered!
See your children’s eyes light up as they see the lighting of the trees or see all the dazzling lights on the Christmas floats in the parades. Hop on the Santa Train for a visit to the North Pole while sipping on Hot Cocoa, cookies, and entertainment. Or enjoy a FREE horse drawn carriage ride along the beautiful town of Yountville all decked out in Christmas lights, decorations, and Christmas cheer.
Napa Christmas Tree Lighting
Wednesday, November 27th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Veteran’s Park in Downtown Napa
Join in the community event of the lighting of the 20 foot Christmas Tree. Hot chocolate, cookies, and the local youth group will be performing. This event is free and a great way to kick off the Holiday!
Napa Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 30th, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
2nd & 3rd Street in Downtown Napa
Check out the Christmas floats in Napa for the Annual Christmas Parade. All the floats are decorated with Christmas lights and more. The parade location is on second and third street in downtown Napa. Make sure to choose a spot before the parade begins. The parade is free and starts at 5:00 pm. After the parade, meet Santa in the lobby of the Archer Hotel and take some pictures.
Yountville Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Every Saturday, November 30th-December 21st
Yountville Community Center
Enjoy a FREE horse drawn carriage ride every Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas. The ride begins at the Yountville Community Center where you will see sparkling lights of the town of Yountville during the ride.
Home for the Holidays Community Open House
Friday, December 6th,
1480 Main Street St. Helena, CA
Join the 2nd annual Home for the Holidays Community Open House on Friday December 6th at the Carnegie Building. Join in the fun with friends and neighbors while enjoying sweet treats, holiday elixirs, and savory small bites. This event will feature visits with Santa, live music, festive family photos and various activities for all ages. Nimbus Arts will be hosting an ‘Illuminate a Skate’ craft station in honor of the Jingle-All-the-Way roller skating rink in Lyman Park this December. At 7:30 pm, walk over to Lyman Park to see the City Christmas Tree with the ‘Illuminate a Skate’ ornaments, followed by a round of holiday carols.
24th Annual Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade
Saturday, December 7th, 7:00 pm
Main Street in Downtown Calistoga
See magical lights on vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks, and construction equipment while they parade down Calistoga’s charming main street to kick off the holiday season. This popular Napa Valley event, gets better each year, is perfect for the whole family.
It has been nominated this year in USA Today’s 2019 10 Best travel awards. The parade is a contender for Best Holiday Parade.
1275 McKinstry Napa, CA
The Napa Valley Wine Train transforms into an enchanting holiday experience for the family. Hop aboard the Santa Train to add some fun to your Christmas and watch your children take in the holiday spirit.
Sip on hot cocoa, fresh baked cookies, games, and sing along to songs with Santa as you travel through the North Pole and help Jolly the Bear with a special mission. The train ride is a fun family adventure that will create everlasting memories with your children.
Visit the Napa Valley Wine Train’s website to reserve your tickets and read more information about the shows. https://www.winetrain.com/events/santa-train/