Best Things to Do in Napa Wine Country This December

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in Wine Country? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated the top events this month including holiday lights, spirited sips, and Santa! Less researching and more having fun. (And getting into the holiday spirit!) Enjoy!

Featured Photo: Courtesy of Visit Calistoga

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Photo: Courtesy of The Meritage Collection

Merry Meritage Holiday Ice Rink

Now – January 8th

Skate your way through the holiday season at a seasonal ice rink on the lawn at Vista Collina at the Meritage in Napa.

More info: meritagecollection.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Napa Valley Wine Train

Santa Train Jolly Journeys

Assorted dates through December 23rd

Roll through Napa Valley on the Wine Train with the jolly guy himself. Sip cocoa, eat cookies, or sit down to a three-course meal.

More info: winetrain.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Tim Carl Photography

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade

December 3rd

This Napa Valley holiday favorite has been going strong for more than a quarter of a century.

More info: visitcalistoga.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Ackerman Heritage House

Charles Dickens Christmas at the Ackerman Heritage House

December 4th & 10th

Meet up with the Big Guy in red to fill him in on what’s on your wish list. 15-minute reservations give families plenty of time to snap photos.

More info: ackermanfamilyvineyards.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Dana Rebmann

Latkes Throw Down at Bardessono Hotel & Spa

December 15th

Who makes the best latkes in Yountville? Head to Bardessono Hotel & Spa to find out. Watch the now annual friendly competition, then taste latkes prepared by Executive Chef Jim Leiken and other Napa Valley favorites.

More info: bardessono.com

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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