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Ride the Santa Train

Add a little bit of Old Fashioned Charm to your holidays

New this year: A rare and magical holiday evening that mixes childish wonder with a piece of bona fide Americana when the Napa Valley Wine Train becomes Napa’s version of the Polar Express.

Book your romantic holiday evening, now!

You might think this lovely one-and-a-half hour journey is just for the kids, but romantic adults can enjoy the sights, sounds, and energy of a Christmas adventure in the Vista Dome while the littles sing songs and hug Christmas characters.

Watch the holiday lights, feel the sway of the train, and enjoy sweet treats, along with perhaps a glass of wine on the evening Santa Train. It’s a great way to experience the historic train cars that are a part of the Napa Valley Wine Train without having to book the typical three or more hour events, tours, or activities.

Runs November 19 through December 29.

Two trains available: 5pm and 8pm.

Holiday magic meets the Wine Train! A Polar Express-type experience in the evening hours: just 1.5 hours on the Train with your sweetie, then a great mid-week rate at the Napa River Inn when you disembark. If you’ve always wanted to try the Train, this a short trip at a great price, during an amazing Christmas experience.

Reserve your Train, before it sells out.

Melodie Hilton

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Director of Marketing and PR for the Napa River Inn, and long-time Napa resident. Hilton started her career as a journalist, working many years covering food, travel, and news.
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