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Holiday events Napa Valley


Christmas Parade: November 24, 5pm

Downtown Napa First and Second Streets

Parade Grand Marshal Tom Finch, Owner, Flippi’s Pizza Grotto.


Tuba Christmas: December 1, 2pm

Downtown Napa Veterans Memorial Park 2:00-4:00


Holiday Light Trolley Tours: December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

Free tours of Downtown Napa from 3pm to 6pm.

You can also purchase 90-minute paid tours departing the same nights from the Oxbow Public Market at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per adult with children under the age of 10 paying $15 per ticket. 


Santa Train: November 19 – December 28

1.25-hour Christmas train ride to The North Pole, $39 per person


Holidays in Yountville: The Brightest Town in Napa Valley

November 19 – January 1: Town is glowing with thousands of twinkling holiday lights.


Free Horse-drawn carriage rides in Yountville: November 24, December 1, 8, 15


St. Helena

‘St. Helena Jingle All the Way’ this year at Lyman Park Ice-skating rink, food trucks, music, wine, holiday parties, and an appearance by Santa.

December 1st - 28th.



49th Annual Calistoga Christmas Faire
Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Napa County Fairgrounds

23rd Annual Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade
Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:00 – 8:00 pm on Lincoln Avenue

Holiday Brunch Menus at Participating Restaurants

Sunday, December 2, 2018




Exciting events are happening in Downtown Napa every month of the year: cultural activities, music, historical events, street festivals, and things that are just plain fun!

Napa River Inn is located in the heart of Napa within walking distance to great local events and activities. Here are just a few of the upcoming events and festivals in Downtown Napa:

  • Napa Truffle Festival, Napa Valley Restaurant Week (January)
  • Napa Valley Marathon (March)
  • Arts in April (April)
  • BottleRock (May)
  • Music in the Park (June)
  • 4th of July parade, festival, and fireworks (July)
  • Festival Napa Valley (July)
  • Main Street Car Show and Blues, Brews and BBQ (August)
  • Harvest (August, September, October)
  • Napa Valley Film Festival (November)
  • Santa Trains, Ice Rink (December)
  • Downtown Napa Lighted Art Festival, Holiday Carriage Rides, New Year's Eve Parties (December)
Artist creating a sidewalk chalk picture of a rural scene
Chalk Art

As always, check out the lineup at Silo's for wonderful, intimate, live music performances happening at the Historic Napa Mill. Great regional and local bands, activities, and grammy award-winning performers grace the marque of this hot little nightclub.