It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Yountville! This year, enjoy the magic of the holidasy in Yountville. Holidays in Yountville is November 24 – January 1. Enjoy over a 100 events, activities and performances fit for the whole family. Events include carriage rides, holiday movies, bouchon cookie decorating, Nutcracker performances, a Broadway holiday spectacular, the Santa Train by Napa Valley Wine Train, and much more.

I have gathered some of the events that I am most looking forward to below!

Santa Train by Napa Valley Wine Train: Offered daily until December 29th, sip hot cocoa, indulge in freshly-baked cookies, and join in games and sing-alongs with a jolly cast of characters headlined by Santa himself as you journey to the North Pole. The Santa Train is the perfect way to get your whole family into the holiday spirit!

FREE Holiday Movie Series: What better way to get out and enjoy the holidays than by enjoying a free Holiday Movie at the Lincoln Theater! Lincoln Theater, Yountville Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Yountville are proud to present the 2nd annual Holiday Movie Series. Bring the whole family to experience Home Alone and White Christmas. 

Shop Small Saturday: Yountville is participating for the first time in American Express Small Business Saturday! On Saturday, November 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. take advantage of the unique local shops in V Marketplace, Edward James Courtyard, JCB Village, Washington Square and Yountville tasting rooms for all your holiday gift needs. For every $50 you spend you will be entered for an amazing giveaway. Make sure to bring your giveaway tickets back to the second floor of V Marketplace!

GrapeWreath Making: Visit Hill Family Estate during the holiday season and participate in a grapevine wreath-making class. Craft custom wreaths and home décor from the grapevine canes clipped from Hill Family Estate’s vineyard in Yountville. Sip on Hill Family wines while learning to construct one-of-a-kind grapevine art and take home your masterpiece once complete. This fun activity is only $20 and takes place every Saturday and Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas!

FREE Carriage Rides Through Yountville: There is no better way to see the twinkling lights of Yountville than on a horse drawn carriages. Carriage rides are free and pick up in front of the Yountville Community Center. Bundle up and enjoy a romantic ride with your sweetie or bring the kids and let them enjoy the beautiful lights. Carriage rides take place on Saturday, November 30, December 7,14, and 21

Holiday Photos on Priest Ranch Lighted Tractor: Grab your family, friends and four-legged friends for a holiday photo on the Priest Ranch tractor! Have your camera in hand and ready to capture that perfect moment for your holiday card. Don’t forget to bring an extra prop or even pull out your ugly sweater to make the photo more unique and truly a Priest Ranch experience. Priest Ranch will be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, so take your picture and head in for a wine tasting with cheese on one of their leather couches or next to the fireplace in your own wingbacked chair.

Transcendence Broadway Holiday Spectacular: If you love musicals you will not want to miss Transcendence’s Broadway Holiday Spectacular at the Lincoln Theater! Performers will delight audiences with performances of songs from Broadway hits, such as, WICKED, WHITE CHRISTMAS, MARY POPPINS, MAMMA MIA, and more. You’ll have the time of your life enjoying a spectacular surprise of song and dance packed with showstoppers, holiday favorites, and modern twists on some of the worlds most uplifting and cherished songs. Broadway Holiday Spectacular will run for two nights, Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15.

Holiday Karaoke: Do you love to sing? Me too! Enjoy festival Holiday Karaoke every Wednesday between Thanksgiving and New Years at Wine Country Connection! Grab your friends and enjoy an evening of wine, music and memories. The best thing about this event? No need to RSVP! Just show up on Wednesdays nights between 5:30 -7:30 and show off. Don’t forget to snap a selfie with resident Yountville dog Charlie.

Sip & Paint: Before the holidays arrive, join Hoopes Vineyards to Wined down on Wednesdays, with a glass of wine and a blank canvas. They will opening the new tasting room (so exciting) for you to relax and be inspired by yjr Sustainable garden, cute rescue animals and a sunset in the background. Bring your friends and family to de-stress and let your creative side shine.They will be supplying everying including, one glass of wine, or a taste of 2 wines.

These are just a few of the amazing events and activities that are going to be taking place in Yountville during Holidays in Yountville. For a full list of events click here!