December is a magical time to visit Yountville and the Napa Valley. Yountville is decorated with a thousand twinkling lights and holiday parties are around every corner! I have gathered some of the events around the Napa Valley that I am most looking forward too!

The Pilates Reserve
Saturday, December 1: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Do the holidays bring on feelings of stress, anxiety or discontentment? Please join Peace of Kate and The Pilates Reserve to set a solid foundation for yourself during the remainder of the holiday season. The Pilates Reserve serves as a warm and supportive space as Kate guides you through a meditation, a curated conversation to attune to self-awareness, and a visioning exercise to clarify how you want to show up for yourself and your family. This time will be for you to recalibrate and feel balanced as you flow through the rest of 2018!

Space is limited to 10 participants per session.

Please register in advance at https://www.thepilatesreserve.com/ – just click on View Schedule and select the workshop Grounding Yourself Through the Holidays.

Please feel free to contact Robin Chambers at 707-927-7234 or Kate Messmer Jessup at 916-233-9038.

Robert Mondavi Winery
Saturday, December 1, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Welcome the holiday season with Robert Mondavi Winery’s 8th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Celebration. Join Robert Mondavi for their holiday party, which includes the tree lighting celebration, horse and buggy rides through the To Kalon vineyard, wine tasting, hot apple cider, carols with the Vintage High School Chamber Singers, Italian cookies, cheese and charcuterie appetizers. New this year – Jingle Bell Jazz in the To Kalon Reserve Room! Admission is $25 per person. Complimentary admission for Wine Club Members and children under 12, and attendees who bring a food donation for the Napa Valley Food Bank. Advance reservations are not required.

The Hess Collection
Saturday, December 1, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Hess Collection Holiday Open House and Toy Drive on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Visitors Center will be dressed in its beautiful finery, and Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson is planning some new holiday treats to pair with a full selection of the new releases and traditional favorites. As always, Hess will have a bit of music, a raffle and gift shopping, with special gift features including an array of large formats. Please bring an unwrapped toy for the toy drive.

Lincoln Theater
Sunday, December 2, 2018
3:00 p.m.

Soprano Marnie Breckenridge returns in a performance with Symphony Napa Valley, under the direction of Michael Guttman, to offer a selection of holiday favorites by Bach, Vivaldi and Handel. This exciting program features the Messiah, one of the most magnificent achievements in the classical canon of music. The perfection of this composition is a truly moving, emotional and resonant experience.

Also included are Ave Maria and O Holy Night, beloved holiday favorites for music lovers everywhere. The concert concludes with a rousing sing-along of favorite Christmas carols where you can join in the festivities!

Jessup Cellars
Thursday, December 6,2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Master Chocolatier Chris Kollar & Jessup Cellars are excited to invite you to the 2nd Annual Jessup Cellars & Kollar Chocolate Holiday Chocolate Seminar!

Chris will again create an exclusive, handcrafted truffle from Jessup’s Solera-style tawny dessert wine. In 2015, Dessert Professional Magazine named Chris as one of the Top 10 Chocolatiers of North America.

If you are searching for a delicious holiday epicurean experience and tasty holiday gifts you won’t want to miss this event!

Hall Rutherford
Friday, December 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

You are invited to join vintners Craig & Kathryn Walt Hall to ring in the 2018 holiday season with an intimate reception and dinner at their home and estate winery at HALL Rutherford. The evening begins with a reception followed by a delicious multi-course dinner paired with our coveted and rarest selection of wines. Enjoy an intimate evening among friends new and old and create lasting memories at HALL Rutherford with Craig & Kathryn Hall.

Napa Valley Museum Yountville
Saturday, December 8, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

On December 8, from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.,, the Napa Valley Museum Yountville celebrates its “Walt Disney’s Trains” exhibition with a special holiday event! Exhibition curator and Carolwood Pacific Historical Society President Emeritus Michael Campbell, a Disney train expert, will conduct a tour through the exhibit, including a demonstration of a working steam train! Regular Admission prices apply.

Goosecross Winery
Saturday, December 8, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Join Goosecross Winery for an indulgent evening at Goosecross Winery with passed hors d’oeuvres, a 5 course seated dinner, special library selections of Aeros, and a one night only sneak peek of the 2015 vintage of Aeros.

It will be an affair to remember and a night for the ages so get your tickets now!

Bardessono
Thursday, December 13, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Raise Your Holiday Hosting Game with Pairing Tips from Lucy’s Chef Nate Lindsay and Handwritten’s Sommelier Philip O’Conor!

Most foodies are always looking for new ways to improve their holiday hosting skills, especially if it can be done over perfectly paired bites and handcrafted wines. Lucy and Handwritten are teaming up for a happy hour event featuring six wines from Handwritten’s portfolio paired with Nate’s one-bite food pairings ideal for holiday entertaining.

The event takeaways include recipes by Chef Nate and a special $40 off gift card for purchases of 3 bottles or more of Handwritten’s hillside and mountain Napa Valley District Cabernet Sauvignons.

Lincoln Theater
Saturday, December 15- Sunday, December 16, 2018

Napa Regional Dance Company’s beloved production of The Nutcracker is back for its 18th season! Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on an enchanted journey through the Snow Flake Forest to The Land of Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier in this timeless holiday classic.

Enjoy the larger than life scenery, dancing toy soldiers, Harlequins, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes and a magnificent Christmas tree as the ballet unfolds to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. This sumptuous performance is a feast for the senses.

Kollar Chocolate
Saturday, December 22
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Ring in the holiday season with chocolate ornament decorating at

Santa’s Kollar Chocolates Workshop! Fun for the whole family, join Kollar Chocolate from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for chocolate ornament decorating on Saturday, December 22nd. Hot chocolate and coffee will be available for purchase.

$10 for elves (children) | assistant elves (adults) complimentary

Ticket includes one (1) chocolate ornament, color palette, and brush.

Looking for a place to enjoy Christmas dinner? Click here to see all the businesses that are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day!