Holidays in Yountville
Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events 

Holidays in Yountville

November 18, 2018 – January 1, 2019

November 18, 2018 through January 1, 2019, enjoy six weeks of Holidays in Yountville, featuring a full calendar of events, activities and performance for all ages. We invite you to stroll through town and celebrate the splendor of the season in the Brightest Town in Napa Valley.

Week of November 18 – November 24

Santa Train by Napa Valley Wine Train

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Napa Valley Wine Train | $39 dollars per person

Holiday elves have transformed the Wine Train into an enchanting holiday experience. Board the Santa Train to add some sparkle and spirit to your Christmas season.

Sip hot cocoa, munch freshly-baked cookies, and join in games and sing-alongs with a jolly cast of characters headlined by Santa himself. Watch faces fill with joy as we wind our way to The North Pole on a special mission to help Jolly the Bear. Treat the little ones to a truly magical, musical, and memorable family Christmas adventure!

Holiday Movie Series: The Santa Clause 

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Lincoln Theater | FREE

The Santa Clause is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy, family film written by Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick, and directed by John Pasquin. This film stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary man who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve. When he and his young son, Charlie, finish St. Nick’s trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole where Scott learns that he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed Father Christmas.

Lincoln Theater, Yountville Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Yountville are proud to present our 2nd annual Holiday Movie Series. Bring the whole family to experience these modern holiday classics on the big screen: The Santa Clause, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express and The Muppets Christmas Carol.

Ginger Bread House Contest Sign Ups Open

Stewart Cellars | Free Event

Signups open to participate in the 2nd Annual Ginger Bread House Making Competition at Stewart Cellars.  A limited number of gingerbread house kits will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.  Participants are also welcome to construct and decorate their own edible house.

Prizes Will Be Awarded in the Following Categories:

Kids Corner—for participants 12 and under

Yountville Business—best gingerbread house created by a business in Yountville

Best in Show—awarded to the house receives the most votes the day of the competition

Important Dates:

November 19th—Signups open to participate in the competition.  A limited number of gingerbread house kits will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.  Participants are also welcome to construct and decorate their own edible house.

December 10th – 13th—Completed houses are due to Stewart Cellars between 11 am –  6 pm.  All houses will be on display in the Tasting Hall through the weekend.

December 16th—Open House and Gingerbread House Judging from 2 pm-4 pm.

 

Thanksgiving at Lucy Restaurant and Bar

11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Lucy Restaurant and Bar

Enjoy a special Thanksgiving Dinner at Lucy Restaurant and Bar. Click here to view the fantastic menu that Chef Nat Lindsay has prepared for the holiday.

To reserve your table today click here!

 

 

Thanksgiving at Ad Hoc

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Ad Hoc

Enjoy a four course Thanksgiving inspired meal at Ad Hoc this Thanksgiving! To view the menu click here

If you want to have Thanksgiving at home but don’t want to do the cooking you can also order Thanksgiving dinner to be picked up by clicking here!

Holiday Photos on Priest Ranch Tractor

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Priest Ranch | Free

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. We are open from 11 am to 7 pm daily, so once you’ve taken your picture, join us for a wine tasting with cheese on one of our new leather couches or next to the fireplace in your own wingbacked chair.

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Holiday Movie Series: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Lincoln Theater | FREE

It’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark’s continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Lincoln Theater, Yountville Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Yountville are proud to present our 2nd annual Holiday Movie Series. Bring the whole family to experience these modern holiday classics on the big screen: The Santa Clause, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express and The Muppets Christmas Carol.

Small Business Saturday – Shop Small – Shop Local

All Day | V Marketplace and Shops in Yountville | Free

For the first time, Yountville is participating in National Shop Small Saturday, sponsored by American Express! On Saturday, November 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. we encourage you to take advantage of the unique local shops in V Marketplace, Edward James Court Yard and Washington Square for all your holiday gift needs.
There are three fun ways to get involved on Shop Small Saturday and support our local businesses:
– LUXE Yountville Prize Giveaway –
Shop, Sip, and Stroll your way through town.
For every $50 spent in person, you will be entered for a chance to win a grand LUXE Yountville Giveaway Prize, including a one-night stay at Napa Valley Lodge!
Entries must be turned in before 7:00 p.m. to Shop Small Headquarters on the Second Floor of V Marketplace.
– Shop Small | The Event-
Join us from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on the Second Floor of V. Marketplace for more shopping, wine, and bites. Stay to see if you win the LUXE Yountville prize drawing at 7:00 p.m.!
 – Complimentary Giftwrapping –
Available on the 2nd Floor of V. Marketplace from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. for purchases at participating locations listed below.
Giftwrapping will be available for other items for a small fee.

Kollar Chocolate Ornament Decorating

9:00 a.m. | Kollar Chocolate | $20

$20 per child Includes one (1) chocolate ornament & 6-color palette
Plus, lots of treats to snack on!

GrapeVine Wreath Making Class

10:30 a.m. | Hill Family Estates | $20

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 our vineyard in Yountville. Sip on Hill Family wines while learning to construct your one-of-a-kind grapevine art and take home your masterpiece once complete.

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Carriage Rides Through Yountville

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Yountville Community Center | Free

Enjoy FREE Carriage Rides through Yountville and take in the beautiful twinkling lights in town. Cozy horse-drawn carriage rides are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!

Week of November 25 – December 1

Santa Train by Napa Valley Wine Train

4:30 – 7:15 p.m. | Napa Valley Wine Train | $49 dollars per person

Holiday elves have transformed the Wine Train into an enchanting holiday experience. Board the Santa Train to add some sparkle and spirit to your Christmas season.

Sip hot cocoa, munch freshly-baked cookies, and join in games and sing-alongs with a jolly cast of characters headlined by Santa himself. Watch faces fill with joy as we wind our way to The North Pole on a special mission to help Jolly the Bear. Treat the little ones to a truly magical, musical, and memorable family Christmas adventure!

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Holiday Movie Series: The Polar Express

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Lincoln Theater | Free

The Polar Express is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Lincoln Theater, Yountville Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Yountville are proud to present our 2nd annual Holiday Movie Series. Bring the whole family to experience these modern holiday classics on the big screen: The Santa Clause, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express and The Muppets Christmas Carol.

Handwritten’s Holiday Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Bardessono | $65/$55 for members or Yountville residents

Taste Handwritten’s Newest Releases While Learning the Basic Pointed-Pen Calligraphy Technique to Make Your Holiday Cards Unforgettable!

If you’re a complete newbie to this ancient writing technique, this class will teach you all of the basics of modern calligraphy. This includes how to write numbers and upper and lowercase letters. You’ll also learn how to make gorgeous hand-lettered stationery and alphabet templates, grids and practice sheets. Additionally, your ticket includes a take home calligraphy kit.

Hosted at Bardessono Resort & Spa’s Lucy Restaurant, Executive Chef Nate Lindsay will pair bites with Handwritten’s mirco-lot wines that focus on hillside and mountain Napa Valley District Cabernets. Handwritten’s Director and Sommelier, Philip O’Conor, will be there to guide the experience and will have order forms available to purchase wines for your holiday celebrations and gift giving.

Uniquely Yours Ornament Class

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Yountville Community Center | $40/$35 for residents

Create five unique ornaments using air, glitter, alcohol inks and your imagination. No two are alike. The best part of these fun-to-make ornaments is that the mess stays inside. No glitter under the tree or in the ornament box! All of the decorating happens inside the ball. Supplies including all the finishing touches are provided.

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Santa’s Workshop – Sensitive Santa 

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. | Yountville Community Center | $5 per person, children under 2 Free

The young and the young at heart are invited to attend this festive workshop and enjoy donuts, fruit, hot chocolate, coffee, cider and juice. Guests will have the opportunity to write a letter to Santa, make ornaments and enjoy holiday music. OF COURSE you will also get a visit with the big guy himself, SANTA! Parents make sure to bring your camera! Sensitive Santa is reserved for families with special needs who need a calm and quiet environment to enjoy Santa’s Workshop and visit with Santa. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for the General Public. Reservations are encouraged!

Santa’s Workshop

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Yountville Community Center | $5 per person, children under 2 Free

The young and the young at heart are invited to attend this festive workshop where guests will enjoy donuts, fruit, hot chocolate, coffee, cider and juice while having the opportunity to write a letter to Santa, make an ornament and enjoy holiday music. OF COURSE you will also get a visit with the big guy himself, SANTA! Parents make sure to bring your camera! Reservations are encouraged!

GrapeVine Wreath Making Class

10:30 a.m. | Hill Family Estates | $20

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 our vineyard in Yountville. Sip on Hill Family wines while learning to construct your one-of-a-kind grapevine art and take home your masterpiece once complete.

Grounding Yourself Through the Holidays

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | The Pilates Reserve |

Do the holidays bring on feelings of stress, anxiety or discontentment? Please join us 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.

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Voena Concert Tour: Voices of Angels

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Lincoln Theater | $25

Returning from Carnegie Hall, performing in a world choir experience under Grammy Award winner Eric Whitacre, VOENA children’s choir debuts a holiday story of songs from many traditions that include “Angels We Have Heard on High,” Mama Mia’s “I Have a Dream,” as well as “Deck the Halls,” “O Holy Night,” and world music sung in multiple languages including Hebrew, Spanish, African, Gaelic, Bulgarian, Greek, and more.

VOENA represents diversity. Different ethnicities, different religions, different ages… and together they sing in one voice of angelic harmony for all cultures, religions, and ages to hear, making THIS season the most memorable yet!

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Carriage Rides Through Yountville

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Yountville Community Center | Free

Enjoy FREE Carriage Rides through Yountville and take in the beautiful twinkling lights in town. Cozy horse-drawn carriage rides are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!

Week of December 2 – December 8

Santa Train by Napa Valley Wine Train

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Napa Valley Wine Train | $39 dollars per person

Holiday elves have transformed the Wine Train into an enchanting holiday experience. Board the Santa Train to add some sparkle and spirit to your Christmas season.

Sip hot cocoa, munch freshly-baked cookies, and join in games and sing-alongs with a jolly cast of characters headlined by Santa himself. Watch faces fill with joy as we wind our way to The North Pole on a special mission to help Jolly the Bear. Treat the little ones to a truly magical, musical, and memorable family Christmas adventure!

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Symphony Napa Valley: Christmas at the Symphony

3:00 p.m.| Lincoln Theater

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!

 

Holiday Light Viewing

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.| Yountville Community Center | $17/$15 for residents

A favorite of our locals, join us on a luxury bus to travel the area and see the holiday light displays.  Be prepared for caroling, hot chocolate and goodies!  Seats are limited and fill quickly so sign up today. Please wear warm clothes, as part of the viewing will be outside.

Senior Holiday Bingo

2:00 p.m. | Yountville Community Center | Free

Join us for holiday bingo for adults ages 50+. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Yountville and the Native Daughters of the Golden West, this is a festive afternoon where you can win holiday CASH. Everything is provided.

Grounding Yourself Through the Holidays

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | The Pilates Reserve |

Do the holidays bring on feelings of stress, anxiety or discontentment? Please join us 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.

Voena French Laundry Fundraiser

11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | The French Laundry

Join us for our ANNUAL FUNDRAISER at The French Laundry December 6, 2018 from 11:15am to 3:30pm. Featuring a delicious Seven-Course Chef’s Tasting Menu paired with premium Napa Valley Wines.

Chef Thomas Keller’s 3-Michelin-star rated restaurant is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world. 100% of all event proceeds directly support VOENA’s music education programs for children.

Email michelle@voena.org to be added to the list. Priority will be given to repeat guests.

Jessup Cellars & Kollar Holidays in Yountville Chocolate Seminar

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Jessup Cellars | $45/$35 for members and Yountville Residents

Master Chocolatier Chris Kollar & Jessup Cellars Host 2nd Annual Seminar

We’re very excited to announce the second release of Jessup Cellars ‘Infinite Recursion’ 9th Reflection, a Tawny Red Wine, and our 2nd annual holiday seminar with famed Chocolatier Chris Kollar. Chris will again create an exclusive, handcrafted truffle from our Solera-style tawny dessert wine. In 2015, Dessert Professional Magazine named Chris as one of the Top 10 Chocolatiers of North America.

If you’re searching for a delicious holiday epicurean experience and tasty holiday gifts, we invite you to join us on Thursday, December 6th for our chocolate seminar

Transcendence’s Broadway Holiday Spectacular

7:30 p.m. | Lincoln Theater | $39-$129

From Transcendence, the award-winning creators of “Broadway Under the Stars in Sonoma Valley” comes this holiday celebration for all ages, with performers from Broadway shows 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. Get ready to feel renewed, rejuvenated, and reconnected with the music of the holidays and the magic of Broadway.

The VIP Experience
The Transcendence VIP Experience at Lincoln Theater begins at 6:00 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performances and includes:
• Exclusive pre-show festivities in VIP lounge
• Live pre-show music
• Two glasses of premium California wines
• A selection of artisan hors d’oeuvre

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Transcendence’s Broadway Holiday Spectacular

7:30 p.m. | Lincoln Theater | $39-$129

From Transcendence, the award-winning creators of “Broadway Under the Stars in Sonoma Valley” comes this holiday celebration for all ages, with performers from Broadway shows 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. Get ready to feel renewed, rejuvenated, and reconnected with the music of the holidays and the magic of Broadway.

The VIP Experience
The Transcendence VIP Experience at Lincoln Theater begins at 6:00 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performances and includes:
• Exclusive pre-show festivities in VIP lounge
• Live pre-show music
• Two glasses of premium California wines
• A selection of artisan hors d’oeuvre

GrapeVine Wreath Making Class

10:30 a.m. | Hill Family Estates | $20

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 our vineyard in Yountville. Sip on Hill Family wines while learning to construct your one-of-a-kind grapevine art and take home your masterpiece once complete.

SantaCon Yountville

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Yountville

Grab your favorite Santa and head to Yountville for the annual SantaCon Yountville. Event schedule and details will be posted soon!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Holiday with “Walt Disney’s Trains.” 

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Napa Valley Museum Yountville | Free with price of admission

On December 8 from 11 am to 1 pm, 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.

Carriage Rides Through Yountville

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Yountville Community Center | Free

Enjoy FREE Carriage Rides through Yountville and take in the beautiful twinkling lights in town. Cozy horse-drawn carriage rides are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Week of December 9 – December 15

Santa Train by Napa Valley Wine Train

5:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Napa Valley Wine Train | $39 dollars per person

Holiday elves have transformed the Wine Train into an enchanting holiday experience. Board the Santa Train to add some sparkle and spirit to your Christmas season.

Sip hot cocoa, munch freshly-baked cookies, and join in games and sing-alongs with a jolly cast of characters headlined by Santa himself. Watch faces fill with joy as we wind our way to The North Pole on a special mission to help Jolly the Bear. Treat the little ones to a truly magical, musical, and memorable family Christmas adventure!

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Movie Series: The Muppet Christmas Carol

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Lincoln Theater | Free

The Muppet Christmas Carol is a retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire, as only the Muppets could. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

Lincoln Theater, Yountville Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Yountville are proud to present our 2nd annual Holiday Movie Series. Bring the whole family to experience these modern holiday classics on the big screen: The Santa Clause, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express and The Muppets Christmas Carol.

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Union Square Excursion

9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. | San Francisco | $38/$33 for residents

Gather some friends and sign up for our annual Holiday
Shopping Trip to San Francisco. We will drop off at Union Square and pick up at the Westfield Shopping center. Enjoy the window displays, finish up your holiday shopping and enjoy lunch with friends. Fee includes luxury bus transportation, staff concierge & snacks while on the bus. This trip will take place rain or shine.
A limited number of wheelchair accessible seats are available. Please call 944-8712 today to check availability!

Chef & Somm Holiday Tips for Entertaining

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Bardessono | $95/$85 for members and Yountville residents

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’s Chef Nate Lindsay and Handwritten’s Sommelier Philip O’Conor 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.

Community Caroling 

6:00 p.m. | Yountville Community Center | Free

Join in for an informal caroling session around Yountville! Meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Yountville Community Center and spread some holiday cheer.

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Book Signing with Thomas Keller

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Finesse, The Store | Free with book purchase

 

Give your favorite chef the perfect holiday present! Thomas Keller will be signing copies of his cookbooks at Finesse, The Store on Friday, December 14.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Wreath Laying Ceremony for Veterans

9:00 a.m. | Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery| Free

Remember. Honor. Teach. On 12/15/2018, we will place wreaths on veteran gravestones at Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery. Volunteer opportunities available.

GrapeVine Wreath Making Class

10:30 a.m. | Hill Family Estates | $20

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 our vineyard in Yountville. Sip on Hill Family wines while learning to construct your one-of-a-kind grapevine art and take home your masterpiece once complete.

Grounding Yourself Through the Holidays

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | The Pilates Reserve |

Do the holidays bring on feelings of stress, anxiety or discontentment? Please join us 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.

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Bouchon Cookie Decorating

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. | Yountville Community Center | Free

Get into the holiday spirit by sipping apple cider and decorating Bouchon ginger bread cookies!

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Carriage Rides Through Yountville

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Yountville Community Center | Free

Enjoy FREE Carriage Rides through Yountville and take in the beautiful twinkling lights in town. Cozy horse-drawn carriage rides are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!

The Nutcracker

2:00 p.m. & 7:00p.m. | Lincoln Theater | $35-$45

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.

Week of December 16 – December 22

Santa Train by Napa Valley Wine Train

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Napa Valley Wine Train | $39 dollars per person

Holiday elves have transformed the Wine Train into an enchanting holiday experience. Board the Santa Train to add some sparkle and spirit to your Christmas season.

Sip hot cocoa, munch freshly-baked cookies, and join in games and sing-alongs with a jolly cast of characters headlined by Santa himself. Watch faces fill with joy as we wind our way to The North Pole on a special mission to help Jolly the Bear. Treat the little ones to a truly magical, musical, and memorable family Christmas adventure!

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Ginger Bread House Contest

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Stewart Cellars | Free Event

Come join us for sweet treats, apple cider, and hot cocoa from Southside Café as we listen to Christmas carolers and vote for our favorite houses in the 2nd annual Stewart Cellars Gingerbread House Competition.  Wine is available for purchase. Tickets to vote for your favorite house are $1, with proceeds going to the Yountville Elementary School.

Prizes Will Be Awarded in the Following Categories:

Kids Corner—for participants 12 and under

Yountville Business—best gingerbread house created by a business in Yountville

Best in Show—awarded to the house receives the most votes the day of the competition

Important Dates:

November 19th—Signups open to participate in the competition.  A limited number of gingerbread house kits will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.  Participants are also welcome to construct and decorate their own edible house.

December 10th – 13th—Completed houses are due to Stewart Cellars between 11 am –  6 pm.  All houses will be on display in the Tasting Hall through the weekend.

December 16th—Open House and Gingerbread House Judging from 2 pm-4 pm.

 

Ad Hoc Ugly Sweater Dinner

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Ad Hoc | $55

Put on your ugly holiday sweater and join Ad Hoc for a special four course holiday dinner. Wear an ugly sweater to be entered into a drawing to win an Ad Hoc dinner for four guests.

Reservations Recommended

Holiday Light Viewing

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.| Yountville Community Center | $17/$15 for residents

A favorite of our locals, join us on a luxury bus to travel the area and see the holiday light displays.  Be prepared for caroling, hot chocolate and goodies!  Seats are limited and fill quickly so sign up today. Please wear warm clothes, as part of the viewing will be outside.

The San Francisco Ballet: The Nutcracker

10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | San Francisco | $131/$115 for residents

Join us as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in a Nutcracker that is as unique as it is magical. Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson.

Fee incudes luxury bus transportation, ticket for the show located in the Orchestra Section, snacks on the bus and a staff concierge. A limited number of handicapped accessible seats are available. Please call to inquire. Please note there are no refunds for this excursion unless we
can fill your spot.

We will arrive by 12 PM for the  2 PM show so you will have time for lunch. The Cafe’ at the Opera is a great choice and is right on site. Call 415-861-8150 for reservations! There are many restaurants within a three block radius.

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Kollar Chocolate Ornament Decorating

9:00 a.m. | Kollar Chocolates | $20

$20 per child Includes one (1) chocolate ornament & 6-color palette
Plus, lots of treats to snack on!

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

GrapeVine Wreath Making Class

10:30 a.m. | Hill Family Estates | $20

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 our vineyard in Yountville. Sip on Hill Family wines while learning to construct your one-of-a-kind grapevine art and take home your masterpiece once complete.

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

An ABBA-Solutely Christmas Show

7: 30 p.m. | Lincoln Theater |$35-$65

It’s the happiest time of the year, and now you can spend part of it with this tribute to ABBA the Swedish pop song artisans responsible for some of the sweetest ear candy ever crafted. From “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “SOS” and “Take a Chance on Me” to “Voulez-Vous,” “Super Trouper,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” and many more not to mention a seasonal sprinkling of Christmas music to celebrate the holidays. This concert promises to be exactly the kind of feel-good experience that pairs perfectly with this time of year. Enjoy An ABBA-Solutely Christmas Show, featuring nationally touring ABBA tribute, The ABBA Show.

Week of December 23 – December 29

Santa Train by Napa Valley Wine Train

4:30 – 7:15 p.m. AND 6:45 – 9:15 p.m. | Napa Valley Wine Train | $49 dollars per person

Feel the holidays come alive in an interactive show that fills the air with music, laughter, and entertainment prior to embarking on your Santa Train adventure!  The journey to the North Pole will include meet & greets, sing-a-longs, and games with Santa and his holiday friends.  There will be plenty of photo and autograph opportunities with Santa himself!  Hot cocoa and freshly baked cookies will be served at the North Pole courtesy of Mrs. Claus.  The Santa Train will be a memorable experience for everyone to enjoy!

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Week of December 30 – January 1

Silver Trident Open House and Gift Wrapping

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Silver Trident

Stop by Silver Trident Winery every Saturday and Sunday for a special Holiday Open House. Shop their collection of Ralph Lauren Home gifts and take advantage of a special gift wrapping station!

Holiday Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

11:30 a.m. | Yountville

Join Gourmet Food and Wine Tours for a special Holiday culinary walking tour of Yountville.

Holiday Cocktail Making Class

2:00 p.m. | Domaine Chandon

Learn how to make delicious holiday champagne cocktails at Domaine Chandon!

Napa Valley Resolution Run

10:00 a.m. | Yountville Community Center | $25

Blast from the starting line to begin a glorious New Year!

Run a 5K/10K through beautiful Yountville on January 1st, at 10am.  The race starts and ends at the Yountville Community Center.  Celebrate the new year running!

New Years Day Brunch at Protea

10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Protea

Start your New Year off right with a delicious brunch on Protea’s rooftop!

Ongoing Holiday Attractions

Santa Train by Napa Valley Wine Train

4:30 – 7:15 p.m. AND 6:45 – 9:15 p.m. | Napa Valley Wine Train | $49 dollars per person

Feel the holidays come alive in an interactive show that fills the air with music, laughter, and entertainment prior to embarking on your Santa Train adventure!  The journey to the North Pole will include meet & greets, sing-a-longs, and games with Santa and his holiday friends.  There will be plenty of photo and autograph opportunities with Santa himself!  Hot cocoa and freshly baked cookies will be served at the North Pole courtesy of Mrs. Claus.  The Santa Train will be a memorable experience for everyone to enjoy!

Holiday Photos on Priest Ranch Tractor

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Priest Ranch | Free

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. We are open from 11 am to 7 pm daily, so once you’ve taken your picture, join us for a wine tasting with cheese on one of our new leather couches or next to the fireplace in your own wingbacked chair.

Places to Donate

Wreath Laying Ceremony for Veterans

9:00 a.m. | Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery| Free

Remember. Honor. Teach. On 12/15/2018, we will place wreaths on veteran gravestones at Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery . Please click the learn more button to help us purchase enough wreaths to cover our location.