Treat yourself this season with twelve gift-wrapped ways to experience Napa Valley.

1. Do some shopping. New shops keep opening up in the valley. It’s not too late to find that perfect gift!

2. Stamp your winery passport. Looking to try a handful of wineries without breaking the bank? Look no further than Calistoga's "Winter in the Wineries Passport" and St. Helena's "Little Book of Big Experiences".

3. Switch libations. Napa Valley has a growing number of artisanal breweries and excellent cocktail lounges.

4. Cook up something new with a cooking class. You’ve come to Napa Valley for its reputation as a food and wine destination – why not learn a few new cooking skills while you’re here?

5. Find some altitude in a hot air balloon ride. There’s probably no more spectacular way to see the area than from the basket of a hot air balloon, quietly floating high above the valley floor.

6. Curl up by the fire. Though our winters are milder than in many places, we still love to cuddle by a fire when there’s a chill in the air (for us, that’s anywhere south of 60 degrees).

7. Dine like a local during Restaurant Week. Give the kitchen a break and explore fantastic restaurants throughout the valley during Restaurant Week, every January in Napa Valley.

8. Take a hike. There are tons of great hiking trails in the valley, with many offering spectacular views. Pack a lunch and head out.

9. Enjoy a mud bath or a hot mineral pool. Calistoga is one of the few places in the world where you can experience a mud bath – not only “something to write home about” but also full of health benefits.

10. Take a scenic drive. Winter is a perfect time to take a drive or ride a bike and see the valley’s vibrant green hills and rows of brilliant yellow mustard flowers between the vines.

11. Take in a show (or exhibition). From gallery openings to symphonies to historic exhibitions, Napa Valley is home to some incredibly creative endeavors.

12. Drink some bubbles like it's New Year's Eve. There's no bad time to enjoy sparkling wine, but New's Year Eve may be the best excuse to pop the cork.

Cheers to a Happy Holiday Season!