Christmas in a Napa Valley vineyard

Holidays in Napa Valley

Celebrate the 2022-2023 Holiday Season in Napa Valley

We’re celebrating the holidays in true Napa Valley style this season, and our five towns are aglow with twinkling lights and a wealth of good cheer.

This year, let’s raise our glasses to the simple joy of gathering with family and friends to enjoy a taste of the good life. From festive family-friendly events and outdoor activities to intimate wine experiences perfectly punctuated with hearty seasonal fare, Napa Valley is filled to the brim with holiday spirit and there’s never been a better time to visit.

Come join us for holiday lights and seasonal celebrations in Napa Valley’s five towns and find the full list of holiday events.


Enjoy the Holidays


What's Happening
in the Towns

Calistoga at the Holidays at night


Bring the whole family to experience the cheerful town of Calistoga this holiday season. Festivities throughout the month of December include joyful holiday decorations, the annual Lighted Tractor Parade and tree lighting, plus decorated storefronts and hidden tractors, a Holiday Village, and a Christmas Faire!

Holidays in St. Helena

St. Helena

All is merry and bright in St. Helena! Head to Napa Valley’s Main Street to soak in the festive vibes and snap the perfect holiday Instagram photos. A 26-foot lighted snowflake and a 30-foot holiday barrel tree will light up the town (don't miss the tree lighting on November 23!), experience snowfall on December 3, and families will enjoy a town-wide barrel hunt as well as holiday-themed events, and visits with Santa himself.

Holiday Lights in Yountville


The “brightest little town in Napa Valley” is pulling out all the stops with their annual Holidays in Yountville celebration. In addition to holiday lights all aglow, visitors can enjoy from special wine tastings, make and take crafting, gift shopping, cooking classes, open houses, opportunities to give back, ride the Wine Train's Santa Train, photo opportunities at Santa’s Village, New Year’s Eve happenings and much more.

Napa Holiday Tree Lighting


Holiday revelry abounds in the city of Napa this year. Kick the season into gear with the annual tree lighting, visit the Merry Meritage Holiday Ice Skating Rink, and delight in the return of Downtown Napa’s annual Christmas Parade featuring Santa Claus as the guest of honor. Downtown Napa is the place to shop for the holidays – be sure to visit Oxbow Public Market and First Street Napa, with dozens of shops and tasting rooms.

Holiday Reindeer Run

American Canyon

Enjoy the Magic of the Season in American Canyon this year. Gather with family and friends to watch the tree lighting ceremony, the Lighted Parade, and other family fun activities. Check other family events happening throughout the season – snowman sightings, scavenger hunt, cocoa & carols, and donuts with Santa. Lace up your running shoes for the return of the annual Reindeer Run through Wetlands Edge Park.