Rock the Holidays: Festive Happenings from Halloween to New Years

Make Downtown Napa part of your holiday plans with our full calendar of festive events and a variety of things to do from Halloween and Thanksgiving to all the Winter Holidays. From  family-friendly adventures to unforgettable holiday experiences, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy! 

 We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite things for the holidays that are totally book-a-room-worthy. 


OCTOBER 

YAPPY HOUR AT ALBA – HOWL O’WEEN 

Downtown Napa is the perfect home base to meet up with family and friends and enjoy the holiday vibes. That includes your four-legged friends! Join Alba for their Halloween-themed Yappy Hour. In their beautiful riverfront setting, you can enjoy cocktails, snacks (for people and pups), prizes and more. Costumes are definitely encouraged. 

Date: October 27
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Alba Restaurant – 1600 Soscol Avenue 

HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN 2021 

On the eve of Halloween, we suggest you book a downtown suite to spend Saturday afternoon loading up on sweets and treats. Your home crew can trick or treat at over 100 businesses during Downtown Napa’s famed Hometown Halloween. 

Date: October 30
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Downtown Napa 

FAMILY FALL FEST AT MERITAGE RESORT 

Grab your boo and your whole fam for the Family Fall Fest to enjoy pumpkin decorating, carnival games, a candied apple station and a pet costume contest. 

Date: October 30
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: The Meritage Resort and Spa – 875 Bordeaux Way 

TOAD THE WET SPROCKET  

This year, Halloween Eve is on a Saturday night, so make your October a Rocktober with a concert from Toad The Wet Sprocket and Rainbow Girls at Uptown Theatre. 

Date: October 30
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Uptown Theatre – 1350 3rd Street 

FEAST IT FORWARD’S FEAST OR TREAT 

Calling all ghosts and goblins. Feast It Forward offers an unforgettable day of family fun including costume contests, trick or treat stations, face painting, truck grub  and a wine pairing with your candied treats! 

Date: October 30
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Feast It Forward – 1031 McKinstry Street 

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN FARMERS MARKET 

Snap a selfie in your ghoulish get up at their Spooky Photo Booth at the corner of Pearl & Yajome, win some prizes and vote for your favorite farmer or vendor costume after your fill your basket with sweet and savory treats! 

Date: October 30
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Napa Farmers Market – 1100 West Street  

BE BUBBLY HALLOWEEN WITH DJ JERRY ROSS 

Grab a festive 1970s costume and join the inaugural Be Bubbly Halloween with DJ Jerry Ross on Halloween night. 

Date: October 31
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Be Bubbly – 1407 2nd Street 

NOVEMBER 

THANKSGIVING IN DOWNTOWN NAPA 

With a festive range of temptations from a 3-course dinner from Angéle to truffle turkey breast and appetizers at The Meritage Resort and Spa to ZZZs on the couch, Thanksgiving dinners in Downtown Napa may induce a relaxing and rewarding nap or two.  

Check out these Thanksgiving menus/offers at your favorite Downtown Napa restaurants and pair them with your favorite nearby lodging.

Date: November 25
Time: Varies
Where: Varies 

THE TEMPTATIONS  

Get ready, ‘cause here they come. American music royalty, The Temptations, are bringing their 60th Anniversary tour to Uptown Theatre in Downtown Napa on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to kick start a week of holiday fun. 

Date: November 21
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Uptown Theatre – 1350 3rd Street 

DOWNTOWN NAPA’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING 2021 

Join your friends and family for hot chocolate, cookies, singing and dancing provided by local children’s groups before the main event — plus, the mayor leads the countdown to light the tree. 

Date: November 24
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Downtown Napa 


ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT THE MERITAGE 

Bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots and enjoy a festive evening complete with Christmas carolers, a holiday-inspired artisan market and photos with Santa. Plus, you can visit one of the resort’s on-site tasting rooms to enjoy locally crafted beer and wine. 

Date: November 26
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: The Meritage Resort and Spa – 875 Bordeaux Way 

NAPA’S CHRISTMAS PARADE 2021 

Welcome Santa Claus, who will be part of the lighted parade and stationed at Archer Hotel. Entry is free and all are invited! 

Date: November 27
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Downtown Napa 

DECEMBER 

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS AT UPTOWN THEATRE 

Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music performed by an award-winning cast. 

Date: December 3
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Uptown Theatre Napa – 1350 3rd Street 


HOLIDAY TEA AT THE MERITAGE 

This holiday season, young princesses and princes will be showered with tea, house made sandwiches, cookies, storytelling, special princess appearances and more at this unforgettable dining experience in The Meritage’s heated and outdoor restaurant space. Choose from three dates in December. 

Date: December 4, 11 and 18
Time: 11:00 am -12:30 pm
Where: The Meritage Resort and Spa – 875 Bordeaux Way  

CHARLES DICKENS CHRISTMAS WITH SANTA AT ACKERMAN HOUSE 

Get into the holiday spirit by visiting Napa’s historic Victorian home, The Ackerman Heritage House, to enjoy a Charles Dickens Christmas — and a visit with Saint Nick himself. 

Date: December 5
Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Ackerman Heritage House – 608 Randolph Street 

DECEMBER ACKERMAN AFTERNOON TEA CEREMONY 

Spend a leisurely afternoon basking in the enchanting Ackerman Heritage House. Enjoy traditional English tea served on vintage tea sets, beautiful table linens and sterling silverware all carefully curated by Lauren Ackerman. Past years’ menus have included holiday fare such as traditional crumpet, cranberry compote, Christmas fruitcake scone and gingerbread trifle. 

Date: December 5
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Ackerman Heritage House – 608 Randolph Street 

NORMAN BROWN’S JOYOUS CHRISTMAS AT BLUE NOTE 

Do you hear what I hear? Join Norman Brown at Blue Note on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House.  

Date: December 11, 12
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Blue Note – 1030 Main Street 

YAPPY HOUR AT ALBA – SANTA PAWS 

Round up your pups and join Alba for their December-themed Yappy Hours. In their beautiful riverfront setting, you’ll enjoy cocktails, snacks (for people and pups), prizes, and more.  

Date: December 15
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Alba Restaurant – 1600 Soscol Avenue 

TAKE 6: A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT BLUE NOTE 

Take 6 has come a long way from their days at Huntsville, Alabama’s Oakwood College. Their self-titled debut CD won over jazz and pop critics, scored two  Grammy Awards, landed in the Top Ten Billboard Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian Charts, and they’ve never slowed down. Their Christmas Celebration is not to be missed. 

Date: December 17, 18 and 19
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Blue Note – 1030 Main Street 

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION AT THE MERITAGE

A Masquerade evening awaits you at The Meritage’s New Year’s Eve Celebration. Share a toast, dance the night away, and a raise of glass of Napa Valley’s famed wine to memories that will last a lifetime.

Date: December 31 – January 1
Time: 6:30pm – 1:30am
Where: The Meritage –  875 Bordeaux Way

 

MAKE A LIST. CHECK IT TWICE 

And of course, artisan holiday shopping doesn’t get any better than choosing unique gifts on a treasure hunt in Downtown Napa.  

 Downtown Napa is clearly the perfect hub for you and your friends to retreat, gather and enjoy the festivities. Find the perfect lodging today; we’re ready to host your holiday spirit. 

 

 

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