What’s New in the City of Napa Winter 2023/2024

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What’s New in the City of Napa Winter 2023/2024 

New Businesses, Food and Drink, Wine Tasting Rooms and Upcoming Holiday Events 

NAPA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2023 – This winter, Downtown Napa has a festive lineup of experiences for visitors and locals to indulge in. From new businesses, new wine tasting rooms, holiday events and more, here’s what’s new in the City of Napa this winter.  

New Arts & Entertainment: 

  • Jake Shimabukuro will perform a Holiday Show at JaM Cellars on Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. Shimabukuro has captivated audiences worldwide with his unique and dynamic style on the ukelele and is bringing his skills to Downtown Napa. Tickets range from $45 to $65.  
  • On Dec. 16, First Street Napa will host its Holiday Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free community event will feature holiday pop-up shops at participating stores and a meet and greet with Santa.  
  • The Hop On Hop Off Holiday Loop, a free, family-friendly holiday trolley ride in Downtown Napa, will run daily until Dec. 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Christmas-decorated trolley will play music of the season as it travels between four regular stops, including Oxbow Public Market, the Historic Napa Mill, First & School Streets near Andaz Napa and Main and Pearl Streets.
  • The Napa Valley Wine Train’s Santa Train Jolly Journeys will run through Dec. 23. Guests can choose from four family-friendly railway experiences for their holiday journey, including Santa’s Cookie Car, Gourmet Holiday Express, Jingle on the Rails and the Very Merry Vista Dome.  
  • Anuhea will perform various shows at Blue Note Napa from Dec. 29 to Dec. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy Anuhea’s distinctive fusion of reggae, pop and R&B that captures the essence of the islands, bringing a piece of paradise to Downtown Napa. Tickets range from $75 to $135.  
  • Archer Hotel’s Up on the Rooftop will run through Dec. 29. Up on the Rooftop features panoramic views of Downtown Napa, cozy fire pits, festive photo-ops, fun cocktails, tinsel-covered trees with colorful lights and more.   
  • On Dec. 31, The Fink will add a special champagne cocktail menu and dozens of distinct drinks and delectable dishes to ring in the New Year. There is no cover charge for this event.
  • Dogstar will perform at Uptown Theatre Napa on Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show will begin at 10 p.m. Tickets range from $70 to $120, plus taxes and fees.
  • JaM Cellars will celebrate New Year’s Eve from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Dec. 31 with a New Year’s Eve JaMParty. Guests will enjoy new bubbly and pink Platinum Sparkling Rosé from the JaMPlatinum Collection and live music by DJ MikeAwesome. Tickets are $40.   
  • On Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., join Be Bubbly for the Billiecart Ball. This festive, two-part champagne and music event will feature live music from Twango Valentino and DJ Hi C. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. 
  • Azur Tasting Lounge will host A Sparkling New Year’s Soiree on Dec. 31 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. This event will include an evening of refined pleasures, exquisite wines and sophisticated ambiance. Tickets are $150 per person including wine tastings, hors d’oevres and champagne.  
  • On Jan. 14, Azur Wine Lounge will host a Sip and Paint event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will learn to use watercolors with local artist Erin Genow. The cost is $75 per ticket and includes a glass of rosé and all materials needed.  
  • On Jan. 24, the CIA at Copia will have a screening of “The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher” at 3 p.m. with a wine and food reception at 5 p.m. This event includes interviews with Alice Waters, Tanya Holland, Jacques Pepin, Anne Lamott, Ruth Reichl and other contemporary culinary and literary guests, as well as a Q&A with the film’s creative team. Tickets are $10 for the screening only and $85 for the screening and food reception.  
  • The Napa Lighted Art Festival will return from Jan. 20 through Feb. 18 in Downtown Napa. This free event features ten lighted art sculptures for five weeks and projection artwork on three iconic downtown buildings for the first nine nights of the festival. From 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 20, several artists will be at the Aerena Gallery for those interested in a meet and greet.  

New Business & Shopping: 

  • Dec. 19 will be the last Tuesday of the year for the Napa Farmers’ Market. Moving forward, the market will only be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The market will return on Tuesdays beginning on April 2.    
  • Field Day Napa, a buy-sell-trade clothing shop for women and kids, is now open on Third Street. Field Day features a small rotating section of home goods and kid items, making it a perfect stop for thrift shoppers. 
  • Gentleman Farmer Wines Bungalow opened its doors on First Street in Nov. The Bungalow is dedicated to members of the Gentleman Farmer Wine Club Collective and will serve as a space to host private experiences, salon soirées, live music, burlesque, magic and more. 
  • Juniper Station is now open at 1624 Main St. This women-owned brick and mortar Refillery and Mercantile is the first of its kind in Downtown Napa. Juniper Station specializes in plastic-free, sustainable goods with eco-friendly, package free alternatives to everyday home essentials like laundry soap, shampoo and more. 
  • Crafted, a new store owned by Elizabeth Martin on Third St., recently opened in Downtown Napa. Crafted sells high-quality handmade goods by local makers. Crafted is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and until 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  

New Wine Tasting Rooms:  

  • Maison Fayard is now open next to Grace’s Table at 1408 Second St. This new tasting room is a haven for wine enthusiasts looking to indulge in wines from Julien Fayard. Maison Fayard is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Vin en Noir Wine Lounge is officially open at 1001 Caymus St. Vin en Noir is the first Black and Asian woman-owned wine tasting room in Downtown Napa. Vin en Noir is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

New Food & Drink: 

  • The Slanted Door is now open at 1650 Soscol Ave., serving delicious Vietnamese food. The bar is open from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for drinks only and the dining room is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for drinks and food.  
  • Stateline Road Smokehouse has a temporary outlet at Oxbow Public Market that will run until Jan. Chef Darryl Bell serves the taste of the Kansas City-inspired barbeque he will be serving at his restaurant that will open in early 2024 at 872 Vallejo St. in the Rail Arts District. The pop-up is open Thursday through Sunday from noon until supplies last. 
  • Armistice Brewing Company is now open at 1040 Clinton St. The family-owned brewery features 16 beers on tap and food trucks and caterers on site for guests. It is open on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays and Mondays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

New Happy Hours & Menu Updates:  

  • Winston’s has a Carabao Filipino Pop-Up running through the month of Dec. The menu features vegetarian and pork lumpia, lechon, sisig, panchit, adobo and more. The pop-up is open every Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through the end of Dec. 
  • Be Bubbly introduced Bubbly Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with 30% off glasses and half off beer and spritzers.  
  • California Brandy House is celebrating three years at First Street Napa with a special Brandy & Bites experience, available until Jan. 6. Brandy and Bites allows guests to enjoy five California brandies and a culinary pairing. Tickets are $100 per person.  
  • Azur Wine Lounge recently introduced Game Night every Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy $10 glasses of Rosé, along with Azur’s catalogue of glasses and bottles for purchase. No tickets or RSVP needed.  
  • Downtown Joe’s has replaced its Wine Wednesday deal with Wing Wednesday. During Wing Wednesday, guests can enjoy all day $10 wing deals and $4 pints. 

For more information about Downtown Napa, including dining, wine tastings, shopping and things to do, visit donapa.com.   

 

ABOUT NAPA TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 

Created in 2010, the Napa Tourism Improvement District (TID) is the official destination marketing organization for Downtown Napa/City of Napa. With a mission to increase overnight visitation and improve the local economy, the Napa TID promotes nearly 50 lodging and bed and breakfast properties, premier dining, wine tasting, shopping and local entertainment. The Napa TID utilizes its website (DoNapa.com), participates in the creation of local events and develops targeted marketing programs that drive overnight stays during the off-season and mid-week occupancy throughout the year. 

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