Napa Valley Kicks Off Downtown Napa Events

By Luxury Travel Advisor

Napa Valley has announced that this week brings the Second Annual Napa Valley Film Festival to Downtown Napa, the first of number of events taking place in November. Visitors will have a variety of events to experience throughout the month of November, including the First Taste Napa: A Downtown Napa Tasting, Thankful Tasting Specials, Napa on Ice, Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and Christmas parade.

The Second Annual Napa Valley Film Festival takes place on Wednesday, November 7 to Sunday, November 11. Passholders will have the opportunity to screen various films in Downtown Napa and other locations throughout the Valley, as well as attend Film Festival events and participate in the festival’s Foodspotting contest.

First Taste Napa: A Downtown Napa Tastingkicks off “Flavor! Napa Valley” and will take place on Wednesday, November 14 at 500 First Street in Napa. Tickets for this event are available via the purchase of special packages with City of Napa lodging partners. There are also select ticket packages available. Flavor! Napa Valley is an annual event that features Napa Valley wines alongside the Napa Valley’s master chefs and graduates of The Culinary Institute of America’s culinary education programs.

All month long, Downtown Napa will have over 20 wine tasting rooms all within walking distance with the Thankful Tasting Specials. Various specials will be featured throughout November. Participating wine tasting rooms include Back Room Wines, Ca' Momi Napa Valley, Mason Cellars, Square 1 Tasting Bar,Uncorked at Oxbowand pureCru.

Napa on Ice returns to Downtown Napa this year beginning Friday, November 16, and running through Sunday, January 13, 2013. The ice rink will be located at the corner of Second and Coombs Streets.

Holiday season traditions include the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, November 21 in Veterans Park. The Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, November 24, with the parade beginning and ending at First and School Streets.

Meanwhile, BANK Café and Bar at The Westin Verasa Napa is running its first canned food drive during the month of November, called “Banksgiving.” The hotel has partnered with Mechanics Bank and proceeds of the food drive will support the Community Action Napa Valley Food Bank (CANV).

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