By Travel & Leisure
December 02, 2014

'Tis the season for the Napa Valley’s warm and welcoming communities to offer one-of-a-kind hometown holiday experiences that span from elegant to quirky and magical to romantic. Pairing exceptional wines, small-town charm, and world-class shopping, guests are sure to enjoy a host of truly legendary holiday adventures.

Yountville’s 26th Annual Festival of Lights
November 28
Kick off the holiday season in Napa Valley with Yountville’s Annual Festival of Lights and watch as this charming town transforms into a luminescent winter wonderland. Enjoy costumed carolers, bands playing festive music, tasty bites from Yountville’s award-winning restaurants, more than two dozen wineries.

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade
December 6
The 19th Annual Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade is the ultimate small-town holiday experience. Vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks and construction equipment bedecked with dazzling lights roll down Calistoga’s scenic main street to celebrate the season and the city’s agricultural heritage in the most Calistoga way.

Napa’s Holiday Historic Tour & Taste Event
December 6
Featuring food and wine pairings from the City of Napa’s premier chefs and winemakers, this holiday tour brings you to Napa’s historic inns that are all decked out with festive lights and entertainment, including live music, choral ensembles, pastry demonstrations and more.

The Twelve Days of Christmas® at Meadowood Napa Valley
December 5-20
Celebrate the spirit of the holidays with The Twelve Days of Christmas® at Meadowood Napa Valley. Eleven influential chefs from around the world will cook in collaboration with Chef Christopher Kostow each evening while paired with one of twelve legendary vintners selected by Restaurant Director Nathaniel Dorn. The events will support The Holly Cranston Memorial Fund and the Napa Emergency Women’s Services.

The Napa Valley Wine Trolley Light Tour
December 5-28
Join the Napa Wine Trolley for holiday fun and merriment! Each December, on select nights, the Trolley takes visitors and locals alike on a joyful romp through historic Downtown Napa, Victorian neighborhoods, and the best light displays. Enjoy the lights and spectacle of the season with friends and family aboard a vintage Cable Car, and keep warm with hot cocoa and plenty of holiday spirit! As you travel from neighborhood to neighborhood, you’ll listen to classic carols and holiday music.

For more on where to stay in the Napa Valley, check out T+L's Napa Hotel Guide.