"WinterScape" 1st annual celebration through January 2, 2011 combines the best of the season with the very
best reason to visit this Michelin-rated six star dining & wine tasting destination.
A month-Long Winter Wonderland features a new Ice Skating Rink, Carriage Rides,
Holiday Art & Performance, Wine, Dine and Hotel Packages!
Yountville's annual procession of
thousands of twinkling lights transform the town into a winter
wonderland filled with carolers, elves, horse-drawn carriage rides and a visit
from Santa Clause who arrives in the Napa Valley the day after Thanksgiving
to greet children as Yountville .
Set your compass pointing toward the sparkling vines and enough cult cabernet
to keep the sky lit with reindeer & Santa's sleigh. The town's own brand of
European ambiance mixed with classic California wine country beat spans the four-square mile
village. Simple pleasures of the season with a line-up of new
attractions, tours and hotel deals are calling you to come visit.
Ice Skating - Spin into the season skating under the stars in a clear-top tent infused with
holiday music, festive trees and elaborate décor at V Marketplace. This new
attraction is certain to spark holiday cheer with a lively sidekick of food and
drink venues. After 6 p.m., the Hot Toddy & Holiday Cocktail menu debuts. 11
a.m. 11 p.m. daily, December 11 January 2nd. $12/adults; $8/children 8 &
under. vmarketplace.com & yountville.com (707) 944-8008.
Nov.27, Dec. 4, 11, 18 & 31, 2010
Carriage Rides Saddle up this season with a team of stout Percheron and
Shire horses leading a holiday-decorated carriage through Yountville's main
artery Washington Street on weekends throughout December. (Nov. 27; Dec 4,
11, 18, 31). Complimentary.
DREAMS OF TOYLAND
Nov. 20, 2010 Jan. 23, 2011
An exhibition inspiring the wonders of childhood past, renowned collector
Dolph Gotelli brings a magical holiday to The Napa Valley Museum with Old
World toys, games, decorations and Victorian ornaments. $10/adults;
member/children free. (707) 944-0500. napavalleymuseum.org
LINCOLN THEATER HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES
Cap off a day of play with a
performance at the Lincoln Theater, home to the Napa Valley Symphony and a
world-class venue seating 1,200. This season's line-up includes the Oak Ridge
Boys Christmas Show (December 8) and the 10th anniversary of Napa Regional Dance
Company's Nutcracker. (December 18 & 19). 707.944.9900.
This magical time among the vines hits a high note with the opening of a
seasonal ice skating arena, horse-drawn carriage rides, Dreams of Toyland
exhibition, Yountville AVA wine and food tastings, vineyard bike tours and
extended wine tasting hours.
2o% OFF SOME HOTEL ROOMS
properties offering savings up to 20 percent. For families, the town's
tight-knit layout is a great safety net for teens. Couples can cash in on a
variety of romantic romps from duet spa treatments to intimate repasts for two. WinterScape Hotel Packages From Villagio Inn & Spa to the newly-minted LEED
Bardessono, deals for December are stocked with goodies including skating
passes, prix-fixe dinners and a savings of up to 20 percent across the board.
WINTERSCAPE WINE TASTING & HOLIDAY HOT LIST
With 10+ wine tasting venues along Washington
Street, a taste of Yountville AVA is as easy as linking holiday lights. Many
wineries are offering VIP tastings and specials during December. The new
Somerston (somerstonewineco.com) wine tasting room's "WinterScape" deal includes complimentary
tastings and food pairings for up to four people and 15 percent off all wine and
merchandise. Special wine deals are also on tap at
Cellars (goosecross.com) and Girard Winery (girardwinery.com), to name a few.
North Pole "Drink & Clink" Weekends around the rink will include select
Yountville AVA wine tasting (Fri./Sat.) showcasing the area's top producers
and a Santa sommelier to keep the cheer flowing. A seasonal grazing menu will
showcase heady roasted chestnuts, dim sum and pulled pork sliders a perfect
complement to the region's cabernets. yountvillewines.com
Biking in a Vineyard Wonderland Kick-start the morning with a guided bike
tour to four boutique wineries and a tasty catered picnic lunch via
Napa Valley Bike Tours (napavalleybiketours.com). Ride depart at 9:30 a.m., and are set at a casual
pace of three- to five-miles between wineries on a verdant stretch of vine-swept
country road. $125/person (normally $139; tasting fees not included),
707.944.2953, book "WinterScape package."
ABOUT SEEING YOUNTVILLE
sits at the epicenter of the region's culinary scene sporting the Valley's
top-ranked restaurants, 24+ wineries & producers and
11 lodging properties. An ideal base for the avid oenophile, Yountville offers
the county's only hot air ballooning launch, five National Register of Historic
Places sites, a microclimate pedigree with its own AVA, world-class shopping and
performing arts. Street side, 20+ wineries and the region's top
restaurants that include French Laundry, Bouchon Bakery, étoile, Redd, Brix, Bistro Jeanty, Hurley's Restaurant & Bar, Bouchon,
Pacific Blues and Napa Valley Grille, serve samples along
Located 55 mi./88 km. north of San Francisco, travelers can
arrive via scenic Highway 29 or via Napa County Airport, Sacramento (SMF),
Oakland (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO) international airports. For more
information and travel inquiries, contact the Yountville Chamber of Commerce at
707.944.0904 or www.yountville.com.